Guy Foster (Tim Dutton) finds himself in the company of a group of odd and sinisterly exuberant people after getting engaged to the mysterious Melissa McKensie (Jennifer Ehle). Soon, he'll become a suspect in a series of grizzly murders and will have to solve them to clear his name.
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Series cast summary:
Julie Walters ...  Paula Hepburn 5 episodes, 1997
Tim Dutton ...  Guy Foster 5 episodes, 1997
Adrian Dunbar ...  Graeme Hepburn 5 episodes, 1997
Christopher Ryan ...  Les Maurice 5 episodes, 1997
Gary Cady Gary Cady ...  Don Page 5 episodes, 1997
Diana Weston ...  Hope Magenta 5 episodes, 1997
Bill Paterson ...  D.C.I. Cameron / ... 4 episodes, 1997
Michael Angelis ...  D.I. Kilshaw / ... 4 episodes, 1997
Jennifer Ehle ...  Melissa McKensie 4 episodes, 1997
Gary Bleasdale Gary Bleasdale ...  Statto 4 episodes, 1997
Andrew Schofield ...  Charlton Ffoulkes 4 episodes, 1997
David Ross David Ross ...  Selwyn-Swanton 3 episodes, 1997
Hugh Quarshie ...  George Bond 3 episodes, 1997
Neil Conrich Neil Conrich ...  Plain Clothes Detectives 3 episodes, 1997
Trevor Thomas Trevor Thomas ...  Plain Clothes Detectives 3 episodes, 1997
Tom Marty Tom Marty ...  Plain Clothes Detectives 3 episodes, 1997
Julie Livesay Julie Livesay ...  Paula's Secretary / ... 2 episodes, 1997
Joy Harrison Joy Harrison ...  Doctor's receptionist / ... 2 episodes, 1997
Beaux Bryant Beaux Bryant ...  George's Secretary / ... 2 episodes, 1997
Keith Clifford ...  Male Nurse 2 episodes, 1997
John Ringham ...  Norman 2 episodes, 1997
Laura Davenport Laura Davenport ...  Francesca Morris 2 episodes, 1997
Kevin Rooney Kevin Rooney ...  John Paul Bird 2 episodes, 1997
Ian Sanders ...  Journalists 2 episodes, 1997
Jub Jub Jub Jub ...  Young Band 2 episodes, 1997
Paul Hargreaves Paul Hargreaves ...  Journalists 2 episodes, 1997
Yuri Stepanov Yuri Stepanov ...  Leo the Driver 2 episodes, 1997
Michael Fleming Michael Fleming ...  Journalists 2 episodes, 1997
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Guy Foster (Tim Dutton) finds himself in the company of a group of odd and sinisterly exuberant people after getting engaged to the mysterious Melissa McKensie (Jennifer Ehle). Soon, he'll become a suspect in a series of grizzly murders and will have to solve them to clear his name.

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Brilliant mystery series!
16 January 2001 | by glory-8See all my reviews

This was an engaging and enthralling mystery series, with many unexpected developments along the way. Jennifer Ehle was excellent in the title role, and provided the program with a lot of momentum. The entire cast was good, with perhaps the exception of Adrian Dunbar, and the material that they had to work with was first class. Anyone looking for a screen adaptation of the novel will be disappointed, as Alan Beasdale has taken major liberties with his source material - but in my opinion, his version is better than the original. A worthwhile experience - hang in for the whole of the series for an enjoyable time!


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