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Ruth Rendell Mysteries 

From cold, rock-strewn moors to comfortable suburban estates, award-winning writer Ruth Rendell explores the dark fissures between friends and family members that motivate murder.
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Series cast summary:
George Baker ...  Det. Chief Insp. Reg Wexford / ... 50 episodes, 1987-2000
Christopher Ravenscroft ...  Det. Insp. Burden / ... 50 episodes, 1987-2000
Louie Ramsay Louie Ramsay ...  Dora Wexford 47 episodes, 1987-2000
Ken Kitson ...  Det. Sgt. Martin / ... 35 episodes, 1987-1992
Diane Keen ...  Jenny Burden / ... 30 episodes, 1990-2000
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The series comprises adaptations of the works of Ruth Rendell, many of which are based on her extensive range of short stories. In some cases, the stories were expanded from Rendell's original material or elements from a number of stories were woven together into one episode. A smaller number of episodes were based on Rendell's full-length novels, starring James Callis and Front seat, starring Janet Suzman. There were a total of 55 episodes centering on the Detective Inspector Wexford stories, starring George Baker, Louie Ramsay and Christopher Ravenscroft, and an additional 29 episodes did not feature Wexford. Written by Bye

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Crime | Drama | Mystery

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English

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2 August 1987 (UK) See more »

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The Ruth Rendell Mysteries See more »

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Mono

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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David Jason is a big fan of the show and other detective series, which inspired him to play a detective in A Touch of Frost (1992). See more »

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Long draggy stories, too many incidences
30 November 2009 | by ctyankee1See all my reviews

I watched many of the series. They are long and dreary. Most crime mysteries have anger, sadness humor etc. These have no humor and only the bad qualities of humanity, cheating spouses, perverts, no morals and no conscience. There is a lot of gore and sexual suggestion in the the Ruth Rendell episodes. I don't know if that is the way the stories were written but that is how they are in the movies. One particular episode I did not watch all the way through had 2 men kissing which I find offensive. In general there are too many topics, too many subjects, too many people who have reasonable guilt to do the crime. The crimes ending leaves the person thinking "Couldn't they come up with a better ending?" I would prefer Agatha Christie any day. Rudell movies are nor for kids they have very violent content along with all of the above.

Wexford is a slightly better series by Rendell http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0166458/episodes


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