Drawing on her love of theatre and art, New Zealand novelist Ngaio Marsh created elegant crime-puzzlers full of quirky characters with hidden agendas, all brought meticulously to life in this BBC series.
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William Simons ...
 Inspector Fox (9 episodes, 1990-1994)
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 Chief Inspector Alleyn (8 episodes, 1993-1994)
Belinda Lang ...
 Agatha Troy (6 episodes, 1990-1994)
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 D.S. Bailey / ... (5 episodes, 1990-1994)
Sandy Welch ...
 D.C. Robinson / ... (3 episodes, 1993-1994)
Leslie Schofield ...
 Assistant Commissioner Connors (3 episodes, 1993-1994)
Mark Penfold ...
 Doctor Curtis / ... (2 episodes, 1993-1994)
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 Police Doctor (2 episodes, 1990-1993)
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Drawing on her love of theatre and art, New Zealand novelist Ngaio Marsh created elegant crime-puzzlers full of quirky characters with hidden agendas, all brought meticulously to life in this BBC series.

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How could it be better?
14 July 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Malahide is an excellent Alleyn. I think the restraint, classiness, and beauty of these productions are unparalleled. I wish there were more of them. The actor playing Fox is a little scary at first but he grows on you. I wish that he had been bearded, though, as in the books.

Lang as Troy is wonderful. She's not as young as I imagined, but that does not detract from the attractiveness of the character at all.

The sets and settings are beautiful. The conversations well-transferred from the books to the screen.

I just love this series. I think anyone who loves the books will love them. Even though certain things are changed from the books (like the introduction of Troy in A Man Lay Dead) they are so well done it doesn't spoil the stories a bit. Every bit of it from beginning to end is believable.


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