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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.
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
The Candidate. To his dismay, Spender is assigned to protect Bobby Montgomery , the Tory candidate in a local by-election, who has been receiving death threats. He is even more unhappy to learn that
Superintendent Yelland will be working closely with him.
Episode written by Jimmy Nail Producer Martin McKeand
Director Richard Standeven


Unknown: Jimmy Nail
Unknown: Ian La Frenais
Unknown: Jimmy Nail
Unknown: Bobby Montgomery
Written By: Jimmy Nail
Producer: Martin McKeand
Director: Richard Standeven
Spender: Jimmy Nail
Bobby Montgomery: Amanda Redman
Supt Yelland: Paul Greenwood
Det Sgt 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
Bel/e Topping: June Barry-Green
Sir John Hedley: John Larsen
Lady Hedley: Helen Russell
Albert Dollman: Harry Herring

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