The daily challenges facing the first Woman Police Constable to join a West Midlands force in the 1950s, where sexism, chauvinism and petty grudges are rife.
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Series cast summary:
Charles De'Ath ...  Sgt Sidney Fenton 15 episodes, 2013-2015
John Bowler ...  Asst Chief Constable Arthur Coulson / ... 14 episodes, 2013-2015
Jennie Jacques ...  WPC Gina Dawson 11 episodes, 2013-2015
Mark Healy Mark Healy ...  Chief Inspector Walter Briggs 10 episodes, 2014-2015
James Barriscale ...  Desk Sgt John Swift 10 episodes, 2014-2015
Liam Jeavons ...  PC Tommy Perkins 10 episodes, 2014-2015
Rachel Leskovac ...  Susie Nightingale 10 episodes, 2014-2015
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The daily challenges facing the first Woman Police Constable to join a West Midlands force in the 1950s, where sexism, chauvinism and petty grudges are rife.

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Crime | Drama | Romance

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 March 2013 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Naiskonstaapeli 56 See more »

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BBC Birmingham See more »
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Stereo (5.1 surround)

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16:9 HD
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These series has one distraction, Jennie Jacques Eyes
14 February 2014 | by djkeenan3See all my reviews

Jennie Jacques portrays all the ambitions, fears & acceptances of young women in 1956 England. I let myself go when watching the case solving, but I forget the plot when the camera is focused on her. I literally have to shake my head at times to follow the story.

I really like the scenes where she's not on camera. But from the first 5 minutes of episode one, she's the portrayed character I want to see next.

Not her fault, but Jennie Jacques' eyes are too magnetic. That said, the little known supporting cast are drawn from the deep well of British acting talent. This was Britain in 1956.

That I found Jennie Jacques' beauty distracting should not deter others from giving this a first viewing. She did what the writers & director dictated, & her performance is worthy of high praise.

I mark this down because of formulaic writing, but I mark it up because of the ensemble performances.

This is series worthy of watching.


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