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Shake Hands Forever: Part One 

Robert Hathall brings his mother home for a visit, and she finds her daughter-in-law murdered. Inspector Wexford ]is puzzled and annoyed by the attitude of both Hathall and his mother and some oddities in the physical evidence.

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... Chief Insp. Wexford
Christopher Ravenscroft ... Inspector Burden
... Robert Hathall
Margery Mason ... Mrs. Hathall
Patrick Drury ... Chief Supt. Howard Fortune
... Nancy Lake
Louie Ramsay ... Dora Wexford
... DCC Charles Griswold
... Chief Insp. Jack 'Brock' Lovat
Geoffrey Beevers ... Mr. Aveney
... John Oldbury
Anthony Douse ... Flat Landlord
Sheila Ruskin ... Denise Fortune
... Sgt. Martin
Robert Swann ... Airport Inspector
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Robert Hathall brings his mother home for a visit, and she finds her daughter-in-law murdered. Inspector Wexford ]is puzzled and annoyed by the attitude of both Hathall and his mother and some oddities in the physical evidence.

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based on novel | See All (1) »

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Crime | Drama | Mystery

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23 September 1988 (UK)  »

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The title is taken from a sonnet 'The Parting' by the Elizabethan poet Michael Drayton. See more »

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Followed by Ruth Rendell Mysteries: No Crying He Makes (1988) See more »

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