In The Balance

Satirical political comedy series.

England is hosting the Football World Cup at the Wembley Stadium, a major summit of EU leaders and a general election is imminent.

When a body is found in a ball bag it is the chance for disgraced old hack, George Cragge, to get back into the BBC newsroom.

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Genome: [r4 Bd=19970206]

A comedy thriller set in the world of football, the BBC and party politics. Michael Williams as George Cragge and Barry Foster as Superintendent Jefferson find themselves on the trail of a bizarre series of murders. with Jim Carter. Jeremy Clyde. Robert Bathhurst. Susie Brann , Christian Rodska. Geoffrey Whitehead. Kim Wall. Tracy Ann Oberman. Alison Pettit. loan Meredith and Chris Pavlo. Written by Mark Tavener. Music Paul Mottram. Producer Paul Schlesinger

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970206]

A comedy thriller set in the world of football, the BBC and party politics. Michael Williams as George Cragge and Barry Foster as Superintendent Jefferson find themselves on the trail of a bizarre series of murders. with Jim Carter. Jeremy Clyde. Robert Bathhurst. Susie Brann , Christian Rodska. Geoffrey Whitehead. Kim Wall. Tracy Ann Oberman. Alison Pettit. loan Meredith and Chris Pavlo. Written by Mark Tavener. Music Paul Mottram. Producer Paul Schlesinger

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970206]

Unknown: Michael Williams

Unknown: George Cragge

Unknown: Barry Foster

Unknown: Jim Carter.

Unknown: Jeremy Clyde.

Unknown: Robert Bathhurst.

Unknown: Susie Brann

Unknown: Christian Rodska.

Unknown: Geoffrey Whitehead.

Unknown: Kim Wall.

Unknown: Tracy Ann OBErman.

Unknown: Alison Pettit.

Unknown: Chris Pavlo.

Written By: Mark Tavener.

Music: Paul Mottram.

Producer: Paul Schlesinger

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970206]

Unknown: Michael Williams

Unknown: George Cragge

Unknown: Barry Foster

Unknown: Jim Carter.

Unknown: Jeremy Clyde.

Unknown: Robert Bathhurst.

Unknown: Susie Brann

Unknown: Christian Rodska.

Unknown: Geoffrey Whitehead.

Unknown: Kim Wall.

Unknown: Tracy Ann OBErman.

Unknown: Alison Pettit.

Unknown: Chris Pavlo.

Written By: Mark Tavener.

Music: Paul Mottram.

Producer: Paul Schlesinger

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970213]

Mark Tavener 's comedy thriller set in the world of football, the BBC and party politics. 2: The World Cup killer has struck again - this time the victim is a strongly pro-Europe Conservative MP. Starring Michael Williams as George Cragge and Barry Foster as Superintendent Jefferson. with loan Meredith. Chris Pavlo. Kim Wall , Tracy-Ann Oberman and Joanna Monro Music Paul Mottram Producer Paul Schlesinger

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970213]

Mark Tavener 's comedy thriller set in the world of football, the BBC and party politics. 2: The World Cup killer has struck again - this time the victim is a strongly pro-Europe Conservative MP. Starring Michael Williams as George Cragge and Barry Foster as Superintendent Jefferson. with loan Meredith. Chris Pavlo. Kim Wall , Tracy-Ann Oberman and Joanna Monro Music Paul Mottram Producer Paul Schlesinger

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970213]

Unknown: Mark Tavener

Unknown: Michael Williams

Unknown: George Cragge

Unknown: Barry Foster

Unknown: Chris Pavlo.

Unknown: Kim Wall

Unknown: Tracy-Ann OBErman

Unknown: Joanna Monro

Music: Paul Mottram

Producer: Paul Schlesinger

George Cragge: Michael Williams

DCI Frank Jefferson: Barry Foster

John Matthews: Jim Carter

Max: Peter Woodthorpe

Prime Minister: Jeremy Clyde

Crispin Trent: Robert Bathhurst

Caroline: Susie Brann

Harry Davis: Christian Rodska

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970213]

Unknown: Mark Tavener

Unknown: Michael Williams

Unknown: George Cragge

Unknown: Barry Foster

Unknown: Chris Pavlo.

