Z Cars (1962–1978)

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Series cast summary:
James Ellis ...
 Sgt. Lynch / ... (627 episodes, 1962-1978)
John Slater ...
 Det. Sgt. Stone (421 episodes, 1967-1974)
Douglas Fielding ...
 PC Quilley / ... (340 episodes, 1969-1978)
...
 PC Newcombe / ... (277 episodes, 1967-1971)
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Freie Hand für Barlow  »

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(462 episodes) | (337 episodes)

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(1962-1970)| (1970-1978)

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In the early days the show was transmitted live, with only pre-shot film inserts to relieve the pressure for cast and crew. Mindful of the 14 million viewers about to tune in, Stratford Johns' nerves would regularly see him vomit before going into studio. See more »

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This was ground-breaking TV. I only realized this later living in North America and seeing a "new wave" of crime shows post Starsky & Hutch and Miami Vice. Shows like Law and Order, CSI and The Wire are great programs but Z Cars was created thirty years before them and got people wanting a more gritty cop show. Growing up outside of Belfast, I was also drawn to it as it had an Ulster actor in the cast. At a time when Irish actors were only allowed to play drunken thugs and terrorists, it was great to see one play a good guy. Sadly it was unique in that respect and Irish characters/actors were still largely banned to those roles for the next twenty years.


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