The Chief

The Chief is a British television crime drama series that aired on ITV from 20 April 1990 to 16 June 1995, starring Michael Cochrane, Tim Pigott-Smith and Martin Shaw. It was made by Anglia Television.

The series was set in East Anglia, with "the Chief" in command of the fictitious Eastland Constabulary, a large police force covering all of it. The first Chief was John Stafford (Tim Pigott-Smith), who was replaced in episode 3 of series 3 by Alan Cade (Martin Shaw). Both were dynamic men who talked frankly. There is a lot of political content, in particular battles with the Home Office and local politicians.

The show ran for five years, five series and a total of 35 episodes.

Show Info

Airs on: United Kingdom ITV (1990 - 1995)
Schedule: Fridays at 21:00 (60 min)
Status: Ended
Show Type: Scripted
Genres: Drama Crime
Episodes ordered: 7 episodes

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Previous Episode

Episode 7

Episode 5x07; Jun 16, 1995

Previous Episodes

Episode NameAirdateTrailer
5x07: Episode 7Jun 16, 1995
5x06: Episode 6Jun 9, 1995
5x05: Episode 5Jun 2, 1995
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