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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Law & Order
10 December 2016 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

How to describe this mini-series - how about trying? While the idea of taking a set of circumstances and looking at them from different angles is by no means new, usually we are shown only two perspectives, here the viewer is given four, hence the word trying.

People who know about bent coppers, especially the way they were in the 1970s, will probably agree with the way they are portrayed here, but the portrayal of prison officers is more than a little uncharitable; they do a difficult job, and discipline must be maintained especially in those prisons that house the most dangerous and ruthless offenders. The lawyers including the barristers and the crotchety old judge are well characterised.

The villain at the centre of "Law & Order" may have been fitted up for the big one, but he had clearly been making a living at the expense of others for many years, so don't shed too many tears for him.

To make proper sense of this film you really need to watch all four segments, but to enjoy it, don't watch it in one sitting.


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