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  • Backup (1995–1997)
  • TV Series | 75 min | Action, Crime, Drama
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Backup (1995–1997)
TV Series | 75 min | Action, Crime, Drama

The lives and action packed adventures of the nine men and women aboard a police Operational Support Unit (OSU) van that is responsible for going anywhere and doing anything in support of operations carried out by other branches of the ...See moreThe lives and action packed adventures of the nine men and women aboard a police Operational Support Unit (OSU) van that is responsible for going anywhere and doing anything in support of operations carried out by other branches of the West Midlands Police. Written by Mark Smith See less
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Seasons
2   |   1   See all
Creator
Nigel McCrery (series devised by)
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Status
Edit Released
Updated Sep 7, 1995

Release date (First episode)
Sep 7, 1995 (United Kingdom)

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Cast

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199 cast members
Name Episodes Known for
Martin Troakes
Sgt. Bill 'Sarge' Parkin Sgt. Bill 'Sarge' Parkin   See fewer
14
Christopher John Hall
PC Eric 'Token' Warren PC Eric 'Token' Warren   See fewer
14
Nick Miles
PC John 'Thug' Barrett PC John 'Thug' Barrett   See fewer
14
Katrina Levon
PC Gill 'Dippy' Copson PC Gill 'Dippy' Copson   See fewer
14
Calum MacPherson
PC Roger 'Flub' Tennant PC Roger 'Flub' Tennant   See fewer
14
William Tapley
PC Lionel 'Oz' Adams PC Lionel 'Oz' Adams   See fewer
14
Adam Morris
Insp. 'Jean' Harlow / Inspector 'Jean' Harlow Insp. 'Jean' Harlow / Inspector 'Jean' Harlow   See fewer
13
Christopher Quinn
PC Goole PC Goole   See fewer
13
Peter Sullivan
Det. Insp. Overton / D.I. Overton Det. Insp. Overton / D.I. Overton   See fewer
12
11
Amelda Brown
Brenda Parkin Brenda Parkin   See fewer
9
Alex Norton
PC Ian 'Jock' Macrae PC Ian 'Jock' Macrae   See fewer
8
Colette Koo
PC Susan 'Bruce' Li PC Susan 'Bruce' Li   See fewer
8
Oliver Milburn
PC Wayne 'Bog' Cheetham PC Wayne 'Bog' Cheetham   See fewer
8
Suzan Crowley
D.C.I. Helen Chivers / DCI Helen Chivers D.C.I. Helen Chivers / DCI Helen Chivers   See fewer
8
Sam Cox
Spt. Hallsworth / Supt. Hallsworth Spt. Hallsworth / Supt. Hallsworth   See fewer
6
Beverly Hills
Kate Warren Kate Warren   See fewer
6
Matthew Rhys
PC Steve Higson PC Steve Higson   See fewer
6
James Gaddas
PC Jim 'Grim' Reaper PC Jim 'Grim' Reaper   See fewer
6
Kate Gartside
Det. Sgt. Kath Reaper / Det. Con. Kath Reaper Det. Sgt. Kath Reaper / Det. Con. Kath Reaper   See fewer
4
Terry John
Sgt. Gillard / Sgt Gilliard Sgt. Gillard / Sgt Gilliard   See fewer
3
Roy Lee
Eamonn Vernon / Eamon Vernon Eamonn Vernon / Eamon Vernon   See fewer
3
James Clyde
Foxton Foxton   See fewer
3
Trevor Byfield
Gifford Gifford   See fewer
3
3
Bernard Latham
Armitage Armitage   See fewer
3
2
Kate Crutchley
Flo Barrett Flo Barrett   See fewer
2
Daniella Wheatley
Ayshea / Ayshea Warren Ayshea / Ayshea Warren   See fewer
2
Sara Carver
Letitia Halifax Letitia Halifax   See fewer
