The trials and tribulations of a diverse group of police officers in a northern England town.
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Michelle Holmes ...
 Sgt. Connie Harper / ... (30 episodes, 2001-2003)
John McArdle ...
 Supt. Jim Oulton / ... (26 episodes, 2001-2003)
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 PC Steve Traynor (26 episodes, 2001-2003)
Chris Walker ...
 PC Larry 'Tiger' Barton (26 episodes, 2001-2003)
David Hargreaves ...
 Sgt. Bill Gentle (26 episodes, 2001-2003)
Eileen O'Brien ...
 Maddie Wright (26 episodes, 2001-2003)
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 Supt. Susan Blake (25 episodes, 2001-2002)
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 Dawn Oulton (24 episodes, 2001-2003)
Paul Bown ...
 Dr. Al Blake (18 episodes, 2001-2002)
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 PC Jodie Finn (17 episodes, 2002-2003)
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 PC Jackie Brown (17 episodes, 2002-2003)
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 Jenny Oulton (16 episodes, 2001-2003)
Bernard Merrick ...
 Sgt. Mark Salt / ... (16 episodes, 2002-2003)
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The trials and tribulations of a diverse group of police officers in a northern England town.

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Totally unrealistic
16 August 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Some idiot on BBC teletext today said that this show was realistic. It was anything but. It is set in Runcorn on the River Mersey. This is the only large Police station in the UK without a C.I.D.!! Most of the Police Officers are female and the two main male characters are totally out of control. The Male inspector is suddenly promoted to Superintendent without even an interview, leaving all the Chief Inspectors in the Force, gnashing their teeth. There is, of course, an obligatory senior female officer. All Police drama are unrealistic to a degree but this load of rubbish really takes the biscuit. The programme has been rightly discontinued.


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