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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. Full summary »
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R.I.P. Peter Gilmore
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 (From The Guardian - Film News. 13 May 2012, 7:18 AM, PDT)

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 (From The Guardian - TV News. 9 October 2011, 4:05 PM, PDT)

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Long draggy stories, too many incidences See more (3 total) »

Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 6 of 353)

George Baker ... Det. Chief Insp. Reg Wexford / ... (49 episodes, 1987-2000)
Christopher Ravenscroft ... Det. Insp. Burden / ... (49 episodes, 1987-2000)
Louie Ramsay ... Dora Wexford (46 episodes, 1987-2000)
Ken Kitson ... Det. Sgt. Martin / ... (35 episodes, 1987-1992)
Diane Keen ... Jenny Burden / ... (29 episodes, 1990-2000)
John Burgess ... Dr. Len Crocker / ... (21 episodes, 1988-1992)
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Series Directed by
Mary McMurray (7 episodes, 1988-1997)
Sandy Johnson (5 episodes, 1990-1997)
Herbert Wise (5 episodes, 1990-1995)
Matthew Evans (5 episodes, 1998-1999)
Bruce MacDonald (4 episodes, 1998-2000)
John Gorrie (3 episodes, 1990-1992)
Marc Evans (3 episodes, 1994)
Alan Grint (3 episodes, 1995)
Jim Goddard (3 episodes, 1996)
Jenny Wilkes (2 episodes, 1992)
Gavin Millar (2 episodes, 1996)
James Cellan Jones (2 episodes, 1997)
Mike Vardy (2 episodes, 1997)
 
Series Writing credits
Ruth Rendell (77 episodes, 1987-2000)
John Davies (13 episodes, 1988-1992)
Julian Bond (7 episodes, 1992-1998)
Trevor Preston (6 episodes, 1989-1994)
George Baker (5 episodes, 1991-1998)
Clive Exton (3 episodes, 1987-1988)
Geoffrey Case (3 episodes, 1989-1996)
Roger Marshall (3 episodes, 1989)
Matthew Jacobs (3 episodes, 1990-1992)
Peter Berry (3 episodes, 1991)
Guy Meredith (3 episodes, 1996-1997)
Rosemary Anne Sisson (2 episodes, 1992)
John Harvey (2 episodes, 1996)
Ken Blakeson (2 episodes, 1997)

Series Produced by
Graham Benson .... executive producer (53 episodes, 1987-2000)
Neil Zeiger .... producer (53 episodes, 1988-2000)
Colin Rogers .... executive producer: Meridian (12 episodes, 1994-1996)
Peter Hider .... associate producer (9 episodes, 1998-1999)
Tim Vaughan .... executive producer (3 episodes, 1998-2000)
 
Series Original Music by
Brian Bennett (47 episodes, 1988-1999)
 
Series Cinematography by
Walter McGill (13 episodes, 1996-1997)
Ken Brinsley (12 episodes, 1990-1995)
Mark Partridge (8 episodes, 1998-1999)
 
Series Film Editing by
Christopher Wentzell (37 episodes, 1987-2000)
Nigel Bate (13 episodes, 1990-1998)
Jim Lownie (2 episodes, 1998-1999)
 
Series Casting by
Doreen Jones (29 episodes, 1988-2000)
Susie Bruffin (9 episodes, 1989-1998)
Beth Charkham (3 episodes, 1994)
Malcolm Drury (3 episodes, 1995)
Liz Vincent-Fernie (3 episodes, 1998)
 
Series Production Design by
Christine Ruscoe (31 episodes, 1987-2000)
Mark Ward (12 episodes, 1989-1996)
 
Series Art Direction by
Paul Cowell (21 episodes, 1992-2000)
Peter Bull (6 episodes, 1992-1996)
Grant Montgomery (3 episodes, 1997)
 
Series Costume Design by
Rita Angell (36 episodes, 1988-1999)
Serena Brown (4 episodes, 1988-1990)
Jan Collins (3 episodes, 1991-2000)
 
Series Makeup Department
Claire Matthews .... makeup artist (23 episodes, 1988-1992)
Debbie McKinlay .... makeup designer / makeup supervisor / ... (20 episodes, 1991-2000)
Toni Holmes .... makeup supervisor / makeup artist / ... (16 episodes, 1990-1997)
Toni Lee .... makeup designer / makeup artist / ... (7 episodes, 1996-2000)
Marian Durnford .... makeup artist (3 episodes, 1988-1989)
Anne Townley .... makeup artist / makeup supervisor (3 episodes, 1988-1989)
 
