About this title


This show is set in the Complaints Investigation Bureau (C.I.B.), the department responsible for investigating other police officers, of London's Metropolitan Police [the British counterpart to the Internal Affairs Bureau (I.A.B.) of a U.S. city's police force]. The first two seasons 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 season over several episodes. The series also dealt with the personal lives of it's less-than-clean-cut characters, particularly the womanizing lead character Tony Clark, and is also notable for its inclusion of a lesbian character in a major role. In the third and final season, the focus changed significantly, moving away from the police force to other areas of security and espionage.

Country: United Kingdom

Type: scripted

Status: Ended

Language: English

Release Date: September 4, 1992

Also Known As: 弦外之音, Inside the LineUndercover! - Ermittler zwischen den Fronten, Между строк, Between the Lines |  See more »


Company Credits

Production Co: British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), Island World Productions, World Productions

CastSee full cast »

Wyllie Longmore
as Councillor
Susan Field
as Neighbour
Andrew Tiernan
as David Panter
David Henry
as Committee Chairman
James Wallace
as D.C. Steve Ringwood
Susannah Elliott-Knight
as Receptionist
Richard Platt
as Traffic Policeman
Meryl Hampton
as Iris Brandell
Judi McCallum
as Saleswoman
Hazel Ellerby
as Sgt. Carol Webb
Alison Sterling
as Sgt. Judy Prescott
David Bradley
as Sgt. Harry Ross
Dev Sagoo
as Khan
Maria Isabel Hernandez
as Anna
Ronan Vibert
as Martin Williams

Seasons & Episodes

Season 1

1992 | 13 Episodes

Season 2

1993 | 12 Episodes

Season 3

1994 | 10 Episodes


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Awards & NominationsSee full list »

BAFTA TV Award 1993



Best Drama Series

Broadcasting Press Guild Award 1993



Broadcasting Press Guild Award

Best Drama Series

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