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    • The Speaker of Mandarin, Part One
      The Speaker of Mandarin, Part One
      Season 6 - Episode 1
      9/27/92
      10
      Wexford is in China on a study tour of historic sites. To his amazement, he has psychic experiences, including a vision of the body of a Chinese nobleman dead for two thousand years. Wexford's tour party is made up of strangers, but he feels tense and claustrophobic among them. Then a young Chinese student drowns during the trip. On his return to England, Wexford is called to a murder scene, and the dead woman, who has been shot, was one of those with him on his Chinese trip. There is no obvious motive, and he decides to investigate all his fellow tourists, finding hidden greed, treachery, theft, and adultery.moreless
    • Some Lie and Some Die, Part One
      Some Lie and Some Die, Part One
      Season 4 - Episode 1
      9/30/90
      9.0
      The Kingsmarkham rock festival is going smoothly until the disfigured body of of a local girl, thought to be living in London, is found in a nearby quarry. Wexford investigates the links between a charismatic singer and a young woman gone to the bad.
    • Kissing the Gunner's Daughter, Part One
      11/15/92
      9.0
      A Kingsmarkham police sergeant dies, carrying a replica gun he had taken from his young son... Then, one year later, Wexford is called to Tancred House, where Davina Flory and her family lie shot dead in a pool of blood. The only survivor is seventeen-year-old Daisy Flory. There are no other witnesses, and the two possible suspects have vanished into thin air. Then a blackmailer is found dangling from a tree... Wexford slowly uncovers a web of motives, greed, illicit sex, and revenge.moreless
    • Simisola, Part One
      Season 9 - Episode 3
      1/26/96
      9.0
      At first, this mystery seems to be a missing person case: Wexford's doctor asks for help in finding his daughter, Melanie Akande, a recent college graduate who disappeared after going to her local unemployment office to find a job. The Akandes are an immigrant family from Nigeria, living in a rural area where only a handful of black people live. The woman who handled Melanie's case at the unemployment office, also young and black, is found murdered a few days later. Could the disappearance and the murder be connected? Wexford begins to face up to subtly racist attitudes.moreless
    • From Doon with Death, Part One
      From Doon with Death, Part One
      Season 5 - Episode 7
      11/10/91
      9.0
      Respectable housewife Margaret Parsons is reported missing and is later found strangled in a wood. But then, as the facts unfold, everyone is left wondering what type of woman she really was. In her attic, Wexford finds books with inscriptions by the mysterious Doon.
    • The Best Man to Die, Part One
      The Best Man to Die, Part One
      Season 4 - Episode 4
      10/21/90
      9.0
      Wexford joins forces with the bridegroom when his best man is killed at the stag party. And Charlie Hatton's death is only the first in a string of murders which seem to be about cheating husbands, loose women and gangsters.
    • Road Rage, Part One
      Season 11 - Episode 4
      11/8/98
      9.0
      A Kingsmarkham bypass is planned which will take congestion and air pollution out of the town but put tarmac and heavy traffic through a stretch of much-loved countryside. Feelings are running high on both sides. An attractive young German tourist has disappeared, and when her decomposing body is found it is not clear whether the crime is part of a conspiracy or sex-related. Wexford is about to become a grandfather and is struggling to cope with family life and to do his job at the same time. Meanwhile, Dora Wexford has joined the anti-bypass campaign. The murder case continues, and the anti-bypass campaign escalates. People begin to be kidnapped, and this is linked to a militant group of environmental extremists. Under pressure on all fronts, Wexford keeps his cool (even when his wife is kidnapped on the day his daughter gives birth) and pursues the law-breakers to the bitter end.moreless
    • A New Lease of Death, Part One
      A New Lease of Death, Part One
      Season 5 - Episode 1
      9/29/91
      9.0
      A local clergyman is anxious to re-open a thirty-year-old murder case, which resulted in Harry Painter being hanged for the axe-murder of an elderly woman. Wexford himself, as a young detective sergeant, helped to convict Painter, and he has to face the possibility that the wrong man was hanged.
    • Wolf to the Slaughter, Part One
      Wolf to the Slaughter, Part One
      Season 1 - Episode 1
      8/2/87
      9.0
      One evening, someone messes up a love-nest on a side street in a small country town. The carpet is soaked with human blood, but there is no body to be found. Meanwhile, a beautiful, promiscuous woman goes missing - as does the bundle of cash she was carrying. But Wexford and Burden have different theories about the disappearance of the eccentric Anita Margolis.moreless
    • Achilles Heel
      Achilles Heel
      Season 5 - Episode 11
      12/26/91
      9.0
      Wexford goes on holiday to Corsica and on arriving home receives a call from a man he met there who claims his wife has been kidnapped. Wexford investigates and finds that the missing woman is in fact dead.
