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Target: Shipment

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by David Wickes and Philip Hinchcliffe
Starring Patrick Mower as Hackett with Philip Madoc, Brendan Price and Vivien Heilbron

9.25 pm Target: a new police series starring Patrick Mower.
Here Lesley Thornton, who writes our feature on page 4, describes the work of the Regional Crime Squads
"If a terrorist throws a bomb or hijackers grab a plane anywhere in Britain outside London the Regional Crime Squad goes into action. They're the CID elite of their area. Unlike the London-based specialists of the Flying Squad or the Bomb Squad, the non-London Regional Crime Squads take on all and any large-scale crime in their sphere of operations. In 'Target', Det-Supt Hackett is officer in charge of operations in such a squad. He and his team tackle drug smugglers, murder hunts, bombers, fraud, the lot. A target is formally denned as 'a person active in the commission of serious crime' - a top villain in fact. A major function of a squad like Hackett's is tracking down criminal suspects like these, maintaining intelligence systems on them and catching them in - or before - the act. In the first episode Hackett gets a tip-off linking a longstanding target criminal with a mysterious ship's cargo worth half a million. The subsequent murder of his informant sets Hackett on a personal vendetta."

Contributors

Writer: David Wickes
Writer: Philip Hinchcliffe
Music: Dudley Simpson
Designer: Gerry Scott
Designer: Humphrey Jaeger
Sound: Dennis Panchen
Sound: Alan Dykes
Film Editor: Roger Waugh
Photography: Fred Hamilton
Producer: Philip Hinchcliffe
Director: David Wickes
Det-Supt Steve Hackett: Patrick Mower
Det Chief Supt Tate: Philip Madoc
Det-Sgt Frank Bonney: Brendan Price
Det-Sgt Louise Colbert: Vivien Heilbron
Det-Con Dukes: Carl Rigg
Ros: Ania Marson
Maynard: Jon Laurimore
Van der Linden: Peter Godfrey
Purser: Keith James
Chief Officer: Jack May
Security Chief: Allan Mitchell
Panata: Del Baker
Judy Knight: Verna Harvey
Ted Knight: Hal Jeayes
Det-Insp Wilson: James Greene
Forensic Officer: Bernard Kay
Tim Harris: Malcolm Hughes
Neighbour: Eamonn Boyce
First Det-Con: Neil Kennedy
Second Det-Con: Alan Haines
Shop assistant: Wendy Brierley
Crane cab driver: Hessel Saks
Ship's Captain: Mark Brackenbury
Waiter: Peter MacArte
Mrs Knight: Katharine Page

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