Heartbeat: Difficult Times

Series 13, episode 18

Written by
Directed by
Gerry Mill

Originally Aired On: Sunday, 18 April 2004

Jack MacLean, a handsome racing driver in his 30s causes elderly farmer GARY Shaw's land rover to swerve off the road. Vernon is targeted by Leonard Parks who explains the concept of pyramid selling Shine-fresh cleaning products. Jack stumbles home where his wife SARAH (20s) finds him unconscious. Liz attends. SARAH confirms he gave himself an insulin injection earlier but he hasn't been eating much. Liz gives him dextrose for hypoglycaemic coma. Bellamy interviews the injured Shaw who tells him the vehicle was an unusual Aston Martin.

Cast

Julian Sims...Jack Maclean
Image for Geoffrey HughesGeoffrey Hughes...Vernon Scripps
Image for Tricia PenroseTricia Penrose...Gina Ward
David Lonsdale...David Stockwell
Derek Fowlds...Oscar Blaketon
Stephen Critchlow...Leonard Parks
Peter Ivatts...Gary Shaw
Jo-Anne Stockham...Sarah Maclean
AislĂ­n McGuckin...Dr. Liz Merrick
Mark Jordon...PC Phil Bellamy
James Carlton...PC Steve Crane
Julie Higginson...Ruth Dalbraith
Peter Benson...Bernard 'Bernie' Scripps
Duncan Bell...Sgt. Dennis Iain Merton
Richard Lintern...Ben Norton
Beatrice Kelley...Mrs. Winstanley
William Simons...PC Alf Ventress
Danny McGrath...Gareth Dodson
Sarah Tansey...Jenny Merton
Geoff Oldham...Coroner