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WPC 56

Sink or Swim (Season 1, Episode 1)
TV-PG
TV Episode | 44 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

1956 in the Midland town of Brinford: The remains of a young boy, possibly thirty years old, are found in a disused mine by a dog-walker. At the same time Gina Dawson reports for duty as the first female constable at the town's police ...See more1956 in the Midland town of Brinford: The remains of a young boy, possibly thirty years old, are found in a disused mine by a dog-walker. At the same time Gina Dawson reports for duty as the first female constable at the town's police station and is greeted with hostility by Chief Inspector Nelson and patronised by sexist Sergeant Fenton. With the help of a lost dog Gina catches two thieves but Fenton lets them go as one of them, Brody, is his informer. Gina also crosses Fenton when he arrests black bus conductor Donald Palmer for assaulting Sylvia Stewart, whom he claims is his girlfriend. Gina believes Donald is innocent and Sylvia was attacked by somebody else but blamed Donald as she is scared of her racist father. After Gina has proved herself helping two victims of child neglect and being asked by sympathetic Inspector Burns to research the case of the dead boy, another girl is attacked - and not by Donald, who is in custody. Written by don @ minifie-1 See less
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Director
Writer
Dominique Moloney (created by) (by)
Producer
Cinematographer
Al Beech (as Alan Beech)
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Status
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Updated Mar 18, 2013

Release date
Mar 18, 2013 (United Kingdom)

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Kieran Bew
DI Jack Burns DI Jack Burns   See fewer
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Mark Rice-Oxley
George Stern George Stern   See fewer
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Jennie Jacques
WPC Gina Dawson WPC Gina Dawson   See fewer
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Akemnji Ndifornyen
Donald Palmer Donald Palmer   See fewer
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Gerard Horan
Desk Sgt Peter Pratt Desk Sgt Peter Pratt   See fewer
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John Light
Chief Inspector Roger Nelson Chief Inspector Roger Nelson   See fewer
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Chris Overton
PC Eddie Coulson PC Eddie Coulson   See fewer
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Justine Cain
Cathy Sinclair (as Justine Michelle Cain) Cathy Sinclair (as Justine Michelle Cain)   See fewer
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Charles De'Ath
Sgt Sidney Fenton (as Charlie De'Ath) Sgt Sidney Fenton (as Charlie De'Ath)   See fewer
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Tim Plester
Linus Brody Linus Brody   See fewer
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Gemma Arrowsmith
Mrs Pemberton Mrs Pemberton   See fewer
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Sophie Ellerby
Irene Miller Irene Miller   See fewer
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Luke Williams
Kevin Dodds Kevin Dodds   See fewer
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Jonty Stephens
Joe Dawson Joe Dawson   See fewer
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Kathryn Hunt
Brenda Dawson Brenda Dawson   See fewer
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Philip Hill-Pearson
Frank Marshall Frank Marshall   See fewer
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Marianne Oldham
Deborah Burns Deborah Burns   See fewer
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Sarah Beck Mather
Sylvia Stewart Sylvia Stewart   See fewer
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David Maybrick
Mr Stewart Mr Stewart   See fewer
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Andrea Mason
Gladys Campbell Gladys Campbell   See fewer
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Jo Cassidy
Anna Pearce (as Joanna Cassidy) Anna Pearce (as Joanna Cassidy)   See fewer
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Alan Faulkner
Pall Bearer (uncredited) Pall Bearer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Richard Price
Criminal (uncredited) Criminal (uncredited)   See fewer
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Andy Tea
Police Officer (uncredited) Police Officer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Chris Wilson
Tom (Police Officer 167) (uncredited) Tom (Police Officer 167) (uncredited)   See fewer
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6.8 / 10 | 53 votes