    • No More Dying Then, Part One
      No More Dying Then, Part One
      Season 3 - Episode 1
      10/22/89
      8.5
      The Kingsmarkham police investigate the disappearance of John Lawrence, a five-year-old boy. Seven-and-a-half months after he goes missing, mad, taunting letters begin to arrive, and another child, Stella Rivers, vanishes.
    • Front Seat
      Season 10 - Episode 7
      2/21/97
      8.5
      Hugh and Cecily Branksome retire to the seaside town where they grew up. There they meet again Arnold Cottle, an old boyfriend of Cecily's. She goes to look for a public seat given to the town by her late father, who was a local alderman, and finds it was destroyed and later replaced by another seat given by a suspected murderer. With Arnold's help, she sets out to investigate the unsolved murder.moreless
    • Put on by Cunning
      Put on by Cunning
      Season 4 - Episode 9
      12/24/90
      8.0
      An old man, Sir Mañuel Camarque, dies when he loses his foothold on a dark winter night, slips into a lake and drowns under the ice. It looks like an open-and-shut case. However, Camarque, who was a world-famous flautist, planned to marry Dinah Sternhold, a woman young enough to be his grand-daughter. The banns of the marriage had just been read for the third time in church and Sir Mañuel was nervous. Dinah tells Wexford that Camarque had suspicions that his daughter Natalie (who would inherit his fortune) was not his daughter at all but an impostor. Wexford investigates, and develops a theory of an intruder who pushed the old man into the lake.moreless
    • Means of Evil, Part One
      Means of Evil, Part One
      Season 5 - Episode 9
      11/24/91
      8.0
      Wexford's friend Hannah Kingman falls to a horrible death. As he investigates the case, Wexford discovers a number of other suspicious accidents which failed to kill...
    • The Mouse in the Corner, Part One
      The Mouse in the Corner, Part One
      Season 6 - Episode 4
      10/18/92
      8.0
      A popular local farmer is beaten to death in his farmhouse. On investigation, Wexford finds a number of people have motives for the murder.
    • Harm Done
      Season 12 - Episode 1
      10/11/00
      7.0
      Young Lizzie Crowne goes missing on the Muriel Campden housing estate, and a hunt for her body is under way when she turns up again. Another teenage girl vanishes on the same estate. Then, just after an elderly paedophile is released from prison, the three-year-old daughter of Fay and Stephen Devenish disappears, leaving them distraught. With the police apparently impotent, residents decide to take the law into their own hands.moreless
    • The Veiled One
      The Veiled One
      Season 3 - Episode 7
      12/17/89
      4.0
      Gwen Robson, a middle-aged housewife who proves to have been a blackmailer, is found garotted in the car park of a suburban shopping mall. Wexford is no sooner on the case than a car bomb goes off and all but kills him, putting him in hospital. This leaves Mike Burden with the task of solving the case, but he goes off on the wrong scent. Wexford's analysis is better, though.moreless
    • Vanity Dies Hard, Part 2
    • Simisola, Part Three
      Season 9 - Episode 5
      2/9/96
      0.0
      As Wexford's investigation stretches into weeks, he feels he should discourage the hopes of Dr and Mrs Akande. It looks to him as if Melanie, like the others, is the victim of a serial killer with a dreadfully plain motive. We only learn at the very end why the drama is called Simisola.moreless
    • Simisola, Part Two
      Season 9 - Episode 4
      2/2/96
      0.0
      The police make an embarrassing mistake, which drives a wedge between them and the Akandes. Then a third woman turns up beaten and unconscious - and she is also of African origin.
