The daily challenges facing the first Woman Police Constable to join a West Midlands force in the 1950s, where sexism, chauvinism and petty grudges are rife.
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Series cast summary:
Charles De'Ath ...  Sgt Sidney Fenton 15 episodes, 2013-2015
John Bowler ...  Asst Chief Constable Arthur Coulson / ... 14 episodes, 2013-2015
Jennie Jacques ...  WPC Gina Dawson 11 episodes, 2013-2015
Mark Healy Mark Healy ...  Chief Inspector Walter Briggs 10 episodes, 2014-2015
James Barriscale ...  Desk Sgt John Swift 10 episodes, 2014-2015
Liam Jeavons Liam Jeavons ...  PC Tommy Perkins 10 episodes, 2014-2015
Rachel Leskovac ...  Susie Nightingale 10 episodes, 2014-2015
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The daily challenges facing the first Woman Police Constable to join a West Midlands force in the 1950s, where sexism, chauvinism and petty grudges are rife.

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 March 2013 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Naiskonstaapeli 56 See more »

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BBC Birmingham See more »
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Interesting but disappointing
2 November 2013 | by xbobbypc354See all my reviews

As a police officer in the 50's I was interested but disappointed by this new series. Senior police officers do not walk about with their hand in their pockets being churlish to other police officers. Remember most were ex military in the 50's. Those who wore helmets did not wear the chin strap under their chins but resting on them. Whistle chains were always worn, by men, in the top left hand pocket, so they could undo their jackets without undoing their chains. Guns were not that readily available for any PC. Corrupt sergeants existed but not as openly as suggested. The TV series "SCOTT & BAILEY" have most of these things down pat, and the interviewing is well acted. This series is streets ahead of "WPC 56". By the way "PRIME SUSPECT" was also an excellent series. Factual? I don't know, but good entertainment.


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