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BBC police drama that follows the personal and professional lives of a group of detectives.
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Orla Brady ... D.S. Rebecca 'Becky' Bennett / ... (12 episodes, 1995-1996)

Darrell D'Silva ... D.C. Warren Allen (12 episodes, 1995-1996)

Neil Dudgeon ... D.C. Marty Brazil (12 episodes, 1995-1996)

John Duttine ... D.I. Eric Temple (12 episodes, 1995-1996)

Lennie James ... D.C. Bruce Hannaford (12 episodes, 1995-1996)

Andy Rashleigh ... D.C. Tony Bromley (12 episodes, 1995-1996)

Peter Wight ... D.C. Ron Ludlow (12 episodes, 1995-1996)

Stephen Billington ... P.C. Alex Holder (6 episodes, 1995)
Pauline Black ... Dr. Innocent Adesigbin (6 episodes, 1995)

John Hannah ... D.S. Frank 'Frankie' Drinkall (6 episodes, 1995)

David Morrissey ... D.S. Jim 'Lew' Llewyn (6 episodes, 1996)

Nicola Stephenson ... Lucy Shaw (5 episodes, 1996)
Ingrid Wells ... Sally Neville (5 episodes, 1996)

Series Directed by
Richard Laxton (2 episodes, 1995)
Sam Miller (2 episodes, 1995)
Richard Standeven (2 episodes, 1995)
Keith Boak (2 episodes, 1996)
Julian Farino (2 episodes, 1996)
David Richards (2 episodes, 1996)
Series Writing credits
Peter Bowker (10 episodes, 1995-1996)
Bill Gallagher (10 episodes, 1995-1996)

Series Produced by
Caroline Oulton .... executive producer (12 episodes, 1995-1996)
Matthew Hamilton .... associate producer (6 episodes, 1995)
Jo Wright .... producer (6 episodes, 1995)
Laura Mackie .... producer (6 episodes, 1996)
Michael Darbon .... associate producer (4 episodes, 1996)
Series Cinematography by
Graham Frake (6 episodes, 1995)
Series Film Editing by
Joe Walker (unknown episodes)
Series Casting by
Di Carling (6 episodes, 1995)
Series Production Design by
Donal Woods (2 episodes, 1996)
Series Costume Design by
Sally Plum (4 episodes, 1996)
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Maggie Kelleher .... assistant director (6 episodes, 1995)
Cherry Gould .... first assistant director (2 episodes, 1995)

Fred Villari .... assistant director (unknown episodes)
Series Art Department
Andy Grogan .... production buyer (unknown episodes)
Series Sound Department
Ben Norrington .... dubbing editor (unknown episodes)
Series Stunts
Joss Gower .... stunt performer (1 episode, 1995)

Riky Ash .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Tom Delmar .... stunt coordinator (unknown episodes)
Michael Scott-Law .... stunt coordinator / stunt performer (unknown episodes)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Tony Wilcock .... gaffer / best boy (9 episodes, 1995-1996)
Paul Hatchman .... grip (6 episodes, 1995)
David Bourke .... electrician / best boy (4 episodes, 1995-1996)
Jamie Summers .... electrician (4 episodes, 1995-1996)
Tom Gates .... gaffer (4 episodes, 1995)
Richard Brierley .... first assistant camera (4 episodes, 1996)
Mickey May .... generator operator (3 episodes, 1995)
Series Location Management
Lynn Grant .... location manager (8 episodes, 1995-1996)

Nige Watson .... location manager (unknown episodes)
Series Other crew
Irene Chawko .... script supervisor (unknown episodes)

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50 min (12 episodes)
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9 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
One of the best UK police series ever, 23 December 2004
Author: winsfordtown from Cheshire, England

'Out Of The Blue' was the British answer to 'Homicide Life On The Street' and so suffered the same problems as the classic American series. Great reviews but low ratings. Viewers at the time seemed uncomfortable with the hand held camera work and bleak Yorkshire back drop. This was no 'Heartbeat' but instead Brazen Gate Police Station was an over stretched service dealing with the dregs of society. More of an ensemble piece than a star vehicle because writers Bill Gallagher and Peter Bowker were more interested in character development over plot. However the series did not shy away from strong topics including male rape and euthanasia. John Hannah, fresh from the success of 'Four Weddings and a Funeral', was the most well known face in the show and his character DS Frankie Driscoll was regarded as a tough thief taker who finds his career threatened when he suffers a mild stroke in which battle to hid from his fellow officers. The light relief came from the excellent Neil Dudgeon who as DC Marty Brazil became more and more angry as each week passed as his disillusionment set in. In the second season David Morrisey came in for Hannah but 'Out of the Blue' was finished and more shame on the viewers for that.

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