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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 »
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1 win See more »
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Classic British TV Series Being Streamed By Acorn TV
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DVD Playhouse--August 2009
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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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15 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
These are really good - and now on DVD!, 8 July 2009
Author: Enoch Sneed from United Kingdom

It is so easy to look back and say we had higher standards of television years ago but this series goes a long way to proving the point. When they were originally broadcast these programmes went out at 9.00 on Monday evening following a current affairs documentary "World In Action" - very often a controversial and downright bloody-minded look at national and international politics. In the same slots today we have a half-hour soap opera followed by a series about a PA in a supermarket chain, coping with her employer relocating its head office.

These programmes are literate and don't betray their literary origins. The scripts are full of period flavour, take their time to develop plot and character, and give the actors plenty to work with. And what actors: John Neville, Robert Stephens, Peter Barkworth and Peter Vaughan to name a few of the leads; character actors of the quality of Terence Rigby and George A. Cooper turn up in supporting roles.

The production values are very high, too, with richly decorated Victorian settings. The BBC has always set the benchmark for period drama in the UK but Thames gave them a run for their money here and were rewarded with a Best Design BAFTA in 1972.

If you enjoy period detective work but you are suffering from Holmes fatigue you could do far worse than invest in these for your DVD player - theowinthrop, please note!

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