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Heat of the Sun 

Set in the 1930s, a former Scotland Yard detective is sent to colonial Kenya to head the new criminal investigation unit.
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Series cast summary:
Trevor Eve ...  Supt. Albert Tyburn 3 episodes, 1998
Susannah Harker ...  Emma Fitzgerald 3 episodes, 1998
Michael Byrne ...  Police Comm. Ronald Burkitt 3 episodes, 1998
Julian Rhind-Tutt ...  Asst. Supt. James Valentine 3 episodes, 1998
Freddie Annobil-Dodoo ...  Cpl. Jonah Karinde / ... 3 episodes, 1998
David Horovitch ...  Dr. Emil Mueller 3 episodes, 1998
Sean Gallagher ...  Chico de Ville 3 episodes, 1998
Diana Rigg ...  Herself - Mystery Presenter 3 episodes, 1998
Shaheen Jassat Shaheen Jassat ...  Sub Inspector Singh / ... 3 episodes, 1998
Cathryn Harrison ...  Charlotte Elliott 3 episodes, 1998
Paul Brooke ...  Sir Rex Willoughby 2 episodes, 1998
Hywell Williams Hywell Williams ...  Judge 2 episodes, 1998
James Neill James Neill ...  Clerk of the Court 2 episodes, 1998
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Former Scotland Yard detective Albert Tyburn is sent to colonial Nairobi, as the head of a new criminal investigation unit. Murder, arson, blackmail, slave-trading, and secret passions await him in 1930's Kenya. As he faces off against the pompous elitist expatriate community, he finds allies in Constable Jonah Karinde, Assistant Superintendent James Valentine, and Emma Fitzgerald, a spirited, strong-willed biplane pilot. This dark and twisting series encompass three cases: "Private Lives," "Hide in Plain Sight," and "The Sport of Kings." Written by L. Hamre

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Crime | Drama | Mystery

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English

Release Date:

28 January 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Heat of the Sun See more »

Filming Locations:

Zimbabwe

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Carlton UK Productions,WGBH See more »
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Goofs

The action takes place in 1931 yet the plane Emma flies is a De Havilland Tiger Moth introduced in 1932. The plane carries 'Z-' identifiers of today's Zimbabwe and a very modern VHF antenna on the fuselage. See more »

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Asst. Supt. James Valentine: [repeated] The next one kills you.
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Terrific adventure and romance
3 May 2000 | by aturiaSee all my reviews

This is a terrific series. You totally loose yourself in the times, location; the characters are all too real; you only want it to continue.

The acting has so much depth;one has to believe and hope there may be a sequel. I thought the story lines blended well together; the script was tight; if you left for a second, you missed key dialogue. Happy Valley was an "anything goes" society so characters like DeVille, Hans Dietrick Gessler (it was never implied that he was a Nazi), and Daphne's affair are hardly surprising. As for the insignia on the plane, British and Kenyan planes had different registration schemes; I don't know if this was accurately portrayed. All in all 10 stars.


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