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Seasons:
1 | 2
Release Date:
20 September 1971 (UK) See more »
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Plot:
This British TV series, shot almost entirely on videotape, dramatized short mystery fiction by authors... See more »
Awards:
1 win See more »
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Classic British TV Series Being Streamed By Acorn TV
 (From CinemaRetro. 24 May 2012, 3:40 AM, PDT)

DVD Playhouse--August 2009
 (From The Hollywood Interview. 10 August 2009, 2:25 AM, PDT)

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Cast

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Peter Barkworth ... Martin Hewitt (2 episodes, 1971)

Peter Vaughan ... Horace Dorrington (2 episodes, 1971)
Douglas Wilmer ... Prof. Van Dusen (2 episodes, 1973)
Ronald Hines ... Jonathan Pryde (2 episodes, 1971)
Cyd Hayman ... Laura Stanley / ... (2 episodes, 1971-1973)

Derek Smith ... Henry Jacobs / ... (2 episodes, 1971-1973)
Kenneth Colley ... Farrish (2 episodes, 1971)
Petronella Barker ... Miss Parrot (2 episodes, 1971)
John Nettleton ... Admiral Christador / ... (2 episodes, 1971-1973)
Charles Lloyd Pack ... Judge / ... (2 episodes, 1971-1973)
James Cairncross ... Briggs / ... (2 episodes, 1971-1973)
Paul Whitsun-Jones ... Fat man / ... (2 episodes, 1971-1973)
Robert Hartley ... Doctor / ... (2 episodes, 1971-1973)
Edward Dentith ... Sir Edward Markham / ... (2 episodes, 1971-1973)
Clifford Parrish ... Dr. Ewing / ... (2 episodes, 1971-1973)
Michael Cashman ... Asst. Purser Robbins / ... (2 episodes, 1971-1973)
John Dawson ... Insp. Fullalove / ... (2 episodes, 1971-1973)
John Gatrell ... Jeweller / ... (2 episodes, 1971-1973)
Barry Ashton ... Buller's bank clerk / ... (2 episodes, 1971-1973)
Joe Dunlop ... P.C. Oates / ... (2 episodes, 1971-1973)
Maurice Quick ... The Magistrate / ... (2 episodes, 1971-1973)
Susanna East ... Girl (2 episodes, 1971-1973)
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Series Directed by
Jonathan Alwyn (7 episodes, 1971-1973)
Alan Cooke (3 episodes, 1971)
Jim Goddard (3 episodes, 1971)
Derek Bennett (2 episodes, 1973)
Reginald Collin (2 episodes, 1973)
Graham Evans (2 episodes, 1973)
 
Series Writing credits
Julian Bond (5 episodes, 1971-1973)
Philip Mackie (5 episodes, 1971)
Arthur Morrison (5 episodes, 1971)
Austin Freeman (3 episodes, 1971-1973)
Alan Cooke (2 episodes, 1971-1973)
Baroness Emmuska Orczy (2 episodes, 1971-1973)
Anthony Steven (2 episodes, 1971-1973)
Alexander Baron (2 episodes, 1973)
Jacques Futrelle (2 episodes, 1973)
Gerald Kelsey (2 episodes, 1973)

Series Produced by
Lloyd Shirley .... executive producer (13 episodes, 1971)
Robert Love .... producer (9 episodes, 1971)
Kim Mills .... executive producer (9 episodes, 1973)
Reginald Collin .... producer (7 episodes, 1973)
Jonathan Alwyn .... producer (6 episodes, 1971-1973)
 
Series Original Music by
Robert Sharples (26 episodes, 1971-1973)
 
Series Production Design by
Frederick Pusey (5 episodes, 1971-1973)
David Marshall (4 episodes, 1971-1973)
Peter Le Page (3 episodes, 1971-1973)
Patrick Downing (2 episodes, 1971-1973)
Mike Hall (2 episodes, 1971-1973)
Neville Green (2 episodes, 1971)
Stan Woodward (2 episodes, 1971)
 
Series Set Decoration by
Norman Garwood (1 episode, 1971)
Frederick Pusey (1 episode, 1971)

Neville Green (unknown episodes)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Christopher Toyne .... first assistant director (5 episodes, 1971-1973)
 
Series Art Department
Allan Cameron .... design associate (2 episodes, 1971)

Andy Armstrong .... props (unknown episodes)
 
Series Music Department
Robert Sharples .... composer: theme music (22 episodes, 1971-1973)
Norman Percival .... composer: incidental music / dance music (2 episodes, 1971)
 
Series Other crew
Hugh Greene .... creative consultant (22 episodes, 1971-1973)
George Markstein .... series editor (16 episodes, 1971-1973)
Harry Moore .... story editor / script editor (6 episodes, 1973)
 

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UK:50 min (26 episodes)
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34 out of 34 people found the following review useful.
Another Lost Jewel, 22 February 2003
Author: pro_crustes from Atlantic Coast, USA

I discovered this series on '70s American public television by accident while channel-surfing (or whatever we called it back in the days when you twisted a knob and then had to fine-tune the receiver). I felt like it was almost my personal secret then, something like Jean Shepherd's Ralphie feels before he decodes Annie's message. Except, this doesn't turn out to be a disappointment. The stories were intelligent, accessible, and timeless. This is TV doing what it should, before everything was about teen angst. (You know, I was a teen once and I don't remember having any angst. Maybe that was partly because my TV entertained me without suggesting I had to be glum to be cool. Maybe not.)

I've never seen it since and I've often wondered why not. It seems like the kind of thing that modern mystery fans would love to have, even if that meant buying it on DVD.

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