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Breakaway: The Family Affair – Part 1 (S1EP1 BBC One 11 Jan 1980, Glyn Houston)

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The Family Affair – Part 1: etective Superintendent Sam Harvey intends to resign from the police force, but his superior at Scotland Yard, Bert Sinclair, gives him some horrifying news which forces him to stay on temporarily – or so he thinks…

Regular Cast: Martin Jarvis (Sam Harvey)

Guest Cast: Glyn Houston (Bert Sinclair), Joan Benham (Hannah Harvey), Richard Caldicot (Jason Harvey), Hilary Ryan (Jill Foster), Norman Hartley (Phil Morgan), Simon Oates (Larry Voss), John Lee (Norman Harris), Jason James (Sergeant Hunter), Angela Browne (Margaret Randell), Paul Shelley (Peter Bradford), Derek Farr (Walter Randell), Paul Grinbergs, Reg Turner, John Cannon

Writer: Francis Durbridge / Director: Paul Ciappessoni

Airdate: 11 Jan 1980 on BBC One Two

Series: Breakaway Season 1 Episode 1

Show Info: In the first of two six part thrillers police inspector Sam Harvey investigates the brutal murder of his own parents.