Ruth Rendell Mysteries: Season 9, Episode 8

A Case of Coincidence: Part One (22 Mar. 1996)

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After four attractive women are found strangled in and around the local river, the free-spirited wife of a London doctor is killed while on an extramarital assignation.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Caroline Bliss ...
Sarah Quin
Robin Summers ...
Keith Barron ...
Inspector Masters
Chief Inspector Moore
Garry Cooper ...
Sergeant Holt
Don Henderson ...
Ray Brannel
Michael Fitzgerald ...
Edward Brannel
Ken Wynne ...
Frank Preston
Michael Quin
Amanda Pointer ...
Female Student
Andrew MacLachlan ...
Tony English
Angela Curran ...
Thomas Wheatley ...
Jack Klaff ...
Kate Buffery ...
Dr. Lucas


Crime thriller based on the novel by Ruth Rendell, about a murder investigation that is launched when a woman's body is found in the fens of Norfolk. Written by Jonathan Broxton <>

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[talking about Sarah Quin and Joseph who used to fancy her when they were teenagers]
Farmer: You knew she'd work someone up into a real passion one day. Joseph carried a *real* torch for her.
Inspector Masters: But not Eddie?
Farmer: No. He was just a simple lad. He wouldn't have harmed a fly. But Joseph: the only way that lad got through the winter was thinking about her coming down during the summer.
Inspector Masters: Did she like him?
Farmer: She liked both the lads, but she weren't about to get hitched up at sixteen year old.
Inspector Masters: Is Joseph still around?
Farmer: ...
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