What Do We Have on Hockey Sticks? 

Rocking the world on its axis. But life goes on for those that hear the music.


Alan J.W. Bell (as Alan Bell)


Alan Plater (novel), Alan Plater (screenplay)



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
James Bolam ... Trevor Chaplin
Barbara Flynn ... Jill Swinburne
Terence Rigby ... Big Al
Danny Schiller Danny Schiller ... Little Norm
Dominic Jephcott ... Det. Insp. Hobson PhD
Dudley Sutton ... Mr. Carter
Keith Smith Keith Smith ... Mr. Wheeler
George Costigan ... D.C. Ben
Sean Scanlan Sean Scanlan ... D.C. Joe
Patrick Drury Patrick Drury ... Ivan
Eamon Boland Eamon Boland ... Peter Swinburne
Peter Martin ... Charlie
Deborah Grant ... Chief Superintendant Blake
Judy Brooke Judy Brooke ... Yvonne Fairweather
Dave Leslie Dave Leslie ... Man Opposite


Rocking the world on its axis. But life goes on for those that hear the music.

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Comedy | Drama



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18 December 1988 (UK) See more »

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Did You Know?


The title of this episode isn't quite the first thing said. As Hobson enters the police station he whispers to the desk sergeant "what's the code today?" To be told "1999" (same as the day before). Hobson then uses the code to enter the CID area and his office where he picks up the phone and asks "What do we have on hockey sticks?" See more »


Trevor Chaplin: Yes Inspector, there are only two kinds of people in this world: Those who hear the music and those who don't.
Jill Swinburne: The cool and the uncool.
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