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Stafford Gordon ...
 Company Sgt. Major Gilby (19 episodes, 1978-1981)
Roy Holder ...
 Sergeant Bilinski (19 episodes, 1978-1981)
Gordon Case ...
 Private Mayhoe (19 episodes, 1978-1981)
Peter Turner ...
 Private Adams / ... (16 episodes, 1978-1981)
Robin Davies ...
 Corporal Box (15 episodes, 1978-1981)
George Sweeney ...
 Private Twiss / ... (13 episodes, 1978-1979)
Charles Cork ...
 Private Gadd (13 episodes, 1978-1979)
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 Pickering (12 episodes, 1979-1981)
Pik Sen Lim ...
 Tsai Adams (10 episodes, 1978-1981)
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18 July 1978 (UK)  »

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Worth another airing
21 March 2011 | by (Bristol, England) – See all my reviews

Must correct another reviewer's comment that 'Spearhead was axed after 19 episodes'. Technically that is the case, but only because Southern TV lost its franchise and everything they were making at the time was 'axed' in the same way; it was not just 'Spearhead'.

My memories of the series are that it was an honest attempt to do for the Army what 'Warship' did for the Navy - i.e. to present it in as realistic a manner as possible consistent with the demands of good TV drama and resource limitations. The cast were all excellent and some of them turned in absolutely heart-rending performances.

I suspect this series fell into the legal limbo of rights reversions and contract clauses, otherwise it would be out on DVD by now; shows with far less merit have already been dusted off and re-issued, and I'm sure there would be an audience for this one.


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