Series Production Management
Peter Hider .... production manager (18 episodes, 1992-1999)
Graeme MacArthur .... production manager (12 episodes, 1989-1995)
Lars MacFarlane .... production manager (4 episodes, 1989-1991)
Ian Strachan .... production manager (2 episodes, 1996)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jon Older .... first assistant director (10 episodes, 1988-1992)
David MacDonald .... first assistant director (8 episodes, 1998-1999)
Stephanie Sullivan .... second assistant director (6 episodes, 1988-1999)
Francesco Reidy .... first assistant director (6 episodes, 1990-1995)
Bill Kirk .... first assistant director (5 episodes, 1995-1997)
Leon Coole .... third assistant director (4 episodes, 1996-1997)
James Greville .... first assistant director (3 episodes, 1988-1990)
Vaughan Watkins .... second assistant director (3 episodes, 1988-1989)
Christopher Dando .... first assistant director (3 episodes, 1994)
Luc Etienne .... first assistant director (3 episodes, 1996)
David Daniels .... first assistant director (3 episodes, 1997)
David Crabtree .... first assistant director (2 episodes, 1991)
Sarah Baker .... third assistant director (2 episodes, 1992)
Philip Hartley .... first assistant director (2 episodes, 1992)
Neil Calder .... first assistant director (2 episodes, 1996)
 
Series Art Department
Graham Curtis .... production buyer (36 episodes, 1989-2000)
John Hamon .... graphic designer / graphics / ... (35 episodes, 1990-1999)
Kenny Palmer .... props / stand-by propman / ... (28 episodes, 1990-1999)
Paul Kearney .... property master (6 episodes, 1987-1999)
Fred Triccas .... graphic designer (6 episodes, 1988-1989)
Alan Bates .... production buyer (5 episodes, 1989-1991)
Paul Booth .... stand-by art director / assistant art director (5 episodes, 1998-1999)
Ray Warwick .... production buyer (3 episodes, 1988)
Max Grant .... stand-by craftsman / construction crew (3 episodes, 1989-1992)
Lee Rogers .... stand-by propman / stand-by painter (3 episodes, 1989-1992)
Mike Swanston .... construction coordinator / dressing props (3 episodes, 1992-1999)
Fleur Whitlock .... stand-by art director (3 episodes, 1996)
Colin Bradbury .... construction coordinator (2 episodes, 1992)
 
Series Sound Department
Maurice Hillier .... sound recordist (41 episodes, 1989-1999)
Dave Fallon .... dubbing mixer (36 episodes, 1991-1999)
Howard Eaves .... dubbing editor (15 episodes, 1997-1999)
Peter Dansie .... dubbing editor (14 episodes, 1990-1992)
Tony Cunningham .... dubbing mixer (13 episodes, 1988-1991)
Mark Thomas .... dubbing editor (6 episodes, 1988-1989)
Paul Guiver .... dubbing editor (5 episodes, 1996)
Danny Curtis .... dubbing mixer (3 episodes, 1988-1989)
A. Graham Fitzgerald .... sound recordist (2 episodes, 1988-1989)
Mark Newson .... assistant dubbing editor (2 episodes, 1992)
Rudi Buckle .... sound recordist (2 episodes, 1999-2000)
 
Series Special Effects by
Casper Lailey .... special effects technician (3 episodes, 1994-1997)
Alastair Vardy .... special effects technician (2 episodes, 1990-1991)
Ken Lailey .... special effects supervisor (2 episodes, 1994-1997)
 
Series Stunts
Denise Ryan .... stunt coordinator / stunt arranger / ... (3 episodes, 1988-1992)
Tip Tipping .... stunt coordinator (2 episodes, 1991)

Marc Cass .... stunts (unknown episodes)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
John Donoghue .... gaffer / gaffer electrician / ... (19 episodes, 1989-1999)
Alan Imeson .... camera grip / grip / ... (18 episodes, 1988-1999)
Julian Barber .... camera operator (13 episodes, 1988-1992)
William Tracey .... best boy / gaffer / ... (13 episodes, 1996-2000)
Lewis Foster .... camera operator (13 episodes, 1996-1997)
Jon Stephen .... clapper loader (10 episodes, 1996-1997)
Jamie Harcourt .... camera operator (9 episodes, 1998-1999)
Richard Muller .... camera operator (7 episodes, 1994-1995)
Michael D. Smith .... lighting camera (6 episodes, 1988-1991)
Brian Turner .... lighting director (4 episodes, 1988-1989)
Mike Hopley .... chargehand electrician / chief electrician (2 episodes, 1988-1989)
Mike Hutton .... camera operator (2 episodes, 1988)
Steve Imeson .... camera grip (2 episodes, 1989)
Bruce Barraclough .... focus puller (2 episodes, 1992)
Mick Lay .... electrician (2 episodes, 1992)
Steve Philps .... best boy (2 episodes, 1992)
Roy Robberts .... electrician (2 episodes, 1992)
 
