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Spender is a British television police procedural drama, created by Ian La Frenais and Jimmy Nail, that first broadcast on 8 January 1991 on BBC1. The series, which also starred Nail as the title character, ran for three series between 1991 and 1993,... read more

Spender is a British television police procedural drama, created by Ian La Frenais and Jimmy Nail, that first broadcast on 8 January 1991 on BBC1. The series, which also starred Nail as the title character, ran for three series between 1991 and 1993, finishing with a feature-length special, The French Collection, broadcast on 29 December 1993. A total of twenty-one episodes were produced. The first and second series were produced by Martin McKeand, while the third and final series was produced by Paul Raphael and Peter McAleese.

Original Release

01/08/1991 on BBC

Cast

Denise Welch Frances Spender
Tony McAnaney Keith Moreland
Sammy Johnson Kenneth Norman 'Stick' Oakley
Jimmy Nail Freddie Spender
Berwick Kaler Detective Sergeant Dan Boyd
Mickey Hutton Spud Tate
Paul Greenwood Supt Yelland
Dawn Winlow Laura Spender
Lynn Harrison Kate Spender
Peter Guinness Detective Chief Superintendent Gillespie
(see additional cast & crew)
# Title Air Date
1 The More Things Change Tuesday, 05 January 1993
2 Kid Tuesday, 12 January 1993
3 Puck Tuesday, 19 January 1993
4 Bad Company Tuesday, 26 January 1993
5 Best Friends Tuesday, 02 February 1993
6 Retreat Tuesday, 09 February 1993
7 The French Collection Wednesday, 29 December 1993
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Directors

Roger Bamford, Ian Knox, Mary McMurray, Richard Standeven, Suri Krishnamma, Alan Grint

Writers

Jimmy Nail, Ian La Frenais, Stan Hey, Val McLane, Niall Leonard, Kenneth Ladd

Creators

Jimmy Nail, Ian La Frenais

Cast

Denise Welch Frances Spender
Tony McAnaney Keith Moreland
Sammy Johnson Kenneth Norman 'Stick' Oakley
Jimmy Nail Freddie Spender
Berwick Kaler Detective Sergeant Dan Boyd
Mickey Hutton Spud Tate
Paul Greenwood Supt Yelland
Dawn Winlow Laura Spender
Lynn Harrison Kate Spender
Peter Guinness Detective Chief Superintendent Gillespie
Peter Guinness DCS Gillespie
Lynn Harrison Kate
Paul Greenwood Superintendent Yelland
Brendan P. Healy Eric
Mickey Hutton 'Spud' Tate
David Whitaker Detective Constable Terry Knowles
Elizabeth Edmonds Eileen
Laure Killing Janet Thornton
Peter Jonfield Chief Inspector Greaves
Siv Borg Astrid Moreland

Producers

Eric Fellner Executive Producer
Jimmy Nail Executive Producer
Peter McAleese Producer
Martin McKeand Producer

Editors

Martin Sharpe, Jerry Leon, Colin Goudie, Paul Garrick, Ian Sutherland, Philip Kloss

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