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A series about an undercover detective working in his native Newcastle.
Starring Jimmy Nail
The Candidate. Spender is assigned to look after Roberta (Bobby) Montgomery, Tory candidate in a local by-election, who has received death threats.
Episode written by Jimmy Nail Producer Martin McKeand Director Richard Standeven 0CEEFAX SUBTITLES


Written By: Jimmy Nail
Producer: Martin McKeand
Director: Richard Standeven
Spender: Jimmy Nail
Bobby Montgomery: Amanda Redman
Supt Yelland: Paul Greenwood
Sergeant Dan Boyd: Berwick Kaler
Stick: Sammy Johnson
Andrew Hedley: Robert Morgan
lain Rutherford: Brian Hogg
Skillet: Dennis Lingard
Gardner: Brian Rapkin
Franklyn: Tim Stone
Hepple: Peter Marshall
Belle Topping: June Barry-Green
Sir John Hedley: John Larsen
Lady Hedley: Helen Russell
Albert Dollman: Harry Herring
Paul Clough: Colin Sharp

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