Four-part drama series about the British juicidal system, dealing with an investigation presented from the perspectives of the police force, the criminal, the solicitor and the prison system.
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Series cast summary:
Peter Dean Peter Dean ...  Jack Lynn 3 episodes, 1978
Derek Martin Derek Martin ...  D.I. Fred Pyall 3 episodes, 1978
Deirdre Costello Deirdre Costello ...  Cathy Lynn 3 episodes, 1978
Billy Cornelius Billy Cornelius ...  D.S. Eric Lethridge 3 episodes, 1978
Alan Ford ...  Clifford Harding 3 episodes, 1978
Ken Campbell Ken Campbell ...  Alex Gladwell 3 episodes, 1978
Fred Haggerty Fred Haggerty ...  D.C.I. Tony Simmons 3 episodes, 1978
Roy Sone Roy Sone ...  Micky Fielder 2 episodes, 1978
Barry Summerford Barry Summerford ...  John Tully 2 episodes, 1978
Alan Davidson Alan Davidson ...  Benny Isaacs 2 episodes, 1978
Tony Barouch Tony Barouch ...  Colin Coleman 2 episodes, 1978
Mike Horsburgh Mike Horsburgh ...  D.I. Graham McHale 2 episodes, 1978
Douglas Sheldon ...  D.S. Jack Barcy 2 episodes, 1978
Mike Cummings Mike Cummings ...  Tommy Haines 2 episodes, 1978
Robert Oates Robert Oates ...  D.C. Warren Slater 2 episodes, 1978
Alan Clarke Alan Clarke ...  D.C. Ray Jenkins 2 episodes, 1978
Johnny Feltwell Johnny Feltwell ...  D.C. Matthew Hall 2 episodes, 1978
Colin Howells Colin Howells ...  D.C. Roger Humphries 2 episodes, 1978
Geoffrey Todd Geoffrey Todd ...  DC Peter Fenton 2 episodes, 1978
Jason White ...  D.C. Simon Brent 2 episodes, 1978
Dominic Allan Dominic Allan ...  D.C.I. Chatt (A.10) / ... 2 episodes, 1978
Martin Gordon Martin Gordon ...  Mr. English 2 episodes, 1978
Frank Henson Frank Henson ...  Frank Ryan / ... 2 episodes, 1978
Peter Craze Peter Craze ...  T.D.C. Peter Footring 2 episodes, 1978
Eric Kent Eric Kent ...  D.I. Frank Kenley 2 episodes, 1978
Stanley McGeagh Stanley McGeagh ...  Gladwell's Clerk / ... 2 episodes, 1978
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Four-part drama series about the British juicidal system, dealing with an investigation presented from the perspectives of the police force, the criminal, the solicitor and the prison system.

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Detective, criminal, lawyer, who should be the prisoner?

Genres:

Crime | Drama

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 April 1978 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

G F Newman's Law and Order See more »

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Runtime:

(4 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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Directly inspired the long running US TV series of the same name, developed by producer Dick Wolf. See more »

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Featured in The Real 'Life on Mars'! (2008) See more »

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Desperate to see it again.
5 August 2004 | by imdb-4204See all my reviews

This superb series now seems to be lost forever - at least, I have found no way of viewing it again. Shot it a style which appears convincingly to be a documentary, it tells the story of London blagger Jack Lynn from four different perspectives: the detective's tale, the villain's tale, the brief's tale and finally the prisoner's tale. The cops are bent and Lynn is 'well overdue' for a bit of porridge, so DI Fred Pyall fits him up for an armed robbery. Despite his protests of innocence, Lynn is duly convicted and gets, I think, a seven stretch. We see him at the end languishing in jail for a crime he had nothing to do with. At least that's my recollection of it - I saw it once (in 1978) and have been yearning to see it again ever since. (This was in the days before VCRs.)


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