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Martin Troakes ...
 Sgt. Bill 'Sarge' Parkin (14 episodes, 1995-1997)
Christopher John Hall ...
 PC Eric 'Token' Warren (14 episodes, 1995-1997)
Nick Miles ...
 PC John 'Thug' Barrett (14 episodes, 1995-1997)
Katrina Levon ...
 PC Gill 'Dippy' Copson (14 episodes, 1995-1997)
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 PC Roger 'Flub' Tennant (14 episodes, 1995-1997)
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 PC Lionel 'Oz' Adams (14 episodes, 1995-1997)
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 Insp. 'Jean' Harlow / ... (14 episodes, 1995-1997)
Christopher Quinn ...
 PC Goole (13 episodes, 1995-1997)
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 Det. Insp. Overton / ... (12 episodes, 1995-1997)
Annie Miles ...
 Tracy (11 episodes, 1995-1997)
Amelda Brown ...
 Brenda Parkin (10 episodes, 1995-1997)
Sam Cox ...
 Supt. Hallsworth / ... (8 episodes, 1995)
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 PC Ian 'Jock' Macrae (8 episodes, 1995)
Colette Koo ...
 PC Susan 'Bruce' Li (8 episodes, 1995)
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 PC Wayne 'Bog' Cheetham (8 episodes, 1995)
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 DCI Helen Chivers / ... (8 episodes, 1995)
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 Kate Warren (6 episodes, 1995)
James Gaddas ...
 PC Jim 'Grim' Reaper (6 episodes, 1997)
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 PC Steve Higson (6 episodes, 1997)
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The lives and action packed adventures of the nine men and women aboard a police Operational Support Unit (OSU) van that is responsible for going anywhere and doing anything in support of operations carried out by other branches of the West Midlands Police. Written by Mark Smith <msmith@osi.co.uk>

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Police Drama set in Birmingham.
12 August 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

There were two series of 'Back up' and they were both very good entertainment. Basically it is a series about a section of the Special Patrol Group ( SPG) They work has a crew of experienced male and female Constables working in uniform or plain clothes. They are based in Birmingham in the Digbeth area but can be called upon to assist any of the West Midlands Police areas, although they would mainly be in Birmingham. Their speciality is Public Order but they are in a position to provide back up for more or less anything. In real life, Officer on the SPG are very fit and highly trained. The officers portrayed in this programme are rather less fit. Several of the cast have gone on to bigger and better things but others have disappeared without trace.


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