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Spender: The Golden Striker (S2EP5 BBC One 4 Feb 1992, John Woodvine)



The Golden Striker: Spender tries to track down a missing very well known footballer, Kenny Cooper. Although Kenneth Ladd is listed as the author of this episode that was really a pseudonym for Alan Plater and Jimmy Nail who co-wrote the episode. Val McLane who makes an appearance in this episode is the real life sister of Jimmy Nail.

Regular Cast: Jimmy Nail (Spender), Peter Guinness (Detective Chief Superintendent Gillespie), Sammy Johnson (Stick), Berwick Kaler (Dan Boyd)

Guest Cast: Mickey Hutton (Spud), Denise Welch (Frances), Dawn Winlow (Laura), Brendan P. Healy (Eric), Tony McAnaney (Keith), Lynn Harrison (Kate), David Howey, John Woodvine, Val McLane, Stephen Thirkeld, Derek Walmsley, Gavin Kitchen, Ray Stubbs

Writer: Kenneth Ladd / Director: Roger Bamford

Airdate: 4 Feb 1992 on BBC One Two

Series: Spender Season 2 Episode 5

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