    • The Secret House of Death, Part 2
    • Road Rage, Part Two
      Season 11 - Episode 5
      11/9/98
      0.0
      A Kingsmarkham bypass is planned which will take congestion and air pollution out of the town but put tarmac and heavy traffic through a stretch of much-loved countryside. Feelings are running high on both sides. An attractive young German tourist has disappeared, and when her decomposing body is found it is not clear whether the crime is part of a conspiracy or sex-related. Wexford is about to become a grandfather and is struggling to cope with family life and to do his job at the same time. Meanwhile, Dora Wexford has joined the anti-bypass campaign. The murder case continues, and the anti-bypass campaign escalates. People begin to be kidnapped, and this is linked to a militant group of environmental extremists. Under pressure on all fronts, Wexford keeps his cool (even when his wife is kidnapped on the day his daughter gives birth) and pursues the law-breakers to the bitter end.moreless
    • Kissing the Gunner's Daughter, Part Four
    • Master of the Moor, Part 1
    • Master of the Moor, Part 2
    • Master of the Moor, Part 3
    • Going Wrong, Part Three
      Season 11 - Episode 3
      6/16/98
      0.0
      As a teenager, Guy Curran leads a street gang and for three years is the lover of Leonora, whose middle-class background is a world away from his own. Leonora's family disapprove of her boyfriend. As the years pass, they drift apart. Guy becomes a successful business man and Leonora goes to college and then gets her first job. When they meet again, Leonora says there is now someone else in her life, but Guy can't accept this. His obsession deepens and turns into a murderous madness...moreless
    • Going Wrong, Part Two
      Season 11 - Episode 2
      6/9/98
      0.0
      As a teenager, Guy Curran leads a street gang and for three years is the lover of Leonora, whose middle-class background is a world away from his own. Leonora's family disapprove of her boyfriend. As the years pass, they drift apart. Guy becomes a successful business man and Leonora goes to college and then gets her first job. When they meet again, Leonora says there is now someone else in her life, but Guy can't accept this. His obsession deepens and turns into a murderous madness...moreless
    • Vanity Dies Hard, Part Two
      Vanity Dies Hard, Part Two
      Season 8 - Episode 2
      3/31/95
      0.0
      Andrew Fielding, a good-looking young teacher, marries Alice Whittaker, a rich woman in her late thirties, more than ten years older than he is. All seems well until Alice introduces Andrew to Nesta Drage, her best friend, who quickly vanishes without trace. Meanwhile, Alice more and more doubts whether Andrew loves her - and if he is just a gold-digger, might he have something to do with Nesta's disappearance? Alice begins a search for Nesta - but Andrew does his best to tie his wife to the house.moreless
    • Master of the Moor, Part Three
      Season 7 - Episode 3
      9/16/94
      0.0
      Stephen Whalby is a young man living on the edge of the Moor, where since childhood he has spent most of his time alone. A string of young women, all with fair hair, are killed on the Moor, and suddenly Stephen finds himself the principal police suspect.
    • Master of the Moor, Part Two
      Season 7 - Episode 2
      9/9/94
      0.0
      Stephen Whalby is a young man living on the edge of the Moor, where since childhood he has spent most of his time alone. A string of young women, all with fair hair, are killed on the Moor, and suddenly Stephen finds himself the principal police suspect.
    • Kissing the Gunner's Daughter, Part Three
      11/29/92
      0.0
      A Kingsmarkham police sergeant dies, carrying a replica gun he had taken from his young son... Then, one year later, Wexford is called to Tancred House, where Davina Flory and her family lie shot dead in a pool of blood. The only survivor is seventeen-year-old Daisy Flory. There are no other witnesses, and the two possible suspects have vanished into thin air. Then a blackmailer is found dangling from a tree... Wexford slowly uncovers a web of motives, greed, illicit sex, and revenge.moreless
    • Vanity Dies Hard, Part Three
      Vanity Dies Hard, Part Three
      Season 8 - Episode 3
      4/7/95
      0.0
      Andrew Fielding, a good-looking young teacher, marries Alice Whittaker, a rich woman in her late thirties, more than ten years older than he is. All seems well until Alice introduces Andrew to Nesta Drage, her best friend, who quickly vanishes without trace. Meanwhile, Alice more and more doubts whether Andrew loves her - and if he is just a gold-digger, might he have something to do with Nesta's disappearance? Alice begins a search for Nesta - but Andrew does his best to tie his wife to the house.moreless
    • The Strawberry Tree, Part Two
      The Strawberry Tree, Part Two
      Season 8 - Episode 5
      4/28/95
      0.0
      Petra Summers is an attractive middle-aged woman with a past - and her past life is beginning to come back to haunt her.
    • 3/15/96
      0.0
      Susan Townsend is a young woman who goes to see her reclusive next-door neighbour and finds him hacked to death. When another body is found on the neighbour's property, Susan gets mixed up in a tale of mayhem and murder, with the killer adding her to his list of future victims.moreless
    • May and June, Part Two
      May and June, Part Two
      Season 10 - Episode 6
      2/14/97
      0.0
      May Thrace and June Symonds are sisters, but their lives are very different. While June lives in the lap of luxury, May is struggling. And May becomes convinced that she has been done a great injustice.
