From cold, rock-strewn moors to comfortable suburban estates, award-winning writer Ruth Rendell explores the dark fissures between friends and family members that motivate murder.
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 Det. Chief Insp. Reg Wexford / ... (50 episodes, 1987-2000)
Christopher Ravenscroft ...
 Det. Insp. Burden / ... (50 episodes, 1987-2000)
Louie Ramsay ...
 Dora Wexford (47 episodes, 1987-2000)
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 Det. Sgt. Martin / ... (35 episodes, 1987-1992)
Diane Keen ...
 Jenny Burden / ... (30 episodes, 1990-2000)
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The series comprises adaptations of the works of Ruth Rendell, many of which are based on her extensive range of short stories. In some cases, the stories were expanded from Rendell's original material or elements from a number of stories were woven together into one episode. A smaller number of episodes were based on Rendell's full-length novels, starring James Callis and Front seat, starring Janet Suzman. There were a total of 55 episodes centering on the Detective Inspector Wexford stories, starring George Baker, Louie Ramsay and Christopher Ravenscroft, and an additional 29 episodes did not feature Wexford. Written by Bye

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David Jason is a big fan of the show and other detective series, which inspired him to play a detective in A Touch of Frost (1992). See more »

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Why no cast list
11 August 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Why no cast list for this very popular TV programme of the 90's. It should really have been called ' Wexford ' The star, Detective Chief Inspector Reg Wexford is played by George Baker a very experienced and accomplished UK actor. The programme is set in rural England, probably Hampshire. Wexford is a good old fashioned reliable solid British Policeman. We are not talking here about gruesome murders or car chases. We are talking about traditional detection methods and a Policemen who has integrity and the trust of the public. In truth Baker looks that he is old enough to retire for the whole of the series. He is assisted by a younger Inspector Burden ( Christopher Ravenscroft)and his attractive wife played by Diane Keen.


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