In “The Scold's Bridle,” an adaptation of the novel by Minette Walters, a detective (Bob Peck) investigates the murder of an elderly woman that was intended to look like a suicide. Mathilda: Sian Phillips. Sarah Blakeney: Miranda Richardson. Jack Blakeney: Douglas Hodge. Joanna Lascelles: Trudie Styler.
While attending a school reunion, Adela Bradley (Diana Rigg), aided by her chauffeur, George, investigates the murder of a teacher killed during a performance of “The Mikado.” Mrs. Simms: Susan Wooldridge. Simms: Ray Barraclough. George: Neil Dudgeon.
Colorful 1920s divorcée Adela Bradley (Diana Rigg) investigates the drowning death of her goddaughter's fiancé, with some help from her faithful chauffeur. Eleanor Bing: Emma Fielding. George Moody: Neil Dudgeon. Alastair Bing: John Alderton. Based on the novel by Gladys Mitchell.
Insp. Alleyn (Patrick Malahide) probes an artist's suspicions about the death of a wealthy actor whose portrait she had been painting. Agatha: Belinda Lang. Cedric: Jonathan Cullen. Sir Henry: Graham Crowden. Thomas: Peter Blythe. Fenella: Sarah Winman. Paul: Edward Atterton. Panty: Samantha Glenn. Pauline: Susan Fleetwood. Millimant: Eleanor Bron.
In “The Nursing Home Murder,” Insp. Alleyn (Patrick Malahide) investigates death threats sent to a controversial Cabinet member. O'Callaghan: John Stride. Lady O'Callaghan: Judy Parfitt. Nurse Harben: Georgia Slowe.
Insps. Alleyn and Fox (Patrick Malahide, William Simons) travel to a seaside pub, where a lawyer (Kevin McNally) has been poisoned. Parish: Alex Jennings. Legge: David Calder. Moore: Mark Anstee. Pomeroy: Paul Brooke.
Insp. Alleyn (Patrick Malahide) investigates why “A Man Lay Dead” in a church. Agatha: Belinda Lang. Fox: William Simons. Sir Hubert: Julian Glover. Rankin: Robert Reynolds. Wilde: David Haig. Marjorie: Clare Higgins. Bathgate: Matthew Lloyd Davies.
An adaptation of “Gallowglass,” about the bizarre relationship between two men and a scheme targeting a wealthy heiress. Sandor (Paul Rhys), an intense loner, demands---and gets---the total loyalty of Joe (Michael Sheen) after he saves Joe from a suicide attempt. Nina: Arkie Whitely. Paul: John McArdle. Apsoland: Gary Waldhorn. Tilly: Claire Hackett. Jessica: Harriet Owen. Adapted from Barbara Vine's novel.
Maddy and Jonathan probe the death of a female illusionist who had retired from magic because of the mysterious death of her twin sister. Hannah Gordon, Rik Mayall. Jonathan: Alan Davies. Maddy: Caroline Quentin.
“A Fatal Inversion.” Five former friends who participated in a horrible crime years ago find their secret threatened by the discovery of two bodies on an English estate. Adam: Douglas Hodge. Rufus: Jeremy Northam. Zosie: Saira Todd. Shiva: Gordon Warnecke. Based on the novel by Ruth Rendell (writing as Barbara Vine).
In “A Dark Adapted Eye,” Faith Severn (Helena Bonham Carter) recalls (through flashbacks) the events leading up to the murder of her Aunt Eden (Sophie Ward) at the hands of Aunt Vera (Celia Imrie). John: Robin Ellis. Francis: Steven Mackintosh. Vranni: Bernice Stegers. Gerald: Paul Bentall. Young Faith: Honeysuckle Weeks. Based on the novel by Ruth Rendell (writing as Barbara Vine).
In “Resnick: Rough Treatment,” Charlie (Tom Wilkinson) tangles with a pair of burglars and later comes to doubt his instincts when he misses the mark during an investigation. Jim Carter, Tom Georgeson, Sheila Gish.
Lord Peter Wimsey is caught in a family crisis when his brother is accused of murder in Part 1 of "Clouds of Witness." This four-part adaptation is based on the novel by Dorothy L. Sayers. Bunter: Glyn Houston. Lady Mary: Rachel Herbert. Parker: Mark Eden.
"The Nine Tailors," conclusion. Lord Wimsey learns a murdered man's identity, decodes a poem, but is unsettled about the murderer's identity and motive. Bunter: Glyn Houston. Rector: Donald Eccles. Hilary: Gail Harrison. Will Thoday: Neil McCarthy. Jim Thoday: David Jackson.
A confession is suspect in the conclusion of "The Unpleasantness at the Bellona Club." Did George (John Quentin) kill his grandfather as he says, or did he hallucinate committing the act? Lord Peter: Ian Carmichael. Penbarthy: Donald Pickering. Ann Dorland: Anna Cropper. Marchbanks: Noel Coleman.
The Wilbraham emeralds are found, but the murderer's identity and motive still unsettle Lord Peter Wimsey as "The Nine Tailors" concludes. Bunter: Glyn Houston. Rector: Donald Eccles. Will Thoday: Neil McCarthy. Jim Thoday: David Jackson. Mary: Elizabeth Proud. Cranton: Patrick Jordan.
A four-part adaptation of Dorothy L. Sayers' "Five Red Herrings." In Part 1, Lord Peter Wimsey's vacation is interrupted by the discovery of a corpse---and six other artists with motives for murder. Wimsey: Ian Carmichael. Bunter: Glyn Houston. Campbell: Ian Ireland. Farran: Susan Macready. Gowan: Russell Hunter. Graham: David Rintoul. Waters: Clive Graham.
As "Clouds of Witness" concludes, Lord Peter Wimsey discovers a second scandal that seems to destine the Duke of Denver for the gallows. Duke of Denver: David Langton. Mrs. Grimethorpe: Judith Arthy. Parker: Mark Eden.
"The Nine Tailors," Part 2. Stranded, Lord Peter Wimsey seeks the link between a mutilated corpse and emeralds stolen years ago. Bunter: Glyn Houston. Rector: Donald Eccles. Mrs. Tebbut: Maryann Turner. Mary: Elizabeth Proud. Jim Thoday: David Jackson.