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aired from: Aug 1993 to: Jul 1998 36 eps + 2 specials ITV 60 min stereo closed captioned

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    Pilot Movie 1993 (95 min)

  1. "Wycliffe and the Cycle of Death"
    gs: Gemma Jones [ Sara Glynn ], Richard Heffer [ Maurice Glynn ], Carla Mendonça [ Det Sgt Lucy Lane ], Kevin Quarmby [ Det Insp Doug Kersey ], Lucy Fleming [ Helen Wycliffe ], John Turner [ Matthew Glynn ], John Cater [ Alfred Glynn ], Siri Neal [ Christine Glynn ], Steve Jacobs [ Gerald Glynn ]

    rc: Helen Wycliffe

    A bookshop owner in Penzance is brutally murdered, and Wycliffe discovers all is not well among the members of one of the area's most respected families.

    b: 7 Aug 93 w: __________ d: Pennant Roberts

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    1st Series 1994

  2. "The Four Jacks"
    gs: Bill Nighy [ David Cleeve ], Susan Wooldridge [ Patricia Cleeve ], Roger Sloman [ Gerald Prout ], Georgine Anderson [ Barbara Prout ], Tim Treslove [ PC Pearce ], Pandora Ormsby Gore [ Milli ], Rupam Maxwell [ Paul Redman ], Nicholas Gecks [ Prof Faber ]

    A young female archaeology student is found naked in bed with gunshot wounds, and lies in a critical condition in hospital. As surgeons try to save her life, Wycliffe digs into the life of a famous novelist, who claims his life is at risk. Then a man is shot dead while walking his dog on the beach, and Wycliffe is under pressure to act quickly if he is to prevent another murder.

    b: 24 Jul 94 w: __________ d: __________


  3. "The Dead Flautist"
    gs: David Bamber [ Guy Bottrell ], Jeremy Clyde [ Hugh Bottrell ], Ben Maugham [ Paul Bottrell ], Susan Fleetwood [ Cynthia Bottrell ], Mary Wimbush [ Mrs Christopher ], Emily Hamilton [ Jean Lander ], Susan Derrick [ Edith Lander ], James Faulkner [ Steven Lander ], Ian Keith [ Fox ], Ken Watson [ Carter ], Gerry Scanlan [ Jed ], Dee Sadler [ WPC ]

    When the body of an amateur flautist, Tony Miller, shot by his own gun, is found on the secluded estate of Lord & Lady Bottrell, it is assumed that he killed himself. But Wycliffe senses there is more to the case than first meets the eye. As he unravels the dead man's last days, another mystery is revealed - the disappearance of a maid from the Bottrell household. Family feuds and illicit relationships are uncovered - and then another body is found.

    b: 31 Jul 94 w: Steve Trafford d: __________


  4. "The Scapegoat"
    gs: Carol Nimmons [ Sarah Riddle ], Hilary Mason [ Edith Riddle ], Alan Stocks [ Matthew Riddle ], Susan Penhaligon [ Mariah Penrose ], Peter Stockbridge [ Mr Penrose ], John McEnery [ Ephraim Gardner ], Catherine McCormack [ Asenath Gardner ], Stephen Tate [ Sid Passmore ], Christopher Ashley [ Sgt Luff ], David Albion [ Bandit ], Laura Brattan [ WPC Eva Luff ], John Cassady [ Landlord ], Kristin Hewson [ Melanie ], Geoffrey Larder [ John Gander ], Ricky Skyberyon [ Undertaker ]

    A Cornish undertaker's mysterious disappearance is linked to a disturbing summer ritual. Local gossip intensifies when the man's body is found, washed up on the rocks, and begins a murder inquiry which ends with an effigy strapped to a burning wheel plunging off the cliffs.

