Heartbeat

Season 1 Episode 4

Playing with Fire

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Aired Sunday 8:00 PM May 01, 1992 on ITV
9.3
out of 10
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Playing with Fire
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Nick investigates two mysterious barn fires that have happened recently. A young woman is also assaulted in a barn by her new boyfriend. Kate has an argument with Ferrenby when she puts the unmarried Sandra Murray in touch with the family planning clinic over birth control.

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  • A classic episode!

    8.5
    A good plot to this episode in my opinion.



    The main storyline about the barn fires I felt was cleverly written so that the police obvioulsy would be quite stumped at first (I feel that in some episodes of HB the answer is right under their noses!). The character was well written and I liked the language he used - it made very believable.



    The other plot about Alan & Sandra Maskell not trying for a baby and restrainging themselves I felt had been a lot of times before on drama series, but all the same I still rather liked it.



    The good thing about this episode was that all 3 plots came together and got tied up in the end which I liked.



    All-in-all a good episode - very worthy of "classic" status!moreless
Derek Fowlds

Derek Fowlds

Sergeant Oscar Blaketon

Frank Middlemass

Frank Middlemass

Dr. Alex Ferrenby

Bill Maynard

Bill Maynard

Claude Jeremiah Greengrass

Nick Berry

Nick Berry

PC Nick Rowan

Niamh Cusack

Niamh Cusack

Dr. Kate Rowan

Eileen O'Brien

Eileen O'Brien

Mrs. Maskell

Guest Star

Geoffrey Banks

Geoffrey Banks

Mr. Sykes

Guest Star

Lottie Ward

Lottie Ward

Fiona Lambton

Guest Star

Jane Hazlegrove

Jane Hazlegrove

Maggie

Recurring Role

Suzanne Hitchmough

Suzanne Hitchmough

Sandra Murray

Recurring Role

Ann Rye

Ann Rye

Miss. Hamilton

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (1)

    • When this episode first aired a piece of Heartbeat music played in the scene where the barn with the cows in burned down. In reruns of this episode however "Help" by "The Beatles" is used instead. The original is available on the "Heartbeat: Rumours - Playing With Fire" VHS.

  • QUOTES (1)

    • Greengrass: You had better be careful Mr. Blaketon, my solicitor could get you for slander.
      Blaketon: One day Greengrass your solicitor will have me for murder!

  • NOTES (2)

    • Music:

      Good Golly Miss Molly by The Swinging Blue Jeans (1964)
      Help by The Beatles (1965)
      You're No Good by The Swinging Blue Jeans (1964)
      If You Gotta Make a Fool of Somebody by Freddie and the Dreamers (1963)
      A World Without Love by Peter and Gordon (1964)
      I Believe by The Bachelors (1964)
      Do You Want to Know a Secret? by Billy J. Kramer and the Dakotas (1963)
      Ramona by The Bachelors (1964)
      Tell Me When by The Applejacks (1964).

    • No credit for a 'director'

  • ALLUSIONS (0)

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