The Commander (TV series)

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The Commander
Genre Drama/Crime
Created by Lynda La Plante
Starring Amanda Burton (1-6)
Matthew Marsh (1-4)
Nicholas Jones (1, 5)
Christopher Robbie (1)
Tristan Gemmill (1)
Mark Lewis Jones (5-6)
Paul Brightwell (1-6)
Poppy Miller (1-3)
Thomas Lockyer (2-3)
Pip Torrens (2-3)
Anthony Valentine (2-6)
Monica Dolan (4)
Nadine Marshall (5)
Connie Hyde (5)
Niall MacGregor (6)
Sian Brooke (6)
Country of origin United Kingdom
No. of episodes 16 (inc. pilot) (List of episodes)
Producer(s) Lachlan Mackinnion
Running time 120-180 mins.
Production company(s) La Plante Productions
Original channel ITV, STV, UTV
Original run 16 February 2003 (pilot) – 12 November 2008
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The Commander is a crime television series, starring Amanda Burton. The series began in 2003, and continued until 2008 on ITV. A total of eight stories were produced and broadcast over a five-year period.

The series focuses on Commander Clare Blake (Amanda Burton) as a member of the detective murder squad in London. The controversy over Clare Blake has been her willingness to sleep with suspects so that evidence can be gained from them - exemplified in her relationship with murderer James Lampton, acted by Hugh Bonneville.

Matthew Marsh originally starred alongside Burton, as DCI Mike Hedges. Mark Lewis Jones now co-stars with Burton as DCI Doug James.




A number of DVDs published by Acorn Media UK are available in the UK. A double set of 4 episodes each is available in the US.