Detective Jeff Slade teams up with scientist Holly Turner, whose late father has created a time machine that can travel back several hours. Together they solve mysteries using the device.

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Michael French ...
 Detective Jeff Slade (8 episodes, 1997)
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 Science Officer Holly Turner (8 episodes, 1997)
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Paul Trussell ...
 Detective Morris (8 episodes, 1997)
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 Graduate Trainee Nicky Robson (8 episodes, 1997)
Bob Goody ...
 Danny, the caretaker (7 episodes, 1997)
Jack Chissick ...
 Frank (5 episodes, 1997)
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Detective Jeff Slade and his beautiful colleague Holly are armed with something very special in the ongoing fight against crime their very own time machine. Invented by Holly's father, Professor Frederick Turner, the time machine may be a bizarre mixture of D.I.Y. technology, but it works, just, sending the charming, maverick detective Slade on a dangerous roller-coaster ride through both the present and the past. Intriguing complex puzzles are solved with the aid of their unreliable collection of nuts and bolts and flashing lights, but they must always obey the rules of quantum physics, or risk being lost forever. Written by Bai

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Crime | Drama | Mystery | Sci-Fi

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Michael French and Chloe Annett would work together again 15 years later, as Chloe Annett appeared in a guest role in "Casualty" Hero Syndrome (#26.20), which Michael French stars in the long-running BBC hospital drama series as Nick Jordan. See more »

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Why only 1 series? This programme was class
18 March 2004 | by (Glasgow) – See all my reviews

This is one off the BBC's most underrated shows. Sue Johnson is brilliant in this as Grisham, as are the two main characters Jeff Slade and Holly Turner. Slade is likeable for the viewer becaue he always pushes things that bit too far! Employing cheeky and rebellious methods to solve the crime. Wheras Holly is the down to earth (as much as you can be having a time machine hidden away!)and sensible one.

Although many people would point to the flaws in the 'time travel' aspect, the show is not a strict hard nosed drama. More a drama with comedy ailments, which, in turn allow us to bypass any such flaws.

In an era where the BBC have, by their own admission, struggled to find a good Saturday night show, why not bring this back? Several years on, and with the SAME CAST? I mean none of them Johnson aside have really been in anything else particularly successful after this. (Although French does appear in some other 'Sunday evening' prog)

They could start it up as if the machine had been tampered with and that it hasn't been used in the years since the programme was last aired. Possibly having the two characters have drifted apart, only to bump into each other and regurgitate the need for time travel.

There was much scope for other adventures in another series. Possibly having episodes where they were transported back further.....?

I would urge the BBC to seriously consider this.

The show was proceeded with Jonathan Creek, and you can see shades of it in this. However although Jonathan Creek is a good show, this was better, had more scope in another series.

Please get it back! A Saturday night hit beckons...


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