    b: 7 Aug 94 w: Russell Lewis d: __________


  5. "The Tangled Web"
    gs: Richenda Carey [ Jane Rule ], Giles Taylor [ Clifford Rule ], Kevin Dignam [ Francis Harvey ], Stephanie Buttle [ Hilda Clemo ], Gabrielle Hamilton [ Lily Armitage ], Scott Ransome [ Ralph Martin ], Robert Demeger [ James Clemo ], Jo Thirsk [ Alice Harvey ], Eric Deacon [ Neil Innes ], Leonie Mellinger [ Polly Innes ], Trevor Danby [ Parson ]

    Wycliffe is brought in when an elderly bedridden woman is found dead, her body locked in a freezer, and a pregnant teenager, Hilda Clemo, from a bizarre family vanishes from her Cornish village. As fears for her safety grow, Wycliffe questions the family, whose feuding uncovers some dark secrets. Wycliffe has to unpick the tangled web of intrigue and greed.

    b: 14 Aug 94 w: Andrew Holden d: __________


  6. "The Last Rites"
    gs: Nigel Terry [ Lawrence Vinter ], Julia Deakin [ Stephanie Vinter ], Ellie Haddington [ Katherine Geach ], Paul Moriarty [ Abe Geach ], Jeff Rawle [ Rev Jordan ], Dinah Stabb [ Celia Jordan ], Mark Letheren [ Giles Vinter ], Geoffrey Leesley [ Glynn ]

    When the Rev Jordan arrives at the village church, he discovers the partially clothed body of Jessica Dobell, the church cleaner, spreadeagled below the cross. A satanic cult is thought to be behind the gruesome death, but Wycliffe believes responsibility lies elsewhere. There is an air of violent hatred in the village, not all of it directed towards the dead woman.

    b: 21 Aug 94 w: Rob Heyland d: Roger Bamford or A J Quinn


  7. "Wycliffe and the Pea-Green Boat"
    gs: Roy Alon [ Harry Tremaine ], Anne Stallybrass [ Mrs Tremaine ], David Westhead [ Freddie Tremaine ], Brendan O'Hea [ David Jones ], Jan Pearson [ Mary Clark ], Tony Guilfoyle [ Bill Clark ], Barry Jackson [ Alexander Greaves ], Paul Bettany [ Ian Greaves ], Brigit Forsyth [ Ella Jones ], Kevin Molloy [ Garner ], Emmett Bergin [ Forbes ]

    When a fishing-boat owner, Harry Tremaine, is killed in the explosion of his fishing boat, suspicion falls on the man's son, who stands to inherit everything, but Wycliffe remains unconvinced. There's also a local developer who wants to build a marina on the quayside Tremaine owned; Tremaine's partner has been having an affair with his wife; and there is a mysterious recipient of £500 in cash from Tremaine on the first day of every month.

    b: 28 Aug 94 w: Steve Trafford d: A J Quinn

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    2nd Series 1995

  8. "All for Love"
    gs: Sean Chapman [ John Bonetti ], Cathryn Harrison [ Jane Hardy ], David Brocklehurst [ Ch Const Birkin ], Robin Browne [ Asst Ch Const Waters ], Andrew Hilton [ Prison governor ], Anny Tobin [ Mrs Bonetti ], Guido Adorni [ Antonio Bonetti ], John Abineri [ Det Ch Insp Turner ], Andrew Readman [ George Warne ], Will Ashcroft [ Mr Dart ]

    A hunt for John Bonetti, an escaped prisoner from HMP Bodmin, takes a dramatic twist after the discovery of a body. Wycliffe and his team race against time to recapture him.

    b: 18 Jun 95 w: Steve Trafford d: Martyn Friend


  9. "The Trojan Horse"
    gs: Margo Gunn [ Alison Keir ], Judy Brooke [ Diana ], John McArdle [ Alex Keir ], Brian Gwaspari [ Maj Tregelles ], Brenda Cavendish [ Mrs Tregelles ], Adam Kotz [ Penryn ], Dominic Wallis [ Simon Granger ], Ken Drury [ Alan Thompson ], Holly Wilson [ Mrs Morgan ], Diana Payan [ Bates ], Austin O'Connell [ Gregory ]

