Alan Gibson, David Sullivan Proudfoot, Kenneth Ives, Peter Sasdy, Bob Hird, Roger Tucker
Wilfred Greatorex, Edmund Ward, Arden Winch, Jim Hawkins
Edward Woodward - Jim Kyle (16 episodes 1977-1978), Robert Lang - Herbert Skardon (16 episodes 1977-1978), Tony Doyle - Dave Brett (15 episodes 1977-1978), Paul Hardwick - Faceless (11 episodes 1977-1978), Barbara Kellerman - Delly Lomas (8 episodes 1977), Lisa Harrow - Lynn Blake (8 episodes 1978), Yvonne Mitchell - Kate Smith (7 episodes 1978), George Murcell - Greaves (6 episodes 1977), David McKail - Inspector Macrae (6 episodes 1978), Clifton Jones - Henry Tasker (6 episodes 1977), Michael Napier Brown - Jack Nichols (5 episodes 1977), John Savident - Dan Mellor (5 episodes 1977), Honor Shepherd - Marly (4 episodes 1977), Donald Gee - Dr. Vickers (3 episodes 1977), Mathias Kilroy - Tommy Pearce (3 episodes 1977), Stacy Davies - PCD Inspector (3 episodes 1977), Harry Fielder - PCD Man (3 episodes 1977), Stanley Lebor - 'Digger' Radford (3 episodes 1978), Clive Swift - Tony Doran (3 episodes 1978), Eileen Davies - Mrs. Vickers (2 episodes 1977), Paul Chapman - Randall (2 episodes 1977), Victor Maddern - Sammy Calhoun (2 episodes 1977), Mitzi Rogers - Agnes Culmore (2 episodes 1977), Adam Bareham - Alan (2 episodes 1978), Donald Burton - Harry Blaney (2 episodes 1978), Michael Cassidy - Alf Turner (2 episodes 1978), Sandra Payne - Barbara Fairlie (2 episodes 1978), Norman Rutherford - The Surveillance Man (2 episodes 1978), Gillian Raine - Chairperson (1 episode 1977), Peter Attard - Ian Cursley (1 episode 1977), Willie Jonah - Nolan (1 episode 1977), Reginald Jessup - Henry Duncan (1 episode 1977), Desmond Jordan - Burnley (1 episode 1977), Sophie Coghill - Tina Vickers (1 episode 1977), John Hamill - Norton (1 episode 1977), Luke Hanson - Jack Grey (1 episode 1977), Lynn Dalby - Mrs. Grey (1 episode 1977), Alix Kirsta - Carol Harper (1 episode 1977), Mike Hall - The First Emigration Officer (1 episode 1977), Malcolm Rennie - Emigration Officer (1 episode 1977), David Rowley - The Second Emigration Officer (1 episode 1977), Robert Swales - Wilkie (1 episode 1977), Bruce Lidington - Harper (1 episode 1977), Bill Rourke - Emigrant (1 episode 1977), Colin Fay - The Stevedore (1 episode 1977), Jonathan Adams - The PCD Officer (1 episode 1977), Terry Bale - Len (1 episode 1977), Howard Bell - Halloran (1 episode 1977), John Bennett - Prosecutor (1 episode 1977), Bimbo - Bimbo (1 episode 1977), Ed Bishop - Ed Burbank (1 episode 1977), Joby Blanshard - Williams (1 episode 1977), Janie Booth - Lena (1 episode 1977), Michael Cashman - Technician (1 episode 1977), John Castle - Philip Carter (1 episode 1977), Simon Chandler - Brian (1 episode 1977), Michael Graham Cox - Baker (1 episode 1977), Anna Cropper - Susie Carter (1 episode 1977), Graham Crowden - Dr. Sondeberg (1 episode 1977), Claire Davenport - The Nurse (1 episode 1977), Vernon Dobtcheff - Professor Cheever (1 episode 1977), Donald Douglas - Dr. Gelbert (1 episode 1977), Colin Edwynn - 'Nutter' Stonebridge (1 episode 1977), Thomas Ellice - Clayton (1 episode 1977), Graeme Eton - Aldwick (1 episode 1977), Patricia Garwood - Maggie Kyle (1 episode 1977), Yvonne Gilan - Defence Counsel (1 episode 1977), Alan Harris - PCD Man (1 episode 1977), Mark Heath - Paul (1 episode 1977), Richard Hurndall - Avery (1 episode 1977), Edward Judd - Auckland (1 episode 1977), Esmond Knight - Mitchell (1 episode 1977), Simon Lack - Luff (1 episode 1977), James Lister - PCD Supervisor Wade (1 episode 1977), Ian Liston - Talbot (1 episode 1977), David Lyell - The Policeman (1 episode 1977), George Mallaby - Carr (1 episode 1977), Raymond Mason - Sefton (1 episode 1977), Frank Mills - PCD Inspector Jones (1 episode 1977), Clifford Mollison - Chairman (1 episode 1977), Peter