Set in Cornwall, Detective Superintendent Charles Wycliffe, who works along with his colleagues DI Doug Kersey and DI Lucy Lane, investigates murder cases with his trademark determination and clinical accuracy.
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When Penzance bookseller Matthew Glyn is found murdered Wycliffe uncovers a far from happy family situation. One of his brothers, Alfred, is a recluse who has not spoken to him for years, ... See full summary »

Director: Pennant Roberts
Stars: Jack Shepherd, Gemma Jones, Richard Heffer
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 Det. Supt. Wycliffe (37 episodes, 1994-1998)
Helen Masters ...
 DI Lane / ... (37 episodes, 1994-1998)
Jimmy Yuill ...
 DI Kersey / ... (34 episodes, 1994-1998)
Tim Wylton ...
 Franks (30 episodes, 1994-1998)
Aaron Harris ...
 DS Dixon (22 episodes, 1994-1996)
Adam Barker ...
 DC Potter (22 episodes, 1994-1996)
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Supt. Wycliffe keeps the Cornish coastline crime free as he tackles arsonists, kidnappers and the odd psycho. Jack Shepherd plays the eponymous hero in the one hour TV adaptations of W. J. Burley's creation. Written by Anonymous

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24 July 1994 (UK)  »

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When filming, Jack Shepherd and Jimmy Yuill would often share a house. See more »

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Gritty, tense and beautifully filmed
24 April 2010 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Despite the occasional slow tempo, Wycliffe is a wonderful detective series. It is gritty and tense, but there is something somewhat charming about it as well. The series is beautifully photographed, and the scenery is exquisite. The music, especially the main theme, is lovely and has a pleasant Cornish lilt to it. The series is well scripted and well constructed in terms of story lines as well, with the writing focused, thoughtful and sensitive and the story lines having their fair moments of grit and tension. And the acting is great, Jack Shepherd is superb as Wycliffe, who is quite old fashioned and conventional, and Helen Masters and Jimmy Yuill are also great as well developed supporting characters. Overall, a fine detective series, perhaps not the best out there, but it is very atmospheric thanks to the scenery and main theme music. 9/10 Bethany Cox


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