Newly-promoted Inspector Jean Darblay takes charge of the police station in the Lancashire town of Hartley. She is the first woman to be placed in charge of the station and initially there ... See full summary »
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Cast

Series cast summary:
David Ellison ...  Sergeant Joseph Beck 87 episodes, 1980-1985
Noel Collins ...  Sergeant George Parrish 81 episodes, 1980-1985
Stephanie Turner ...  Inspector Jean Darblay 44 episodes, 1980-1982
Anna Carteret ...  Inspector Kate Longton 44 episodes, 1983-1985
Mark Botham ...  PC Danny Sparks 44 episodes, 1983-1985
C.J. Allen C.J. Allen ...  PC Brian Kelleher 41 episodes, 1983-1985
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Newly-promoted Inspector Jean Darblay takes charge of the police station in the Lancashire town of Hartley. She is the first woman to be placed in charge of the station and initially there is considerable scepticism from the long-standing staff of Sergeants Joe Beck and George Parrish. Jean Darblay is later replaced by Kate Longton. Written by Martin Underwood

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UK

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English

Release Date:

30 August 1980 (UK) See more »

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Runtime:

(88 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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The series was parodied in Alexei Sayle's Stuff (1988) (TV Series) which Stephanie Turner appeared in character as Inspector Jean Darblay. See more »

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Truly dreadful .....
25 April 2006 | by welshNickSee all my reviews

This TV series was churned out by the BBC in the early eighties. It centered around a female inspector, two sergeants and various constables set in the fictitious northern town of Hartley. Everything about this series was depressing, the story lines, the characters and the general drearyness of the landscape. I had to watch this as a child because my mother was addicted to it but why it went on so long nobody really knows. You only find it now on some of the more obscure satellite stations. For old times sake I did actually view one the other day and yes it was just as grim as it had always been. This series took over from Z Cars as the BBC police series. That wasn't very good either ......


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