WPC 56: Series 1

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  • Set in England's West Midlands in 1956, WPC 56 follows determined Gina Dawson (Jennie Jacques), the first woman police constable to serve in her hometown, as she struggles to gain acceptance in the male- dominated world of policing. Allocated a broom closet for her office without a phone in case she chats on it all day and ordered to make endless cups of tea "so the men can get on with the real job of policing," Gina's resolve is tested to the limits.. Sometimes dismayed by the patronising sexism, bullying, corruption and racial prejudice that she encounters every day, Gina remains undaunted and sets out to prove her worth, make a difference and earn some respect.. Sink or Swim
    Determined to prove her mettle, WPC Gina Dawson's resolve is tested on her first day.

    Memories are Made of This
    When another woman is attacked, Gina risks her career to prove Donald's innocence.

    Great Pretenders
    Jack has a new suspect and an attack at the cafe leaves an officer's life in danger.

    Nature of the Beast
    The mystery deepens as Jack gets closer to finding the other missing boy.

    Little Boy Lost
    Gina's life is put in danger when an attempt to lure a killer takes a deadly twist.. Sereies Cast
    Jennie Jacques ... WPC Gina Dawson (10 episodes, 2013-2014)
    Charles De'Ath ... Sgt Sidney Fenton (10 episodes, 2013-2014)
    John Bowler ... Asst Chief Constable Arthur Coulson / ... (9 episodes, 2013-2014)
    Kieran Bew ... DI Jack Burns (6 episodes, 2013-2014)
    Mark Healy ... Chief Inspector Walter Briggs (5 episodes, 2014)
    Ben Turner ... DI Max Harper (5 episodes, 2014)
    James Barriscale ... Desk Sgt John Swift (5 episodes, 2014)
    Liam Jeavons ... PC Tommy Perkins (5 episodes, 2014)
    Justine Cain ... Cathy Sinclair (5 episodes, 2013)
    Rachel Leskovac ... Susie Nightingale (5 episodes, 2014)
    Tim Plester ... Linus Brody (5 episodes, 2013-2014)
    John Light ... Chief Inspector Roger Nelson (5 episodes, 2013)
    Chris Overton ... PC Eddie Coulson (5 episodes, 2013)
    Jessica Duncan ... Rebecca Jones (5 episodes, 2014)
    Philip Hill-Pearson ... Frank Marshall (5 episodes, 2013)
    Gerard Horan ... Desk Sgt Peter Pratt (5 episodes, 2013)
    Michael Higgs ... Lenny Powell (5 episodes, 2014)
    Marianne Oldham ... Deborah Burns (5 episodes, 2013)
    Danny Szam ... Chris Hutton (5 episodes, 2014)
    Martha Howe-Douglas ... Abigail Fenton (5 episodes, 2013-2014)