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Spender: The More Things Change (S3EP1 BBC One 5 Jan 1993, Lena Headey)

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The More Things Change: Spender is dating a new girlfriend, called Sandy. Whilst in the park with Laura and Kate, Spender comes across a dangerous rapist, he gives chase but loses him. Keith reveals to Spender that he is being bootlegged by a guy at the train station. Spender promises to investigate for him. Later, whilst in the same place that the rapes have been taking place, an undercover officer is about to be attacked, however, Spender intervenes and gives chase. He ends up chasing a train down the track!

Meanwhile, Frances tells Spender that she’s going to marry Eric and they both agree to sign the divorce papers. Stick takes Eileen to dinner to celebrate his deal. He also invites Spender and Sandy and Keith and Emily. Sandy’s Husband turns up and informs Spender that he’s dating his wife!

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

Guest Cast: Brendan P. Healy (Eric), Dawn Winlow (Laura), Lynn Harrison (Kate), Denise Welch (Francis), Tony McAnaney (Keith Moreland), Mickey Hutton, Phillippa Wilson, Lena Headey, Eli Woods, Elizabeth Edmonds, Ewan Stewart, Robert McAulay

Writer: Jimmy Nail / Director: Ian Knox

Airdate: 5 Jan 1993 on BBC One Two

Series: Spender Season 3 Episode 1

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