Myers - Bingham (1 episode 1977), Phyllida Nash - The Reporter (1 episode 1977), John Phillips - Attorney General Graham (1 episode 1977), John Quarmby - Bland (1 episode 1977), John Rhys-Davies - Ivor Griffith (1 episode 1977), David Rolfe - Peters (1 episode 1977), Robert Sansom - The Old Man (1 episode 1977), Antony Scott - Kingston (1 episode 1977), Jonathan Scott-Taylor - Bevan (1 episode 1977), Pamela Sholto - The Chairperson (1 episode 1977), Ray Smith - Charles Wainwright (1 episode 1977), Julia Sutton - Woman Non-citizen (1 episode 1977), Tony Sympson - Frank Woodcock (1 episode 1977), Damien Thomas - Walters (1 episode 1977), Alan Tucker - Bowden (1 episode 1977), Terry Walsh - PCD man (1 episode 1977), Terence Ward - The PCD Inspector (1 episode 1977), John York - Davies (1 episode 1977), Paul Beech - Green (1 episode 1978), Edmond Bennett - The Caretaker (1 episode 1978), John Bott - James Conrad (1 episode 1978), Joseph Brady - Ernest Harrison (1 episode 1978), Lyndon Brook - Peter Greville (1 episode 1978), David Buck - George Molloy (1 episode 1978), Geoffrey Burridge - Cyrus Asher (1 episode 1978), Simon Cadell - Robert Jessup (1 episode 1978), Joyce Carey - Nancy Skardon (1 episode 1978), John Carson - William Grainger (1 episode 1978), Ysanne Churchman - The PCD Clerk (1 episode 1978), Peter Clay - Mayers (1 episode 1978), Ann Curthoys - Mrs. Greville (1 episode 1978), Edward de Souza - Perez (1 episode 1978), Peter Diamond - The Thug (1 episode 1978), Colin Douglas - Joe Hutchinson (1 episode 1978), Norman Eshley - Tony Borden (1 episode 1978), Martin Fisk - Sanders (1 episode 1978), Jane Forster - Jodie Greville (1 episode 1978), Eric French - The Non-Citizen (1 episode 1978), Pat Gorman - ARC Guard (1 episode 1978), Gretta Gouriet - The Newsreader (1 episode 1978), James Greene - Gerald Arnold (1 episode 1978), Hermione Gregory - Jane Doran (1 episode 1978), Ken Halliwell - ARC Guard (1 episode 1978), Max Harvey - Rev. Newgate (1 episode 1978), Olu Jacobs - Alan Msawi (1 episode 1978), Oscar James - Everton (1 episode 1978), Ken Kitson - Johnny Rolfe (1 episode 1978), Jenny Laird - Mrs. Brooks (1 episode 1978), Alan Leith - Rickerby (1 episode 1978), Barry Lowe - Frank Fenton (1 episode 1978), Norman Mitchell - Sewell (1 episode 1978), James Murray - Abe (1 episode 1978), John Nolan - Tomson (1 episode 1978), Michael Osborne - Robert Brooks (1 episode 1978), John Paul - Police Commissioner Richard Hallam (1 episode 1978), George Pravda - Pallin (1 episode 1978), David Rintoul - Philip Ross (1 episode 1978), John Ronane - Charles Graydon (1 episode 1978), David Rose - Policeman (1 episode 1978), John Saunders - Carter (1 episode 1978), Julia Schofield - Liz (1 episode 1978), Tony Sibbald - The Newscaster (1 episode 1978), Michael Tarn - John Brooks (1 episode 1978), Primi Townsend - Verna Wells (1 episode 1978), Sally Travers - Mrs. Hutchinson (1 episode 1978), Fiona Walker - Miss Dalton (1 episode 1978), William Wilde - Riley (1 episode 1978), Marc Wolff - The Pilot (1 episode 1978), Sue Woodley - Annie (1 episode 1978)
Great Britain, 1990. The population is now governed by an increasingly corrupt bureaucracy headed by the Home Secretary and backed by the tyrannical Public Control Department (PCD), who have done away with the rights of the individual and maintain control through ID cards, rationing, censorship and electronic/audio/physical surveillance. Free speech is forbidden. The rule of law no longer protects the weak and defenseless. Emigration is impossible. But escape is not, thanks to rebels like Jim Kyle (Edward Woodward), a journalist and secret dissident who battles the forces of the Establishment, but constantly faces imprisonment or death (or worse) at the hands of the PCD and its ruthless controller Herbert Skardon.
