Fear, The (ITV 1988, Iain Glen, Susannah Harker)



In five part crime drama The Fear, Carl Galton is the leader of tough underworld gang, he is something of a designer gangster with his extravagant lifestyle and expensive cars. He has set his sights on becoming leader of the North London scene.

The Fear was, at the time, a very modern take on the underworld and garnered a lot of publicity with a star making turn for Iain Glen as Carl. The rest of the cast was excellent too, Jerome Flynn and Jesse Birdsall were key gang members, Susannah Harker was Linda, Carl’s hard done by wife. The excellent Denis Lill was rival gang leader Klein and Anthony Valentine was Tony Slater, another gang boss.

production details
UK / ITV – Thames – Euston / 5×50 minute episodes / Broadcast 17 February – 16 March 1988 Wednesdays at 9.00pm

Writer: Paul Hines / Production Design: Andrew Mollo / Music: Colin Towns / Producers: Jacky Stoller, Antony Root / Director: Stuart Orme

Iain Glen as Carl Galton
Susannah Harker as Linda
Denis Lill as George Klein
Jesse Birdsall as Marty
Jerome Flynn as Freddie
Anthony Valentine as Tony Slater
Fergus Brazier as Nicky
Mario Kalli as Mario
Stephen Persaud as Russell
Sam Smart as Jo Jo
Jay Simpson as Mark
Jenna Russell as Vicky
Pam Ferris as Brenda
Rosalind Bennett as Colette
Linda Marlowe as Pat Klein

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