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Hard-hitting drama in which Maurice Colbourne plays John Kline, a former SAS operative and convicted criminal who is released from prison recruited to act as an undercover agent within Birmingham's underworld.
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 (Series Cast Summary - 17 of 41)
Maurice Colbourne ... John Kline (12 episodes, 1976-1978)
Ahmed Khalil ... Khan (12 episodes, 1976-1978)
Elizabeth Cassidy ... Anne Darracott (12 episodes, 1976-1978)
Alibe Parsons ... Sarah Gant (12 episodes, 1976-1978)

Saeed Jaffrey ... Aslam Rafiq (11 episodes, 1976-1978)
Paul Satvendar ... Kuldip (10 episodes, 1976-1978)
Terry Downes ... Roy Studd / ... (6 episodes, 1976-1978)

Paul Barber ... Malleson (6 episodes, 1976)
Emily Bolton ... Mangit (6 episodes, 1976)
Rolf Day ... Comedian / ... (6 episodes, 1976)
Oscar James ... Malleson's bodyguard (6 episodes, 1976)
Oswald Lindsay ... Malleson's bodyguard (6 episodes, 1976)
Tariq Yunus ... Jashir Singh Mahail (6 episodes, 1976)
Chai Lee ... Lily Li Tang (6 episodes, 1978)
Paul Antrim ... Dermot Mcavoy (5 episodes, 1976-1978)
Kristopher Kum ... Mr. Yang (5 episodes, 1976-1978)
John Main ... Dermot's bodyguard / ... (5 episodes, 1976-1978)

Series Directed by
Alastair Reid (6 episodes, 1976-1978)
Roger Tucker (3 episodes, 1978)
Kenneth Ives (2 episodes, 1976)
Series Writing credits
Philip Martin (12 episodes, 1976-1978)

Series Produced by
David Rose .... producer (12 episodes, 1976-1978)
Series Original Music by
Dave Greenslade (8 episodes, 1976-1978)
Series Film Editing by
Mike Hall (4 episodes, 1976-1978)
Oliver White (4 episodes, 1976)
Series Production Design by
Ian Ashurst (8 episodes, 1976-1978)

Charles Bond (unknown episodes)
Series Costume Design by
Tudor George (6 episodes, 1976)
Ann Arnold (2 episodes, 1978)
Series Makeup Department
Gwen Arthy .... makeup artist (3 episodes, 1976)
Jan Nethercot .... makeup artist (3 episodes, 1976)
Jackie Hodgson .... makeup artist (2 episodes, 1978)
Series Art Department
Paul Howell .... title sequence (1 episode, 1978)
Series Sound Department
Alastair Askham .... sound: studio / studio sound (8 episodes, 1976-1978)
Dave Baumber .... dubbing mixer (7 episodes, 1976-1978)
Alex Christison .... film sound (4 episodes, 1976-1978)
John Gilbert .... film sound (4 episodes, 1976)
Series Stunts
Pat Roach .... stunt adviser (4 episodes, 1976)
Alan Chuntz .... stunt adviser (2 episodes, 1978)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Dick Bentley .... studio lighting (7 episodes, 1976-1978)
Ken Morgan .... film camera (4 episodes, 1976-1978)
Michael Williams .... film camera (3 episodes, 1976)
Series Editorial Department
John Lannin .... editor: video tape (1 episode, 1976)
Mike Bloore .... editor: video tape (1 episode, 1978)
Series Music Department
Dave Greenslade .... musical director (4 episodes, 1976-1978)
Chris Farlowe .... singer: theme song (2 episodes, 1978)
Series Other crew
Peter Ansorge .... script editor (8 episodes, 1976-1978)
Dawn Robertson .... production unit manager (8 episodes, 1976-1978)
Andrew Meikle .... production assistant (5 episodes, 1976-1978)
Roger Gregory .... production assistant (2 episodes, 1976)

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50 min (12 episodes)

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5 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
There will NEVER be another TV series like THIS !!!, 28 December 2009
Author: rexmubins from United Kingdom

When this was first shown I was moved to write a letter of congratulation to the BBC Pebble Mill Studios at Birmingham, something I have never done before or since, and received a nice reply from the Producer, David Rose. Hard-hitting drama in a Black Country setting that is still traceable in some places and totally obliterated in others. Series Two did go off on a rather esoteric tangent, but if you like The Sweeney and Life On Mars etc. you will ADORE at least the original Play For Today and Series One. I had long ago given up on this production being released on Videotape and knew that, against the ever rising tide of Political Correctness, it could never be re-screened. When I discovered it was available as a DVD boxed set I nearly fainted and ordered it the same day. If this title is deleted due to lack of sales, a real 70's TV gem will have been lost. Probably forever. Buy it.

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