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Seasons:
1 | 2
Release Date:
29 April 1980 (USA) See more »
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Drama series about police work in Victorian London, featuring Detective Sergeant Cribb, a member of Scotland Yard's newly formed CID unit.
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Inventive, rather quirky and charming late Victorian crime series with tongue in cheek humour See more (4 total) »

Cast

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Alan Dobie ... Sergeant Cribb / ... (14 episodes, 1980-1981)
William Simons ... Constable Thackeray (13 episodes, 1980-1981)
David Waller ... Inspector Jowett / ... (10 episodes, 1980-1981)
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Series Directed by
Alan Grint (3 episodes, 1980-1981)
June Wyndham-Davies (3 episodes, 1980-1981)
George Spenton-Foster (2 episodes, 1981)
 
Series Writing credits
Peter Lovesey (14 episodes, 1980-1981)
Jacqueline Lovesey (6 episodes, 1980-1981)
Bill MacIlwraith (2 episodes, 1980-1981)
Arden Winch (2 episodes, 1980-1981)

Series Produced by
June Wyndham-Davies .... producer (14 episodes, 1980-1981)

Peter Eckersley .... executive producer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Original Music by
Derek Hilton (12 episodes, 1980-1981)
 
Series Cinematography by
Mike Thomson (5 episodes, 1980-1981)
Mike Popley (2 episodes, 1980-1981)
Mike Whittaker (2 episodes, 1980)
 
Series Film Editing by
D.L. Heyes (9 episodes, 1980-1981)
Ron Swain (9 episodes, 1980-1981)
Don Kelly (3 episodes, 1980)
Alan Ringland (3 episodes, 1980)
David Stocks (3 episodes, 1981)
 
Series Casting by
John Murphy (10 episodes, 1980-1981)
 
Series Production Design by
Alan Price (4 episodes, 1980-1981)
Tim Farmer (3 episodes, 1980-1981)
 
Series Costume Design by
Esther Dean (4 episodes, 1980-1981)
Anne Salisbury (3 episodes, 1980-1981)
Anne Barfield (2 episodes, 1980)
 
Series Makeup Department
Glenda Wood .... makeup artist (3 episodes, 1980-1981)
Lois Richardson .... makeup artist (3 episodes, 1981)
 
Series Production Management
Roy Jackson .... production manager (2 episodes, 1980-1981)
Don Bell .... production manager (2 episodes, 1980)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jon Older .... third assistant director (1 episode, 1981)
 
Series Art Department
Donald Stevens .... graphics (4 episodes, 1980)
Ed Shirt .... graphics (3 episodes, 1981)
 
Series Sound Department
John Whitworth .... dubbing mixer / dubbing / ... (13 episodes, 1980-1981)
Keith Powell .... studio sound / sound (7 episodes, 1980-1981)
Harry Brookes .... sound / sound recordist (6 episodes, 1980-1981)
Ray French .... sound recordist (4 episodes, 1980-1981)
Ken Reynolds .... sound / sound recordist (2 episodes, 1980-1981)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Alun Evans .... studio lighting (6 episodes, 1980-1981)
Euan J. Halleron .... camera operator: studio camera (5 episodes, 1980-1981)
Jon Woods .... camera operator (3 episodes, 1980)
Joe Piotrowski .... camera operator (3 episodes, 1981)
Andy Stephen .... camera operator (2 episodes, 1980-1981)
Stuart Wilson .... studio lighting (2 episodes, 1980)
 
Series Editorial Department
D.L. Heyes .... editor: video tape (6 episodes, 1980-1981)
Ron Swain .... editor: video tape (6 episodes, 1980-1981)
Brenda Bottomley .... vision mixer (3 episodes, 1980)
Heather Fraser .... vision mixer (3 episodes, 1981)
Jenny Evans .... vision mixer (2 episodes, 1980-1981)
 
Series Other crew
Barbara Muxworthy .... researcher (10 episodes, 1980-1981)
Vicki Standeven .... production assistant (5 episodes, 1980-1981)
Colin Colman .... studio vision (4 episodes, 1980-1981)
Ron Greenhalgh .... studio supervisor (4 episodes, 1980-1981)
John Bradburn .... floor manager (3 episodes, 1980-1981)
Graham Wild .... floor manager (2 episodes, 1980)
Ken Jones .... studio vision (2 episodes, 1981)

Les Davis .... floor manager (unknown episodes)
 

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UK:60 min (13 episodes) | UK:90 min (pilot)
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6 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
Inventive, rather quirky and charming late Victorian crime series with tongue in cheek humour, 27 June 2007
Author: trimmerb1234 from London

This was a rather unusual series. Set in the late Victorian period it stars Alan Dobie as Cribb, a Scotland Yard Detective Sargeant. The tone of the series is set by Cribb's character - from humble origins he has to suffer fools (his snobbish and social-climbing superior for one) whose connections have brought advancement, if not gladly then with wry and tongue in cheek humour. Cribb is at the same time humane and understanding of human failings - including frequently those of his own rather hapless staff.

The stories are inventive and rather quirky. Each is quite different from the other in theme and location. Costumes, locations, references to contemporary events and efforts to create a correct period atmosphere, language and manners suggest that the writer and the production went to some pains to achieve authenticity. It also has quality guest stars. It is good, likable and quite intelligent family (mid teens upward) entertainment with some educational value. The British ITV3 network has been repeating the series for several years.

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