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)
Cathryn Harrison ...
 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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22 February 1999 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This series mixes genres and conventions in a most enjoyable way. It has elements of police procedural, hard-boiled detective story, historical mystery, and colonial soap opera. Trevor Eve is fun to watch as Tyburn, the tough, incorruptible British cop who is both repelled and amused by British society in 1930s Nairobi, Kenya, while refusing to become enmeshed in its racism and decadence. The lovely Susannah Harker is under-used as his aviatrix girl friend. The rest of the supporting cast is highly effective. I am not an expert on the period, but the stories give a good flavor of life as it was lived in that place and time.


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