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
Ciarán Hinds
Ciarán Hinds
John Hannah
John Hannah
Keith Allen
Keith Allen
Neil Stuke
Neil Stuke
Colin Salmon
Colin Salmon
Daniel Craig
Daniel Craig
Michael Byrne
Michael Byrne
Charlie Creed-Miles
Charlie Creed...
Michael Elwyn
Michael Elwyn
Stephen Greif
Stephen Greif
Daniel Ryan
Daniel Ryan
Lee Ross
Lee Ross
David Calder
David Calder
Steven Mackintosh
Steven Mackin...
Jerome Flynn
Jerome Flynn
Steven Waddington
Steven Waddin...
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
Thad Luckinbill
Thad Luckinbi...
Sylvestra Le Touzel
Sylvestra Le...
Sarah Teale
Paul Freeman
Paul Freeman
David Morrissey
David Morriss...
Pete Postlethwaite
Pete Postleth...
James Nesbitt
James Nesbitt
Michael Pennington
Michael Penni...
Nicky Henson
Nicky Henson
Jonny Lee Miller
Jonny Lee Mil...
Angus MacInnes
Angus MacInne...
Ray Winstone
Ray Winstone
Bernard Horsfall
Bernard Horsf...
James Laurenson
James Laurens...
Donald Sumpter
Donald Sumpte...
Bernard Hill
Bernard Hill
Andrew Tiernan
Andrew Tierna...
Mark Addy
Mark Addy
Jamie Foreman
Jamie Foreman
Ronan Vibert
Ronan Vibert
Julian Wadham
Julian Wadham
Kenneth Cranham
Kenneth Cranh...
Roger Allam
Roger Allam
Michael Kitchen
Michael Kitch...
Hugh Bonneville
Hugh Bonnevil...
Michael Angelis
Michael Angel...
Elizabeth Berrington
Elizabeth Ber...
Judith Scott
Judith Scott
Ben Chaplin
Ben Chaplin
Alexander Morton
Alexander Mor...
Jonathan Phillips
Jonathan Phil...
Neil Dudgeon
Neil Dudgeon
Stephen Marcus
Stephen Marcu...
Larry Lamb
Larry Lamb
Hermione Norris
Hermione Norr...
Jack Shepherd
Jack Shepherd
Shaun Dingwall
Shaun Dingwal...
Clarke Peters
Clarke Peters
Trevor Peacock
Trevor Peacoc...
Sean Gilder
Sean Gilder
Tony Haygarth
Tony Haygarth
Judy Loe
Judy Loe
Andreas Wisniewski
Andreas Wisni...
Marc Warren
Marc Warren
Oliver Ford Davies
Oliver Ford D...
Paterson Joseph
Paterson Jose...
Paul Brooke
Paul Brooke
Danny Sapani
Danny Sapani
Eleanor David
Eleanor David
Geoffrey Whitehead
Geoffrey Whit...
Dominic Rowan
Dominic Rowan
Simon Greenall
Simon Greenal...
Helen Schlesinger
Helen Schlesi...
Su Elliott
Su Elliott
Nick Dunning
Nick Dunning
Reggie Yates
Reggie Yates
Judith Barker
Judith Barker
Edward Tudor-Pole
Edward Tudor-...
Jane Wymark
Jane Wymark
Des McAleer
Des McAleer
John Grillo
John Grillo
Tom Chadbon
Tom Chadbon
Thomas Craig
Thomas Craig
Lolita Chakrabarti
Lolita Chakra...
Peter Blythe
Peter Blythe
Neville Phillips
Neville Phill...
Gillian McCutcheon
Gillian McCut...
Michael Keating
Michael Keati...
Jonny Phillips
Jonny Phillip...
Trevor Byfield
Trevor Byfiel...
Hamish McColl
Hamish McColl
Sara Powell
Sara Powell
David Barrass
David Barrass
Simone Bendix
Simone Bendix
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