A countdown of the 50 greatest police shows television ever made.

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Himself - Narrator / Gene Hunt (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Bruce Alexander ...
Himself / Supt. Mullett
Stephen Armstrong ...
Himself
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Himself / DCI Reg Wexford
Robert Banks Stewart ...
Himself
Matthew Baylis ...
Himself
Nick Berry ...
Himself / PC Nick Rowan
Andrew Billen ...
Himself
Virginia Blackburn ...
Herself
Daniel Boyle ...
Himself
Chris Burt ...
Himself
Amanda Burton ...
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Glenn Chandler ...
Himself
Ted Childs ...
Himself
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A countdown of the 50 greatest police shows television ever made.

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