The daily challenges facing the first Woman Police Constable to join a West Midlands force in the 1950s, where sexism, chauvinism and petty grudges are rife.
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Charles De'Ath ...  Sgt Sidney Fenton 15 episodes, 2013-2015
John Bowler ...  Asst Chief Constable Arthur Coulson / ... 14 episodes, 2013-2015
Jennie Jacques ...  WPC Gina Dawson 11 episodes, 2013-2015
Mark Healy Mark Healy ...  Chief Inspector Walter Briggs 10 episodes, 2014-2015
James Barriscale ...  Desk Sgt John Swift 10 episodes, 2014-2015
Liam Jeavons ...  PC Tommy Perkins 10 episodes, 2014-2015
Rachel Leskovac ...  Susie Nightingale 10 episodes, 2014-2015
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The daily challenges facing the first Woman Police Constable to join a West Midlands force in the 1950s, where sexism, chauvinism and petty grudges are rife.

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Crime | Drama | Romance

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 March 2013 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Naiskonstaapeli 56 See more »

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BBC Birmingham See more »
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Stereo (5.1 surround)

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Color

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16:9 HD
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Well worth seeking out
13 February 2014 | by studioATSee all my reviews

There are some real Drama gems hidden away on daytime TV and WPC56 is certainly one of them. Why it's not on (or at least repeated) at a later time I'll never know.

Well written and performed it tracks the career of one of the first female police officers back in the 50's.

The show certainly looks the part in terms of set and costumes and the one a day style of episode screening only makes the cliffhangers that little bit more gripping.

Maybe in their wisdom the BBC will recommission the show for a third series or even better show it in an early evening slot. It would not look out of place against some of the other,bigger name Dramas.


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