    Alex Keir is distraught when his wife Alison goes missing, but Wycliffe is sceptical of his grief, until a ransome note is found. The case of apparent kidnapping then takes a dramatic turn when Mrs Keir is found dead and smelling of alcohol at the wheel of a crashed car.

    b: 25 Jun 95 w: Steve Trafford d: Patrick Lau


  10. "Charades"
    gs: David Haig [ David Miller ], Judi Maynard [ Angela Miller ], Harriet Ashcroft [ Ruth Treglown ], Mark McKenna [ Colin Drake ], Michael Fenton Stevens [ Marcus Howell ], Maureen Bennett [ Georgie Howell ], Kieran Forsyth [ Gary Penhale ], David Ross [ Wainwright ], Doyne Byrd [ Devenish ], Adam Strowger [ Toby Howell ], David Neal [ Donald Thorne ]

    Wycliffe and his team investigate the death of a man found blasted by a shotgun at a Cornish holiday home. They discover evidence of ill-feeling between the dead man and his brother-in-law.

    b: 2 Jul 95 w: Jonathan Rich d: Martyn Friend


  11. "Lost Contact"
    gs: Eleanor Bron [ Edwina Coryn ], Marian McLoughlin [ Fiona Jay ], Richard Dempsey [ James Coryn ], Ralph Riach [ Dr Bonner ], Martin Hancock [ Dave ], Bruce Barnden [ Harry ], Tom Berks [ Alex ], Joseph Francis [ Ritchie ]

    When a man's virtually unidentifiable body is washed ashore, Wycliffe is baffled when two separate women claim it is that of their missing husbands.

    b: 9 Jul 95 w: Isobelle Grey d: Patrick Lau


  12. "Four and Twenty Blackbirds"
    gs: Charles De'Ath [ Stephen Ling ], Lennox Greaves [ Patrick Rowland ], Isabelle Weil [ Jenny Prentice ], Rosalind Knight [ Mrs Prentice ]

    When a farmer goes missing, leaving his sheep and house unattended, the local police call in Wycliffe. Discoveries of arson and bloodstains lead the team into a farming community struggling to survive.

    b: 16 Jul 95 w: __________ d: __________


  13. "Happy Families"
    gs: Albie Woodington [ Alan Whear ], Dominic Guard [ Mick Brandon ], David Schofield [ Joe Penrose ], Jo Stafford [ Sheena Penrose ], Lesley Clare O'Neill [ Liz Penrose ], Carole Gill [ Cathy ], Zoe Hemborough [ Beth ], Mark Aldridge [ Danny Whear ], Martyn Whitby [ Insp Phillips ], Jo Smit [ Mrs Brandon ], Barrie Houghton [ John Flemming ], Beryl Cornish [ Beth's mother ]

    Through her family and friends, Wycliffe tries to discover if it was suicide or murder when a schoolgirl is found dead in a science laboratory after a school disco.

    b: 23 Jul 95 w: Siâum;n Orrells d: Steve Goldie


  14. "Wild Oats"
    gs: David Ellison [ Choak ], Des McNamara [ Marrack ], Rosalie Crutchley [ Agnes ], Louise Jameson [ Tilly ], Richard Hicks [ PC Mundy ], Dido Miles [ Prof Tynk ], Christian Rodska [ Giles Rawle ], Sally Edwards [ Elizabeth Rawle ], Geoffrey Bayldon [ Gilbert Rawle ], John Woodnutt [ Dr Angwin ]

    When an attempt is made to steal a headless skeleton from an archaelogical dig, Wycliffe discovers an estate steeped in archaic values. The identification of the skeleton unsettles the land-owning Rawle family, whose days of sovereignty in the community are fading.

    b: 30 Jul 95 w: __________ d: __________


  15. "Breaking Point"
    gs: Matthew Scurfield [ Det Sgt Rinnick ], Leslie Schofield [ Anthony Treen ], Andy Robb [ Corliston ], Grant Masters [ Jake Marberry ], Jo-Anne Stockham [ Anne Carter ], Arthur Whybrow [ Zeb Pendower ], Rebecca Raybone [ Nurse Avril ], Naomi Wirthner [ Female doctor ], Dominic Wallis [ Simon Granger ], Linda Broughton [ Mrs Nankervis ], Antonio Elliott [ Eduardo ], Andreya Wharry [ Woman surfer ]

