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Out: Season 1: Episode 6 -- As the police tighten their net around McGrath, Frank and a friend brutally beat corrupt ex-cop Hallam for vital information about Detective Inspector Bryce's secret dealings. After a shootout with Ross, McGrath makes a desperate move.


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Release Date:
24 July 1978 (UK) See more »
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1 win & 1 nomination See more »
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 (Series Cast Summary - 10 of 17)

Tom Bell ... Frank Ross (6 episodes, 1978)
Brian Croucher ... Chris Cottle (5 episodes, 1978)

John Junkin ... Ralph Veneker (5 episodes, 1978)
Norman Rodway ... Det. Insp. Bryce (5 episodes, 1978)

Lynn Farleigh ... Anne Ross (4 episodes, 1978)
Robert Walker ... Rimmer (4 episodes, 1978)

Brian Cox ... McGrath (3 episodes, 1978)

Derrick O'Connor ... John Pavey (3 episodes, 1978)
Maurice O'Connell ... Eddie Archer (3 episodes, 1978)
Bryan Marshall ... Hallam (3 episodes, 1978)

Series Directed by
Jim Goddard (6 episodes, 1978)
Series Writing credits
Trevor Preston (6 episodes, 1978)

Series Produced by
Linda Agran .... associate producer (6 episodes, 1978)
Barry Hanson .... producer (6 episodes, 1978)
Series Original Music by
George Fenton (6 episodes, 1978)
Series Cinematography by
Phil Meheux (6 episodes, 1978)
Series Film Editing by
Ralph Sheldon (6 episodes, 1978)
Series Casting by
Ann Fielden (6 episodes, 1978)
Series Art Direction by
Frank White (6 episodes, 1978)
Series Costume Design by
Evangeline Harrison (6 episodes, 1978)
Series Makeup Department
Betty Sherriff .... hair stylist / hairdresser (6 episodes, 1978)
Yvonne Coppard .... makeup artist (5 episodes, 1978)
Series Production Management
Johnny Goodman .... executive in charge of production (6 episodes, 1978)
Peter Manley .... production supervisor (6 episodes, 1978)
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Bill Westley .... first assistant director (6 episodes, 1978)

Christopher Newman .... third assistant director (unknown episodes)
Series Sound Department
Alfred Cox .... dubbing editor (6 episodes, 1978)
Chris Gurney .... boom operator (6 episodes, 1978)
Dudley Plummer .... sound mixer (6 episodes, 1978)
Ken Scrivener .... dubbing mixer (6 episodes, 1978)
Series Stunts
Peter Brayham .... stunt arranger (6 episodes, 1978)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Graham Hazard .... assistant camera (6 episodes, 1978)
John Maskall .... camera operator (6 episodes, 1978)
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
John Hilling .... wardrobe supervisor (6 episodes, 1978)
Series Editorial Department
Michael Crowley .... assistant editor (6 episodes, 1978)
Series Location Management
Peter Cotton .... location manager (6 episodes, 1978)
Series Other crew
Linda Agran .... story consultant (6 episodes, 1978)
John Collingwood .... production accountant (6 episodes, 1978)
Sally Pardo .... production assistant (6 episodes, 1978)
Carol Regan .... producer's assistant (6 episodes, 1978)
Doreen Soan .... continuity (6 episodes, 1978)

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60 min (6 episodes)

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Tom Bell declined an offer to make a sequel.See more »


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19 out of 19 people found the following review useful.
Simply the Best of British Television Crime Drama!, 26 October 2005
Author: airsporter from United Kingdom

In a word, they just don't make them like this anymore and most likely couldn't even if they tried!

Tom Bell is brilliant as Frank Ross in 'Out' and if you haven't seen it your're in for a real treat. Credit also to the rest of the cast who also rate very highly and it's hard to pick out anybody in particular. There're all good.

Also, unlike, say 'A Touch of Frost' or 'Midsomer Murders' etc, the plot of 'Out' is fairly easy to understand and doesn't leave you wondering "what the hell is going on here"? as it twists and turns through various sub-plots!

Anyway, watching this gem a second or third time round is in for a treat not a trick! I'm getting my copy on DVD this week along with a case of lagers and I'm going to sit back and enjoy a real TV classic. (over 2 evenings of course...)

PS Also, about this time the BBC aired another great British 4 part crime thriller (90 minutes each) called 'Law and Order' and what an addition that would make to anybody's archive DVD collection of '70's TV offerings.

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