Between the Lines (1992)

Between the Lines was a television police drama series created by J. C. Wilsher and produced by World Productions for the BBC. It was first shown on BBC1 between 1992 and 1994, running for three series. The show centred on the eventful life of Detective Superintendent Tony Clark, played by Neil Pearson. Clark was an ambitious member of the Complaints Investigation Bureau, an internal organisation that investigates claims of corruption inside the police in England and Wales. Along the way Clark had to overcome strong influence from his superiors and problems in his private life, most notably the break-up of his marriage following an affair with WPC Jenny Dean. Throughout the series Clark was assisted by sidekicks Harry Naylor and Mo Connell. Clark's work as a lead officer in CIB was the focus of the first two series. In the first series his boss was Deakin, a tough Irish policeman. At the end of the first series Deakin was revealed to be a corrupt officer himself. He left the force but remained a recurring character working freelance for the security services and others, sometimes in conflict with Clark and sometimes assisting him. At the start of the third series Clark, Naylor and Connell leave the police force and work in the murky world of private security, far right politics and espionage. The third series ends with the betrayal of Clark and Naylor who had been masquerading as mercenaries. The betrayal is made by Connell in league with Deakin, their former boss and nemesis. It is unclear whether Clark and Naylor have died as the show ended on a cliffhanger. Rumours of a remake did circulate for some years, but Pearson confirmed in 'Watching the Detectives' that he had wanted a 'final' ending at the time and would never return to the role.

Writing:
  • J.C. Wilsher

Stars:
Release Date: 1992-09-04
Seasons: 1 2 3
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  • Country: GB
  • Language: En
David Morrissey
David Morriss...
Jack Shepherd
Jack Shepherd
Ciarán Hinds
Ciarán Hinds
Nigel Lindsay
Nigel Lindsay
Insp. Alan Grant
Andreas Wisniewski
Andreas Wisni...
Roger Allam
Roger Allam
Su Elliott
Su Elliott
Tom Chadbon
Tom Chadbon
Tom Georgeson
Tom Georgeson
Det. Insp. Harry Naylor
George Anton
George Anton
Oliver Ford Davies
Oliver Ford D...
Paterson Joseph
Paterson Jose...
Marc Warren
Marc Warren
David Bradley
David Bradley
James Laurenson
James Laurens...
Ben Onwukwe
Ben Onwukwe
Helen Schlesinger
Helen Schlesi...
David Calder
David Calder
Jamie Foreman
Jamie Foreman
Colin Salmon
Colin Salmon
James Nesbitt
James Nesbitt
Ben Chaplin
Ben Chaplin
Andrew Tiernan
Andrew Tierna...
Ray Winstone
Ray Winstone
Jerome Flynn
Jerome Flynn
Detective Sergeant Eddie Hargreaves
Sean Gilder
Sean Gilder
Stephen Marcus
Stephen Marcu...
Nicky Henson
Nicky Henson
Sylvestra Le Touzel
Sylvestra Le...
Sarah Teale
Edward Tudor-Pole
Edward Tudor-...
Siobhan Redmond
Siobhan Redmo...
Det. Sgt. Maureen Connell
Neil Pearson
Neil Pearson
Det. Supt. Tony Clark
Tony Doyle
Tony Doyle
Chief Supt. John Deakin
Dorian Healy
Dorian Healy
P.C. Geoff Richards
Michael Kitchen
Michael Kitch...
Danny Sapani
Danny Sapani
Steven Waddington
Steven Waddin...
Julian Wadham
Julian Wadham
Peter Blythe
Peter Blythe
Daniel Craig
Daniel Craig
Jonny Phillips
Jonny Phillip...
Mark Addy
Mark Addy
Stephen Greif
Stephen Greif
Keith Allen
Keith Allen
Bernard Hill
Bernard Hill
Paul Brooke
Paul Brooke
Pete Postlethwaite
Pete Postleth...
Neil Stuke
Neil Stuke
Neil Dudgeon
Neil Dudgeon
Jonny Lee Miller
Jonny Lee Mil...
Michael Elwyn
Michael Elwyn
Trevor Peacock
Trevor Peacoc...
Donald Sumpter
Donald Sumpte...
John Grillo
John Grillo
Tony Haygarth
Tony Haygarth
Paul Freeman
Paul Freeman
Alexander Morton
Alexander Mor...
John Hannah
John Hannah
Bernard Horsfall
Bernard Horsf...
Angus MacInnes
Angus MacInne...
Des McAleer
Des McAleer
Lolita Chakrabarti
Lolita Chakra...
Daniel Ryan
Daniel Ryan
Sara Powell
Sara Powell
Thomas Craig
Thomas Craig
David Lyons
David Lyons
Commander Brian Huxtable
Michael Angelis
Michael Angel...
Shaun Dingwall
Shaun Dingwal...
John Shrapnel
John Shrapnel
Deputy Assistant Commissioner Dunning
Judy Loe
Judy Loe
Trevor Byfield
Trevor Byfiel...
Geoffrey Whitehead
Geoffrey Whit...
Judith Barker
Judith Barker
Dominic Rowan
Dominic Rowan
Larry Lamb
Larry Lamb
Eleanor David
Eleanor David
Simon Greenall
Simon Greenal...
Gavin Richards
Gavin Richard...
Michael Keating
Michael Keati...
Michael Pennington
Michael Penni...
Neville Phillips
Neville Phill...
Hamish McColl
Hamish McColl
David Barrass
David Barrass
Gillian McCutcheon
Gillian McCut...
Simone Bendix
Simone Bendix
Rudolph Walker
Rudolph Walke...
Jane Wymark
Jane Wymark
Yolanda Vazquez
Yolanda Vazqu...
Tony Bluto
Tony Bluto
Rupert Holliday-Evans
Rupert Hollid...
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