    Surfer Anne Carter is found in a deep coma when she is washed ashore. The assumption that she is a victim of afreak accident have to be revised when Wycliffe and his team investigate, and uncover a host of sinister facts and conspiracies. Their task is hindered by an obvious leak to the press, which puts DI Lane in a precarious position.

    b: 6 Aug 95 w: Steve Trafford d: Michael Owen Morris

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    3rd Series 1996

  16. "Dead on Arrival"
    gs: Stuart Organ [ Eddie Sowden ], Nick Dunning [ Jack Carlyon ], Tilly Vosburgh [ Mrs Sowden ], Yasmin Sidhwa [ Menna Desai ], Anna Skye [ Georgie Carlyon ], David Savile [ Garforth ], Grace Mitchell [ Irene Wycliffe ], Chris Barnes [ Brian Buddle ], David Clay-Jones [ DC Tuttle ], Armorel Chamberlain [ Mary ]

    rc: Helen Wycliffe, David Wycliffe, Ruth Wycliffe

    An abandoned lorry with five corpses at the ferry terminal and a man on the run bring Wycliffe's silver wedding anniversary celebration, which their children have laid on as a surprise, to an abrupt halt

    b: 9 Jun 96 w: Steve Trafford d: Michael Owen Morris


  17. "Number of the Beast"
    gs: Kenneth Colley [ Sam Peploe ], Robert Perkins [ Davie Trelan ], Brian Miller [ Harry Venning ], Robert Vahey [ Tony Gooden ], Neil McCaul [ Tom Rees ], Bernard Latham [ Edward Tregeddick ], Buffy Davis [ Cathy Cotterill ], Tenniel Evans [ Rev Stafford ]

    When unexplained killings rock the Bodmin community, locals become convinced that the "beast" is back.

    b: 16 Jun 96 w: Jonathan Rich d: Michael Owen Morris


  18. "Slave of Duty"
    gs: Oliver Ford Davies [ Dr Donald Trelaor ], John Bowler [ Dan Hobden ], Mark Womack [ Adam Nankivell ], Chris McDonnell [ Insp Murrish ], Dione Inman [ Sally Hobden ], Mike Grady [ Michael Morva ], Elaine Hallam [ Fiona Treloar ], Martha Cope [ Sarah Penna ]

    A dead man found buried under a pile of 100-year old wood provides an intriguing case.

    b: 7 Jul 96 w: Jonathan Rich d: David Innes Edwards


  19. "Total Loss"
    gs: David Bradley [ Joe Mawnam ], Marjorie Yates [ Martha Collins ], Glyn Grain [ Mike Trigg ], Tristan Sturrock [ Paul Mawnam ], Allan Surtees [ Don Collins ], Dominic Knutton [ Dave ], Toby Ross-Bryant [ Owen ], Tom Karol [ Pete Marsh ], Shaun Curry [ Sgt Brennan ], Michael Goldie [ Fisherman ], Sean Fall [ Diver ]

    When a fishing boat goes down taking one of the crew with it , Kersey and Lane discover a fishing community that is struggling to survive under the strain of legislation, as well as a new competitive edge to their working relationship.

    b: 14 Jul 96 w: Isabelle Grey d: David Innes Edwards


  20. "Crazy For You"
    gs: John Shrapnel [ Dr Sam Malvern ], Zara Turner [ Annabel Naylor ], Jacqueline Phillips [ Janice ], Alan Penn [ Burrows ], Martin Bell [ Harper ], Jon Croft [ Ted ], Jenifer Armitage [ Patricia Naylor ]

    rc: David Wycliffe

    A psychiatrist's wife is murdered in a seemingly unprovoked attack. Wycliffe finds that proving a motive can be harder than catching a killer.

