The Knock follows Her Majesty's Customs and Excise officers' lives and their efforts to hunt down the criminals trying to smuggle all sorts of contraband to the UK.

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Series cast summary:
Steve Toussaint ...  Barry Christie 37 episodes, 1994-2000
Caroline Lee-Johnson ...  Diane Ralston 37 episodes, 1994-2000
Enzo Squillino Jr. ...  George Andreotti 33 episodes, 1994-1999
Andrew Dunn Andrew Dunn ...  Kevin Butcher 27 episodes, 1994-1999
Malcolm Storry ...  Bill Adams 27 episodes, 1994-1997
Marston Bloom Marston Bloom ...  Arnie Rheinhardt 27 episodes, 1994-1997
Rod Aspinall Rod Aspinall ...  Catering Manager 20 episodes, 1994-1996
Tracy Whitwell ...  Jo Chadwick 19 episodes, 1994-1996
Daniel Brown Daniel Brown ...  Alex Murray 17 episodes, 1997-2000
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The Knock follows Her Majesty's Customs and Excise officers' lives and their efforts to hunt down the criminals trying to smuggle all sorts of contraband to the UK.

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UK

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English

Release Date:

10 April 1994 (UK) See more »

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Operaatio Knock See more »

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Stereo

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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The role of Alan Jackson was supposed to be a semi regular but the actor's other career as a teacher meant the role had to be recast. See more »

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Good but unknown series
25 March 2017 | by aew-10See all my reviews

In toto, five series were made. The first three and a half series were good; they had freshness with characters you could identify with, who worked as a team. Their boss was a real leader of independent mind, who supported his team to get the job done, and was not a management lackey. This City and South team worked closely with another team at Heathrow Airport, resulting in interesting plots and interplay of characters.

Each series features an extended intriguing detective story from the world of customs and excise, filmed in the era before mobile phones and the internet. Regular police also appear, but they are not the main focus.

In series 4, the team leader was changed to an ambitious management appointee to be replaced in series 5 in a reshuffle with a new team going by the name of Indigo and an even more ambitious leader. The charm has gone.

In series 5, each episode was now an individual story. The team cohesion has gone and the boss is abrasive and sarcastic. The nature of the story had changed with a move to a more James Bond type of action and explosions. Familiar tropes now appear – mole in the team, chasing along rooftops, female team member kidnapped by bad guys etc.

I recommend the early series for the solid plots and acting. They will also bring back memories of that time period and, if you like planes, there any many shots around Heathrow Airport.


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