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Series cast summary:
Stafford Gordon ...
 Company Sgt. Major Gilby (19 episodes, 1978-1981)
 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)
 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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Spearhead in Germany  »

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Realistic Drama
13 July 2002 | by (Isle Of Bute , Scotland) – See all my reviews

I can remember this when it was first broadcast . Unfortunately I must be the only person who can . But that`s not too surprising since I think it was shown during the summer months which is the traditional graveyard slot in Britain and was never repeated .

SPEARHEAD is a very realistic drama set around a fictional regiment of the British army called " The Wessex Rangers " . The best season was probably the first which revolved around the regiment`s tour of Northern Ireland and was surprisingly apolitical , SPEARHEAD never got into the rights and wrongs of 70s Ulster it just showed the thankless task of soldiers doing their job. Other episodes revolved around some soldiers having money stolen from barracks ( And the thief getting some harsh but justified punishment ) an officer helping an East German escape to the west , and being reprimanded for it , and a NCO being investigated for a liaison with a suspected East German spy . Perhaps that`s why SPEARHEAD is forgotten . It shows everything from a soldier`s point of view and never once played to the commonest denominator unlike the mediocore SOLDIER SOLDIER

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