Ruth Rendell Mysteries (1987–2000)
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Wolf to the Slaughter: Part One 

When Detective Chief Inspector Wexford receives an anonymous letter informing him that 'a girl named Ann has been killed by a small, dark young man named Geoff Smith' he little realizes ... See full summary »

Director:

John Davies

Writers:

Clive Exton (dramatisation), Ruth Rendell (novel) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
George Baker ... Det. Chief Insp. Reg Wexford
Christopher Ravenscroft ... Det. Insp. Mike Burden
Louie Ramsay Louie Ramsay ... Dora Wexford
Robert Reynolds Robert Reynolds ... Det. Cons. Mark Drayton
Nicholas Gecks Nicholas Gecks ... Rupert Margolis
Carmel McSharry Carmel McSharry ... Ruby Branch
Russell Hunter ... Monkey Matthews
Christopher Ellison ... Mr. Kirkpatrick
Kim Thomson ... Linda Grover
Jean Heywood ... Mrs. Penistan
Mitzi Rogers Mitzi Rogers ... Mrs. Anstey
Donald Hewlett ... Russell Cawthorne
Hal Dyer Hal Dyer ... Mrs. Cawthorne
Arthur Cox ... Mr. Grover
Pamela Buckle Pamela Buckle ... Mrs. Grover
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When Detective Chief Inspector Wexford receives an anonymous letter informing him that 'a girl named Ann has been killed by a small, dark young man named Geoff Smith' he little realizes that his investigation will turn out to be among the most baffling of his career. Written by BGP

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Genres:

Crime | Drama | Mystery

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Connections

Followed by Ruth Rendell Mysteries: Simisola: Part One (1996) See more »

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A good opener
27 February 2021 | by xmasdaybaby1966See all my reviews

I have watched a few retro 80s shows recently (Ashes To Ashes and It's A Sin) so it is good to catch up with a show actually made in the era. I watched the four episode in an omnibus (over 3 hours long) so I am not sure where each instalment started. I can't believe this ran for 14 years and I never saw an episode. It's great to see the 80s for real and actors looking somewhat younger! The cars of the day bring back so many memories (not a German car in site and Nissan hadn't been invented yet -loving the Datsun!) and the sound of stilettos on the pavement reminds me of kicking out time in my 80s youth even if the heels in question weren't the obligatory white in colour. Kim Thomson was in a few things around this time and I always found her most fanciable. By today's standards, the story is a bit prolonged but this was made by the unfashionable TVS whom wouldn't have had the funds for car chases and fight scenes so make up for it with wordy speeches but some good humour too. Only 11 more series to go


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 August 1987 (UK) See more »

Filming Locations:

Romsey, Hampshire, England, UK

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Production Co:

TVS Television See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(4 episodes)

Color:

Color
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