Season: 1
Year: 1997 | 1998 | 1999 | 2001


Season 1


Season 1, Episode 1: Sacrifice

24 October 1997
Cordelia Gray inherits Pryde's Detective Agency when her mentor and partner commits suicide. Her first solo assignment is to determine why a young man committed suicide.

Helen Baxendale ... Cordelia Gray
Jeff Nuttall ... Bernie Pryde
Nadio Fortune ... Gianni

Dickon Tolson ... Young Policeman

Annette Crosbie ... Mrs. Sparshott

Phyllis Logan ... Elizabeth Leaming

Joel Beckett ... Lunn

Ian McDiarmid ... Ronald Callender
Bob Barrett ... Patrick Smith
Rosemary Leach ... Miss Markland
Frank Middlemass ... Mr. Markland

Mark Heap ... DS Maskell
Andrew Clover ... Hugo

Saskia Mulder ... Isabelle
Clare Bullus ... Sophie

Rick Warden ... Davie
Georgine Anderson ... Mrs. Goddard
Pat Keen ... Mrs. Gladwin
Barry Woolgar ... Middle-Aged Man

Struan Rodger ... DCS Fergusson
Ken Bones ... Ted Fulton (uncredited)
Michael Hadley ... Coroner (uncredited)
Helena McCarthy ... Neighbour (uncredited)
Oliver Montgomery ... Edward Horsfall (uncredited)
Allan Surtees ... Benskin (uncredited)

Season 1, Episode 2: A Last Embrace

19 February 1998
A hotel owner's wife hires Cordelia to act as bait to trap her philandering husband, but twisted romantic entanglements and murder follow.

Helen Baxendale ... Cordelia Gray

Annette Crosbie ... Mrs Sparshott

Gemma Jones ... Julia Hampson
Leigh Lawson ... Andrew Hampson
Debbie Chazen ... Joanna

Julian Rhind-Tutt ... Philip Hampson
Andrew Bicknell ... Peter Forbes
Philippa Price ... Erica Goodwin

Mark Dexter ... Barry
Matilda Ziegler ... Hilary Hampson
Emma Roberts ... Sandra White
Kwame Kwei-Armah ... Male C.I.D Officer
Martin Glyn Murray ... Hilary's Lover
John Normington ... Lawrence Brightwater
Rosemary Leach ... Miss Markland
Roger Alborough ... Barman (uncredited)

Alan Ford ... City Receptionist (uncredited)
Siobhan Stanley ... Second CID Officer (uncredited)
Amanda Tingle ... Receptionist (uncredited)

Season 1, Episode 3: Living on Risk

27 August 1999
A client named Foster hires Cordelia to trace a young man he claims is out to kidnap his nephew. Against Edith's advice Cordelia shadows the lad but loses him at a flat where she discovers the body of young artist Dave Crawford. Though warned by the police to back off Cordelia traces Crawford's ex-girlfriend and through her gets to Lee,the man she was hired to follow and who is not the criminal she was told he was. Ultimately Cordelia finds that she has stumbled upon a plot involving stolen paintings and their forgery - the link with Dave Crawford - and finds herself and Lee's family at risk from the killer.

Helen Baxendale ... Cordelia Gray

Annette Crosbie ... Edith Sparshott

Steve John Shepherd ... Lee

Craig Fairbrass ... Jason

James Hillier ... Dave Crawford
Ginny Holder ... Cheyney
Silas Carson ... Simon Wright

Claudie Blakley ... Kirsty (as Claudie Blakely)
Mark Wilkes ... Jordan
Peter Wilkes ... Jordan

Lucy Speed ... Sandy Benningham
Gwyneth Strong ... DI Richards

Jason Barry ... Mickey

Joe Dixon ... Alan
Edward Laurie ... Artist
Rosemary Leach ... Miss Markland

Season 1, Episode 4: Playing God

16 May 2001
Cordelia's old adversary DCS Fergusson hires her to look into his daughter's boyfriend, but nothing is ever as straightforward as that in this agency.

Helen Baxendale ... Cordelia Gray

Annette Crosbie ... Edith Sparshott

Struan Rodger ... Fergusson

Anna Madeley ... Petra
Jonathan Hackett ... Immigration Officer (as Johnathan Hackett)
Billy Keating ... Keith

Paul Bhattacharjee ... Krish

Flora Montgomery ... Laura Fergusson

Gerard Butler ... Tim Bolton
Laura Brattan ... Doctor's Receptionist (as Laura Bratten)
Jack Ellis ... Stephen Childs
Catherine Russell ... Caroline Childs
Azim Majid ... Harish
Leon Black ... Maan

David Harewood ... DI Peterson
Colin Tierney ... DS Clacey

John Bowler ... DC Wilton
Paula Hamilton ... Shirley Roberts
David Begg ... Tony Roberts

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