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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

 (Series Cast [22])

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)

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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6 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
wonderful fun.., 24 February 2010
Author: hamlet-16 from Melbourne, Australia

Having never seen them I stumbled across the first series on DVD ... they are typical British television in the best sense... literate, beautifully acted (with an amazing cast list) and with a marvellous sense of period.

They are based on early crime novels and most of the writers are unknown to me especially those based on novels that are clearly not of English origin.

Whilst the production standards of 1970 may not match today and some of the individual plots are sometimes a bit ordinary the two series make great viewing for any fan of crime novels and will especially appeal to any fan of the Sherlock Holmes.

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