Merseybeat follows the fortunes of Newton Park police force, as the officers struggle to balance their demanding work and home lives.
1. Deep End
First aired: 7/16/2001
Supt Susan Blake returns to work from maternity leave. For PC Steve Traynor the day starts rather differently. Within the station, as the news spreads of their colleague's injuries reaches the officers, emotions are running high.
2. Step by Step
First aired: 7/23/2001
The day starts badly for Steve - he has slept through his alarm. His concerned colleagues have to break into his flat to get him up for work. The team responds to a call about a till snatch from a newsagents.
3. Coming of Age
First aired: 7/30/2001
Bill faces a life-or-death situation when he and Steve chase two men who have broken into the home of an antiques dealer, and Jim Oulten faces financial and marital problems.
4. Unexploded Bombs
First aired: 8/6/2001
Steve and Larry go undercover to catch muggers and Steve finds himself facing an old woman with a submachinegun; a pregnant woman makes a confession to an off-duty Susan; Connie puts her career ahead of a family life; and Steve narrowly escapes being blown up by a hand grenade dropped by the old woman whose husband collected war memorabilia.
5. Dead Time
First aired: 8/13/2001
A past case comes back to haunt Susan, but it is Jim who makes a grave error of judgement, which puts a suspect and his daughter in danger. Meanwhile, Steve continues his reckless behaviour and hopes to cover up that he has crashed a squad car in a high-speed chase.
6. Thicker Than Water
First aired: 8/20/2001
Miriam oversteps the mark after being called to a domestic violence case, which forces Susan to face some unwelcome memories. Meanwhile, Steve and Connie pick up a youngster suspected of credit card fraud, little realising they know his cousin rather well.
7. Fools Rush In
First aired: 8/27/2001
Jim's past returns to haunt him when a persistent offender slips through his grasp once again, and Larry helps out an illegal immigrant who has been beaten up by thugs at a strip club.
8. For Better or for Worse
First aired: 9/3/2001
Susan and Steve give a lecture on crime prevention to a woman's group. Bill's wife is mugged.
9. Crying Out Loud
First aired: 9/10/2001
A high-speed car chase goes tragically wrong for Connie. The grieving father tries to blame the police but it turns out that his daughter was on Ecstasy. The Chirf Constable interferes, trying to force Susan out. She realises what he's up to and calls his bluff.
10. What Goes Around
First aired: 9/24/2001
The day starts off the night before as most of the team are partying all night. A stalker is still after Det Supt Blake and tries to blow her up but gets the wrong victim. Jim's daughter comes home to try and persuade him to patch things up with his wife. The team pull out all stops to catch the stalker and find a suspect. Tiger gets heavy handed with the suspect and could blow the case.
Haydn Gwynne as Supt. Susan Blake
John McArdle as Insp. Jim Oulton
Jonathan Kerrigan as PC Steve Traynor
Chris Walker as PC Larry Barton
Michelle Holmes as Sgt. Connie Harper
Joanna Taylor as PC Jackie Brown
Josie D'Arby as PC Jodie Finn
Leslie Ash as Insp. Charlie Eden
David Hargreaves as Sgt. Bill Gentle
Eileen O'Brien as Maddie Wright
Paul Bown as Dr. Al Blake
Julia Howarth as Jenny Oulton
Kathy Jamieson as Dawn Oulton
=== File Information ===
File Name: Episode 1 Deep End.avi
Duration: 00:58:17 (87,424 fr)
File Size: 500 MB (or 512,810 KB or 525,118,424 bytes) bytes
=== Video Information ===
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