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
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 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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One of the best BBC period mystery series
25 November 2007 | by See all my reviews

We are avid consumers of BBC mysteries, and the Alleyn Mysteries are one our favorites. The acting from the lead players is subtle and involving (and far better than anything on American TV) and the usual variety of excellent British actors appear throughout the series. The stories are well written, the dialogue is convincing, the character development is enjoyable, and the directors respect the intelligence of the viewer. Highlights are the nuanced development of the relationship between Alleyn and his love interest Agatha Troy, and the delightful exchanges between the aristocratic Alleyn and his middle class next-in-command, Inspector Fox. The only disappointment is the limited number of these shows.


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