Character:

D.I Bob 'Bingo' Tate

Episodes:

Series 1-2 (February 1995 - November 1996)

Writers:

Len Collin, David Joss Buckley, Matthew Graham, Steve Griffiths, Andy Lynch, Roy Mitchell, Sian Orrells, James Quirk

Directors: 
Douglas Mackinnon, Alex Pillai, Keith Boak, Terence Daw, Colin Gregg, David Innes Edwards, Nicholas Prosser, Terry Winsor

Producers:
Gina Cronk, Colin McKeown

Production Companies: 
Carlton Television, Central Independent Television

Additional Cast:
Samantha Bond, Amanda Pays, David Sterne, Gary McDonald,  Nicholas Ball, Reece Dinsdale

Status:
Available on VHS


Depicted the work of a team in the Metropolitan Police Service's Flying Squad. Each case was a stand alone episode or sometimes spread over two episodes and continuing drama was provided by the depiction of the personal lives of the officers in the team and their families.


  • Comprised of a pilot, which aired in 1995, followed by the commissioning of three series between 1996 and 1997.

"How Thief Takers Steal The Limelight"

By Phil Tusler/ The People


Stuntmen and women have a new-found respect from actor Brendan Coyle, who plays DS Bob 'Bingo' Tate. The Irishman spent part of the filming schedule in agony after dislocating his shoulder during one action-packed scene...

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