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Spender: Homecoming (S1EP1 BBC One 8 Jan 1991, David Telfer)

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Homecoming: D.S. Freddie Spender is an undercover Geordie cop but has been in London for the last 15 years. He and his partner D.S. Colin Driver are on an undercover operation which goes horribly wrong and Spender is transferred back to his native Newcastle, much to his disgust. Upon his return, he must confront an ex-wife and kids, a murky past and some local villains. His boss, Supt. Yelland also has dislikes Spender, and thinks he’s a pain in the arse. Yelland assigns Spender to a case involving Raymond Price.

Regular Cast: Jimmy Nail (Spender), Sammy Johnson (Stick), Berwick Kaler (DS Dan Boyd), Denise Welch (Frances Spender), Tony McAnaney (Keith Moreland), Dawn Winlow (Laura Spender), Paul Greenwood (Supt Yelland),

Guest Cast: Colin McLachlan, Tony Hodge, Steve Adler, Peter Jonfield, David Telfer, Steve Cram, Denise Bryson, Mark Lloyd, Maurice Iley, Chrissy Edge

Writer: Ian La Frenais / Director: Mary McMurray

Airdate: 8 Jan 1991 on BBC One Two

Series: Spender Season 1 Episode 1

Show Info: After working undercover in London Geordie cop Spender returns to Newcastle to work deep undercover.