Between The Lines – tape 1724

Right back to the beginning for a repeat of Between The Lines. Here’s the first episode, Private Enterprise, and it opens with an impossibly young looking Ben Chaplin as a drug dealer.

There’s also a young Ciaran Hinds as one of the dodgy cops in Tony Clark’s station.

James Laurenson is Clark’s Superintendent, who might be involved in the leaking of information that caused a lot of big drug busts to fail recently.

BBC Genome: BBC Two – 15th January 1994 – 22:00

The next episode is Out of the Game. A young man is shot by police on an estate. There’s a lot of confusion around whether he fired a shot, whether his gun was even capable of firing, and, to Tony’s surprise, who he really was. Pete Postlethwaite plays the local Superintendent under investigation.

Marc Warren has a small role as a PC.

Jamie Foreman is such a familiar face, but I couldn’t place him. iMDb reminded me he was the dad in the Doctor Who story The Idiot’s Lantern.

It all kicks off at the end, as Tony and Mo get chased by an angry mob.

BBC Genome: BBC Two – 22nd January 1994 – 22:05

The next episode is Words of Advice. A black officer (Paterson Joseph) is accused of sexual misconduct against a fellow officer.

BBC Genome: BBC Two – 29th January 1994 – 22:05

Before the next episode, there’s the end of an episode of Arena looking at Russian journalist Vladimir Pozner.

There’s a trailer for The Day Today and for Moving Pictures (previewing Bull Durham).

Next, episode 4 of Between The Lines, Lies and Damned Lies. Jim Carter is a detective in a station under investigation.

John Shrapnel is a senior police officer.

David Bradley plays the sergeant at the station, and a fellow freemason with Carter.

BBC Genome: BBC Two – 5th February 1994 – 22:05

After this, recording continues with a trailer for the Winter Olympics.

Then there’s the start of a Taiwanese film, A City of Sadness. The tape ends during this film.



    1. Is that a Monster Club reference? That’s pretty niche. And I was going to say it’s a film few people remember, it must be hard to find, then I checked, and it’s streaming on Amazon Prime. I should watch it, I can’t remember if I ever watched it at the time. It’s the kind of film I would have rented from the local video shop.

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