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Between the Lines 

British police drama following the team at the Complaints Investigation Bureau - the unit that polices the police.

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J.C. Wilsher
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Neil Pearson ...  Det. Supt. Tony Clark / ... 35 episodes, 1992-1994
Tom Georgeson Tom Georgeson ...  Det. Insp. Harry Naylor / ... 35 episodes, 1992-1994
Siobhan Redmond ...  Det. Sgt. Maureen Connell / ... 35 episodes, 1992-1994
Tony Doyle ...  Chief Supt. John Deakin / ... 27 episodes, 1992-1994
Robin McCallum Robin McCallum ...  Det. Supt. David Graves / ... 18 episodes, 1992-1994
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Storyline

This show is set in the Complaints Investigation Bureau (C.I.B.), the department responsible for investigating other police officers, of London's Metropolitan Police [the British counterpart to the Internal Affairs Bureau (I.A.B.) of a U.S. city's police force]. The first two seasons had stories based around various different aspects of the darker side of the police, ranging from such topics as petty corruption, racism, and sexual harassment through to grand conspiracy, with some plot threads running through the season over several episodes. The series also dealt with the personal lives of it's less-than-clean-cut characters, particularly the womanizing lead character Tony Clark, and is also notable for its inclusion of a lesbian character in a major role. In the third and final season, the focus changed significantly, moving away from the police force to other areas of security and espionage. Written by <mcollins@nyx.net>

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 September 1992 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Inside the Line See more »

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Runtime:

(35 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color
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Trivia

The series was nicknamed "Between the Sheets" because of the bedroom activities of lead character Tony Clark. See more »

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Referenced in Comedy Connections: Drop the Dead Donkey (2006) See more »

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Why I think this is the best Brit Cop show ever
10 February 1999 | by MelmSee all my reviews

I have watched every episode at least twice over the past 5 years (we got this series a little later than the UK of course). It's realistic cut throat, no holds barred depiction of UK police corruption was leading edge. Presented in the UK at a time when confidence in the UK police was at a record low, this show encapsulated the feelings of the day. It is very well acted, the principals gelling nicely right from the first episode. The third series is less tight and focussed, which explains why the main cast members refused to sign up for a 4th series. Neil Pearson (one of the sexiest men on the screen these days) is extremely convincing as Tony Clark. In fact, I can't think of any weak performances at all. great writing too. certainly a "10"


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