- Série 1: 1. Creed of Slaves (1977). "Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human freedom. It is the argument of tyrants. It is the creed of slaves" (William Pitt). Home Affairs correspondent Jim Kyle, a journalist for one of Britain's three remaining newspapers, provides secret assistance to people trying to escape the repressive regime. His activities continually bring him into contact with the Public Control Department, its tools of bureaucratic repression and its ruthless Controller Herbert Skardon. However, Kyle's current attempts to help a doctor struggling to help his asthmatic daughter leave the United Kingdom may be hampered by Kyle's ambiguous personal relationship with Deputy PCD Controller Delly Lomas.
- Série 1: 2. When Did You Last See Your Father? (1977). "We don't make laws, we only carry them out". Despite the Home Secretary's abolition of all exit visa appeals, Kyle successfully helps Doctor Vickers leave the United Kingdom, but without his wife and daughter. Dr. Vickers invests his hopes in the international law which states that his family can join him one month later, provided he can attain residency status in another country. However, the Public Control Department are determined to seal up any possible legal loopholes to block Vickers' efforts and in so doing put an end to Kyle's interference - permanently.
- Série 1: 3. Health Farm (1977). "...no barbed-wire, no strait-jackets, no padded cells. After all, this is 1990". When the Public Control Department send union leader Charles Wainwright to the United States of America to promote their cause, the plan backfires disastrously when his speech is littered with dissident criticisms of the bureaucratic nightmare the United Kingdom has become under the stewardship. When he returns home, the PCD are quick to repay the compliment by sending him to an Adult Rehabilitation Centre, a place where offenders against the state (political activists, murderers, thieves, etc) are sent for "correction" under a combination of drug therapy and severe treatments which change their way of thinking. Kyle determines to interview Wainwright and infiltrates the centre, unaware the PCD are ranging their forces against him...
- Série 1: 4. Decoy (1977). "This is an island prison. Getting us all together is one thing. Getting us out is something else". High-profile political adviser Doctor Sondeberg, a man responsible for the rising fortunes of a variety of presidents, pays a state visit to the United Kingdom on a fact-finding mission to understand the workings of the Public Control Department. However, his motives are far more covert than first appearances. Meanwhile, Dave Brett persuades Kyle to obtain permits to allow them to travel around the country to advance his deal with underworld figure Sammy Calhoun - a deal which involves a motorised caravan as a passport for top academics to flee the oppressive regime of the PCD.
- Série 1: 5. Voice from the Past (1977). "The age of the common man seems to be degenerating into the age of the common denominator". When the Public Control Department take steps to shut down an underground newspaper peddling dissident stories critical of the regime, Kyle provides assistance to its publisher, Avery, in a bid to prevent their interference.
- Série 1: 6. Whatever Happened to Cardinal Wolsey? (1977). The Ombudsman's Court supposedly exists to hear and review appeals by citizens and consists of a tribunal of judges, but every appeal is rejected despite the legitimacy of the claim. However, one judge, Philip Carter, is determined to fight the corrupt legal system and continually votes to uphold legitimate claims despite always being outvoted by the Chairperson and a weak-willed third judge. Angered by Carter's defiance, the Attorney General demands that Skardon and the PCD find a way to silence Carter. The PCD's plan: a campaign of threats and intimidation against Carter's pregnant wife, who has already miscarried twice. With the help of an American news colleague, Kyle tries to find a way to help the Carters, but the PCD's sadistic Inspector Jones may have already struck too hard at Mrs. Carter.
