Ruth Rendell Mysteries: Season 3, Episode 4

A Sleeping Life: Part One (12 Nov. 1989)

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Christopher Ravenscroft ...
Polly Flinders
Louie Ramsay ...
Dave Hill ...
Malina Patel
Patrick Drury ...
Chief Supt. Howard Fortune
William Simons ...
Det. Insp. Michael Baker
Olivier Pierre ...
Commissaire Pierre Laquin
Charon Bourke ...
Niall Buggy ...
Victor Vivian
Ken Kitson ...
John Burgess ...
Iain Mitchell ...
Deborah Poplett ...


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When Reg Wexford is on the ferry going over to France, he is briefly seen reading a book by Barbara Vine. Barbara Vine is a pseudonym under which Ruth Rendell (creator of Wexford) has written some of her novels. See more »


Followed by Ruth Rendell Mysteries: Means of Evil: Part One (1991) See more »

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24 May 2002 | by (British Columbia) – See all my reviews

I'm not a Ruth Rendell reader particularly but I have been taken by George Baker's cinematic gruff Inspector Reg Wexford. This tasty little morsel is all the more enhanced by a brief journey to France and an introduction to Oyster's on the half shell, washed down by brisk white wine and a brief introduction to the French laissez-faire attitude to less common sexual orientations. On the other hand, the repressed British stereotype never fails to provide a sad poignancy.An added treat is an altogether too brief appearance by Sylvia Syms.

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