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We have produced a Style Guide to help editors follow a standard format when editing a listing. If you are unsure how best to edit this programme please take a moment to read it.
Fifth in a 12-part drama series telling the story of five ordinary men and women from different walks of life who become special constables.
Freddy Calder settles an angry dispute in an unorthodox way. And there are sinister consequences for Redwood, when he agrees to take on a legal-aid case involving a teenager who has been accused of "steaming".
Uncle Ram is still matchmaking and after his efforts on Anjali's behalf, family tensions are running high.
Created, written and produced by Brian Degas and Harry Robertson Director Christopher Baker ● STEREO


Produced By: Brian Degas
Unknown: Harry Robertson
Director: Christopher Baker
Bob Loach: Martin Cochrane
Freddy Calder: Ron Donachie
John Redwood: Brian Gwaspari
VivSmith: Cindy O'Callaghan
Anjali Shah: Kim Vithana
Sgt McAllister: Campbell Morrison
Noreen Loach: Polly Hemingway
Dicky Padgett: Richard Heffer
Uncle Ram: Badi Uzzaman
Derek Loach: Dominic Rickhards
Denzil: John Brobbey
Rita Loosemore: Jill Brassington
MrsCo/eman: Karen Benjamin
Piggott: Peter Benson
Grout: Andrew Livingston

About this project

This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

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.

Through the listings, you will also be able to use the Genome search function to find thousands of radio and TV programmes that are already available to view or listen to on the BBC website.

There are more than 5 million programme listings in Genome. This is a historical record of the planned output and the BBC services of any given time. It should be viewed in this context and with the understanding that it reflects the attitudes and standards of its time - not those of today.

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This internal version of Genome, which includes all the magazine covers, images and articles as well as the programme listings from the Radio Times, is different to the version of BBC Genome that is available externally/to the public. It is only available inside the BBC network.

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