Sam and Annie investigate a world of suburban swingers' parties to investigate a murder.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Noreen Kershaw ...
Phyllis Dobbs
Alexander O'Loughlin ...
Young Sam
Auntie Heather
Carissa Wistow ...
Andy Hockley ...
Denise Williams
Nicholas Palliser ...
Roger Twilling
Mrs. Luckhurst
Meryl Hampton ...
Mrs. Edith Williams


Sam and Annie investigate a world of suburban swingers' parties to investigate a murder.

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Crime | Drama | Mystery | Sci-Fi





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13 March 2007 (UK)  »

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Did You Know?


Avon, who the Beauvoir company was based on, were happy for their name to be used in the show but BBC lawyers got a bit nervous according to an interview in the book with episode writer and co-creator, Ashley Pharoah. Hence the cosmetic name change! See more »


Carol Twilling puts Santana's 'Samba Pa Ti' (from their album 'Abraxas') on the stereo at the drinks party attended by Tyler and Cartwright.. 'Abraxas' was released by CBS records, but the record Twilling is holding appears to have an Island Records label on it. See more »


Gene Hunt: I don't like this. Gene Hunt smashes doors down, he does not pick girly locks.
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Alone Again (Naturally)
Written by Gilbert O'Sullivan
Performed by Gilbert O'Sullivan
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Not an average party
3 August 2017 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

While the last episode wasn't bad in any way, apart from the big stunt it felt a bit flat. This episode however is much better, and builds on the Sam Tyler mystery, while also offering a good crime story as well.

It's really nice to see Annie being given more to do, and it was fun to see her and Sam having to play at being a couple at the seedy party.

As ever of course there are some lovely Gene Hunt and an episode doesn't go by without me thinking "he could never get away with saying that now". He is a great character.

A much better episode

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