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An Old-Fashioned Term
76
Episode No.   Series
76 1988x041
Original Airdate
2nd December 1988 FlagIcon UK small
Written By
Directed By
Episode Chronology:

P.C. Edwards and W.P.C. Martella find the naked body of a young woman who appears to have gassed herself to death, but they notice the neighbour who reported the death wiping something from the dead girl's mouth. D.C. Carver can't believe D.C. Lines has been a D.C. for twelve years. Lines isn't convinced the girl's death was a suicide, and impresses Carver with his detective skills when he solves the case - the neighbour, Kelly, has knocked her out with chloroform, raped her, and then turned on the gas. Kelly finally admits it, but Tosh is upset when he won't admit why. D.C. Dashwood is furious when D.S. Roach stands him up on an obbo to have dinner with Insp. Christine Frazer.

D.C. Tosh Lines has been in the job for fifteen years, and a detective for twelve.


  • Eric Richard as Sgt. Cryer
  • Kevin Lloyd as D.C. Lines
  • Mark Wingett as D.C. Carver
  • Nula Conwell as W.P.C. Martella
  • Colin Blumenau as P.C. Edwards
  • Christopher Ellison as D.I. Burnside
  • Tony Scannell as D.S. Roach
  • Barbara Thorn as Insp. Frazer
  • Jon Iles as D.C. Dashwood
  • Peter Ellis as Ch. Supt. Brownlow
  • Larry Dann as Sgt. Peters
  • Roger Leach as Sgt. Penny
  • Mark Powley as P.C. Melvin
  • Robert Hudson as P.C. Smith
  • Eamonn  Walker as P.C. Haynes
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