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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Crime | Drama | Mystery

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28 January 1999 (USA)  »

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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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1 July 2002 | by (tampa,florida) – See all my reviews

I have seen this mini-series 3 times and each time I enjoy it. Yes, there are a few technical oddities, but, by and large the movie was well acted out by all involved. I believe Trevor Eve played his part quite convincingly. I hope they come out with another mini-series with the same main characters.


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