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A young woman insists that the suspicious death of a local librarian was because of witchcraft, and the team are drawn into the world of magic and the supernatural. A series of strange ... See full summary »


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Alun Armstrong ... Brian Lane
James Bolam ... Jack Halford
Amanda Redman ... Det. Supt. Sandra Pullman
Dennis Waterman ... Gerry Standing
Anthony Calf ... D.A.C. Strickland
Susan Jameson Susan Jameson ... Esther Lane
Damien Nash ... Workman
Diana Kent ... Sarah Lavin
Poppy Miller ... Grace Woodford
Campbell Morrison Campbell Morrison ... D.C.I. Ian Sinclair
Cleo Sylvestre Cleo Sylvestre ... Milly
Dearbhla Molloy ... Cara Nabb
Alison Skilbeck Alison Skilbeck ... Librarian
Stephanie Beacham ... Rhoda Wishaw
Heather James ... Alison


A young woman insists that the suspicious death of a local librarian was because of witchcraft, and the team are drawn into the world of magic and the supernatural. A series of strange events occur, and they are put under increasing pressure. The squad become convinced that the supernatural exists and struggle to remain cynical. Written by Anonymous

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When Rhoda Wishaw shares tea with Brian Lane and Gerry Standing around her camp fire, she sums up the coven's rule of life as "harm none". The full phrase should be "Do what you will so long as it harms none" and it's known as the Wiccan Rede. Here, though, Rhoda confuses it with the more sinister principle of occult Thelema: do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the law. Rhoda's hybrid is "Harm none: that is the whole of the law." See more »


Rhoda Wishaw (the witch) says that the Wiccan Rede is 'An it harm none shall be the whole of the law'. In reality, the Wiccan Rede is 'An it harm none, do what ye will' (though other variants exist). It seems as though the rede has been mixed with the law of Thelema which states 'Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law'. See more »


[first lines]
Gerry Standing: Morning, Jack.
Jack Halford: Gerry.
Gerry Standing: Are you listening to Radio 4?
Jack Halford: Yeah, and of ten reported crimes two and a half get detected, less get convicted!
Gerry Standing: I mean even when you nick 'em bang to rights the CJ'll still find a reason not to prosecute
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Green Grow the Rushes, O
Written by Robert Burns
Performed by Stephanie Beacham
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Among the witches: "Who killed Craig Rossiter?"...
10 July 2009 | by DoylenfSee all my reviews

AMANDA REDMAN as Det. Pullman and DENNIS WATERMAN as Gerry Standing are faced with solving the murder of a male librarian whom it turns out was a member of a Witch's Coven. Their investigation leads them on the trail of a few female members of the coven who knew the murdered man when he died ten years ago.

The episode should have been called "Who Killed Craig Rossiter?" because that's the theme of the whodunit atmosphere of the entire story. One of the female members calls him a Warlock. Another reveals that he was not the most popular member of the Witches. Still, they insist that the law of the coven was "Harm None." And before the end of the tale, we find out a bit more about him.

A couple of the detectives deal with one of the female witches who mixes them a brew of tea that causes hallucinations whereby one of them sees his dead wife and has a panic attack. Finally, Det. Pullman and the men on her squad realize that a ceremony involving a sacrificial murder is about to happen in the woods and they have to get to the scene before anything happens.

Tidy little mystery with supernatural overtones, it passes the time pleasantly while the tale gradually unravels with a few little surprises along the way. Good episode in this series.

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15 May 2006 (UK) See more »

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