2
Alan Cooke
Beckwith Beckwith   See fewer
2
Joe Tucker
Kevin Simpson Kevin Simpson   See fewer
2
Richard Cambridge
Tony Squire Tony Squire   See fewer
2
2
Paul Young
Chief Insp. Best Chief Insp. Best   See fewer
1
Jonty Stephens
D.C. Stoppard D.C. Stoppard   See fewer
1
Andrew Powell
Det. Sgt. Mongreadin Det. Sgt. Mongreadin   See fewer
1
Connor McIntyre
Instructor Instructor   See fewer
1
Sean Scanlan
John Kerridge John Kerridge   See fewer
1
Julianne White
Raelene Adams Raelene Adams   See fewer
1
Stuart Fox
D.I. Wasteney D.I. Wasteney   See fewer
1
1
Fiona Johnson
Melanie Melanie   See fewer
1
Dave Duffy
Det. Spt. Lawlor Det. Spt. Lawlor   See fewer
1
Tristan Meecham
Nick Adams Nick Adams   See fewer
1
Richard Cordery
Dan Romilley Dan Romilley   See fewer
1
Andy Hay
Evans Evans   See fewer
1
Anthony Smee
D.C.I. Milne D.C.I. Milne   See fewer
1
1
1
Dido Miles
Joyce Joyce   See fewer
1
1
Sam Halpenny
Tony Deeley Tony Deeley   See fewer
1
1
1
1
1
1
Hilary Reynolds
Sarah Devanney Sarah Devanney   See fewer
1
Angela Belton
Susan Deeley Susan Deeley   See fewer
1
Emma Rees
Sharon Sharon   See fewer
1
Timothy Watson
Alan Forbes Alan Forbes   See fewer
1
1
1
Donna Alexander
Cheryll Cheryll   See fewer
1
Ian Blower
Brian Spink Brian Spink   See fewer
1
1
Steve Toussaint
Ralf Johnson Ralf Johnson   See fewer
1
Pamela Moiseiwitsch
Christina Christina   See fewer
1
1
Donna Smart
Michelle Michelle   See fewer
1
1
1
1
1
Balraj Singh Somal
Dr. Sharma Dr. Sharma   See fewer
1
1
Vinny Dhillon
Seetha Seetha   See fewer
1
1
1
Kim Durham
First Attacker First Attacker   See fewer
1
1
1
1
Christopher Birch
Insp. Frater Insp. Frater   See fewer
1
Alex Jones
Second Attacker Second Attacker   See fewer
1
1
Dan Dailey
Hotel Porter Hotel Porter   See fewer
1
Steve Paget
C.I.D. Officer C.I.D. Officer   See fewer
1
Graeme Eton
Insp. Kender Insp. Kender   See fewer
1
1
Joyce Gibbs
Mrs. Clark Mrs. Clark   See fewer
1
1
1
1
Greg Hobbs
PC Stockdale PC Stockdale   See fewer
1
David Perks
Drugs Squad Officer Drugs Squad Officer   See fewer
1
Ron Webster
Social Worker Social Worker   See fewer
1
1
Nrinder Dhudwar
Flasher Flasher   See fewer
1
Christopher Gilbert
Caretaker Caretaker   See fewer
1
1
1
Di Sherlock
Susan Stanley Susan Stanley   See fewer
1
Joanne Redman
Adam's Neighbour Adam's Neighbour   See fewer
1
Eve Polycarpou
Cllr. Baxter Cllr. Baxter   See fewer
1
Sarah Sharp
Miss Chaplin Miss Chaplin   See fewer
1
Wayne Mason
1st Black Youth 1st Black Youth   See fewer
1
Jonathan Owen
Barman Barman   See fewer
1
1
Roger Bill
Resident Resident   See fewer
1
Steve Fortune
Jim Parkes Jim Parkes   See fewer
1
Madeline Adams
Michelle's Mother Michelle's Mother   See fewer
1
Bella Hamblin
W.P.C. W.P.C.   See fewer
1
Ian Brooker
Kindly Vicar Kindly Vicar   See fewer
1
Paul Dore
Beat PC Beat PC   See fewer
1
Ian Kelland
Local PC Local PC   See fewer
1
1
Colin McFarlane
DCI Clews DCI Clews   See fewer
1
Laura Davenport
Coroner Phelps Coroner Phelps   See fewer
1
Trevor Thomas
Linton McLinton Linton McLinton   See fewer
1
Anthony Warren
Ainsley McLinton Ainsley McLinton   See fewer
1
James Vaughan
Det. Insp. Lundy Det. Insp. Lundy   See fewer
