Between the Lines

Between the Lines (1992–1994) is set in the Complaints Investigation Bureau (CIB) - the department responsible for investigating other police officers - of London's Metropolitan Police. The first two series had stories based around various different aspects of the darker side of the police, ranging from such topics as petty corruption, racism and sexual harassment through to grand conspiracy, with some plot threads running through the series over several episodes. The series also dealt with the personal lives of it's less-than-clean-cut characters, particularly the womanising lead character Tony Clark, and is also notable for its inclusion of a lesbian character in a major role. In the third and final series, the focus changed significantly, moving away from the police force to other areas of security and espionage.
Between the Lines (1992–1994) is set in the Complaints Investigation Bureau (CIB) - the department responsible for investigating other police officers - of London's Metropolitan Police. The first two series had stories based around various different aspects of the darker side of the police, ranging from such topics as petty corruption, racism and sexual harassment through to grand conspiracy, with some plot threads running through the series over several episodes. The series also dealt with the personal lives of it's less-than-clean-cut characters, particularly the womanising lead character Tony Clark, and is also notable for its inclusion of a lesbian character in a major role. In the third and final series, the focus changed significantly, moving away from the police force to other areas of security and espionage.

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Watch Between the Lines Season 3 Episode 10 - The End User: Part 2

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s3e10 The End User: Part 2
December 21, 1994
The final episode of the show with Naylor and Clark infiltrating a far right group. The finale ends on a cliffhanger with an aghast Maureen regretting her decision to offer up her two former colleagues in return for a promotion in the police force, as Clark and Naylor appear to be trapped on an exploding boat. It is never known whether they survived.
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Watch Between the Lines Season 1 Episode 1 - Private Enterprise

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s1e1 Private Enterprise
September 4, 1992
DCI Tony Clark finds himself assigned the unenviable task of investigating his own station when Scotland Yard suspects corruption. His first target is a ring of officers who are taking kickbacks from laundered drugs money.
Series Premiere
Watch Between the Lines Season 2 Episode 7 - The Fifth Estate
s2e7 The Fifth Estate
November 16, 1993
November 16, 1993
The Fifth Estate
Watch Between the Lines Season 2 Episode 8 - The Great Detective
s2e8 The Great Detective
November 23, 1993
November 23, 1993
The Great Detective
Watch Between the Lines Season 2 Episode 9 - Jumping the Lights
s2e9 Jumping the Lights
November 30, 1993
November 30, 1993
Jumping the Lights
Watch Between the Lines Season 2 Episode 11 - Big Boys' Rules, Part 1
s2e11 Big Boys' Rules, Part 1
December 14, 1993
December 14, 1993
Big Boys' Rules, Part 1
Watch Between the Lines Season 2 Episode 12 - Big Boys' Rules, Part 2
s2e12 Big Boys' Rules, Part 2
December 21, 1993
December 21, 1993
Big Boys' Rules, Part 2
Season Finale
Watch Between the Lines Season 3 Episode 1 - Foxtrot Oscar
s3e1 Foxtrot Oscar
October 19, 1994
October 19, 1994
Foxtrot Oscar
Season Premiere
Watch Between the Lines Season 3 Episode 2 - A Safe Pair Of Hands
s3e2 A Safe Pair Of Hands
October 26, 1994
October 26, 1994
A Safe Pair Of Hands
Watch Between the Lines Season 3 Episode 3 - A Face In The Crowd
s3e3 A Face In The Crowd
November 2, 1994
November 2, 1994
A Face In The Crowd
Watch Between the Lines Season 3 Episode 4 - Shoot To Kill
s3e4 Shoot To Kill
November 9, 1994
November 9, 1994
Shoot To Kill
Watch Between the Lines Season 3 Episode 5 - Close Protection
s3e5 Close Protection
November 16, 1994
November 16, 1994
Close Protection
Watch Between the Lines Season 3 Episode 6 - Blooded
s3e6 Blooded
November 23, 1994
November 23, 1994
Blooded
Watch Between the Lines Season 3 Episode 7 - Unknown Soldier
s3e7 Unknown Soldier
November 30, 1994
November 30, 1994
Unknown Soldier
Watch Between the Lines Season 3 Episode 8 - Free Trade
s3e8 Free Trade
December 7, 1994
December 7, 1994
Free Trade
Watch Between the Lines Season 3 Episode 9 - The End User: Part 1
s3e9 The End User: Part 1
December 14, 1994
December 14, 1994
The End User: Part 1
Watch Between the Lines Season 3 Episode 10 - The End User: Part 2
s3e10 The End User: Part 2
December 21, 1994
December 21, 1994
The End User: Part 2
Series Finale

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Nicknamed by the tabloids 'Between the Loins' due to the amount of sex scenes this was, at heart, a show about the police who investigate the police. Neil Pearson, the funniest, smartest and most charismatic actor at that time had me counting the minutes till each new episode. It was also one of the first shows to have an 'out' lesbian police officer, something that no other show would attempt at that time. It was set just after the West Midlands outrages and so referenced that debacle often and was hard hitting at the problems of racism, sexism and homophobia facing the police at that time. It needed, at the end, a couple more episodes to tidy up loose ends but, unfortunately wasn't given that time. Still an excellent show from the 90s.
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4 ratings (average: 4.88)
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