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Detective series about an unorthodox undercover cop created by Ian La Frenais and Jimmy Nail.
Starring Jimmy Nail
Fly by Night. Spender finds himself working in a glass factory, keeping a suspected armed robber under observation. But when a separate turf war breaks out between rival gangs Spender gets involved in this too.
Producer Martin McKeand Director Alan Grint ●STEREO


Unknown: Ian La Frenais
Unknown: Jimmy Nail.
Spender: Jimmy Nail
Phelan: Christopher Fairbank
Stick: Sammy Johnson
Keith: Tony McAnaney
Dan Boyd: Berwick Kaler
DCS Gillespie: Peter Guinness
Duffy: Geoff Lawson
Blakey: Dave Hill
DC Terry Knowle: David Whittaker
Tanya: Colette Stevenson
Astrid: Siv Borg
Roly: Bill Smaithe
Les: Shaun Mechan
Porky: Jack Mechan

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We hope it helps you find information about that long forgotten BBC programme, research a particular person or browse your own involvement with the BBC.

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