By Any Means

Series 1 - Episode 2



By Any Means is a wisecracking adventure yarn that owes much to classic American hokum like Hart to Hart, Charlie’s Angels and even Scooby-Doo. There’s a gang of good guys who bring the bad guys to justice by any means (geddit?).

It’s tosh but then it has no pretentions to be The Fall or Line of Duty, and it has the assured hand of Tony Jordan (Hustle, which it resembles) on the tiller, so it’s likeable too. The Tough Guy, the Totty and the Techie are once again in their bunker, doing jobs that are too dirty for the police, catching ruffians who evade justice. The latest miscreant is a bent ex-barrister turned bent private eye, who frames for murder the judge who put him away.


A young girl's body is found in the boot of a car belonging to a well-respected judge, in what seems like an open-and-shut case. However, Helen is instantly suspicious and calls in the team to investigate, convinced the accused has been framed by an ex-policeman with a personal vendetta. Jessica poses as a victim support worker to get close to the family of the dead youngster - and the devastating effect of the murder spurs the gang on to put the right man behind bars. Crime drama, starring Warren Brown, Gina McKee, Shelley Conn and Andrew-Lee Potts star.

Cast & Crew

Jack Quinn Warren Brown
Jessica Jones Shelley Conn
Thomas `TomTom' Tomkins Andrew-Lee Potts
Charlie O'Brien Elliot Knight
Joe Tyrus Neil Maskell
Coleen Parker Stephanie Leonidas
Patricia Brooks Kate Dickie
Keith Brooks Christopher Fulford
Stan Bond John Henshaw
Helen Barlow Gina McKee
Kimberley Brooks Sacha Parkinson
Peter Hopkins Tim Berrington
DI Campbell Lex Shrapnel
DC Gerard Charlie Anson
Director Charles Palmer
Producer Tim Key
Writer Richard Zajdlic
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