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Squad, The (ITV 1980, Max Hafler, Mark Botham)

The Squad ITV 1980

Teen drama series The Squad focused on a group of young cadets undergoing police training. Each of the cadets – especially Alan Martin, George Booker, Jogger Cummins and Sandra Henley had to take part in various community work as they learnt the policing ropes. Naturally this is where most of the drama stemmed from.

Writers on the series were the high quality likes of John Kershaw, Paula Milne, Roy Russell, Simon Masters, William Humble, Barry Purchase and James Follett.

production details
UK / ITV – Thames / 10×25 minute episodes / Broadcast 1 October – 17 December 1980

Producer: Pamela Lonsdale

cast
Max Hefler as George Booker
Mark Botham as Alan Martin
Nicholas Cook as Jogger Cummins
Claire Walker as Elizabeth Maxwell
Yvette Harris as Sandra Henley
Tammi Jacobs as Judy Banks
Leon Eagles as Sgt Lewis

THE EPISODES
1. NEW BOYS
2. SEARCH
3. RECRUITS
4. RIP OFF
5. ELIZABETH
6. WHEELS
7. DECOY
8. MATES
9. THE BIG MATCH
10. HIT AND RUN