TOUGH-NOSED, HARD-PERMED, tight-trousered cop shop series which graduated from studio-bound videotaped vaudeville to all-on-film out-and-out shouting. Original star was DERREN NESBITT, he of the curly blond hair and artfully-shaped sideboards. FULTON MACKAY cleaned up the mess. Revamp found PATRICK MOWER spitting feathers and swinging fists while GEORGE SEWELL looked petulant keeping the car engine ticking over in the background. Sewell got the last laugh though, going on to be George Smiley’s troubleshooter and Jasper Carrott’s boss. Mower, meanwhile, went on to Burton’s adverts (“Nice safari suit, not leaving the country are we?”) and Carry On England.