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Spender Complete Season 1,2,3 & Special Jimmy Nail

SPENDER is the kind of gritty, intelligent cop drama that's been missing from North American television screen. The BBC produced series is a positive gem, having run for 3 consecutive seasons, and spawned one film entitled "The French Collection". Starring the excellent and multi-talented Jimmy Nail ("Still Crazy", "Evita"), it has garnered a following in Canada through re-runs on Showcase Television. The character of Spender is a tough and able cop cleaning up the streets of London with his somewhat unorthodox methods. Following a tragic incident, he's sent home, back to the North-East to his home-town of Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, which had taken him 20-odd years to get out of. Now re-united with old friends and haunting ghosts from his untamed past, the loathing he feels for the city and his new assignment drives his character to push the limits, and test the powers that be that govern his jurisdiction. But once we meet Spender's family - divorced wife Frances and his two young daughters - we witness an unexpected dimension to the character: that of a father and protector of his children, who finds it awkward to work his way back into their lives. Excellent scripts, hard-hitting drama and action accompany a wealth of talent involved in the making of this quality program. Jimmy Nail not only stars, but pens a few of those scripts. Together with his friend Tony McAnaney (who also co-stars as Keith and writes the music for the series) they combine to produce a unique and often haunting musical score which creates just the right kind of atmosphere for the program. And of course, there's the thick and sexy accents which can only come from the North-East. Includes Christmas Special "The French Collection" Spender is sent to Marseille to escort Tommy Thornton back to the UK after he has been arrested in France. Whilst escorting his prisoner back there is an accident and Thornton is apparently killed in the crash. However, Thornton is alive and well and has staged the whole charade. Spender, along with Stick decides to investigate and track Thornton down and bring him back to Britain, and justice.

Disc One The Homecoming Half a ton of Heartaches Douible Jeporady The Candidate

Disc Two Iced Dance Girl Dance Tough Well Well Well

Disc 3 Here We Go Again Fly By Night Fee

Disc Four Family Buisness The Golden Striker At the end of the day

Disc Five The More Things Change Kid Pluck

Disc 6 Bad Company Best Friends Retreat & The French Collection *Special*
Cast Jimmy Nail
Sammy Johnson
Denise Welch
Lynn Harrison Brendan
Peter Jonfield
Elizabeth Edmonds
Dawn Winlow
Nora Fulton
Denise Bryson

Runtime: 20 x 50 min + 1 x Special
Country:UK Region:
Free Region Worldwide Play
Format:dvdr Supplied Full Case Artwork Incl
TV:Rec Format
None Release
Vhs Quality
Language: English
Color: Color
Filming Locations:Alnwick, Northumberland, England, UK