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1 9 7 7 – 1 9 7 8 (UK)
22 x 50 minute episodes

The door-kicking, pistol-in-the-face exploits of Detective Superintendent Steve Hackett (Patrick Mower, ex-Special Branch), a detective with a crime squad working the ports on the south coast of England.

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Intended as the BBC’s version of The Sweeney, it mistook violence for realism with the result that a squall of protests cut short the first season and toned down the second.

Even so, it continued to confuse over-dramatic seriousness for police professionalism and a third season was not commissioned.

Detective Superintendent Steve Hackett
Patrick Mower
Detective Chief Superintendent Tate
Philip Madoc
DS Louise Colbert
Vivien Heilbron