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Encyclopedia > Redcap (TV series)

Redcap is the name that has been given to two separate TV series on British television.

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Redcap (1964-1966)

The 1964 series was produced by ABC Weekend Television and broadcast on the ITV network. It starred John Thaw as Sergeant John Mann, a member of the Special Investigation Branch of the Royal Military Police and ran for two seasons and 26 episodes. ABC logo, 1960s ABC Television or ABC Weekend TV was the British Independent Television (ITV) (commercial television) contractor on Saturdays and Sundays in the Midlands and North of England between 1956 and 1968. ... Independent Television (ITV) is the name given to the original network of British commercial television broadcasters, set up to provide competition to the BBC. In England, Wales and southern Scotland, the channel has been rebranded to ITV1 by ITV plc, the owners of the broadcasting licences for those areas. ... John Edward Thaw (January 3, 1942 - February 21, 2002) CBE, was a British actor who achieved his first starring role in the military police television drama Redcap (1964 - 1966), and subsequently appeared in a range of television, stage and cinema roles. ... Sergeant is a rank used in some form by most militaries, police forces, and other uniformed organisations around the world. ... The Special Investigation Branch (SIB) is the name given to the detective branches of all four British military police arms: the Royal Navy Regulating Branch, Royal Marines Police, Royal Military Police and Royal Air Force Police. ... The Royal Military Police (RMP) is the military police branch of the British Army. ...


Episode guide

Episode Air Date Episode Title
Season 1
1 17 Oct 64 It's What Comes After
2 24 Oct 64 A Town Called Love
3 31 Oct 64 Epitaph for a Sweat
4 7 Nov 64 Misfire
5 14 Nov 64 Corporal McCann's Private War
6 21 Nov 64 The Orderly Officer
7 28 Nov 64 Nightwatch
8 5 Dec 64 The Boys of B Company
9 12 Dec 64 A Regiment of the Line
10 19 Dec 64 The Man They Did
11 2 Jan 65 A Question of Initiative
12 9 Jan 65 A Place of Refuge
13 16 Jan 65 The Patrol
Season 2
14 2 Apr 66 Crime Passionel
15 9 Apr 66 The Pride of the Regiment
16 16 Apr 66 The Killer
17 23 Apr 66 Buckingham Palace
18 30 Apr 66 Rough Justice
19 7 May 66 The Moneylenders
20 14 May 66 Strictly by the Book
21 21 May 66 Peterson's Private Army
22 28 May 66 Stag Party
23 4 Jun 66 An Ambush Among Friends
24 11 Jun 66 The Alibi
25 18 Jun 66 The Proper Charlie
26 25 Jun 66 Information Received

Red Cap (2001-2004)

The 2001 series (entitled 'Red Cap' rather than 'Redcap') was produced by Stormy Pictures for the BBC and broadcast on BBC One. It ran for two seasons and 12 episodes, plus a feature length pilot. It featured the investigations (and personal releationships) of an SIB unit of the British Army based at a base in Germany. Ostensibly the lead character was Sergeant Jo McDonagh, played by Tamzin Outhwaite, but the show was more of an ensemble piece, with several notable characters coming to prominence. The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC, sometimes also known as the Beeb or Auntie) is the largest broadcasting corporation in the world, founded in 1922. ... BBC One (or BBC1 as it was formerly styled) is the oldest television station in the world. ... A television pilot is the first episode of an intended television series. ... The Special Investigation Branch (SIB) is the name given to the detective branches of all four British military police arms: the Royal Navy Regulating Branch, Royal Marines Police, Royal Military Police and Royal Air Force Police. ... The British Army is the land armed forces branch of the British Armed Forces. ... Sergeant is a rank used in some form by most militaries, police forces, and other uniformed organisations around the world. ... Tamzin Outhwaite (born on November 5, 1970 in Ilford, Essex, England) is a British actor best known for playing Melanie Owen (nee Healy, Beale) in the BBC soap opera EastEnders. ... The word ensemble can refer to a musical ensemble an ensemble cast (drama) a statistical ensemble in mathematical physics, for example a thermodynamic ensemble a quantum ensemble a fluid mechanical ensemble a Climate Ensemble ensemble forecasting (meteorology) ensemble averaging a distribution ensemble (maths) a neural ensemble a DAB ensemble Ensemble...

  • Cast List
    • Tamzin Outhwaite - Sgt Jo McDonagh
    • Douglas Hodge - WO2 Kenneth "Kenny" Burns
    • James Thornton - S/Sgt Philip "Hippy" Roper
    • Gordon Kennedy - Sgt Bruce Hornsby
    • Blake Ritson - Lt Giles Vicary
    • Raquel Cassidy - S/Sgt Neve Kirland (2003)
    • Poppy Miller - S/Sgt Harriet Frost (2004)
    • Maggie Lloyd-Williams - Cpl Angie Ogden
    • Peter Guinness - Capt Gavin Howard
    • William Beck - WO2 Steve Forney
    • Joachim Raaf - Detective Thomas Strauss

Tamzin Outhwaite (born on November 5, 1970 in Ilford, Essex, England) is a British actor best known for playing Melanie Owen (nee Healy, Beale) in the BBC soap opera EastEnders. ... Douglas Hodge (born 1960 in Plymouth, Devon, England, UK) is a British television actor. ... People named James Thornton. ... Poppy Miller is a British actress. ...

Episode guide

Episode Air Date Episode Title
P 28 Dec 01 Pilot
Season 1
1 7 Jan 03 H-Hour
2 14 Jan 03 Crush
3 21 Jan 03 Espirit de Corps
4 28 Jan 03 Cover Story
5 4 Feb 03 Cold War
6 11 Feb 03 Payback
Season 2
7 8 Jan 04 Betrayed
8 15 Jan 04 True Love
9 22 Jan 04 Red Light
10 29 Jan 04 Fighting Fit
11 5 Feb 04 Friendly Fire
12 12 Feb 04 Long Time Dead
  • Fictional Regiments featured in Red Cap
    • Bedford Light Infantry
    • Royal Cambria Fusiliers
    • Wessex Regiment
    • Derbyshire Regiment

See also

Spearhead was a British television series. ... Soldier Soldier was a British television drama series. ...

External links

  • Redcap
    • IMDB Page for Redcap
  • Red Cap
    • IMDB Page for Red Cap (Pilot Episode)
    • IMDB Page for Red Cap (Series)
    • BBC Page for Red Cap

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Redcap (TV series) at AllExperts (217 words)
Redcap is the name that has been given to two separate TV series on British television.
The 1964 series was produced by ABC Weekend Television and broadcast on the ITV network.
The 2001 series (entitled 'Red Cap' rather than 'Redcap') was produced by Stormy Pictures for the BBC and broadcast on BBC One.
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