1
Robert McIntosh
Dr. Bannen Dr. Bannen   See fewer
1
Martin Matthews
ACC Benyon ACC Benyon   See fewer
1
Ruby Turner
Aunt Pearl Aunt Pearl   See fewer
1
Willie Payne
Old black man Old black man   See fewer
1
Donald T. Allen
Young black man Young black man   See fewer
1
Derek Elroy
Young black man Young black man   See fewer
1
Ruddy L. Davis
Pastor Manners Pastor Manners   See fewer
1
1
1
Lynda Rooke
Gloria Skinner Gloria Skinner   See fewer
1
1
Barry Jackson
Doctor Flynn Doctor Flynn   See fewer
1
Steve Huison
David Stone David Stone   See fewer
1
1
1
Daniel Newman
Toby Skinner Toby Skinner   See fewer
1
Melanie Walters
Sally Vaughan Sally Vaughan   See fewer
1
1
George Irving
Jennings Jennings   See fewer
1
Rob Spendlove
Christopher Carter Christopher Carter   See fewer
1
1
Michael Stainton
Mountford Mountford   See fewer
1
Eddie O'Connell
Jefferson Taylor Jefferson Taylor   See fewer
1
Jacki Piper
Jury Foreman Jury Foreman   See fewer
1
Billy Geraghty
David Coupland David Coupland   See fewer
1
1
Mark Spalding
Mr. Thomas Mr. Thomas   See fewer
1
1
Al Ashton
Jim Kellett Jim Kellett   See fewer
1
Joseph Blatchley
Det. Insp. Coates Det. Insp. Coates   See fewer
1
Rupert Baker
Chief Constable Ames Chief Constable Ames   See fewer
1
Nicolas Tennant
Dougie Skinner Dougie Skinner   See fewer
1
1
Badi Uzzaman
Sharma Sharma   See fewer
1
Colin MacLachlan
David Rich David Rich   See fewer
1
1
1
Judith Barker
Jean Armitage Jean Armitage   See fewer
1
Paul Jerricho
Simmons Simmons   See fewer
1
Neil Phillips
Mike Skinner Mike Skinner   See fewer
1
Laura Cox
Ruth Simmons Ruth Simmons   See fewer
1
Martin Stone
Benson Benson   See fewer
1
Bob Mason
Det. Insp. Stott Det. Insp. Stott   See fewer
1
Peter Pacey
Alan Vaughan Alan Vaughan   See fewer
1
Freddie Earlle
Jim Holmes Jim Holmes   See fewer
1
1
Ian Ashpitel
Det. Con. Taplow Det. Con. Taplow   See fewer
1
1
Tyrone Huggins
Det. Insp. Halwoon Det. Insp. Halwoon   See fewer
1
Ian Price
Coroner Coroner   See fewer
1
Emilie Oldknow
Zoe Thomas Zoe Thomas   See fewer
1
Richard Avery
Whitlock Whitlock   See fewer
1
1
1
David Telfer
Donald Donald   See fewer
1
Teresa McElroy
Dr. Hallsman Dr. Hallsman   See fewer
1
Stacy Davies
Farmer Farmer   See fewer
1
Alison Belbin
Mrs. Kellet Mrs. Kellet   See fewer
1
Barry Ewart
Sean Hannigan Sean Hannigan   See fewer
1
Julia Chatterley
Lynne Vaughan Lynne Vaughan   See fewer
1
Chris Johnston
Simpson Sr. Simpson Sr.   See fewer
1
Judi Armstrong
Angela Skully Angela Skully   See fewer
1
Barbara Elbourn
Mrs. Kinnaird Mrs. Kinnaird   See fewer
1
1
The Oddballs
Naked Balloon Dancers Naked Balloon Dancers   See fewer
1
Marie Clifford
Mrs. Thomas Mrs. Thomas   See fewer
1
1
Dan Rosewarne
PC Welbourne PC Welbourne   See fewer
1
1
Nike White
Claire Claire   See fewer
1
Suzanne Sinclair
Jacqueline Kinnaird Jacqueline Kinnaird   See fewer
1
1
Nick Owenford
Fan (uncredited) Fan (uncredited)   See fewer
1
Assad Raja
Asif (uncredited) Asif (uncredited)   See fewer
1
Christopher Nichol
Doctor (uncredited) Doctor (uncredited)   See fewer
1
Mina Afzali
Extra (uncredited) Extra (uncredited)   See fewer
1
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