The Ghost Squad

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The Ghost Squad
The Ghost Squad (Cast).jpg
Emma Fielding as Detective Superintendent Carole McKay, Elaine Cassidy as Detective Amy Harris and Jonas Armstrong as Pete Maitland.
Created by Tom Grieves
Starring Elaine Cassidy
Emma Fielding
Jonas Armstrong
Guest
Paul Popplewell
Jason Flemyng
Country of origin United Kingdom
No. of series 1
No. of episodes 7
Production
Producer(s) Chris Clough
Running time 60 minutes (120 minutes for episode seven)
Broadcast
Original channel Channel 4
Original run 15 November 2005 – 27 December 2005
External links
Website

The Ghost Squad was a 2005 British crime drama series produced by Company Pictures, for Channel 4. The show was created by Tom Grieves. Inspired by the real life "Ghost Squad" that existed between 1994 and 1998, secretly investigating police corruption, the premise of the series is that the squad continued to operate in secret after officially being shut down.[1] It starred Elaine Cassidy as a police constable recruited into the squad and Jonas Armstrong as her handler. The show was cancelled after a single seven episode series.

Cast[edit]

Actor Character Episode Count
Elaine Cassidy Detective Constable Amy Harris 7
Emma Fielding Detective Superintendent Carole McKay 7
Jonas Armstrong Detective Sergeant Pete Maitland 7
James Weber-Brown Deputy Asst Commissioner Robert Townsend 3

Principal Crew[edit]

Role Name
Writer and Creator Tom Grieves
Producer Chris Clough
Directors Richard Laxton, Daniel Percival, Charles Palmer
Executive Producers Charles Pattinson, George Faber

Episode list[edit]

# Episode Name Original Air date
01 "One of Us" November 15, 2005 (2005-11-15)
Detective Amy Harris apprehends a local street criminal and is blamed for his untimely death whilst inside the police station. Amy conducts her own investigation playing people off one another.
02 "Hardcore" November 22, 2005 (2005-11-22)
Amy, newly recruited to the Ghost Squad, investigates a group of police officers who have been working under cover to expose a sex trafficking network.
03 "Heroes" November 29, 2005 (2005-11-29)
Amy is sent under cover to work alongside a police sergeant and expose his corruption.
04 "The Greater Good" December 6, 2005 (2005-12-06)
Amy investigates the background of a Chief Superintendent in line for further promotion, but spots her dining with her own boyfriend.
05 "Firewall" December 13, 2005 (2005-12-13)
Amy has to discover which of three police officers working on a witness protection programme is corrupt, and make sure that the witness reaches court. Whilst there she has a glimpse of what the long term effects of being an undercover officer can be. Guest actors Paul Popplewell & Jason Flemyng.
06 "Necessary Means" December 20, 2005 (2005-12-20)
Amy has to get close to a CSU officer under investigation by the Financial Crimes Unit, and find out where her money is coming from.
07 "Colour Blind" December 27, 2005 (2005-12-27)
Amy goes under cover to investigate a detective inspector accused of involvement in drugs and prostitution. A double length series finale.

DVD Release[edit]

The Ghost Squad has been released on DVD in France (region 2) and Australia (region 4).

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Ghost Squad". TV One. Retrieved 2008-11-02. 

External links[edit]