    b: 21 Jul 96 w: Tom Needham d: Martyn Friend


  21. "Faith"
    gs: Malcolm Storry [ Bill Hewton ], Alexandra Milman [ Kate Hewton ], Richard Durden [ Dr Dayton ], Phil Rowlands [ Chris Matthews ], Nigel Humphreys [ Asst Ch Const Lyman ], Oliver Watts [ Paul Cranshaw ], Mary Chater [ Carol Cranshaw ], Harri Alexander [ Nikki ], Kate Reynolds [ Leanne ], Hugh Munro [ Swift ], Matthew Lloyd Lewis [ PC Bowe ], John Gregor [ PC Deane ]

    rc: Helen Wycliffe, David Wycliffe

    The discovery of a baby's body leads the team to a bizarre pagan sect.

    b: 28 Jul 96 w: Sian Siâum;n Orrells d: Martyn Friend


  22. "Last Judgement"
    gs: Pam Ferris [ Pat Trethowan ], Tom Wisdom [ Neil Pender ], Amanda Ryan [ Jane Trethowan ], Dave Atkins [ Ken Luscombe ], David Belcher [ Dr Hawkins ], Diane Hoddinott [ Anne Pender ], Lee Woods [ PC Dando ], Frances Jeater [ Diane Blatchford ], Chris Hargreaves [ Jimmy Yates ], Dominic Mafham [ Owen Mathews ], Liam Rabey [ Youth ], Julia McLean [ Rita Gerrard ], Michael Wynne [ Mike Fellows ]

    When a magistrate known to Wycliffe is found hanged, everything pints to suicide. But Wycliffe's instincts tell him otherwise.

    b: 4 Aug 96 w: Carolyn Sally Jones d: John Glenister


  23. "Old Habits"
    gs: Suzan Sylvester [ Jill Gillespie ], Hans Matheson [ Gary Creed ], Eileen Davies [ Hannah Creed ], Martin Bennetts [ Johnny Creed ], Steve Jacobs [ Peter Robins ], Michael Cronin [ Hugh Samford ], Robert Putt [ Lionel Samford ], James Vaughan [ Paul Gillespie ], Nigel Humphreys [ Asst Ch Const Lyman ], Meghan Lewis [ Zena Owen ]

    rc: Helen Wycliffe, David Wycliffe, Ruth Wycliffe

    When a young woman is found strangled, a pathologist is struck by the similarities to a string of other unsolved murders. Wyclife and his team have to unearth 11-year old evidence to see if they can trace a link.

    b: 11 Aug 96 w: Scott Cherry d: http://uk.imdb.com/Name?Glenister,+John John Glenister

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    4th Series 1997

  24. "Strangers"
    gs: Josephine Butler [ Karen Drew ], Sidney Livingstone [ Harry Burrows ], Anthony Green [ John Leigh ], Pat Rossiter [ Rose Burrows ], Ronald Hines [ George Aston ], Barbara Kirby [ Registrar ], Frances White [ Marian Pearce ], Clive Kneller [ Wisson ], Geoffrey Church [ Donald Mason ], Frankie Jordan [ Mrs Rand ], Alan Williams [ Mr Rand ], Sally Armstrong [ Joanne Shaw ], Michael Cochran [ Mr Price ], Katy Cavanagh [ Mrs Vassie ], Tom Mannion [ Det Sgt Orren ], Alan Bodenham [ Westney ]

    Tragic events unfold after a wedding with a bizarre guest list: the bride and groom, who have only known each other for three weeks, advertised for guests to attend the ceremony in Penzance. Next day, one of the couple is found stabbed to death in their luxurious honeymoon hotel.

