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.
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.
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.
“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.
Learning a murdered man's identity and decoding a poem are the tasks facing Lord Wimsey in Part 3 of "The Nine Tailors." Bunter: Glyn Houston. Rector: Donald Eccles. Hilary: Gail Harrison. Mary Thoday: Elizabeth Proud. Superintendent Blundell: Kenneth Thornett.
Part 2 of "Clouds of Witness" finds Lord Peter Wimsey on the trail of a mysterious motorcyclist, and Inspector Parker (Mark Eden) seeking clues about the dead Captain Cathcart's past. Bunter: Glyn Houston. Lady Mary: Rachel Herbert.
In Part 3 of "Five Red Herrings," human hair provides a link between the murdered man and the missing artist Gowan. Wimsey: Ian Carmichael. Bunter: Glyn Houston. Sir Maxwell: Robert James. Fenella: Julie Peasgood. Gilda: Susan Macready.
A two-part adaptation of Dorothy L. Sayers' "The Nine Tailors." In Part 1, emeralds that are stolen---and hidden---after a fashionable wedding arouse the interest of Lord Peter Wimsey (Ian Carmichael). Bunter: Glyn Houston. Deacon: Keith Drinkel. Sir Charles: Desmond Llewelyn. Rector: Donald Eccles. Mrs. Tebbut: Maryann Turner. Mary: Elizabeth Proud.
A four-part adaptation of Dorothy L. Sayers' "The Nine Tailors." In Part 1, emeralds that are stolen---and hidden---after a fashionable wedding arouse the interest of Lord Peter Wimsey (Ian Carmichael). Bunter: Glyn Houston. Deacon: Keith Drinkel. Sir Charles: Desmond Llewelyn. Cranton: Patrick Jordan. Sir Hector: Anthony Roye. Lady Wilbraham: Anne Blake.
To prove his theory about Campbell's killer, Wimsey reconstructs the crime in the conclusion of "Five Red Herrings." Lord Wimsey: Ian Carmichael. Bunter: Glyn Houston. MacPherson: Michael Sheard. Ferguson: David McKail. Farren: Donald Douglas. Strachan: Roy Boutcher. Gowan: Russell Hunter.
"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.
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.