After an eight-year stint for a failed bank heist, Frank Ross (Tom Bell, Prime Suspect) returns to his old gangland haunts to find the snitch who sent him to jail. The smooth, streetwise ... See full summary »
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Series cast summary:
Tom Bell ...  Frank Ross 6 episodes, 1978
Brian Croucher Brian Croucher ...  Chris Cottle 5 episodes, 1978
John Junkin ...  Ralph Veneker 5 episodes, 1978
Norman Rodway ...  Det. Insp. Bryce 5 episodes, 1978
Lynn Farleigh ...  Anne Ross 4 episodes, 1978
Robert Walker Robert Walker ...  Rimmer 4 episodes, 1978
Brian Cox ...  McGrath 3 episodes, 1978
Derrick O'Connor ...  John Pavey 3 episodes, 1978
Maurice O'Connell Maurice O'Connell ...  Eddie Archer 3 episodes, 1978
Bryan Marshall ...  Hallam 3 episodes, 1978
Victoria Fairbrother ...  Eve Ross 2 episodes, 1978
Peter Blake Peter Blake ...  Pretty Billy Binns 2 episodes, 1978
Andrew Paul ...  Paul Ross 2 episodes, 1978
Katherine Schofield ...  Cimmie Vincent 2 episodes, 1978
Hugh Fraser ...  Des 2 episodes, 1978
Michael Redfern Michael Redfern ...  Rhys Upcott 2 episodes, 1978
Seretta Wilson ...  Trudi / ... 2 episodes, 1978
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After an eight-year stint for a failed bank heist, Frank Ross (Tom Bell, Prime Suspect) returns to his old gangland haunts to find the snitch who sent him to jail. The smooth, streetwise ex-con quickly adjusts to the new attitudes of the disco-tinged '70s but discovers that although neighborhoods change, old grudges never go out of style. Played with steely intelligence by Bell, Ross doesn't hesitate to pull a gun or swing a fist if it suits him. Can he find the rat without falling into the clutches of a ruthless crime boss (Brian Cox, Rise of the Planet of the Apes) or the detective (Norman Rodway, The Bretts) determined to destroy him? Filmed on location in South London, Out depicts a world where gritty pubs, dingy flats, and run-down office buildings teem with high-living mobsters, cash-starved hustlers, and corrupt cops. BAFTA nominee Bell delivers a psychologically complex portrait of a gangster whose inner demons torment him as ferociously as his flesh-and-blood enemies.

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24 July 1978 (UK) See more »

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The 70s don't travel well
14 December 2016 | by bromley35See all my reviews

What was brilliant, absolutely unmissable TV in 1978 looks dated nearly 40 years on. Other than Tom Bell most of the supporting cast look quite wooden, but this could be due to 1970s direction. The story line is excellent and it would be good to see it done today for a new audience. I think the rhyming slang used put a lot of people off as they would not have a clue what 'reels of cotton' meant; or 'dabs'; 'the island'. It was alright for me as I was in that world, but this may have been one of the reasons why it won just one award for Editing... It's a shame that they used a fleet of Ford cars all beginning with the same three letters as you never knew if it was the old bill or the villains pulling up! It was worth another watch after so long, but don't expect it to feel as good as it did back then. Euston Films did some great stuff back then, classic TV, but style has changed and moved on with television.


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