A series of killings of bank managers has London in a turmoil, all the way up to Parliament. And the killer regularly calls about his handiwork, but only to a street-wise, and usually ... See full summary »




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Series cast summary:
Alun Armstrong ...  D.C.I. Frank Jefferson / ... 3 episodes, 1998
Victoria Carling Victoria Carling ...  D.S. Marten / ... 3 episodes, 1998
Richard Griffiths ...  Geoffrey Crichton Potter 3 episodes, 1998
Warren Clarke ...  George Cragge 3 episodes, 1998
Sally Phillips ...  Jemma White 3 episodes, 1998
Patrick O'Kane ...  Andrew James 3 episodes, 1998
James McCarthy James McCarthy ...  Bamber Simpson 3 episodes, 1998
Simon Godley Simon Godley ...  Henry Potts 3 episodes, 1998
Rebecca Front ...  Beth Parsons 3 episodes, 1998
David Ryall ...  Max Parker 3 episodes, 1998
Reece Shearsmith ...  Broadcast Journalist 3 episodes, 1998
Lee Ingleby ...  Paul / ... 3 episodes, 1998
Richard Wilson ...  Lord Tone 3 episodes, 1998
Rachel Fielding Rachel Fielding ...  Laetitia Tone 3 episodes, 1998
John Bird John Bird ...  Controller Radio 4 / ... 3 episodes, 1998
Stephen Fry ...  Controller, Radio 2 3 episodes, 1998
Colin Guthrie Colin Guthrie ...  Second Studio Manager / ... 3 episodes, 1998
John Sessions ...  Hercules Fortescue 3 episodes, 1998
Richard Whitmore Richard Whitmore ...  PM Presenter / ... 3 episodes, 1998
Mark Gatiss ...  Junior Detective 3 episodes, 1998
Ian Harker Ian Harker ...  Second Studio Manager / ... 3 episodes, 1998
Siobhan Redmond ...  Ms Sin 3 episodes, 1998
Rik Mayall ...  Dominic De'Ath 3 episodes, 1998
Steve Pemberton ...  Lawrence Boot Heath / ... 2 episodes, 1998
Colum Convey Colum Convey ...  Agent 2 episodes, 1998
Keith Barron ...  Jim Wilkes 2 episodes, 1998


A series of killings of bank managers has London in a turmoil, all the way up to Parliament. And the killer regularly calls about his handiwork, but only to a street-wise, and usually rather tipsy, radio reporter, about to be sacked for his habitual irreverence toward his station and the BBC. And while everything seems to point to a lead singer of a rock group famous for the "In The Red" music which has been connected to the killings, in typical British mystery fashion, there are also other sub-plots to be considered. Written by Bob Stebbins

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Release Date:

31 January 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dans le rouge See more »

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England, UK

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High time the BBC released "In The Red" on DVD!
2 March 2007 | by EquitanSee all my reviews

I recommend this to anyone who enjoys laughing (especially at the ridiculousness of bureaucracy), pleasantly convoluted plots and well-crafted characters: good scripting, great acting by a professional cast of well-known British actors thoroughly enjoying themselves, but simultaneously managing to underplay despite the temptations offered by the material, and several unexpected twists in the various plot lines.

I've been told that critics didn't respond well to this TV adaptation; I never saw any reviews, but everyone I know who saw it loved it. It's the sort of thing, in fact, that you actually yearn to see again (and again!) - so when, oh when, will the BBC repeat it or, better, release it on DVD?

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