Synopsis by Hal Erickson
The weekly, hour-long British cop drama Supply and Demand was an outgrowth of a one-off, two-hour special, which aired over ITV in 1997. In the original, cowritten by Lynda LaPlante, streetwise cop Jake Brown (Eamonn Walker) and desk-bound, by-the-book officer Harrington (Ade Sapara) found themselves reluctant partners in an undercover drug bust. When the series proper premiered one year later, Jake and Harrington were still in attendance, but now the lead character was lesbian police officer Edna Colley (Miriam Margolyes), the head of the experimental undercover unit that had been introduced in the 1997 "pilot." The series version of Supply and Demand ran for six hour-long episodes.