Episodes

Target: Set Up (BBC-1 28 Oct 1977, with Stephen Grief)

Target BBC Title

In Set Up Hackett takes delivery of a bag that he believes contains documents pertinent to a case he is working on, instead it contains 10,000 quid and waiting for him is the internal investigation department, he is immediately suspended from duty but Hackett being Hackett though he is determined to get to the bottom of what is going on, it soon becomes clear to him that it is to do with an illegal immigrant scam he was investigating.

A very strong episode which at times leave you wondering whether Hackett really is innocent, he also takes quite a bit from a group of immigrants who think he is behind the extortion racket that is making it so difficult for them to live. Difficult to watch at times with some overt racism towards the immigrants but lots of familiar facing popping up and a surprise small role for Stephen Grief as the ultimate Mr Big of the operation.

production details
UK / BBC One / 1×50 minute episode / Broadcast 28 October 1977

Writer: Ray Jenkins / Director: Jim Goddard

Series: Target Season 1 Episode 7

cast
PATRICK MOWER as Hackett
PHILIP MADOC as Tate
BRENDAN PRICE as Bonney
VIVIEN HEILBRON as Colbert
CARL RIGG as Dukes
ANIA MARSON as Ros
NORMAN ROSSINGTON as Dep. Chief Con. Goddard
MADHAV SHARMA as Nasrullah
RAFIQ ANWAR as Rahmin Khan
JAMILA MASSEY as Mrs Khan
ROBERT PUTT as Platt
MAURICE BUSH as Grizzly
FRANK JARVIS as Det Insp Charlie hunt
LEON EAGLES as Lazenby
STEPHEN GRIEF as Duroy
STEPHEN WHITTAKER as Jack Price
ANITA FINCH as Janet
ANTONY BROWN as National Co-Ordinator
DAVID BELCHER as Press Reporter
DEV SAGOO as Yahya
ROY SAMPSON as Policeman
GORDON REID as Stable Lad





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