Drawing on her love of theatre and art, New Zealand author Ngaio Marsh created elegant crime-puzzlers full of quirky characters with hidden agendas, all brought meticulously to life in this BBC series.
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Complete series cast summary:
William Simons William Simons ...  Inspector Fox 9 episodes, 1990-1994
Patrick Malahide ...  Chief Inspector Alleyn 8 episodes, 1993-1994
Belinda Lang Belinda Lang ...  Agatha Troy 6 episodes, 1990-1994
Tim Dutton ...  D.S. Bailey / ... 5 episodes, 1990-1994
Sandy Welch Sandy Welch ...  D.C. Robinson / ... 3 episodes, 1993-1994
Leslie Schofield ...  Assistant Commissioner Connors 3 episodes, 1993-1994
Mark Penfold Mark Penfold ...  Doctor Curtis / ... 2 episodes, 1993-1994
Andrew Robertson ...  Police Doctor 2 episodes, 1990-1993
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Drawing on her love of theatre and art, New Zealand author Ngaio Marsh created elegant crime-puzzlers full of quirky characters with hidden agendas, all brought meticulously to life in this BBC series.

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Crime | Drama | Mystery

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 December 1990 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Inspector Alleyn See more »

Filming Locations:

Tintagel, Cornwall, England, UK

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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How could it be better?
14 July 2006 | by hayesbookSee all my reviews

Malahide is an excellent Alleyn. I think the restraint, classiness, and beauty of these productions are unparalleled. I wish there were more of them. The actor playing Fox is a little scary at first but he grows on you. I wish that he had been bearded, though, as in the books.

Lang as Troy is wonderful. She's not as young as I imagined, but that does not detract from the attractiveness of the character at all.

The sets and settings are beautiful. The conversations well-transferred from the books to the screen.

I just love this series. I think anyone who loves the books will love them. Even though certain things are changed from the books (like the introduction of Troy in A Man Lay Dead) they are so well done it doesn't spoil the stories a bit. Every bit of it from beginning to end is believable.


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