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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.

  1. Ian La Frenais


  2. Jimmy Nail


Series Cast

  1. Jimmy Nail

    Jimmy Nail


    21 Episodes

  2. Sammy Johnson


    21 Episodes

  3. Berwick Kaler

    DS Dan Boyd

    21 Episodes

  4. Denise Welch

    Frances Spender

    21 Episodes

  5. Tony McAnaney

    Keith Moreland

    21 Episodes

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Last Season

Season 3

1993 | 7 Episodes

Season 3 of Spender premiered on January 5, 1993.

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Status Ended


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Certification -

Type Scripted

Original Language English

Runtime 50m



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