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7 September 1995 (UK) See more »
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 (Series Cast Summary - 19 of 34)
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)

Suzan Crowley ... DCI Helen Chivers (8 episodes, 1995-1996)
Colette Koo ... PC Susan 'Bruce' Li (8 episodes, 1995-1996)

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

Alex Norton ... PC Ian 'Jock' Macrae (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)

Julian Murphy .... executive producer (unknown episodes)
Martin Page .... associate producer (unknown episodes)
Series Original Music by
John Lunn (unknown episodes)
Series Cinematography by
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 (unknown episodes)
Series Production Design by
Nigel Jones (unknown episodes)
Series Art Direction by
Mark Hudson (unknown episodes)
Diana Moore (unknown episodes)
Series Costume Design by
Paul Higton (unknown episodes)
Sally Pearson (unknown episodes)
Series Makeup Department
Tracy Southam .... makeup artist (unknown episodes)
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Max Keene .... first assistant director (unknown episodes)
Patrick James Stephens .... third assistant director (unknown episodes)
Series Sound Department
Richard Reynolds .... sound (1 episode, 1995)

Dave Baumber .... sound (unknown episodes)
Mark Heslop .... dubbing editor (unknown episodes)
Series Stunts
Tom Delmar .... stunt double (unknown episodes)
Peter Pedrero .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Andreas Petrides .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Nick Powell .... stunt coordinator (unknown episodes)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Paul Jarvis .... electrician (unknown episodes)
John Ward .... Steadicam operator (unknown episodes)
Series Music Department
Paul Golding .... music scoring engineer (14 episodes, 1995-1997)
Series Transportation Department
Dean Ward .... driver captain (unknown episodes)
Series Other crew
Andrew Clifford .... script editor (unknown episodes)
Clare Elliott .... 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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Additional Details

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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