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Continuing the re-run of the first series about the maverick
Geordie detective, created by Jimmy Nail and Ian La Frenais and starring Jimmy Nail Haifa Ton of Heartaches
When Spender is instructed to investigate the suspicious death of an oil-rig worker whose body has been washed up on the Northumbrian coast, he enlists the help of his dubious associate, Stick. He discovers a close-knit community with an undercurrent of tension and the potential for violence.
Episode written by Jimmy Nail ProducerMartin McKeand
Director Roger Bamford


Unknown: Jimmy Nail
Unknown: Ian La Frenais
Written By: Jimmy Nail
Producer: Martin McKeand
Director: Roger Bamford
Spender: Jimmy Nail
Stick: Sammy Johnson
Alfie: Stuart McGuigan
Supt Yelland: Paul Greenwood
Sgt Dan Boyd: Berwick Kaler
Albie Sloeman: Cuve Russell
Supt George Ellis: Christian Rodska
Frances: Denise Welch
Laura: Dawn Winlow
Kate: Lynn Harrison
Milne: Ken Sharrock
Taplow: David Napthine
Patel Sr: Ashiq
Stonker: James Bate
Police sergeant: Les Wild
Diane: Lisa Clarkson
Tommy: Bill Speed
Rigger: Jim Killeen

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