Waterfront Beat (1990– )

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Police series set in the Liverpool docks.

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Season:

2 | 1

Year:

1991 | 1990
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Cast

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John Ashton ...
 Det. Chief Supt. Don Henderson / ... (16 episodes, 1990-1991)
Rupert Frazer ...
 Supt. Peter Fallows / ... (16 episodes, 1990-1991)
Geoffrey Leesley ...
 Det. Supt. Frank Mathews / ... (16 episodes, 1990-1991)
Denis Lill ...
 Asst. Chief Constable (16 episodes, 1990-1991)
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 PC Ronnie Barker (16 episodes, 1990-1991)
Helena Little ...
 WDC Jane Long (15 episodes, 1990-1991)
Stuart Golland ...
 Sgt. Trevor Simon (13 episodes, 1990-1991)
Jane Hazlegrove ...
 WPC Madeline Forrest / ... (12 episodes, 1990-1991)
Ray Polhill ...
 PC 'Jacko' Jackbridge (10 episodes, 1990-1991)
Bruce Alexander ...
 Chief Supt. Alan Briscoe (9 episodes, 1990-1991)
Mark Moraghan ...
 Det. Sgt. 'Macker' McVay (9 episodes, 1990-1991)
Damien Walker ...
 Tondy Henderson (9 episodes, 1990-1991)
Gordon Cameron ...
 PC Jeff Morgan (8 episodes, 1990-1991)
Philip Middlemiss ...
 PC Smith / ... (8 episodes, 1990)
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 Det. Sgt. Mike McCarthy (8 episodes, 1990)
Tommy Boyle ...
 Denny Hagland (7 episodes, 1990-1991)
Eve Bland ...
 WDS Jackie Byrnes (7 episodes, 1991)
Roger Walker ...
 Det. Insp. Cyril Jacobs (7 episodes, 1991)
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Police series set in the Liverpool docks.

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6 January 1990 (UK)  »

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Not a beat to dance to
20 March 2008 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

The BBC had high hopes for this police series that was to be a gritty challenge to The Bill on ITV. They managed to lure Phil Redmond the writer/producer of Brookside to create and write for the show.

The result was a rather dull, tedious serial that somehow managed to get a second season. The stories had self contained episodes with a running story about a serial killer that was an arc.

The series had a young copper called 'Ronnie Barker' who always had his leg pulled because he had the same name of the more famous comedy actor, but they also had a another character called Don Henderson and nobody mentioned that there was a famous actor at the time who also shared the same name.

With plodding characters and boring stories many viewers left this beat quickly.


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