    b: 29 Jun 97 w: Peter J Hammond d: Alan Wareing


  25. "Close to Home"
    gs: Sharon Duce [ Supt Le Page ], Nick Wilkinson [ Bernard Tyzack ], Mark Jefferies [ Colin ], Steve Whymont [ Tregeen ], Ian Bartholomew [ Mick Sennam ], Jeremy Fowlds [ Det Sgt Wallis ], Robin Sneller [ Uniformed sergeant ], Elizabeth Rider [ Trisha Tyzack ], Neil Newbon [ Rob Tyzack ], Edward Clayton [ Sgt Cannon ], Frances Cuka [ Angie Kane ], Bruce M Byron [ Blackie Tremain ], Sally Watts [ WPC Hendricks ]

    rc: Helen Wycliffe, David Wycliffe, Ruth Wycliffe

    A petty criminal turns into a killer. A man is stabbed to death in a pub car park by a stranger. As Wycliffe investigates, the victim turns out not to be the upstanding businessman he seemed to be.

    b: 6 Jul 97 w: Isabelle Grey d: David Innes Edwards


  26. "On Account"
    gs: Sharon Duce [ Supt Le Page ], Brigid Zengeni [ Janet ], Jack Ellis [ Miles Trednor ], Judy Norman [ Shirley Trednor ], Nicola Jeffries [ WPC Sally Miller ], Jane Annesley [ Gillian ], Peter McNamara [ Donald Ferris ], Edward Clayton [ Sgt Cannon ], Rebecca Wheatley [ Kelly Martins ], John Axon [ Prison kitchen officer ], Paul Panting [ Baldry ], Mary Woodvine [ Margaret Ezzard ]

    Wycliffe and Kersey exchange strong words as they investigate a disturbing case involving the contamination of jars of baby food in a local supermarket by a blackmailer. Meanwhile, the disciplinary enquiry into Wycliffe's team continues to run its course.

    b: 13 Jul 97 w: Kevin Clarke d: David Innes Edwards


  27. "Lone Voyager"
    gs: Con O'Neill [ Ben Walker ], Alan Cody [ Ted Fisher ], Edward Clayton [ Sgt Cannon ], Nicholas Lopez [ Det Const Fincham ], Nicola Jeffries [ WPC Sally Miller ], Linda Slade [ Vanessa ], Jason Salkey [ Alvin ], Vincent Brimble [ Ken Davis ], Ian Brimble [ Pete Davis ], Richard Willis [ Rick Brown ], Miranda Bell [ Mrs Goodwin ], Emily Richard [ Paula Tresize ]

    Wycliffe probes the disappearance of a lone yachtswoman, whose boat is discovered scuttled on the seabed.

    b: 20 Jul 97 w: Phillip O'Shea d: Michael Brayshaw


  28. "Seen a Ghost"
    gs: Sharon Duce [ Supt Le Page ], Gwen Taylor [ Alma Petherie ], Mark Kempner [ Auctioneer ], Emily Joyce [ Moma Petheric ], Raymond Adamson [ Auction porter ], Peter Gale [ John Curran ], Boldan Poraj [ Richard Petheric ], Nigel Anthony [ Vernon Randall ], Ruth James [ Court usher ], Alison Mead [ Magistrate's clerk ], Nicholas Tizzard [ Prosecutor ], Caroline Webster [ Dr Jones ], Sarah Thurston [ Christine Stevens ]

    rc: Helen Wycliffe

    A dark family secret comes to light when a girl deliberately runs over a woman on a pedestrian crossing. The results of the enquiry board are revealed.

    b: 27 Jul 97 w: Isabelle Grey d: Michael Brayshaw


  29. "Bad Blood"
    gs: Richard Moore [ Richard Penmore ], Charlotte Coleman [ Laura Kessell ], Peter Lee Wilson [ Kevin Kessell ], John Hallam [ Lionel Penmore ], Adam Bareham [ Insp Carson ], James Larkin [ Mike Penmore ], Diane Adderley [ Pam Wright ], David Bauckham [ Jed Wright ], Stuart Robb [ PC Jones ], Rebekah James [ WPC ], Nick Brimble [ Tom Durden ], Susan Tordoff [ Helen's sister ]

    rc: Helen Wycliffe

    A couple facing eviction from their tied cottage are suspected of murder when the landowner is suddenly killed. Wycliffe must act quickly to identify the killer before locals take the law into their own hands.

