Set in the 1930s, a former Scotland Yard detective is sent to colonial Kenya to head the new criminal investigation unit.
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 Supt. Albert Tyburn (3 episodes, 1998)
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 Emma Fitzgerald (3 episodes, 1998)
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 Police Comm. Ronald Burkitt (3 episodes, 1998)
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 Asst. Supt. James Valentine (3 episodes, 1998)
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 Cpl. Jonah Karinde / ... (3 episodes, 1998)
David Horovitch ...
 Dr. Emil Mueller (3 episodes, 1998)
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 Chico de Ville (3 episodes, 1998)
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 Herself - Mystery Presenter (3 episodes, 1998)
Shaheen Jassat ...
 Sub Inspector Singh / ... (3 episodes, 1998)
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 Charlotte Elliott (3 episodes, 1998)
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 Sir Rex Willoughby (2 episodes, 1998)
Hywell Williams ...
 Judge (2 episodes, 1998)
James Neill ...
 Clerk of the Court (2 episodes, 1998)
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Former Scotland Yard detective Albert Tyburn is sent to colonial Nairobi, as the head of a new criminal investigation unit. Murder, arson, blackmail, slave-trading, and secret passions await him in 1930's Kenya. As he faces off against the pompous elitist expatriate community, he finds allies in Constable Jonah Karinde, Assistant Superintendent James Valentine, and Emma Fitzgerald, a spirited, strong-willed biplane pilot. This dark and twisting series encompass three cases: "Private Lives," "Hide in Plain Sight," and "The Sport of Kings." Written by L. Hamre

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The action takes place in 1931 yet the plane Emma flies is a De Havilland Tiger Moth introduced in 1932. The plane carries 'Z-' identifiers of today's Zimbabwe and a very modern VHF antenna on the fuselage. See more »

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Asst. Supt. James Valentine: [repeated] The next one kills you.
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It's a Humphrey Bogart Style American Movie
5 January 2000 | by (Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas USA) – See all my reviews

It took me a while to think of what this series reminds me of. It just hit me. Casablanca, To Have and Have Not, Key Largo, etc. Before you curse me, hear me out because I am a huge Bogart fan. I put my money where my mouth is. I bought all of his films.

Set in the 30's. The exotic and mysterious locations. The leading man is tough but fair. He is rebel but has a moral code of honor. The leading lady is all of those qualities but still a Lady.

This film has great setting, music, filming, acting and mystery writing. I find new things every time I watch it and that, to me, is a sign of a good movie. It has everything a mystery fan can ask for.


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