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The Chinese Detective (1981–1982)

TV Series | 50 min | Crime, Drama

Detective Sergeant John Ho, a maverick British Chinese police officer, solves crimes in and around London's docklands while dealing with occasional prejudice and distrust within the police force.
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Updated Apr 30, 1981

Release date (First episode)
Apr 30, 1981 (United Kingdom)

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165 cast members
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David Yip
Detective Sergeant John Ho Detective Sergeant John Ho   See fewer
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Derek Martin
Detective Chief Inspector Berwick / Det. Chief Insp. Berwick Detective Chief Inspector Berwick / Det. Chief Insp. Berwick   See fewer
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Arthur Kelly
Detective Sergeant Donald Chegwyn / Det. Sgt. Chegwyn Detective Sergeant Donald Chegwyn / Det. Sgt. Chegwyn   See fewer
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Robert Lee
Joe Ho Joe Ho   See fewer
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John Bott
Det. Chief Supt. Halsey / Detective Chief Superintendent Halsey Det. Chief Supt. Halsey / Detective Chief Superintendent Halsey   See fewer
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Richard Rees
Dr. David Li Dr. David Li   See fewer
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Vincent Wong
Mr. Hong Mr. Hong   See fewer
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John Judd
Roy Kinnock Roy Kinnock   See fewer
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Helen Keating
Sandra Beatty Sandra Beatty   See fewer
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Allan Surtees
Ex Detective Chief Inspector Marley-Harris / Ex. Det. Chief Insp. Marley-Harris Ex Detective Chief Inspector Marley-Harris / Ex. Det. Chief Insp. Marley-Harris   See fewer
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Brian Croucher
Jack Mangan Jack Mangan   See fewer
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Michael Melia
Milner Milner   See fewer
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Ray Mort
Polish Caretaker Polish Caretaker   See fewer
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Terry Downes
Villain Villain   See fewer
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James Marcus
Charlie Charlie   See fewer
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Alan Ford
Jack Arthur Bross Jack Arthur Bross   See fewer
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Albert Moses
Mr. Banerjee / Mr. Patel Mr. Banerjee / Mr. Patel   See fewer
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Paul Antrim
Chief Insp. Seddon Chief Insp. Seddon   See fewer
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Ron Emslie
Det. Sgt. George Whatley Det. Sgt. George Whatley   See fewer
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Alexander John
Desk sergeant Desk sergeant   See fewer
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Dana Michie
Hatman Hatman   See fewer
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Ian Hendry
Eddie Dwyer Eddie Dwyer   See fewer
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Lee Montague
Reg Purnell Reg Purnell   See fewer
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Matthew Scurfield
Det. Insp. Gratton Det. Insp. Gratton   See fewer
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Nicholas McArdle
David Melvyn David Melvyn   See fewer
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Fiesta Mei Ling
Anna Wo Anna Wo   See fewer
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Renu Setna
Mr. Patel Mr. Patel   See fewer
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Fred Lee Own
Chung Ling Chung Ling   See fewer
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Marc Zuber
Sheik Ahmed Mahmoud Sheik Ahmed Mahmoud   See fewer
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Ahmed Khalil
Jamshid Kamal Jamshid Kamal   See fewer
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Kay Tong Lim
Scarface Scarface   See fewer
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Jacob Witkin
Mr. Shamal Mr. Shamal   See fewer
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Dicken Ashworth
Large Man Large Man   See fewer
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Jack Le White
Old Harry Rose Old Harry Rose   See fewer
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Mark Buffery
Car Salesman Car Salesman   See fewer
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Eric Kent
Sgt. Ellerton Sgt. Ellerton   See fewer
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Roger Sloman
Roger Horrabin Roger Horrabin   See fewer
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Dorothy White
Daria Lejeune Daria Lejeune   See fewer
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Roger Bizley
Jimmy Mellor Jimmy Mellor   See fewer
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Frank Coda
Det. Sgt. Carrier Det. Sgt. Carrier   See fewer
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Kenneth Gilbert
Sgt. Porritt Sgt. Porritt   See fewer
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Peter Schofield
Det. Chief Insp. Maunsell Det. Chief Insp. Maunsell   See fewer
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Leslie Sarony
Mr. Prince Mr. Prince   See fewer
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Bill Treacher
Bus Driver Bus Driver   See fewer
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Susan Twist
Receptionist Receptionist   See fewer
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Ishia Bennison
Consulate Receptionist Consulate Receptionist   See fewer
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Anthony Heaton
Hartley Hartley   See fewer
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Frank Lee
Head Porter Head Porter   See fewer
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Tony Barton
Club Compere Club Compere   See fewer
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Yvonne Brewster
Patel's Secretary Patel's Secretary   See fewer
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Joycea Gobern
Girl in Club Girl in Club   See fewer
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Mike Lewin
Sergeant Wicks Sergeant Wicks   See fewer
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Hi Ching
First Son First Son   See fewer
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Jenny Cox
Natalie Karl Natalie Karl   See fewer
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Second Son Second Son   See fewer
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Rose's Secretary Rose's Secretary   See fewer
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Parker Parker   See fewer
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Chinese Villain Chinese Villain   See fewer
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Johnny Shannon
Butcher Butcher   See fewer
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Dickie Richards
Drug Squad Inspector Drug Squad Inspector   See fewer
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Keith Hodiak
West Indian Club Member West Indian Club Member   See fewer
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Paul Satvendar
Indian Chess Player Indian Chess Player   See fewer
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Steve Ubels
Helmut Helmut   See fewer
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Wung Ling Wung Ling   See fewer
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Michael Attwell
Harry Foss Harry Foss   See fewer
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George Baker
Jack Balfe Jack Balfe   See fewer
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Menace Menace   See fewer
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Pollitt Pollitt   See fewer
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Liam Doyle Liam Doyle   See fewer
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Colin Bennett Colin Bennett   See fewer
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Italian Italian   See fewer
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Greta Mancey Greta Mancey   See fewer
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George Bourne George Bourne   See fewer
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Greta Longman Greta Longman   See fewer
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Gunther Esslin Gunther Esslin   See fewer
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Loughlin Loughlin   See fewer
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Roy Pattison
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Jack Longman Jack Longman   See fewer
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Doctor Doctor   See fewer
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Aunt Daisy Aunt Daisy   See fewer
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Prince Majesty Prince Majesty   See fewer
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Himself Himself   See fewer
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Blossom Blossom   See fewer
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Elizabeth Elizabeth   See fewer
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Hat Shop Girl Hat Shop Girl   See fewer
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Police Constable Police Constable   See fewer
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Miss Alice Walden Miss Alice Walden   See fewer
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Elton Morley Elton Morley   See fewer
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7.6 / 10 | 89 votes