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
Hermione Norris
Hermione Norr...
Neville Phillips
Neville Phill...
Siobhan Redmond
Siobhan Redmo...
Det. Sgt. Maureen Connell
Tom Georgeson
Tom Georgeson
Det. Insp. Harry Naylor
Neil Pearson
Neil Pearson
Det. Supt. Tony Clark
Tony Doyle
Tony Doyle
Chief Supt. John Deakin
Dorian Healy
Dorian Healy
P.C. Geoff Richards
Nigel Lindsay
Nigel Lindsay
Insp. Alan Grant
Sylvestra Le Touzel
Sylvestra Le...
Sarah Teale
Paul Freeman
Paul Freeman
John Grillo
John Grillo
Dominic Rowan
Dominic Rowan
Sean Gilder
Sean Gilder
Lolita Chakrabarti
Lolita Chakra...
Neil Dudgeon
Neil Dudgeon
David Calder
David Calder
Mark Addy
Mark Addy
Lee Ross
Lee Ross
Mark Strong
Mark Strong
David Morrissey
David Morriss...
Keith Allen
Keith Allen
Steven Mackintosh
Steven Mackin...
Alexander Morton
Alexander Mor...
Marc Warren
Marc Warren
Ray Winstone
Ray Winstone
Andrew Tiernan
Andrew Tierna...
Colin Salmon
Colin Salmon
Julian Wadham
Julian Wadham
David Bradley
David Bradley
Pete Postlethwaite
Pete Postleth...
Paterson Joseph
Paterson Jose...
Ciarán Hinds
Ciarán Hinds
Nicky Henson
Nicky Henson
Bernard Horsfall
Bernard Horsf...
Ronan Vibert
Ronan Vibert
Clarke Peters
Clarke Peters
Charlie Creed-Miles
Charlie Creed...
Roger Allam
Roger Allam
Elizabeth Berrington
Elizabeth Ber...
Jerome Flynn
Jerome Flynn
Detective Sergeant Eddie Hargreaves
Paul Brooke
Paul Brooke
Donald Sumpter
Donald Sumpte...
Daniel Ryan
Daniel Ryan
Neil Stuke
Neil Stuke
Angus MacInnes
Angus MacInne...
Bernard Hill
Bernard Hill
Michael Byrne
Michael Byrne
Nick Dunning
Nick Dunning
Larry Lamb
Larry Lamb
Ben Chaplin
Ben Chaplin
Shaun Dingwall
Shaun Dingwal...
John Shrapnel
John Shrapnel
Deputy Assistant Commissioner Dunning
John Hannah
John Hannah
Kenneth Cranham
Kenneth Cranh...
Daniel Craig
Daniel Craig
Hugh Bonneville
Hugh Bonnevil...
James Nesbitt
James Nesbitt
Tom Chadbon
Tom Chadbon
Hugh Ross
Hugh Ross
Commander Graham Sullivan
Jonny Lee Miller
Jonny Lee Mil...
George Anton
George Anton
Tony Haygarth
Tony Haygarth
Steven Waddington
Steven Waddin...
Su Elliott
Su Elliott
Danny Sapani
Danny Sapani
Jane Wymark
Jane Wymark
Geoffrey Whitehead
Geoffrey Whit...
Oliver Ford Davies
Oliver Ford D...
Michael Kitchen
Michael Kitch...
Stephen Marcus
Stephen Marcu...
Peter Blythe
Peter Blythe
Jonathan Phillips
Jonathan Phil...
Michael Keating
Michael Keati...
Michael Angelis
Michael Angel...
Simon Greenall
Simon Greenal...
Jamie Foreman
Jamie Foreman
Trevor Peacock
Trevor Peacoc...
Judy Loe
Judy Loe
Michael Pennington
Michael Penni...
David Lyons
David Lyons
Commander Brian Huxtable
Andreas Wisniewski
Andreas Wisni...
James Laurenson
James Laurens...
Jonny Phillips
Jonny Phillip...
Eleanor David
Eleanor David
Reggie Yates
Reggie Yates
Rudolph Walker
Rudolph Walke...
Gavin Richards
Gavin Richard...
Trevor Byfield
Trevor Byfiel...
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