Four-part drama series about the British juicidal system, dealing with an investigation presented from the perspectives of the police force, the criminal, the solicitor and the prison system.
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Series cast summary:
Peter Dean ...
 Jack Lynn (3 episodes, 1978)
Derek Martin ...
 D.I. Fred Pyall (3 episodes, 1978)
Deirdre Costello ...
 Cathy Lynn (3 episodes, 1978)
Billy Cornelius ...
 D.S. Eric Lethridge (3 episodes, 1978)
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 Clifford Harding (3 episodes, 1978)
Ken Campbell ...
 Alex Gladwell (3 episodes, 1978)
Fred Haggerty ...
 D.C.I. Tony Simmons (3 episodes, 1978)
Roy Sone ...
 Micky Fielder (2 episodes, 1978)
Barry Summerford ...
 John Tully (2 episodes, 1978)
Alan Davidson ...
 Benny Isaacs (2 episodes, 1978)
Tony Barouch ...
 Colin Coleman (2 episodes, 1978)
Mike Horsburgh ...
 D.I. Graham McHale (2 episodes, 1978)
Douglas Sheldon ...
 D.S. Jack Barcy (2 episodes, 1978)
Mike Cummings ...
 Tommy Haines (2 episodes, 1978)
Robert Oates ...
 D.C. Warren Slater (2 episodes, 1978)
Alan Clarke ...
 D.C. Ray Jenkins (2 episodes, 1978)
Johnny Feltwell ...
 D.C. Matthew Hall (2 episodes, 1978)
Colin Howells ...
 D.C. Roger Humphries (2 episodes, 1978)
Geoffrey Todd ...
 DC Peter Fenton (2 episodes, 1978)
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 D.C. Simon Brent (2 episodes, 1978)
Dominic Allan ...
 D.C.I. Chatt (A.10) / ... (2 episodes, 1978)
Martin Gordon ...
 Mr. English (2 episodes, 1978)
Frank Henson ...
 Frank Ryan / ... (2 episodes, 1978)
Peter Craze ...
 T.D.C. Peter Footring (2 episodes, 1978)
Eric Kent ...
 D.I. Frank Kenley (2 episodes, 1978)
Stanley McGeagh ...
 Gladwell's Clerk / ... (2 episodes, 1978)
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Four-part drama series about the British juicidal system, dealing with an investigation presented from the perspectives of the police force, the criminal, the solicitor and the prison system.

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Detective, criminal, lawyer, who should be the prisoner?

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6 April 1978 (UK)  »

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G F Newman's Law and Order  »

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Former stuntman Derek Martin considers this his breakthrough as a serious actor. See more »

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Law And Order
13 April 2007 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I wonder whether the inexcusable omission of this series from the Video and DVD catalogues has anything to do with potentially causing the same sort of disquiet.I do hope not. Controversy is now the stuff of TV drama. No subject is sacred.

The attention to detail as far as 'correct' police procedure is concerned was commendable. This happens rarely today. The poetic licence taken, makes one wonder why police advisers are employed. Actually I believe that it is only to give some insipid police drama some sort credibility.

Whatever, nothing must get in the way of the obligatory love story, sex scene, unbelievably stupid senior police officer and so on.

This magnificent mini-series should be seen as superlative drama, not as some sort of contemporary social comment.


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