Season: 1
Year: 1982


Season 1


Season 1, Episode 1: The Case of the Middle-Aged Wife

7 September 1982
Parker Pyne helps a middle-aged wife to recover the attention of her husband, a philandering business-man too interested in his pretty young secretary.
Gwen Watford ... Maria Packington
Peter Jones ... George Packington
Maurice Denham ... Parker Pyne
Angela Easterling ... Miss Lemon
Rupert Frazer ... Claude Luttrell
Kate Dorning ... Nancy Purvis
Brenda Cowling ... Miss Draper
Monica Grey ... Beautician
Linda Robson ... Edna
Nick Curtis ... Crooner
Malcolm Hebden ... Waiter
Nicholas Cooke ... Eric (as Nicholas Cook)

Season 1, Episode 2: In a Glass Darkly

14 September 1982
A man has a vision of a scarred man strangling his wife.At an engagement party,he discovers with horror that the future victim and her murderer are the two betrothed.How he can stop the impending and deadly marriage?
Nicholas Clay ... Matthew Armitage
Emma Piper ... Sylvia Carslake
Shaun Scott ... Neil Carslake
Jonathon Morris ... Alan Carslake (as Johnathon Morris)
Paul Williamson ... Mr. Carslake

Elspet Gray ... Mrs. Carslake
Nicholas Le Prevost ... Derek Wainwright
Marjorie Bland ... Charlotte Hardy
David Cook ... Captain Mountjoy
John Golightly ... Commanding Officer
John Wheatley ... Barton
Brian Anthony ... Charles Crawley
Kenneth Midwood ... Mr. Hobbs
Valerie Lush ... Mrs. Hobbs

Eileen Davies ... Nurse
Elizabeth Benson ... Mrs. Armitage
Sarah-Jane Bickerton ... Lucy Jerrard

Season 1, Episode 3: The Girl in the Train

21 September 1982
George Rowland hides a young girl on a train. She's escaping from her "uncle", an hulking brute who is very possibly a foreign spy. The girl gives to George an odd parcel and she disappears.
Osmund Bullock ... George Rowland
Sarah Berger ... Elizabeth
Ernest Clark ... Rogers
James Grout ... William Rowland
Ron Pember ... Detective Inspector Jarrold

Roy Kinnear ... Cabbie
David Neal ... Prince Osric
Arthur Blake ... Sturm
Glyn Baker ... Karl
Cherith Mellor ... Receptionist
Debbie Farrington ... Betty, the Maid
Matyelok Gibbs ... Miss Garstang
Jo Warne ... Flower Seller
Richard Bartlett ... The King

Bill Treacher ... Station Porter
Harry Fielder ... Train Guard

Season 1, Episode 4: The Fourth Man

28 September 1982
When 3 learned men: a doctor, a lawyer, and a priest, debate a young woman's recent suicide, they are joined by a 4th man with intimate knowledge of the case.

John Nettles ... Raoul Letardau

Michael Gough ... Sir George Durand
Geoffrey Chater ... Canon Parfitt
Alan MacNaughton ... Sir Campbell Clark (as Alan MacNaughtan)
Prue Clarke ... Annette Ravel
Fiona Mathieson ... Felicie Bault
Roy Leighton ... Young Raoul
Barbara Bolton ... Mademoiselle la Secretaire
Frederick Jaeger ... The Count
Eric Richard ... Stage Manager
Christopher Wren ... Annette's Attendant
Stuart Fell ... Juggler
Cy Town ... Porter

Season 1, Episode 5: The Case of the Discontented Soldier

5 October 1982
With the holy intervention of Mr.Parker Pyne, a retired major finds love and adventure helping a young lady to find a very precious African treasure.
William Gaunt ... Major John Wilbraham
Angela Easterling ... Miss Lemon
Maurice Denham ... Parker Pyne
Lally Bowers ... Mrs Oliver
Veronica Strong ... Madeleine de Sara
Derek Smee ... Head Waiter
Karen Mount ... English Rose
Patricia Garwood ... Freda Clegg
Jason Norman ... Charlie
Paul Dadson ... Neville
Barbara New ... Mrs. Benson
Lewis Fiander ... Mr. Reid
Peter Brayham ... Thug 1
Terence Plummer ... Thug 2 (as Terry Plummer)
Walter Gaunt ... Wally (uncredited)
John Kearney ... The Factor (uncredited)

