Spender was a BBC television drama set in Newcastle upon Tyne, written by Ian La Frenais and Jimmy Nail, who also starred. The series was produced by Martin McKeand. The series was broadcast on BBC between 1991 and 1993. In all, 20 episodes were produced across three series, and one feature length special, set in and filmed in France.It focused on the life and exploits of Detective Sergeant Freddie Spender who was often chosen to carry out more daring police cases. With his criminal sidekick Stick, Spender was one of the more remarkable TV detectives of the 1990s. The series featured a large amount of back story for the main characters with many episodes dealing with Spender's domestic life, his family and circumstances. Some of the storylines were surprisingly dark; one episode featured the death of Spender's wife at the hands of a ruthless gangster, another on the kidnap of one of his daughters. No further series were produced after the special, despite the popularity of the show, and it being a smash hit for the BBC in terms of ratings.Ford provided a Ford Sierra Sapphire RS Cosworth for each series.Spender featuring Jimmy Nail and Sammy Johnson is not currently available to stream, rent, or buy but you can track it for updates. It's an action & adventure and drama show with 20 episodes over 3 seasons. Spender is no longer running and has no plans to air new episodes or seasons. It has a high IMDb audience rating of 7.6 (269 votes).
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Spender has a high IMDb audience rating of 7.6 (269 votes). The show is not very popular with Reelgood users lately.