Unknown: Kim Wall

Unknown: Tracy-Ann OBErman

Unknown: Joanna Monro

Music: Paul Mottram

Producer: Paul Schlesinger

George Cragge: Michael Williams

DCI Frank Jefferson: Barry Foster

John Matthews: Jim Carter

Max: Peter Woodthorpe

Prime Minister: Jeremy Clyde

Crispin Trent: Robert Bathhurst

Caroline: Susie Brann

Harry Davis: Christian Rodska

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970220]

Mark Tavener 's six-part comedy thriller set in the world of football, the BBC and party politics. 3: If George Cragge can keep close on the trail of the World Cup murderer then his BBC job looks secure - for the time being at least. with Geoffrey Whitehead. loan Meredith. Chris Pavlo. Tracy-Ann Oberman. Shirley Dixon and Keith Wickham. Music Paul Mottram Producer Paul Schlesinger

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970220]

Mark Tavener 's six-part comedy thriller set in the world of football, the BBC and party politics. 3: If George Cragge can keep close on the trail of the World Cup murderer then his BBC job looks secure - for the time being at least. with Geoffrey Whitehead. loan Meredith. Chris Pavlo. Tracy-Ann Oberman. Shirley Dixon and Keith Wickham. Music Paul Mottram Producer Paul Schlesinger

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970220]

Unknown: Mark Tavener

Unknown: George Cragge

Unknown: Geoffrey Whitehead.

Unknown: Loan Meredith

Unknown: Chris Pavlo.

Unknown: Tracy-Ann OBErman.

Unknown: Shirley Dixon

Unknown: Keith Wickham.

Music: Paul Mottram

Producer: Paul Schlesinger

George Cragge: Michael Williams

DCI Frank Jefferson: Barry Foster

John Matthews: Jim Carter

Max: Peter Woodthorpe

Prime Minister: Jeremy Clyde

Crispin Trent: Robert Bathurst

Caroline: Susie Brann

Harry Davis: Christian Rodska

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970220]

Unknown: Mark Tavener

Unknown: George Cragge

Unknown: Geoffrey Whitehead.

Unknown: Loan Meredith

Unknown: Chris Pavlo.

Unknown: Tracy-Ann OBErman.

Unknown: Shirley Dixon

Unknown: Keith Wickham.

Music: Paul Mottram

Producer: Paul Schlesinger

George Cragge: Michael Williams

DCI Frank Jefferson: Barry Foster

John Matthews: Jim Carter

Max: Peter Woodthorpe

Prime Minister: Jeremy Clyde

Crispin Trent: Robert Bathurst

Caroline: Susie Brann

Harry Davis: Christian Rodska

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970227]

Mark Tavener 's six-part comedy thriller set in the world of football, the BBC and party politics. 4: Star England striker Danny Mole is the latest victim of the World Cup murderer. with Joanna Monro. Tracy-Ann Oberman , loan Meredith. Giancarlo Ciccone. Stephen Thome and Peter Donaldson. Music Paul Mottram Producer Paul Schlesinger

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970227]

Mark Tavener 's six-part comedy thriller set in the world of football, the BBC and party politics. 4: Star England striker Danny Mole is the latest victim of the World Cup murderer. with Joanna Monro. Tracy-Ann Oberman , loan Meredith. Giancarlo Ciccone. Stephen Thome and Peter Donaldson. Music Paul Mottram Producer Paul Schlesinger

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970227]

Unknown: Mark Tavener

Unknown: Danny Mole

Unknown: Joanna Monro.

Unknown: Tracy-Ann OBErman

Unknown: Giancarlo Ciccone.

Unknown: Stephen Thome

Unknown: Peter Donaldson.

Music: Paul Mottram

Producer: Paul Schlesinger

George Cragge: Michael Williams

DCI Frank Jefferson: Barry Foster

John Matthews: Jim Carter

Max: Peter Woodthorpe

Prime Minister: Jeremy Clyde

Crispin Trent: Robert Bathhurst

Caroline: Susie Brann

Harry Davis: Christian Rodska

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970227]

Unknown: Mark Tavener

Unknown: Danny Mole

Unknown: Joanna Monro.

Unknown: Tracy-Ann OBErman

Unknown: Giancarlo Ciccone.

Unknown: Stephen Thome

Unknown: Peter Donaldson.

Music: Paul Mottram

Producer: Paul Schlesinger

George Cragge: Michael Williams

DCI Frank Jefferson: Barry Foster

John Matthews: Jim Carter

Max: Peter Woodthorpe

Prime Minister: Jeremy Clyde

Crispin Trent: Robert Bathhurst

Caroline: Susie Brann

Harry Davis: Christian Rodska

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970306]

Mark Tavener 's six-part comedy thriller set in the world offootball, the BBC and party politics.

5: BBC crime correspondent George Cragge has been murdered - or has he? with Joanna Monro. Tracy-Ann Oberman , Alex Lowe , Christopher Scott. Dave Lamb. loan Meredith and Alice Arnold Music Paul Mottram Producer Paul Schlesinger

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970306]

Mark Tavener 's six-part comedy thriller set in the world offootball, the BBC and party politics.

5: BBC crime correspondent George Cragge has been murdered - or has he? with Joanna Monro. Tracy-Ann Oberman , Alex Lowe , Christopher Scott. Dave Lamb. loan Meredith and Alice Arnold Music Paul Mottram Producer Paul Schlesinger

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970306]

Unknown: Mark Tavener

Unknown: George Cragge

Unknown: Joanna Monro.