Season 1, Episode 6: Magnolia Blossom

12 October 1982
Theo is eloping to South Africa with her lover,but,having heard the news that her uncaring husband's financial empire is collapsing and he's in danger to be exposed as an embezzler,she prefers to return to him for sheer loyalty.But is it really the right thing to do?
Ciaran Madden ... Theo Darrell
Jeremy Clyde ... Richard Darrell
Ralph Bates ... Vincent Easton
Brian Oulton ... Bates
Alexandra Bastedo ... Clare Hamilton
Jack May ... Colonel Jaggers
Charles Hodgson ... Cabinet Minister
Phillip Cade ... Bobby Dorkins
Sarah-Jane Varley ... Vanessa

Graham Seed ... Charles Willerby
Jane Laurie ... Imogen
Jennifer Croxton ... Marlita
Keith Marsh ... Ticket Inspector
Derek Fuke ... Taxi Driver

Season 1, Episode 7: The Mystery of the Blue Jar

19 October 1982
A law student finds his morning golf games repeatedly disturbed by a woman's cries of 'murder, help murder'--pleas that only he can hear.
Michael Aldridge ... Dr. Lavington
Robin Kermode ... Jack Hartington
Derek Francis ... Uncle George
Isabelle Spade ... Felise
Hugh Walters ... Mr. Dodds
Ivor Roberts ... Mr. Hubble
Robert Austin ... Police Sergeant
Glynis Brooks ... Agnes
Philip Bird ... Marchaud

Tara Ward ... Portia

Season 1, Episode 8: The Red Signal

2 November 1982
Dermot is falling in love for his best friend's wife but his uncle,a famous psychiatrist,tells to him that the highly nervous young woman is affected from homicidal mania.When the doctor is mysteriously killed,Dermot and the woman are the most likely suspects.....
Alan Badel ... Sir Alington West

Christopher Cazenove ... Jack Trent
Rosalie Crutchley ... Mrs. Thompson

Joanna David ... Claire Trent
Michael Denison ... Johnson

Carol Drinkwater ... Violet Eversleigh
Richard Morant ... Dermot West
Hugh Sullivan ... Milson
David Rolfe ... Charlson
Ewan Roberts ... McKern
Christopher Wren ... Garry Benson
Michael Mellinger ... Guido
Robert Keegan ... Inspector Verrall (as Bob Keegan)
Andrew McCulloch ... Constable Cawley

Season 1, Episode 9: Jane in Search of a Job

9 November 1982
An unemployed girl is the spitting image of a Grand Duchess fearing to be assassinated by the anarchists. So, she accepts to impersonating her in a charity fête, risking her life for a very big sum of money.
Elizabeth Garvie ... Jane Cleveland
Andrew Bicknell ... Nigel Guest

Amanda Redman ... Pauline, Grand Duchess of Ostravia

Stephanie Cole ... Princess Anna

Tony Jay ... Count Streptitch
Geoffrey Hinsliff ... Colonel Kranin
Julia McCarthy ... Miss Northwood

Helen Lindsay ... Lady Anchester
Robert McBain ... Police Superintendent
George Waring ... Station Sergeant
Hetty Baynes ... Holly de Witt
Roy Macready ... Mr. Bissell
Neville Phillips ... Delemain
Josie Kidd ... Miss Thristle
Martin Chamberlain ... Police Sergeant
Richard Tate ... Manfred
Tex Fuller ... Chauffeur
Mac Andrews ... Footman

Season 1, Episode 10: The Manhood of Edward Robinson

16 November 1982
A mousy clerk,completely dominated by his stern fiancée, buys a flamboyant sport car as an act of independence and he embarks himself in a romantic adventure when he hides a beautiful cat burglar and her loot,a priceless diamond collier......

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