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is a British
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television drama about Her Majesty's Customs and Excise
HM Customs and Excise was, until April 2005, a department of the British Government in the UK. It was responsible for the collection of Value added tax , Customs Duties, Excise Duties, and other indirect taxes such as Air Passenger Duty, Climate Change Levy, Insurance Premium Tax, Landfill Tax and...
in the fictional Dorset
Dorset , is a county in South West England on the English Channel coast. The county town is Dorchester which is situated in the south. The Hampshire towns of Bournemouth and Christchurch joined the county with the reorganisation of local government in 1974...
town of Wrelling. Produced by the BBC
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, one series of 10 episodes was first shown in 1986.
Location scenes were filmed around the English resorts of Poole
Poole is a large coastal town and seaport in the county of Dorset, on the south coast of England. The town is east of Dorchester, and Bournemouth adjoins Poole to the east. The Borough of Poole was made a unitary authority in 1997, gaining administrative independence from Dorset County Council...
and Weymouth, in particular featuring the old Poole Customs House on the harbour
Poole Harbour is a large natural harbour in Dorset, southern England, with the town of Poole on its shores. The harbour is a drowned valley formed at the end of the last ice age and is the estuary of several rivers, the largest being the Frome. The harbour has a long history of human settlement...
Regular cast and characters
- Peter McEnery
Peter McEnery is an English stage and film actor. His daughter Kate, by his first marriage to British actress Julie Peasgood, is an actress....
as Harry Caines, the new district head of Customs
- Michael Billington
Michael Billington was a popular British film and television actor....
as Tom Gibbons, a Customs Officer
- Pierre Vaneck
-Biography:Son of a Belgian officer, Pierre Vaneck passed his youth to Antwerp before continuing at 17 years, of the studies of medicine in Paris. Then it followed studies of dramatic art with the courses Rene Simon and the Theater Academy, the class of Henri Rollan. It earned its living while...
as Charles Thieron, the main malefactor
- Jack McKenzie
- Lois Butlin
- Karen Drury
Karen Drury is a British actress best known for her role as Susannah Farnham in Channel 4 soap, Brookside...
- William Whymper
- Robert Burbage
- Jennifer Daniel
Jennifer Daniel is a Welsh actress. Among her film and TV appearances are the Hammer horror films The Kiss of the Vampire and The Reptile .She was married to actor Dinsdale Landen from 1959 until his death in 2003....