Rockliffe's Babies

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Rockliffe's Babies
Genre Police Drama
Created by Richard O'Keefe
Starring Ian Hogg
Country of origin United Kingdom
Original language(s) English
No. of series 2
Producer(s) Leonard Lewis
Production company(s) BBC
Original network BBC1
Original release 9 January 1987 – 1988

Rockliffe's Babies was a British television drama produced by the BBC which ran for two series between 1987 and 1988. The series was devised by Richard O`Keeffe and produced by Leonard Lewis. Writers included Richard O`Keeffe, Don Webb, Charlie Humphreys and Nick Perry. Directors included Derek Lister, Keith Washington, Clive Fleury and David Attwood.

The programme was a police procedural drama, starring Ian Hogg as Sgt. Alan Rockliffe, assigned to train a team of inexperienced PCs - Steve Hood (Brett Fancy), Gerry O'Dowd (Joe McGann), David Adams (Bill Champion), Janice Hargreaves (Alphonsia Emmanuel), Paul Georgiou (Martyn Ellis), Keith Chitty (John Blakely) and Karen Walsh (Susanna Shelling).

Most of the location filming took place around the Kensal Rise area of West London. The police station interiors were at Canalot Studios, Kensal Road.

A spin-off series, Rockliffe's Folly, followed in 1988.


Character Actor
DS Alan Rockcliffe Ian Hogg
PC David Adams Bill Champion
PC Keith Chitty John Blakely
PC Steve Hood Brett Fancy
PC Gerry O'Dowd Joe McGann
PC Paul Georgiou Martyn Ellis
WPC Karen Walsh Susanna Shelling
WPC Janice Hargreaves Alphonsia Emmanuel
DI Charlie Flight Edward Wilson
Det Supt Munro Malcolm Terris
Chief Supt Barry Wyatt Brian Croucher

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