Ruth Rendell Mysteries: Season 6, Episode 12

Talking to Strange Men (27 Dec. 1992)

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John Creevey has recently separated from his wife Jennifer and is still obsessed with her and Peter Mullin, the new man in her life. Many years ago his sister Cherry had been murdered and ... See full summary »

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John Duttine ...
John Creevey
Mel Martin ...
Jennifer Creevey
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Peter Mullin
Nicholas Haley ...
Mungo Cameron
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Sikh
Adrian Ross Magenty ...
Angus Cameron (as Adrian Ross-Magenty)
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Mark Simms
Elspeth Charlton ...
Dr. Lucy Cameron
Basil Moss ...
Dr. Fergus Cameron
Trevor Cooper ...
DCI Fordwych
Abigail McKern ...
WDC Susan Aubrey
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Gavin
Corrin Helliwell ...
Les
Josephine Clarke ...
Sharon
Sara Griffiths ...
Penelope - Librarian
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John Creevey has recently separated from his wife Jennifer and is still obsessed with her and Peter Mullin, the new man in her life. Many years ago his sister Cherry had been murdered and her fiancé, Mark Simms, now John's best friend, had been the prime suspect. When the police reopen the case and Simms is again under suspicion, John begins to doubt his friend's innocence, until Mark tells him of sordid details about Cherry's promiscuous past - and her relationship with Peter Mullin. When John discovers a series of coded messages hidden beneath a railway bridge, he throws himself into solving them, as a way of taking his mind off Jennifer. He believes that he has uncovered the communications of a gang of terrorists, not realising that it is just schoolboys at rival public schools, playing at being spies. To punish Peter Mullin for breaking up his marriage, and wrongly suspecting that he may have killed Cherry, he plants a coded message for the "terrorists", ordering them to "... Written by Anonymous

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John Duttine and Mel Martin, who later married, met while playing a divorced couple in this film. See more »

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When "Dragon" takes a photograph of the telescope in the Monitors' Room at Utting school, we see him standing with the window on his left. But when Mungo Cameron receives the photograph, it shows the room from the other side, with the window on the right. See more »

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