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Grushko (BBC-1 1994, Brian Cox, Eve Matheson)

In this three part crime thriller Brian Cox stars as General Grushko the tough-minded Head of the Mafia Investigation Division of the St. Petersburg police. He struggles with the mafia, the murder of a popular TV journalist and a Mafioso informer that threatens to add open gang warfare to his problems. With scant resources and little respect from a cynical public, Grushko tries to track down murderers and uncovers a criminal gang dealing in nuclear-contaminated meat.

production details
UK / BBC One – Mark Forstater Productions / 3×50 minute episodes / Broadcast 24 March – 7 April 1994

Writers: Philip Kerr, Robin Mukherjee / Novel: Philip Kerr / Executive Producer: Mark Forstater / Producer: Nicky Lund / Director: Tony Smith.

cast
Brian Cox as Yevgeni Grushko
Dave Duffy as Nikolai
Cathy White as Sasha
Stephen McGann as Andrei
Paul Brennen as Stepan
Richard Hawley as Dzhumber
Alan Stocks as Oocho
Rosaleen Linehan as Lena
Eve Matheson as Nina
Jack Klaff as Milyukin
Donald Sumpter as Kartashov
Andy Serkis as Pyotr
Jimmy Yuill as Chazov





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