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Spender: The More Things Change

Spender is dating a new girlfriend, called Sandy.

Whilst in the park with Laura and Kate, Spender comes across a dangerous rapist, he gives chase but loses him.

Keith reveals to Spender that he is being bootlegged by a guy at the train station. Spender promises to investigate for him.

Later, whilst in the same place that the rapes have been taking place, an undercover officer is about to be attacked, however, Spender intervenes and gives chase. He ends up chasing a train down the track!

Meanwhile, Frances tells Spender that she's going to marry Eric and they both agree to sign the divorce papers.

Stick takes Eileen to dinner to celebrate his deal. He also invites Spender and Sandy and Keith and Emily. Sandy's Husband turns up and informs Spender that he's dating his wife!

Episode Info


Episode number: 3x1
Airdate: Tuesday January 05th, 1993

Director: Ian Knox
Writer: Jimmy Nail


Guest Stars
Brendan P. HealyBrendan P. Healy
As Eric
Recurring
Elizabeth EdmondsElizabeth Edmonds
As Eileen
Recurring
Lena HeadeyLena Headey
As Emily
Recurring
Mickey HuttonMickey Hutton
As Spud Tate
Recurring
Dallas CampbellDallas Campbell
As Young College Type
Eli WoodsEli Woods
As Fat Syd
Ewan StewartEwan Stewart
As Man From The Dene
Hazel DayHazel Day
As Waitress
MaxieMaxie
As Sandy's Husband
Sharon ConsterdineSharon Consterdine
As Middle-Aged Woman
Struan RodgerStruan Rodger
As Peter The Hair
Main Cast
Jimmy NailJimmy Nail
As Spender
Peter GuinnessPeter Guinness
As Det. Chief Supt. Gillespie
Berwick KalerBerwick Kaler
As Detective Sergeant Dan Boyd
Denise WelchDenise Welch
As Frances Spender
Tony McAnaneyTony McAnaney
As Keith Moreland
Episode Notes
Central Station in Newcastle briefly appears in this episode.

From this episode onwards the title sequence changes slightly. The picture of Jimmy Nail changes and the colour of the text changes from white to orange.



Cultural References
Spender: Think of Bob Dylan ...

Bob Dylan is an American singer and songwriter.



Other Episode Crew

CreatorJimmy Nail  |  Ian La Frenais
Executive ProducerJimmy Nail  |  Eric Fellner
ProducerPaul Raphael
Associate ProducerJen Samson
Production DesignerMaria Djurkovic
EditorMartin Sharpe (1)
Costume DesignerFrances Tempest
GripJonathan Payne
Location ManagerPetrina Smith  |  Nick Fulton
Property MasterGary Dawson (2)
Script SupervisorMargaret Boyd
Production CoordinatorKarin Padgham
GafferSteve Costello
Stunt CoordinatorDenise Ryan
Production SecretaryNicole Kavanagh
Art DirectorMark Stevenson
Production ManagerPeter McAleese
MusicianTony McAnaney
Dubbing MixerDave Humphries (1)
Sound RecordistSimon Okin
Boom OperatorJune Prinz
Production AccountantDianne Twiddy  |  Judith May-harris
Camera AssistantClive Prior
Wardrobe AssistantKaren McKinlay  |  Emma Sutton
Best BoyDave Moore (1)
Music ComposerTony McAnaney
Steadicam OperatorPeter Robertson
Visual EffectsDavid Harris (5)
Focus PullerFrank Elliott
PhotographyErnest Day
Casting DirectorLucy Boulting
Incidental MusicTony McAnaney
Title MusicTony McAnaney
Standby PropsBilly Clarke  |  Gary Bacon
Make-up SupervisorGillian Garner
Production TeamDavid Seaton  |  Corinna Bonicelli  |  Ben Greenacre  |  Cath Pick
Dubbing EditorKevin Brazier  |  Richard Daniels
1st Assistant DirectorFrancesco Reidy
TitlesAlan Jeapes
Second Assistant DirectorBrian Binns
3rd Assistant DirectorDavid Lawley Wakelin
Make-up AssistantAndria Berch Pennell
Property BuyerCarol Turner
Wardrobe MasterMark Foster (2)
 
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