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Spender: Best Friends

Spender is assigned to investigate a series of car thefts.

Episode Info

Episode number: 3x5
Airdate: Tuesday February 02nd, 1993

Director: Ian Knox
Writer: Niall Leonard

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Special Guest Stars
John McArdle
As Sam Harper

Guest Stars
Chris Armstrong
As Knoboot
David Marriner
As Four Cs
David Whitaker (2)
As D.C. Terry Knowle
Elizabeth Edmonds
As Eileen
Jeffrey Knox
As Rowley
Lena Headey
As Emily
Trevor Fox
As Car Hire Attendant
Antony Byrne
As Steve the Car Thief
Beth Goddard
As Sally Prince
David MacCreedy (1)
As Brian the Mechanic
David Quilter
As Detective Chief Superintendent Morton
Jeff Sharp
As Ed The Ted (as Jeffrey Sharp)
Kevin O'Keefe
As Victim
Niall Leonard
As Grenville
Peggy Beck
As Elderly Lady
Philip Adroit
As Reporter No2
Richard Bremner
As Cov Mick
Vito Hind
As Reporter No1
Main Cast
Jimmy Nail
As Spender
Peter Guinness
As Det. Chief Supt. Gillespie
Berwick Kaler
As Detective Sergeant Dan Boyd
Denise Welch
As Frances Spender
Tony McAnaney
As Keith Moreland
Episode Notes
Jeffrey Knox, who plays Rowley, is a friend of Jimmy Nail's and was talked into letting Jeff playing a blagger in this episode. Jeffrey later went on to appear in Crocodile Shoes as Jed Shepperd's (Jimmy Nail) friend Omo.

Trevor Fox, who plays Car Hire Attendant, later went on to appear in Crocodile Shoes, alongside Jimmy Nail playing Jed Shepperd's friend, Tony.

This episode marks the last appearance of Keith Moreland, played by Tony McAnaney.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorJimmy Nail  |  Ian La Frenais
Executive ProducerEric Fellner  |  Jimmy Nail
ProducerPeter McAleese  |  Paul Raphael
Associate ProducerJen Samson
Production DesignerMaria Djurkovic
EditorIan Sutherland
Costume DesignerFrances Tempest
GripJonathan Payne
Location ManagerIan D. Tootle  |  Nick Fulton  |  Petrina Smith
Property MasterGary Dawson (2)
Script SupervisorMargaret Boyd
Production CoordinatorKarin Padgham
GafferSteve Costello
Production SecretaryNicole Kavanagh
Storyboard ArtistDes Hughes
Art DirectorIan Bailie  |  Mark Stevenson
Production ManagerTania Windsor
MusicianTony McAnaney
Dubbing MixerDave Humphries (1)
Sound RecordistSimon Okin
Boom OperatorJune Prinz
Production AccountantJudith May-harris  |  Dianne Twiddy
Camera AssistantClive Prior
Wardrobe AssistantDan Summerville  |  Karen McKinlay
Best BoyDave Moore (1)
Music ComposerTony McAnaney
Steadicam OperatorPeter Robertson
Focus PullerFrank Elliott
PhotographyBarry Ackford
Casting DirectorSimone Ireland
Incidental MusicTony McAnaney
Title MusicTony McAnaney
Standby PropsBilly Clarke  |  Gary Bacon
Supervising EditorMartin Sharpe (1)
Make-up DesignerGillian Garner
Production TeamCath Pick  |  David Seaton  |  Suzanne Ellis  |  Corinna Bonicelli  |  Ben Greenacre
Dubbing EditorRichard Daniels  |  Kevin Brazier
1st Assistant DirectorDavid McDonald
TitlesAlan Jeapes
Second Assistant DirectorBrian Binns
3rd Assistant DirectorDavid Lawley Wakelin
Stunt ArrangerDenise Ryan
Property BuyerJerry Organ  |  Carol Turner
Wardrobe MasterMark Foster (2)
Warning: Spender season 3 episode 5 guide may contain spoilers
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