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 Max Parker (3 episodes, 1998)
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 Broadcast Journalist (3 episodes, 1998)
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 Lord Tone (3 episodes, 1998)
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 Laetitia Tone (3 episodes, 1998)
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 Hercules Fortescue (3 episodes, 1998)
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 Junior Detective (3 episodes, 1998)
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 Ms Sin (3 episodes, 1998)
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 Dominic De'Ath (3 episodes, 1998)
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 Lawrence Boot Heath / ... (2 episodes, 1998)
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 Agent (2 episodes, 1998)
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 Jim Wilkes (2 episodes, 1998)
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A series of killings of bank managers has London in a turmoil, all the way up to Parliament. And the killer regularly calls about his handiwork, but only to a street-wise, and usually rather tipsy, radio reporter, about to be sacked for his habitual irreverence toward his station and the BBC. And while everything seems to point to a lead singer of a rock group famous for the "In The Red" music which has been connected to the killings, in typical British mystery fashion, there are also other sub-plots to be considered. Written by Bob Stebbins

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High time the BBC released "In The Red" on DVD!
2 March 2007 | by (Rugby, England) – See all my reviews

I recommend this to anyone who enjoys laughing (especially at the ridiculousness of bureaucracy), pleasantly convoluted plots and well-crafted characters: good scripting, great acting by a professional cast of well-known British actors thoroughly enjoying themselves, but simultaneously managing to underplay despite the temptations offered by the material, and several unexpected twists in the various plot lines.

I've been told that critics didn't respond well to this TV adaptation; I never saw any reviews, but everyone I know who saw it loved it. It's the sort of thing, in fact, that you actually yearn to see again (and again!) - so when, oh when, will the BBC repeat it or, better, release it on DVD?


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