Newly-promoted Inspector Jean Darblay takes charge of the police station in the Lancashire town of Hartley. She is the first woman to be placed in charge of the station and initially there ...
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Comic goings on in this series set in an English holiday camp called Maplins. The title comes from the camp's greeting, which the staff are meant to say with enthusiasm but all too often ... See full summary »
An all-female detective outfit, the "Eyes Enquiry Agency", is formed as a front for the Home Office's new security operation the Covert Activities Thames Section (or CATS for short). ... See full summary »
Two sisters Beatrice (Bee) and Evangeline (Evie) hit rock bottom when their father passes away leaving them in debt. Uneducated they strive hard to find jobs deemed worthy of their new ... See full summary »
Jeff Randall and Marty Hopkirk are private detectives who specialize in divorce cases. Their long-running partnership seems to come to an abrupt end when Marty is killed by a hit-and-run, ... See full summary »
While on vacation at a resort hotel in the West Indies, Miss Marple correctly suspects that the apparently natural death of a retired British major is actually the work of a murderer planning yet another killing.
A friend of Miss Marple's sees a woman being strangled in a passing train. When police cannot find a body and doubt the story, Miss Marple enlists professional housekeeper, Lucy Eyelesbarrow, to go undercover.
Newly-promoted Inspector Jean Darblay takes charge of the police station in the Lancashire town of Hartley. She is the first woman to be placed in charge of the station and initially there is considerable scepticism from the long-standing staff of Sergeants Joe Beck and George Parrish. Jean Darblay is later replaced by Kate Longton.Written by
The character of Jean Darblay, the first woman inspector in a small-town Lancashire police station, was based on the experiences of Wynne Darwin, a real-life woman inspector in the Lancashire force. See more »
I have just been revisiting this series on the Drama channel, I haven't seen it since the original broadcast. Sure it is dated in production values but the stories were well written and the acting was in most cases top hole. In those days the idea of a female in charge was a new idea. Now days it is the norm where every cop show now has the female as the boss (Midsomer Murders excepted and if that ever changes I will turn off) Not that I am against strong women in charge (I love Vera) just that it is over done now. The worst case being Scott and Bailey where if the women in the series were treated like the men are there would be an uproar!.
I will step off my soapbox now as I digress. JB is a product of the time, I'm still on series one as it is being re-shown. Most of them have been excellent, fab to see some well known faces in early roles. Of course if you compare it to today's productions it looks very amateur in production values but the stories still hold your interest.
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