Series Casting Department
Corrinne Wicks .... casting assistant (7 episodes, 1997)
Sooki McShane .... assistant casting director (3 episodes, 1998)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Sheryl Brittain .... wardrobe mistress / wardrobe assistant (12 episodes, 1989-1997)
Erika Phardah .... wardrobe assistant / wardrobe mistress (2 episodes, 1989-1992)
 
Series Editorial Department
Steve Crabb .... second assistant film editor / assistant film editor (9 episodes, 1990-1998)
Warren Eagles .... colorist (4 episodes, 1998-1999)
 
Series Music Department
Ingrid Wu .... musician: title music / performer: title music (4 episodes, 1996)
Dick Plant .... music recordist / music recordist: Honeyhill Studios, Hertfordshire (2 episodes, 1992)
Red Zebra .... composer: additional music (2 episodes, 1998)
 
Series Transportation Department
Dave Roberts .... driver (1 episode, 1989)
 
Series Other crew
Peter Harvey .... production accountant (30 episodes, 1992-1999)
Dawn Mortimer .... production coordinator (25 episodes, 1992-1999)
Alison Black .... continuity / production assistant / ... (21 episodes, 1990-1999)
Corinne Cartier .... script executive (14 episodes, 1988-1992)
Ian Strachan .... location manager (12 episodes, 1989-1995)
Georgina True-May .... location manager (8 episodes, 1996-1997)
Mike Fisher .... stage manager (7 episodes, 1988-1991)
Gwenneth Hughes .... continuity / production assistant (7 episodes, 1990-1995)
Jon Oldfield .... location manager (7 episodes, 1994-1996)
Marissa Cowell .... continuity / script supervisor (7 episodes, 1996-2000)
Jill Mumford .... production assistant (6 episodes, 1990-1991)
Catherine Bolwell .... production coordinator / producer's secretary (6 episodes, 1992-1995)
Jeremy Oldfield .... location manager (6 episodes, 1998-1999)
Cathie Willcocks .... secretary to producer / producer's secretary (5 episodes, 1989-1991)
Mark Gladwin .... assistant location manager (5 episodes, 1998-1999)
Jill Partington .... production secretary (4 episodes, 1988-1991)
Joan Washington .... dialect coach / dialogue coach (4 episodes, 1988-1989)
Tiggi Trethowan .... stage manager (3 episodes, 1988-1989)
Theresa Smith .... production secretary (3 episodes, 1989-1991)
Martin Robinson .... location manager (3 episodes, 1990-1995)
Kerry Bignell .... stage manager (3 episodes, 1990-1991)
Gay Huse .... assistant accountant (3 episodes, 1992-1999)
George Baker .... production associate (3 episodes, 1992)
Jeff Taylor .... floor runner / key floor runner / ... (3 episodes, 1994-1995)
Stephen Lawrence .... location manager (3 episodes, 1998-1999)
Roger Chambers .... technical supervisor (2 episodes, 1988-1989)
Nicky Cooney .... continuity / production assistant (2 episodes, 1988)
Graeme MacArthur .... location manager (2 episodes, 1989-1992)
Sue Bailey .... production secretary (2 episodes, 1990-1991)
Sian Prosser .... continuity (2 episodes, 1990-1991)
Lesley Gourley .... secretary to producer (2 episodes, 1992)
Susan Irish .... production coordinator / production secretary (2 episodes, 1992)
Judy Uren .... continuity (2 episodes, 1996)
 

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10 out of 50 people found the following review useful.
Long draggy stories, too many incidences, 30 November 2009
Author: ctyankee1 from United States

I watched many of the series. They are long and dreary. Most crime mysteries have anger, sadness humor etc. These have no humor and only the bad qualities of humanity, cheating spouses, perverts, no morals and no conscience. There is a lot of gore and sexual suggestion in the the Ruth Rendell episodes. I don't know if that is the way the stories were written but that is how they are in the movies. One particular episode I did not watch all the way through had 2 men kissing which I find offensive. In general there are too many topics, too many subjects, too many people who have reasonable guilt to do the crime. The crimes ending leaves the person thinking "Couldn't they come up with a better ending?" I would prefer Agatha Christie any day. Rudell movies are nor for kids they have very violent content along with all of the above.

Wexford is a slightly better series by Rendell http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0166458/episodes

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