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Dangerfield: Police Brutality (S1EP1 BBC One 27 Jan 1995, Lisa Faulkner)

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Police Brutality: Black police constable Nigel Spenser arrests suspect Makin in the early hours of the morning and then finds himself faced with a brutality charge. Paul Dangerfield is faced with an ethical dilemma when Spenser’s superior, DI Ken Jackson, puts pressure on him to help get Nigel off. Matters are made more irritating for the police surgeon when Ken contacts him in the middle of his first date with sultry barrister Kate Durrani. Things look bad for Nigel until Matthew Evans’ body is found in his garden and the property in the Makin’s car is proved to have been stolen from Evans’ house. Elsewhere, the case of a suspicious death involving elderly Sarah Harris, one of Joanna’s patients, is solved when her husband Brigadier Harris admits to a mercy killing.

Regular Cast: Nigel Le Vaillant (Doctor Paul Dangerfield), Amanda Redman (Joanna Stevens), Sean Maguire (Marty Dangerfield), Lisa Faulkner (Alison Dangerfield), George Irving (Detective Inspector Ken Jackson), Nadim Sawalha (Shaaban Hamada), Bill Wallis (Nick Mackenzie), Kim Vithana (Kate Durrani), Tracy Gillman (Detective Constable Nicky Green)

Guest Cast: Catherine Terris, Moray Watson, Mo Sesay, Martin Troakes, Audrey Tom, Roderick Smith, Linda Polan, Eleanor Martin, Tim Munro

Writer: Don Shaw / Director: Jan Sargent

Airdate: 27 Jan 1995 on BBC One

Series: Dangerfield Season 1 Episode 1

Show Info: Dangerfield told of the cases of a busy police surgeon.