Wexford's wife Dora is released by the terrorists, but the body of young Roxanne is found dead, and young Ryan has apparently defected to the terrorists.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
... D.C.I. Wexford
Louie Ramsay ... Dora Wexford
Timothy Evans ... Ryan Barker
... Owen Struther
... Kitty Struther
Natasha Estelle Williams ... Roxanne Johnson
Diane Keen ... Jenny Burden
Christopher Ravenscroft ... Det. Insp. Burden
Owen Scott ... Paul Curzon
Debbie Middleton ... Newsreader
Robert Morgan ... Timothy Jordan
Fiona Welburn ... Myrna
... King of the Wood (aka Conrad Tarling)
Judith Sharp ... Frenchie Collins
Judith Scott ... Det. Insp. Weaver


Although overjoyed that she has been released by the eco-terrorists, Dora Wexford seems more interested in the fate her fellow hostages than her newly-born granddaughter.She worries about the claustrophobic Roxanne, who has been beaten and locked in a closet and young Ryan, whom she feels guilty at having left alone when she was released. All the vanished victims, including the dead German girl, seem to have ordered a taxi from a particular cab company. Dora blames Reg when Roxanne's dead body is found near the taxi stand and young Ryan apparently succumbs to Stockholm syndrome and joins the terrorists. A suspension of the construction of the bypass is seen as a way to save the remaining hostages by the Home Office, but Wexford believes that there may be a mole in the department and there is more behind these events than just saving a stand of old growth trees. Written by duke1029@aol.com

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Crime | Drama | Mystery



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9 November 1998 (UK)  »

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