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1956 in the Midland town of Brinford: The remains of a young boy, possibly thirty years old, are found in a disused mine by a dog-walker. At the same time Gina Dawson reports for duty as ... See full summary »

Director:

Ian Barber

Writers:

Dominique Moloney (created by), Dominique Moloney (by)

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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Kieran Bew ... DI Jack Burns
Mark Rice-Oxley ... George Stern
Jennie Jacques ... WPC Gina Dawson
Akemnji Ndifornyen ... Donald Palmer
Gerard Horan ... Desk Sgt Peter Pratt
John Light ... Chief Inspector Roger Nelson
Chris Overton ... PC Eddie Coulson
Justine Cain Justine Cain ... Cathy Sinclair (as Justine Michelle Cain)
Charles De'Ath ... Sgt Sidney Fenton (as Charlie De'Ath)
Tim Plester ... Linus Brody
Gemma Arrowsmith Gemma Arrowsmith ... Mrs Pemberton
Sophie Ellerby Sophie Ellerby ... Irene Miller
Luke Williams Luke Williams ... Kevin Dodds
Jonty Stephens Jonty Stephens ... Joe Dawson
Kathryn Hunt Kathryn Hunt ... Brenda Dawson
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Storyline

1956 in the Midland town of Brinford: The remains of a young boy, possibly thirty years old, are found in a disused mine by a dog-walker. At the same time Gina Dawson reports for duty as the first female constable at the town's police station and is greeted with hostility by Chief Inspector Nelson and patronised by sexist Sergeant Fenton. With the help of a lost dog Gina catches two thieves but Fenton lets them go as one of them, Brody, is his informer. Gina also crosses Fenton when he arrests black bus conductor Donald Palmer for assaulting Sylvia Stewart, whom he claims is his girlfriend. Gina believes Donald is innocent and Sylvia was attacked by somebody else but blamed Donald as she is scared of her racist father. After Gina has proved herself helping two victims of child neglect and being asked by sympathetic Inspector Burns to research the case of the dead boy, another girl is attacked - and not by Donald, who is in custody. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Genres:

Crime | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 March 2013 (UK) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

BBC Productions See more »
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Goofs

Police constables were required to wear blue and white striped 'Duty Armbands' on the left cuff of their uniforms at the time this series takes place. None are shown. See more »

Soundtracks

Get Rhythm
(uncredited)
Written by Johnny Cash
Performed by Johnny Cash and The Tennessee Two
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