Liverpool 1 (TV series)

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Liverpool 1
Created by Simon Burke
Colin McKeown
Starring Samantha Janus
Mark Womack
Tom Georgeson
Paul Usher
Paul Broughton
Katy Carmichael
Country of origin United Kingdom
No. of episodes 12
Running time 60 minutes
Original channel ITV
Original run 7 September 1998 – 25 October 1999

Liverpool 1 is a British television drama series centred on the work of a fictional Merseyside Police vice squad. Produced by Lime Street Productions for ITV, it starred Samantha Janus and Mark Womack and ran for two series in 1998 and 1999.[1] The series represented an early vehicle for Janus' move into mainstream drama roles, following her success in the situation comedy Game On.


Liverpool 1 focused on Detective Constable Isobel De Pauli (Samantha Janus), a successful Metropolitan Police detective. Her partner's career move to Liverpool in turn sees De Pauli transferred there. Upon arrival she is partnered with introverted DC Mark Callaghan (Mark Womack), a no-nonsense officer brought up on the streets of the city he now polices; the opening sequence of the first episode culminates in Callaghan throwing a suspect from an apartment window.

The earlier episodes centre around the dual themes of the personality clash between De Pauli and Callaghan, coupled with the ongoing saga of the squad's pursuit of local gangster John Sullivan (played by Paul Usher). Callaghan's relationship with Sullivan - who is his cousin - and the interconnectedness of the city, are themes throughout the series.

Episodes featured guest stars including Leslie Phillips.

Repeats are intermittently shown on ITV3.

Janus and Womack began a relationship during the filming of the series; they have since had two children, Benjamin (born 2001) and Lily-Rose (born 2005) and on 17 May 2009, the pair were married.[2]


  1. ^ Liverpool 1 IMDB entry
  2. ^ Fletcher, Alex (18 May 2009). "'Enders stars attend Janus wedding". Digital Spy. Retrieved 22 May 2009. 

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