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Seasons:
1 | 2
Release Date:
7 September 1995 (UK) See more »
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The lives and action packed adventures of the nine men and women aboard a police Operational Support... See more »
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Police Drama set in Birmingham. See more (1 total) »

Cast

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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)
Calum MacPherson ... PC Roger 'Flub' Tennant (14 episodes, 1995-1997)

William Tapley ... PC Lionel 'Oz' Adams (14 episodes, 1995-1997)
Adam Morris ... Insp. 'Jean' Harlow / ... (14 episodes, 1995-1997)
Christopher Quinn ... PC Goole (13 episodes, 1995-1997)

Peter Sullivan ... 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)

Alex Norton ... PC Ian 'Jock' Macrae (8 episodes, 1995-1996)
Colette Koo ... PC Susan 'Bruce' Li (8 episodes, 1995-1996)

Oliver Milburn ... PC Wayne 'Bog' Cheetham (8 episodes, 1995-1996)

Suzan Crowley ... DCI Helen Chivers / ... (8 episodes, 1995-1996)
Beverly Hills ... Kate Warren (6 episodes, 1995)
James Gaddas ... PC Jim 'Grim' Reaper (6 episodes, 1997)

Matthew Rhys ... PC Steve 'Hiccup' Higson / ... (6 episodes, 1997)
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Series Directed by
Jan Sargent (6 episodes, 1995-1997)
Bob Blagden (5 episodes, 1995-1997)
Douglas Mackinnon (3 episodes, 1995)
 
Series Writing credits
Nigel McCrery (14 episodes, 1995-1997)
Roy Mitchell (6 episodes, 1995-1997)
Avril E. Russell (2 episodes, 1995-1997)
Steve Trafford (2 episodes, 1995)
Robin Mukherjee (2 episodes, 1997)

Series Produced by
Hilary Salmon .... producer (14 episodes, 1995-1997)
Caroline Oulton .... executive producer (8 episodes, 1995)
Chris Parr .... executive producer (8 episodes, 1995)
Tony Virgo .... executive producer (6 episodes, 1997)
Martin Page .... associate producer (1 episode, 1995)

Julian Murphy .... executive producer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Original Music by
John Lunn (1 episode, 1995)
 
Series Cinematography by
Steve Saunderson (1 episode, 1995)

Peter Fearon (unknown episodes)
 
Series Film Editing by
John Rosser (1 episode, 1995)

Niven Howie (unknown episodes)
Beverley Mills (unknown episodes)
 
Series Casting by
Joan McCann (1 episode, 1995)
 
Series Production Design by
Nigel Jones (1 episode, 1995)
 
Series Art Direction by
Mark Hudson (1 episode, 1995)

Diana Moore (unknown episodes)
 
Series Costume Design by
Sally Pearson (1 episode, 1995)

Paul Higton (unknown episodes)
 
Series Makeup Department
Vicky Newman .... make-up assistant (1 episode, 1995)
Jane Oakley .... make-up assistant (1 episode, 1995)
Tracy Southam .... make-up designer (1 episode, 1995)
 
Series Production Management
Sam Hill .... production manager (1 episode, 1995)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Amin Hassan .... second assistant director (1 episode, 1995)
Monica Heath .... first assistant director (1 episode, 1995)
Patrick James Stephens .... third assistant director (1 episode, 1995)
Adam Trotman .... third assistant director (1 episode, 1995)

Max Keene .... first assistant director (unknown episodes)
 
Series Art Department
Colin Bayliss .... properties (1 episode, 1995)
Ann Denning .... properties (1 episode, 1995)
 
Series Sound Department
Trudy Ashmore .... dubbing editor (1 episode, 1995)
Dave Baumber .... dubbing mixer (1 episode, 1995)
Richard Reynolds .... sound recordist (1 episode, 1995)
Liam Ryan .... boom operator (1 episode, 1995)

Mark Heslop .... dubbing editor (unknown episodes)
 
Series Visual Effects by
Tom Harris .... visual effects designer (1 episode, 1995)
 
Series Stunts
Nick Powell .... stunt arranger (1 episode, 1995)

Tom Delmar .... stunt double (unknown episodes)
Peter Pedrero .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Andreas Petrides .... stunts (unknown episodes)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Ray Gallard .... focus puller (1 episode, 1995)
Peter Howard .... clapper loader (1 episode, 1995)
Ian McAnulty .... grip (1 episode, 1995)
Derek McCulloch .... lighting gaffer (1 episode, 1995)

Paul Jarvis .... electrician (unknown episodes)
John Ward .... Steadicam operator (unknown episodes)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Anne Rudd .... costume assistant (1 episode, 1995)
 
Series Music Department
Paul Golding .... music scoring engineer (14 episodes, 1995-1997)
 
Series Transportation Department
Dean Ward .... driver captain (unknown episodes)
 
Series Other crew
Ian Barber .... location manager (1 episode, 1995)
Jane Barton .... production assistant (1 episode, 1995)
Helen Chetwynd .... production secretary (1 episode, 1995)
Clare Elliott .... script editor (1 episode, 1995)
Maria Hurley .... accounts assistant (1 episode, 1995)
David Lardner .... location manager (1 episode, 1995)

Andrew Clifford .... script editor (unknown episodes)
Philip Fenerty .... police consultant (unknown episodes)
Linda Sherwood-Page .... titles (unknown episodes)
Sue Smith .... continuity (unknown episodes)
 

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75 min (episode 1.1) | 50 min (11 episodes)
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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
Police Drama set in Birmingham., 12 August 2005
Author: Sulla-2 from United Kingdom

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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