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The Commander: Blackdog (2005)

Deputy Chief Constable Stephen Blackton is called into the Met to investigate two possible scandals. Known as Blackdog, he has a well-deserved reputation at pursuing corrupt police officers... See full summary »

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Charles Beeson

Writer:

Lynda La Plante
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Amanda Burton ... Commander Clare Blake
Matthew Marsh ... DCI Mike Hedges
Poppy Miller ... DI Carol Browning
Thomas Lockyer Thomas Lockyer ... DI Ken Miles
Ron Donachie ... George Hart
Pip Torrens ... DCS Les Branton
David O'Hara ... DCC Stephen 'Blackdog' Blackton (as David Patrick O'Hara)
Anthony Valentine ... DAC Edward Sumpter
Stuart Graham ... Sergeant Phil Vos
Paul Brightwell Paul Brightwell ... DS Brian Hall
Camille Coduri ... Cathy Cripps
Lizzy McInnerny ... Sara Dawson
Nicholas Ball ... John Dawson
Terence Hillyer Terence Hillyer ... Eddie Myers
Gillian Goodman Gillian Goodman ... Gina Moore
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Deputy Chief Constable Stephen Blackton is called into the Met to investigate two possible scandals. Known as Blackdog, he has a well-deserved reputation at pursuing corrupt police officers. The first case is the Cripps shooting where an unarmed man was shot by an armed police squad. Although a coroner's enquiry found no fault, Commander Blake has raised doubt as to DCI Mike Hedges' role. The case takes a particular turn when one of the armed officers, Graham Warner, is found dead. Blake also finds herself under investigation by Blackton over her sexual relationship with accused serial killer James Lampton. With the trial approaching, there is great concern as to the adverse publicity that will result. Written by garykmcd

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Official Sites:

La Plante Productions [UK]

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 January 2005 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Poliisikomentaja Blake: Kuin rakkikoira See more »

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Production Co:

La Plante Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

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Color
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Trivia

The character David Sperry, called Martin on-screen, is a police lawyer. The real David Martin Sperry has been legal advisor on the "Trial & Retribution" TV-movies, also written by Lynda La Plante. See more »

Goofs

When Clare is leaving Sara and walks through the double doors, the camera crew is visible in the reflection on the glass portion of the door. See more »

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Followed by The Commander: Abduction (2008) See more »

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"Blackdog" saves the day.
12 February 2019 | by ronalamontSee all my reviews

Much appreciated revisiting of the Commander's behavior in the Lampton's recent arrest and another investigation into the doctored CCTV tapes implicating Mike Hedges' involvement. It puts the first episode into perspective and shows us the true despicable nature of the Commander. David O'Hara is perfect in the role of investigator and is a delight to watch piece together the evidence in both cases. The level of corruption they are all capable of stooping to is quite surprising and I find no redeeming qualities in the Commander. It'll be interesting to see how she behaves in subsequent episodes.


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