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