Episode 1

Fires in the Fall

Aired Unknown Dec 26, 1986 on BBC



  • Trivia

  • Quotes

  • Notes

    • 90 minutes

    • The title of the episode is taken from a poem by Robert Louis Stevenson entitled 'Autumn Fires'. The full text of the poem is:-

      In the other gardens
      And all up the vale,
      From the autumn bonfires
      See the smoke trail!

      Pleasant summer over
      And all the summer flowers,
      The red fire blazes,
      The gray smoke towers.

      Sing a song of seasons!
      Something bright in all!
      Flowers in the summer,
      Fires in the fall!

  • Allusions

    • The Undertaker: "Oh very Lt. Columbo"
      A reference to the dishevelled American detective played by Peter Falk.