Jimmy Nail plays tough cop Spender, forced to return to his native Newcastle after a failed undercover operation in London. He uses tough and unconventional methods to tackle the criminal underworld, but he must also deal with the friends, enemies and family he left behind, and never expected to return to. Sammy Johnson played Spender's sidekick Stick, while Denise Welch played Spender's wife.

Created By: Jimmy Nail | Ian La Frenais |
Genres: Crime | Drama |
Production Company:

Spender-Azwaad Movie Database
  • Release Date: 08-01-1991
  • Total Sessions: 3
  • Total Episodes: 21
  • Vote Count: 1
  • IMDB Rating: 8.0
  • Network: BBC One |
  • Status: Ended
  • Homepage: N/A

Photo Name Character
Jimmy Nail-Azwaad Movie Database Jimmy Nail Spender
Sammy Johnson-Azwaad Movie Database Sammy Johnson Stick
Berwick Kaler-Azwaad Movie Database Berwick Kaler DS Dan Boyd
Denise Welch-Azwaad Movie Database Denise Welch Frances Spender
Tony McAnaney-Azwaad Movie Database Tony McAnaney Keith Moreland
Dawn Winlow-Azwaad Movie Database Dawn Winlow Laura Spender
Peter Guinness-Azwaad Movie Database Peter Guinness DCS Gillespie
Paul Greenwood-Azwaad Movie Database Paul Greenwood Supt Yelland
Mickey Hutton-Azwaad Movie Database Mickey Hutton Spud Tate
Lynn Harrison-Azwaad Movie Database Lynn Harrison Kate

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