Heat of the Sun

Season 1 Episode 3

The Sport of Kings

Aired Wednesday 8:00 PM Feb 11, 1998 on ITV

Episode Recap

Tyburn nvestigates the killing of a black youth who worked for the Nairobi newspaper tycoon Max van der Vuurst, and he arrests the big boss. Van der Vuurst is released when his daughter Hilde gives him an alibi, but Tyburn doesn't believe it and he is all the more determined to nail him. Van der Vuurst is then found burned to death in his bed, and after a shoot-out with a band of marauders a series of shocking family secrets triggers a last surprise from the dead tycoon.

Meanwhile, Tyburn's love affair with Emma Fitzgerald gets more serious - and also goes literally to the brink.