    b: 3 Aug 97 w: Scott Cherry d: Alan Wareing


  30. "Sup with the Devil"
    gs: Darren Tighe [ Gary Treganna ], David Nicholls [ Ray Gurney ], Kate Steavenson-Payne [ Josie Perrett ], James Curran [ Chief Constable ], Ian Kirby [ Det Sgt Naylor ], Darren Ruston [ Det Const Weller ], Jack Carr [ William Perrett ], Mark Lewis [ Sam Venning ], Felicity Dean [ Lisa Venning ]

    rc: Helen Wycliffe

    When a local pub landlord is bludgeoned to death, Wycliffe can find few people with a good word to say about him. A police informant points the finger at the victims' former wife and her new husband, but when DI Lane mishandles the situation, Wycliffe and Kersey are forced to stage a dramatic rescue.

    b: 10 Aug 97 w: Carolyn Sally Jones d: Graeme Harper


  31. "Old Times, New Crimes"
    gs: Geoffrey Bayldon [ Judge ], Jim Norton [ Owens ], Neil Maskell [ Tully ], Alan Perrin [ Noble ], John D Collins [ Armstrong ], Geoffrey Drew [ Crimmens ], Jackie Kabler [ Lindsay Collins ], Frankie Cosgrave [ Mrs Patterson ], Sarah Huntley [ Trudie ], Martin Sadler [ Crow ], Graham Bryan [ Andy ], Josie Kidd [ Ivy Tinnion ], Simon Markey [ Lab technician ], Alan Rowe [ Minister ]

    rc: Helen Wycliffe, David Wycliffe, Ruth Wycliffe

    Pursued by the press, under the spotlight of an internal investigation, and lacking support from his superiors, Wyclife's problems multiply when an old case resurfaces, and DCC Stevens seems out to prove Wycliffe is no longer up to the job.

    b: 17 Aug 97 w: Arthur McKenzie d: Graeme Harper

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    Christmas Special 1997 (90 min)

  32. "Dance of the Scorpions"
    gs: Leslie Grantham [ Patrick Durno ], Steven Rimkus [ Parsons ], Fine Time Fontayne [ Ronald "Banjo" Formby ], Lesley Duff [ Rubina Winter ], Jane Slavin [ Hazell Formby ], Rachel Shelley [ Sarah ], Dugdale Bruce Lockhart [ PC Greener ], Philip Glenister [ Det Sgt Eric Findlay ], Marc Warren [ Det Const Arnie Swarland ], Leonard Smith [ Jeffries ]

    rc: Helen Wycliffe

    Wycliffe clashes with his superiors over the way he's handling a gruesome double murder case, after a building society manager and his wife are gunned down.

    b: 24 Aug 97 w: Arthur McKenzie d: Paul Harrison

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    5th Series 1998

  33. "On Offer"
    gs: Jeff Nuttall [ David Miller ], Adie Allen [ Janet Miller ], Chas Bryer [ Joe Charlton ], Cristian Solimeno [ Det Const Dick Hall ], Sally Faulkner [ Sian ], Norman Gregory [ Sgt Hogg ], John Joyce [ Andrew Hardie ], Martin Herdman [ Billy Davidson ], William Petrie [ Amos ], David Firth [ Angus ], John Abbott [ Dan Farthing ], Annette Bentley [ Sandra Oaksey ], Glen Marks [ Paul Oaksey ], Calum MacPherson [ Brendan Oliver ]

    In a police nursing home, Wycliffe ponders the future after the attempt on his life. Meanwhile, Kersey investigates a salmon poacher's suspicious death. Acting DCI Lane is tempted to move on and up.

    b: 17 May 98 w: Arthur McKenzie d: Jack Shepherd


  34. "Time Out"
    gs: Pauline Turner [ Kim ], John Vine [ Raymond King ], John Flannagan [ Lassiter ], Gerard Horan [ Det Sgt Caplin ], Cristian Solimeno [ Det Const Dick Hall ], David Firth [ Angus ], Anthony Smee [ Rupert ], Dean Harris [ Tolman ], Kay Frosdick [ Beth ]

    rc: Helen Wycliffe, Ruth Wycliffe

    A prostitute sparks a murder hunt when she tells Kersey that one of her clients confessed to killing another prostitute, but how believable is she?

