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Back Up (BBC Crime, James Gaddas, Alex Norton)



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Crime drama series Back Up followed the cases of a group of coppers working in an Operational Support Unit. Main cops were Sgt Bill Parkin (Martin Troakes), PC Gill Copson (Katrina Levon) and PC Ian Macrae (Alec Norton). PC Jim Reaper (James Gaddas) arrived for the second and final season.

Cast: MARTIN TROAKES as Sgt Bill Parkin (Sarge); JAMES GADDAS as PC Jim Reaper (season 2); KATRINA LEVON as PC Gill Copson (Dippy); NICK MILES as PC John Barrett (Thug); WILLIAM TAPLEY as PC Lionel Adams (Oz); CHRISTOPHER JOHN HALL as PC Eric Warren (Token); ALEX NORTON as PC Ian Macrae (Jock); CULUM MacPHERSON as PC Roger Tennant (Flub); COLETTE KOO as PC Susan Li (Bruce); OLIVER MILBURN as PC Wayne Cheetham (Bog); WAYNE MORRIS as Insp Harlow (Jean); PETER SULLIVAN as D.I. Overton; SAM COX as Supt Hallsworth; SUZAN CROWLEY as D.C.I. Chivers; CHRISTOPHER QUINN as PC Goole

Creators: Roy Mitchell, Nigel McCrery / Producer: Hilary Salmon / Costume: Sally Pearson / Titles: Lynda Sherwood-Page / Script Editors: Clare Elliott(season 1), Andrew Clifford(season 2)/ Police Consultant: Philip Fenerty / Music: John Lunn / Executive Producers: Chris Parr, Caroline Oulton(season 1), Tony Virgo, Julian Murphy (Season 2)

UK / BBC-1 / 1×75 minute episode 13×50 minute episodes / Broadcast 7 September 1995 – 2 July 1997