Unknown: Tracy-Ann OBErman

Unknown: Alex Lowe

Unknown: Christopher Scott.

Unknown: Dave Lamb.

Unknown: Alice Arnold

Music: Paul Mottram

Producer: Paul Schlesinger

George Cragge: Michael Williams

DCI Frank Jefferson: Barry Foster

John Matthews: Jim Carter

Max: Peter Wood Thorpe

Prime Minister: Jeremy Clyde

Crispin Trent: Robert Bathurst

Caroline: Susie Brann

Harry Davis: Christian Rodska

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970306]

Unknown: Mark Tavener

Unknown: George Cragge

Unknown: Joanna Monro.

Unknown: Tracy-Ann OBErman

Unknown: Alex Lowe

Unknown: Christopher Scott.

Unknown: Dave Lamb.

Unknown: Alice Arnold

Music: Paul Mottram

Producer: Paul Schlesinger

George Cragge: Michael Williams

DCI Frank Jefferson: Barry Foster

John Matthews: Jim Carter

Max: Peter Wood Thorpe

Prime Minister: Jeremy Clyde

Crispin Trent: Robert Bathurst

Caroline: Susie Brann

Harry Davis: Christian Rodska

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970313]

The final part of Mark Tavener 's comedy-thriller set in the world of football, the BBC and party politics. Against the backdrop of an England-Germany World Cup final, the prime minister struggles to survive and lead his party into the imminent general election. with Joanna Monro , Ioan Meredith , Dave Lamb. Chris Pavlo , Stephen Thorne. Sean Baker and Charlotte Green. Music Paul Mottram Producer Paul Schlesinger

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970313]

The final part of Mark Tavener 's comedy-thriller set in the world of football, the BBC and party politics. Against the backdrop of an England-Germany World Cup final, the prime minister struggles to survive and lead his party into the imminent general election. with Joanna Monro , Ioan Meredith , Dave Lamb. Chris Pavlo , Stephen Thorne. Sean Baker and Charlotte Green. Music Paul Mottram Producer Paul Schlesinger

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970313]

Unknown: Mark Tavener

Unknown: Joanna Monro

Unknown: Ioan Meredith

Unknown: Dave Lamb.

Unknown: Chris Pavlo

Unknown: Stephen Thorne.

Unknown: Sean Baker

Unknown: Charlotte Green

Music: Paul Mottram

Producer: Paul Schlesinger

George Cragge: Michael Williams

DCI Frank Jefferson: Barry Foster

John Matthews: Jim Carter

Max: Peter Woodthorpe

Prime Minister: Jeremy Clyde

Crispin Trent: Robert Bathurst

Caroline: Susie Brann

Harry Davis: Christian Rodska

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970313]

Unknown: Mark Tavener

Unknown: Joanna Monro

Unknown: Ioan Meredith

Unknown: Dave Lamb.

Unknown: Chris Pavlo

Unknown: Stephen Thorne.

Unknown: Sean Baker

Unknown: Charlotte Green

Music: Paul Mottram

Producer: Paul Schlesinger

George Cragge: Michael Williams

DCI Frank Jefferson: Barry Foster

John Matthews: Jim Carter

Max: Peter Woodthorpe

Prime Minister: Jeremy Clyde

Crispin Trent: Robert Bathurst

Caroline: Susie Brann

Harry Davis: Christian Rodska

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Satirical political comedy series.

England is hosting the Football World Cup at the Wembley Stadium, a major summit of EU leaders and a general election is imminent.

When a body is found in a ball bag it is the chance for disgraced old hack, George Cragge, to get back into the BBC newsroom.Maverick hack George Cragge hits a murder trail at Wembley Stadium. Comedy thriller with Michael Williams. From February 1997.

Maverick hack George Cragge hits a murder trail at Wembley Stadium.

Sacked old hack George Cragge discovers a trail of murder starting at the towers of the old Wembley stadium.

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Will maverick hack George Cragge catch the murderer - or last orders? Comedy thriller with Michael Williams.

Will maverick hack George Cragge catch the murderer, or last orders? With Michael Williams

Which will George Cragge catch up with first? The murderer or the pub?

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Maverick George's BBC job depends on trailing the World Cup murderer. From February 1997.

Maverick George's BBC job depends on trailing the World Cup murderer. Comedy thriller with Michael Williams. From February 1997.

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Maverick George probes a poisoning and more events in Downing Street. From February 1997.

Maverick George probes a poisoning and more events in Downing Street. Comedy thriller with Michael Williams. From February 1997.

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Maverick BBC reporter George Cragge has been murdered - or has he? Comedy thriller with Michael Williams. From March 1997.

Maverick BBC reporter George Cragge has been murdered - or has he?

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Will maverick BBC reporter George Cragge unmask the serial killer? From March 1997.

Will maverick BBC reporter George Cragge unmask the serial killer? Comedy thriller with Michael Williams.