The lives and action packed adventures of the nine men and women aboard a police Operational Support Unit (OSU) van that is responsible for going anywhere and doing anything in support of ... See full summary »

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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Martin Troakes Martin Troakes ...  Sgt. Bill 'Sarge' Parkin 14 episodes, 1995-1997
Christopher John Hall Christopher John Hall ...  PC Eric 'Token' Warren 14 episodes, 1995-1997
Nick Miles Nick Miles ...  PC John 'Thug' Barrett 14 episodes, 1995-1997
Katrina Levon Katrina Levon ...  PC Gill 'Dippy' Copson 14 episodes, 1995-1997
Calum MacPherson Calum MacPherson ...  PC Roger 'Flub' Tennant 14 episodes, 1995-1997
William Tapley ...  PC Lionel 'Oz' Adams 14 episodes, 1995-1997
Adam Morris Adam Morris ...  Insp. 'Jean' Harlow / ... 13 episodes, 1995-1997
Christopher Quinn Christopher Quinn ...  PC Goole 13 episodes, 1995-1997
Peter Sullivan ...  Det. Insp. Overton / ... 12 episodes, 1995-1997
Annie Miles Annie Miles ...  Tracy 11 episodes, 1995-1997
Amelda Brown Amelda Brown ...  Brenda Parkin 9 episodes, 1995-1997
Alex Norton ...  PC Ian 'Jock' Macrae 8 episodes, 1995
Colette Koo Colette Koo ...  PC Susan 'Bruce' Li 8 episodes, 1995
Oliver Milburn ...  PC Wayne 'Bog' Cheetham 8 episodes, 1995
Suzan Crowley ...  D.C.I. Helen Chivers / ... 8 episodes, 1995
Sam Cox Sam Cox ...  Spt. Hallsworth / ... 6 episodes, 1995
Beverly Hills ...  Kate Warren 6 episodes, 1995
James Gaddas ...  PC Jim 'Grim' Reaper 6 episodes, 1997
Matthew Rhys ...  PC Steve Higson 6 episodes, 1997
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The lives and action packed adventures of the nine men and women aboard a police Operational Support Unit (OSU) van that is responsible for going anywhere and doing anything in support of operations carried out by other branches of the West Midlands Police. Written by Mark Smith <msmith@osi.co.uk>

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 September 1995 (UK) See more »

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Runtime:

(episode 1.1) | (11 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color
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Produced by BBC Birmingham (Pebble Mill) and filmed entirely in and around Birmingham and West Midlands. See more »

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Police Drama set in Birmingham.
12 August 2005 | by Sulla-2See all my reviews

There were two series of 'Back up' and they were both very good entertainment. Basically it is a series about a section of the Special Patrol Group ( SPG) They work has a crew of experienced male and female Constables working in uniform or plain clothes. They are based in Birmingham in the Digbeth area but can be called upon to assist any of the West Midlands Police areas, although they would mainly be in Birmingham. Their speciality is Public Order but they are in a position to provide back up for more or less anything. In real life, Officer on the SPG are very fit and highly trained. The officers portrayed in this programme are rather less fit. Several of the cast have gone on to bigger and better things but others have disappeared without trace.


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