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Softly, Softly - Task Force: Standing Orders


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by Alan Plater

104 (b) The basic duties of the police during strikes will be the protection of persons and property, the prevention of breaches of the peace, and the prevention of acts of intimidation and obstruction.
104 (c) Police officers must exercise their discretion, tact, and forbearance; strict impartiality must be shown at all times. When practicable only officers of experience should be employed to deal with the situation.
(Extract from Thamesford Constabulary Standing Orders)


Writer: Alan Plater
'Task Force' format: Elwyn Jones
Script Editor: Arnold Yarrow
Designer: Roy Oxley
Producer: Leonard Lewis
Director: Brian Parker
Det Chief Supt Barlow: Stratford Johns
Det Supt Watt: Frank Windsor
Det-Insp Hawkins: Norman Bowler
DC Donald: Susan Tebbs
PC Snow: Terence Rigby
Heslop: Ray Edwards
Simpson: Richard Hampton
Elliott: Robert Flynn
Butler: Clifford Cox
Major: Robert Hartley
Peggy: Katie Manning
Bellamy: Christopher Matthews
TV interviewer: Brian Spink
Fleming: Stuart Saunders

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Softly, Softly - Task Force: Standing Orders

BBC One London, 15 January 1970 20.00

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