The trials and tribulations of a diverse group of police officers in a northern England town.




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Series cast summary:
 Supt. Jim Oulton / ... 38 episodes, 2001-2004
Chris Walker ...
 PC Larry 'Tiger' Barton 38 episodes, 2001-2004
David Hargreaves ...
 Sgt. Bill Gentle 38 episodes, 2001-2004
 PC Steve Traynor 30 episodes, 2001-2003
Eileen O'Brien ...
 Maddie Wright 30 episodes, 2001-2003
 Sgt. Connie Harper / ... 30 episodes, 2001-2003
 PC Jodie Finn 28 episodes, 2002-2004
 PC Jackie Brown 28 episodes, 2002-2004
 Supt. Susan Blake 25 episodes, 2001-2002
Paul Bown ...
 Dr. Al Blake 18 episodes, 2001-2002
Bernard Merrick ...
 Sgt. Mark Salt / ... 18 episodes, 2002-2003
 Jenny Oulton 16 episodes, 2001-2003


The trials and tribulations of a diverse group of police officers in a northern England town.

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Drama | Crime



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Release Date:

16 July 2001 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Merseybeat  »

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1.78 : 1
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Was filmed on location in the NW town of Widnes See more »

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Totally unrealistic
16 August 2005 | by 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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