An action-orientated police drama set in 1970s Southampton, England, in which a small team of detectives solve crimes of a varied nature on their patch.

Creator:

Graham Williams
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1978   1977  

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Cast

Series cast summary:
Patrick Mower ...  Det. Supt. Steve Hackett 17 episodes, 1977-1978
Philip Madoc ...  Det. Chief Supt. Tate 17 episodes, 1977-1978
Brendan Price ...  Det. Sgt. Frank Bonney 17 episodes, 1977-1978
Vivien Heilbron Vivien Heilbron ...  Det. Sgt. Louise Colbert 17 episodes, 1977-1978
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An action-orientated police drama set in 1970s Southampton, England, in which a small team of detectives solve crimes of a varied nature on their patch.

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Genres:

Action | Crime

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 September 1977 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Célpont See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(17 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Graham Williams set up the series but never got to produce it because the BBC decided to make him producer of Doctor Who (1963) instead and move Philip Hinchcliffe off Doctor Who (1963) and on to Target. See more »

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Referenced in Remembering Douglas Camfield (2013) See more »

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One of a kind!
12 February 2007 | by ajji-2See all my reviews

I have seen plenty of cop shows on TV, but nothing comes close to Target, especially from amongst its contemporaries (Minder, The Sweeney, Van Der Valk, Switch, Streets Of San Francisco, etc). Consistently well-written and tautly directed, this was an intelligent cop show as well as an unpredictable one (the cops didn't always win). It was at times brutal, violent, and bleak, but always kept you on the edge of your seat, which happens all too rarely on TV. Miami Vice may have upped the gloss and glamor, but it couldn't manage half the grit. Or even the performances: Patrick Mower played Hackett like a British 'Dirty Harry', and would have eaten Crocket & Tubbs for breakfast. This is a series that begs for a full-on DVD treatment. If only someone was listening...


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