    b: 24 May 98 w: Peter J Hammond d: Alan Wareing


  35. "Standing Stone"
    gs: Lucy Cohu [ Sophie Cattran ], Thomas Lockyer [ Mike Catran ], Matthew Mitchell [ Det Sgt Ken Robins ], Ralph Watson [ John Comsbes ], Helen Griffin [ Jenny Prin ], John Wheatley [ David Moyle ]

    rc: Helen Wycliffe

    The wife of one of Kersey's friends goes missing after an evening class and later her tutor is found murdered. Kersey's relationship with Lane threatens to lead him into deep waters.

    b: 31 May 98 w: Carolyn Sally Jones d: Jack Shepherd


  36. "Feeding the Rat"
    gs: Cristian Solimeno [ Det Const Dick Hall ], Paul Venables [ Chas Barrington ], Matthew Mitchell [ Det Sgt Ken Robins ], Bernard Gallagher [ Vic Garland ], Chris Humphries [ Jim Hornby ], Kate Byers [ Laura Starkie ], Mairead Carty [ Wendy Chiverton ], Chris Jury [ Penwarren ]

    rc: Helen Wycliffe

    Wycliffe is recovered and back at work. A local climber is killed in a cliff fall, and an unreliable informant claims he was pushed. A re-enactment of the fatal climb only adds to the suspicions.

    b: 7 Jun 98 w: Isabelle Grey d: Alan Wareing


  37. "Scope"
    gs: Cristian Solimeno [ Det Const Dick Hall ], Lou Wakefield [ Dep Ch Const Roth ], Sheila McLeod [ Janet Trier ], Michael Nardone [ Joe Duggan ], Andrew Bicknell [ Alan Trier ], Sammy Johnson [ Adrian Wright ], Peter Harding [ Tom Dacre ], Clive Francis [ Ch Insp Bonner ], Kenneth Bryans [ PC Harris ], Flip Webster [ Mrs Wheeler ], Belinda Sinclair [ Patricia ]

    rc: Helen Wycliffe, Ruth Wycliffe

    Wycliffe is awarded the Queen's Medal for Gallantry. He then investigates the murder of a policeman, whose wife had been having an affair with another officer.

    b: 21 Jun 98 w: John Milne d: Alan Wareing


  38. "Lands End"
    gs: Cristian Solimeno [ Det Const Dick Hall ], Matthew Mitchell [ Acting Det Insp Ken Robins ], Lou Wakefield [ Dep Ch Const Roth ], David Firth [ Angus ], John Castle [ Solby ], Marian McLoughlin [ Lynee Carney ], Brian Croucher [ Det Const Healey ], Morgan Jones [ Greg Fry ], Jan Graveson [ Rosie ], Ann Beach [ Mrs Wimble ]

    rc: Helen Wycliffe, David Wycliffe

    Lane investigates two drug dealers' deaths and defends Wycliffe against corruption allegations, after a woman from his past suddenly appears demanding help.

    b: 5 Jul 98 w: Kevin Clarke d: Alan Wareing

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NOTES

The novels by W J Burley on which some of these dramas were based are: Wycliffe and the Schoolgirls, Wycliffe and the Tangled Web, Wycliffe and the Cycle of Death, Wycliffe and the Scapegoat, Wycliffe and the Beales, Wycliffe and the Four Jacks, Wycliffe in Paul's Court, Wycliffe and the Quiet Virgin, Wycliffe and the Winsor Blue, Wycliffe and the Dead Flautist, Wycliffe's Wild Goose Chase, Wycliffe and the Pea-Green Boat, Wycliffe and the Last Rites, Wycliffe and the Dunes Mystery, Wycliffe and How to Kill a Cat, Wycliffe and the Guilt Edged Alibi, Wycliffe and Death in Stanley Street.


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