A British police drama, set in the fictional town of Newtown, near Liverpool. It ran from 1962 to 1978, and was mainly broadcast as weekly 50-minute episodes.
Episode title: Waste
Transmission date: 25th February, 1974
Lewis’s character: Derek Cunningham
Synopsis: A police hunt for an escaped convict leads to the discovery that Derek’s parents have kept him locked in the attic for two years, in the belief that he had committed a murder.
|D.C. Skinner||-||Ian Cullen|
|P.C. Quilley||-||Douglas Fielding|
|Matthew Cunningham||-||Peter Schofield|
|June Cunningham||-||Marjory Yates|
|Derek Cunningham||-||LEWIS COLLINS|
"(I played) a retarded Liverpool lad, locked away in an attic. Very intense. Very introverted"