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The Ruth Rendell Mysteries

(a Titles & Air Dates Guide)

Last updated: Mon, 18 May 2020 -1:00
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Mysteries based on the works of Ruth Rendell. Police Inspector Wexford and his assistant Inspector Burden were featured exclusively as the detectives in the first 6 seasons, and occasionally thereafter.
Show Details:
Start date: Aug 1988
End date: Oct 2000
Status: cancelled/ended
Network(s): ITV (UK)
Run time: 60 min
Episodes: 85 eps
Genre(s): drama, mystery
Credits:
Episode list & details from:  TVmaze • 
TV.com
Episode # Original
Air Date
Titles
 
Season 1
 
1.1-1 02 Aug 87Wolf to the Slaughter: Part One
2.1-2 09 Aug 87Wolf to the Slaughter: Part Two
3.1-3 16 Aug 87Wolf to the Slaughter: Part Three
4.1-4 23 Aug 87Wolf to the Slaughter: Part Four
 
Season 2
 
5.2-1 19 Jun 88A Guilty Thing Surprised: Part One
6.2-2 26 Jun 88A Guilty Thing Surprised: Part Two
7.2-3 03 Jul 88A Guilty Thing Surprised: Part Three
8.2-4 23 Sep 88Shake Hands Forever: Part One
9.2-5 30 Sep 88Shake Hands Forever: Part Two
10.2-6 07 Oct 88Shake Hands Forever: Part Three
11.2-7 23 Dec 88No Crying He Makes
 
Season 3
 
12.3-1 22 Oct 89No More Dying Then: Part One
13.3-2 29 Oct 89No More Dying Then: Part Two
14.3-3 05 Nov 89No More Dying Then: Part Three
15.3-4 12 Nov 89A Sleeping Life: Part One
16.3-5 19 Nov 89A Sleeping Life: Part Two
17.3-6 26 Nov 89A Sleeping Life: Part Three
18.3-7 17 Dec 89The Veiled One
 
Season 4
 
19.4-1 30 Sep 90Some Lie and Some Die: Part One
20.4-2 07 Oct 90Some Lie and Some Die: Part Two
21.4-3 14 Oct 90Some Lie and Some Die: Part Three
22.4-4 21 Oct 90The Best Man to Die: Part One
23.4-5 28 Oct 90The Best Man to Die: Part Two
24.4-6 04 Nov 90The Best Man to Die: Part Three
25.4-7 11 Nov 90An Unkindness of Ravens: Part One
26.4-8 18 Nov 90An Unkindness of Ravens: Part Two
27.4-9 24 Dec 90Put On By Cunning
 
Season 5
 
28.5-1 29 Sep 91A New Lease of Death: Part One
29.5-2 06 Oct 91A New Lease of Death: Part Two
30.5-3 13 Oct 91A New Lease of Death: Part Three
31.5-4 20 Oct 91Murder Being Once Done: Part One
32.5-5 27 Oct 91Murder Being Once Done: Part Two
33.5-6 03 Nov 91Murder Being Once Done: Part Three
34.5-7 10 Nov 91From Doon with Death: Part One
35.5-8 17 Nov 91From Doon with Death: Part Two
36.5-9 24 Nov 91Means of Evil: Part One
37.5-1001 Dec 91Means of Evil: Part Two
38.5-1126 Dec 91Achilles Heel
 
Season 6
 
39.6-1 27 Sep 92The Speaker of Mandarin: Part One
40.6-2 04 Oct 92The Speaker of Mandarin: Part Two
41.6-3 11 Oct 92The Speaker of Mandarin: Part Three
42.6-4 18 Oct 92The Mouse in the Corner: Part One
43.6-5 25 Oct 92The Mouse in the Corner: Part Two
44.6-6 01 Nov 92An Unwanted Woman: Part One
45.6-7 08 Nov 92An Unwanted Woman: Part Two
46.6-8 15 Nov 92Kissing the Gunner's Daughter: Part One
47.6-9 22 Nov 92Kissing the Gunner's Daughter: Part Two
48.6-1029 Nov 92Kissing the Gunner's Daughter: Part Three
49.6-1106 Dec 92Kissing the Gunner's Daughter: Part Four
50.6-1227 Dec 92Talking To Strange Men
 
Season 7
 
51.7-1 02 Sep 94Master of the Moor: Part One
52.7-2 09 Sep 94Master of the Moor: Part Two
53.7-3 16 Sep 94Master of the Moor: Part Three
 
Season 8
 
54.8-1 24 Mar 95Vanity Dies Hard: Part One
55.8-2 31 Mar 95Vanity Dies Hard: Part Two
56.8-3 07 Apr 95Vanity Dies Hard: Part Three
57.8-4 21 Apr 95The Strawberry Tree: Part One
58.8-5 28 Apr 95The Strawberry Tree: Part Two
 
Season 9
 
59.9-1 01 Jan 96Heartstones: Part One
60.9-2 08 Jan 96Heartstones: Part Two
61.9-3 26 Jan 96Simisola: Part One
62.9-4 02 Feb 96Simisola: Part Two
63.9-5 09 Feb 96Simisola: Part Three
64.9-6 08 Mar 96The Secret House of Death: Part One
65.9-7 15 Mar 96The Secret House of Death: Part Two
66.9-8 22 Mar 96A Case Of Coincidence: Part One
67.9-9 29 Mar 96A Case Of Coincidence: Part Two
 
Season 10
 
68.10-103 Jan 97The Double
69.10-217 Jan 97Bribery and Corruption: Part One
70.10-324 Jan 97Bribery and Corruption: Part Two
71.10-431 Jan 97Thornapple
72.10-507 Feb 97May and June: Part One
73.10-614 Feb 97May and June: Part Two
74.10-721 Feb 97Front Seat
75.10-815 Aug 97A Dark Blue Perfume
 
Season 11
 
76.11-102 Jun 98Going Wrong: Part One
77.11-209 Jun 98Going Wrong: Part Two
78.11-316 Jun 98Going Wrong: Part Three
79.11-408 Nov 98Road Rage: Part One
80.11-509 Nov 98Road Rage: Part Two
81.11-624 Dec 98You Can't Be Too Careful
82.11-731 Dec 98The Orchard Walls
83.11-803 May 99The Lake of Darkness
84.11-906 Aug 99The Fallen Curtain
 
Season 12
 
85.12-111 Oct 00Harm Done
 
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A DVD set with some of the Wexford episodes is available:

Simisola & Road Rage
(2 discs)
Wexford DVD
UK only: Simisola & Road Rage
& Harm Done (3 discs UK only)
UK Wexford DVD
DVDs with several of the non-Wexford episodes are also available:
Set 1
(3 discs)
DVD 1
Set 2
(3 discs)
DVD 2