- Série 1: 7. Witness (1977). Dr. Alan Vickers, whom Kyle and Breet helped escape, has been campaigning throughout the United States to get public and world opinion to force the PCD to let his wife and daughter emigrate. The problem is that in his speeches he may have let clues drop that may lead Skardon and the PCD to Kyle. When the PCD go after Kyle's family and a plot to frame Kyle blows up in the PCD's face, Delly Lomas goes to America to persuade Dr. Vickers to return to England to testify against Kyle in return for exit visas for his wife and daughter. Soon Kyle finds himself on trial with the man he helped as the main witness against him ...
- Série 1: 8. Non-Citizen (1977). After the Kyle Trial fiasco, Skardon takes his revenge by turning Kyle into a Non-Citizen: stripping Kyle of his ID and Union cards, freezing his bank account and seizing all his assets. With no home, no car, no job, no money, only the clothes on his back and his family missing (and a bugged Non-Citizen ID card so the PCD can track him), Kyle is forced to wander the streets in what seems like a hopeless attempt to survive, especially when he is constantly and sadistically harassed by Skardon and Inspector Nichols. His only hope is that Dave Brett and black marketeer Sammy Calhoun can find him before his mind and will are permanently broken.
- Série 2: 1. Pentagons (1978). There's good news and bad news in Britain. The good news: Home Secretary Dan Mellor has been replaced by Kate Smith, and a "pentagon" - one of a growing army of dissident groups - is preparing to take on the hatred PCD. The bad news: the PCD's new Deputy Controller is Lynn Blake, Jim Kyle's former romantic interest, and her first job is the exposure of "Faceless", Kyle's source within the PCD.
- Série 2: 2. The Market Price (1978). "This mate of yours is a shark. With his jaws into whole cargoes. Petrol. Fags. Booze. Grub. It's up to us to nanny him?". When food available in the supermarkets steadily evaporates, Kate Smith's government turns their attention to black marketeers profiting from illicit supplies. Ministry of Food MP Peter Greville feeds Kyle information about the matter, but soon both he and his family become the focus of suspicion from the Public Control Department.
- Série 2: 3. Trapline (1978). "Who are we out to nail? Careguard, the Home Secretary or Skardon and the PCD?" Jim Kyle is in trouble - he has fallen into the hands of Police Commissioner Hallam. The question is, will Hallam hand Kyle over to the PCD or is Hallam working on his own?
- Série 2: 4. Ordeal by Small Brown Envelope (1978). "Authorised Systematic Harassment has enormous potential. The slow and noiseless steamroller of the State. The daily brown envelope dropping on the mat". The Public Control Department, in response to more dissident remarks printed in the underground press from Kyle and Tony Doran, devise a plan to turn the heat up on the pair by employing a systematic campaign of Authorised Systematic Harrassment (ASH). Using all the bureaucratic mechanisms at his disposal, Skardon launches a tirade of officialdom against both men, which succeeds in pushing Doran and his wife to breaking-point.
- Série 2: 5. Hire and Fire (1978). "If Kyle can uncover those extortionists where an expert PCD man failed, he is obviously implicated with them." When workers fall prey to an extortionist network collecting money in exchange for their continued silence, Kyle's involvement attracts the attention of PCD controller Skardon, who recognizes an opportunity to eliminate the network and the thorn in his side in one stroke.
- Série 2: 6. You'll Never Walk Alone (1978). The authorities have refused me an exit visa for the Chess Championship because they fear I might come back.
- Série 2: 7. Young Sparks (1978). "Kyle'll be back to normal in about an hour. Until then he'll probably show an amusing tendency to tell the truth." Groups of dissidents, once-divided in their opposition to the Public Control Department, are putting aside their differences in a bid to bring down the bureaucratic machine in a consolidated movement. Meanwhile, Skardon increases his pursuit of Kyle, whom he believes he can break and thereby shatter the plans of the opposition.
- Série 2: 8. What Pleases the Prince (1978). "We always said there'd be Peace Crimes Trials one day ... We're winning now. There'll have to be a purge of the PCD soon." The dissident assault on the Public Control Department has been successful, but the public suicide of a cell member has resulted in world condemnation of Britain's policies and the PCD being plunged into bitter in-fighting. Have Kyle and the dissidents finally won? Will Skardon and the PCD fall for good, and if they do will the cure prove worse than the disease?