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The Commander (2003)

Commander Clare Blake has risen to the top of her profession in the male-dominated Metropolitan Police Service and is now the head of the serious crimes unit. Some years previously she ... See full summary »

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Michael Whyte

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Lynda La Plante
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Amanda Burton ... Commander Clare Blake
Matthew Marsh ... DCI Mike Hedges
Nicholas Jones ... DCS Les Branton
Martin Walsh Martin Walsh ... Graham Warner
David Calder ... George Hart
Robert Wilfort ... DI Jeff Dunn
Terence Hillyer Terence Hillyer ... Eddie Myers
Gillian Goodman Gillian Goodman ... Gina Moore
Anna Farnworth Anna Farnworth ... Maddie Engel
Hugh Bonneville ... James Lampton
Clint Dyer ... Murray Dickson
Jake Abraham Jake Abraham ... Tony Farmer
Paul Brightwell Paul Brightwell ... DS Brian Hall
Poppy Miller ... DC Carol Browning
Joan Bakewell Joan Bakewell ... Herself
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Commander Clare Blake has risen to the top of her profession in the male-dominated Metropolitan Police Service and is now the head of the serious crimes unit. Some years previously she arrested James Lampton for murder. He was subsequently sentenced to life in prison but is now out on parole and is a successful author with a best-selling book. Blake's colleagues however, especially DCI Mike Hedges, believe Lampton is responsible for another murder and are out to prove his guilt. Things become complicated when Blake and Lampton become intimate and the question arises whether he is being honest with her or is simply a master manipulator. Written by garykmcd

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16 February 2003 (UK) See more »

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The Commander is a short but neat series.
1 March 2013 | by drarthurwellsSee all my reviews

Amanda Burton is superb as the female head of a homicide bureau, surrounded by male detectives who show a strong anti-feminine bias and who want to get her fired (sacked, canned, terminated, etc.).

This female commander is no pushover though. She plays the male game superbly. She is a complex character, complete with faults, and thus utterly realistic. Also she is totally delightful.

Her superb detective skills, and equally superb ability to outfox and manipulate her fellow workers who have it in for her, keep her ahead of the pack.

My two regrets in watching this series: 1. It is much too short and more episodes would have been great 2. I can not find such a female in my life to fall in love with


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