Virtual Murder

A Torch for Silverado

Season 1, Ep 4, Aired 8/14/92
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  • Episode Description
  • Luis Silverado, a dying former pimp who is ashamed of his past, is trying to make amends by setting fire to brothels. On Silverado's trail, Cornelius and Samantha find him on his death bed and learn he has left one last fire bomb - which they have to find and defuse themselves in a race against the clock.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Alan David

    Professor Owen Griffiths

  • Stephen Yardley

    Inspector Cadogan

  • Kim Thomson

    Samantha Valentine

  • Nicholas Clay

    Dr John Cornelius

  • Carole Boyd

    Phoebe Littlejohn

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  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Notes (1)

    • Jon Pertwee, who plays the villain of this episode, Silverado, provides another link between Virtual Murder and Doctor Who. He had played the third Doctor, twenty years before.

    Trivia (1)

    • This episode was an unusual job for the writer, the late Tim Aspinall, who more often worked for mainstream crime drama shows.

    Allusions (1)

    • Silverado is a mining area in California's Napa Valley, made famous by Robert Louis Stevenson's book Silverado Squatters.

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