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King and Castle

1 9 8 6 (UK)
1 9 8 8 (UK)
12 x 60 minute episodes

Thames Television turned tubby Derek Martin into cockney heavy Ronald King who had decided to give up a life of crime by leaving the police force.

They teamed him with lanky Nigel Planer as gimpy David Castle – a martial-arts-practising moped-riding genealogist.

But the Laurel-and-Hardy-style debt collectors they became in this sub-Minder series were never lovable.

The theme tune (Rough With The Smooth) was composed, arranged and produced by Hugh Cornwell from The Stranglers.

Ronald King
Derek Martin 
David Castle 

Nigel Planer 
Mr Hodinett 

Andrew Cruickshank 
Miss Wilmot 

Mary Healey
Deirdre Aitken 

Laura Davenport