Oliver's Travels (1995– )
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Looking for Aristotle 

An ex-humanities professor and a female cop on suspension set out on an odyssey to find a missing crossword puzzle compiler.

Director:

Giles Foster

Writer:

Alan Plater

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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Alan Bates ... Oliver
Sinéad Cusack ... WPC Diane Priest
Michael Byrne ... Moody
Sue Roderick ... Norma Moody
Robert Blythe Robert Blythe ... Sgt Willis
Richard Davies Richard Davies ... Signwriter
Muriel Pavlow ... Librarian
John H. Francis ... Landlord (as John Francis)
Brinley Jenkins Brinley Jenkins ... Boswell
Ian Tucker Ian Tucker ... Hotel Bellboy
Noni Lewis Noni Lewis ... Student
Richard Harrington ... Student
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Storyline

Oliver is an eccentric professor of comparative religions at a university which is downsizing its humanities department. Now in forced retirement, Oliver, who is addicted to word games, puzzles, and anagrams, sets out in search of Aristotle, his favorite crossword puzzle compiler, but finds his Welsh home has burned down. When he reports Aristotle as a missing person to the police, he is considered a crackpot and assigned to WPC Diane Priest. In order to prove his sincerity to her, he researches the cold case of a murdered farmer and turns up evidence that her superintendent may be implicated in the unsolved homicide. When Priest confronts her superior with the evidence, she is put on suspension and conditionally agrees to accompany Oliver on his odyssey. Written by duke1029@aol.com

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11 June 1995 (UK) See more »

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Oliver: I tried to call you "Mrs Priest" and you said to me, "Diane, not Priest".
Diane Priest: "Diane, not Priest".
Oliver: Those words are a perfect anagram of "predestination".
Diane Priest: What's predestination got to do with it?
Oliver: As I understand it in simple terms, and without wishing to embarrass you, it means... we were sent on this Earth to be together.
Diane Priest: Holy Mother of God.
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