    • Bribery and Corruption, Part Two
      Bribery and Corruption, Part Two
      Season 10 - Episode 3
      1/24/97
      0.0
      Nicholas Hawthorne is a young engineer, recently made redundant and looking for a job in the boat-building industry. He has a very realistic nightmare about a woman being murdered. Then, on an unsuccessful dinner date, Nicholas spots Julian Sorensen, the boss of the firm which has laid him off, and the woman with him isn't his wife. Sorensen pays Nicholas's dinner bill. The next day, trying to pay back the money, Nicholas sees a photograph of Sorensen's wife - and she is the woman who was killed in his dream... Nicholas decides to investigate.moreless
    • The Fallen Curtain
      Season 11 - Episode 9
      8/6/99
      0.0
      In the present day, a man goes back to the place where, as a small boy, he disappeared for a day. The circumstances were mysterious at the time and have yet to be explained.
    • A Case of Coincidence, Part Two
      Season 9 - Episode 9
      3/29/96
      0.0
      Detective Inspectors Masters and Moore find themselves dealing with the deaths of five women, all apparently by the hand of the same murderer. A young man becomes their principal suspect - but is he really a serial killer?
    • The Secret House of Death, Part 1
    • The Double
      The Double
      Season 1 - Episode 9
      0.0
    • Part 2
      Part 2
      Season 4 - Episode 2
      0.0
    • Part 1
      Part 1
      Season 4 - Episode 1
      0.0
    • You Can't Be Too Careful
    • The Lake of Darkness
    • Part 4
      Part 4
      Season 4 - Episode 4
      0.0
    • Part 3
      Part 3
      Season 4 - Episode 3
      0.0
    • Road Rage, Part 4
      Season 11 - Episode 11
      11/29/98
      0.0
      Meanwhile another body is dumped outside Contemporary Cars, it is Roxanne, one of the hostages. The pathologist confirms that she died falling from a height, but without a struggle - she was trying to escape from her imprisonment. Wexford still continues to search for clues to where the cell was and then finds out that Slesar was working with the Scared Globe and is in fact the mole. After the cell is found and a search of a house complete, a dramatic ending is on the cards...moreless
    • Part 2
      Part 2
      Season 4 - Episode 6
      0.0
    • Part 3
      Part 3
      Season 4 - Episode 7
      0.0
    • Part 1
      Part 1
      Season 4 - Episode 5
      0.0
    • The Fallen Curtain
    • Harm Done
      Harm Done
      Season 3 - Episode 4
      0.0
    • Front Seat
      Front Seat
      Season 2 - Episode 3
      0.0
    • A Case of Coincidence, Part 1
    • Going Wrong, Part 2
    • Going Wrong, Part 1
    • A Case of Coincidence, Part 2
    • Kissing the Gunner's Daughter, Part Two
      11/22/92
      0.0
      A Kingsmarkham police sergeant dies, carrying a replica gun he had taken from his young son... Then, one year later, Wexford is called to Tancred House, where Davina Flory and her family lie shot dead in a pool of blood. The only survivor is seventeen-year-old Daisy Flory. There are no other witnesses, and the two possible suspects have vanished into thin air. Then a blackmailer is found dangling from a tree... Wexford slowly uncovers a web of motives, greed, illicit sex, and revenge.moreless
    • An Unwanted Woman, Part Two
      An Unwanted Woman, Part Two
      Season 6 - Episode 7
      11/8/92
      0.0
      Wexford investigates the killing of an elderly woman. Harry and Doreen Betts of Kingsmarkham are suspected of murdering their mother. But did they do it, or have they been framed?
    • The Mouse in the Corner, Part Two
      The Mouse in the Corner, Part Two
      Season 6 - Episode 5
      10/25/92
      0.0
      A popular local farmer is beaten to death in his farmhouse. On investigation, Wexford finds a number of people have motives for the murder.
    • A Case of Coincidence, Part One
      Season 9 - Episode 8
      3/22/96
      0.0
      The action begins in the year 1954, when a woman's body is found in the fen-land of Norfolk, and a murder investigation gets under way. In the end, Detective Inspectors Masters and Moore find themselves dealing with the deaths of five women, all apparently by the hand of the same murderer. A young man becomes their principal suspect - but is he really a serial killer?moreless
    • 3/8/96
      0.0
      Susan Townsend is a young woman who goes to see her reclusive next-door neighbour and finds him hacked to death. When another body is found on the neighbour's property, Susan gets mixed up in a tale of mayhem and murder, with the killer adding her to his list of future victims.moreless
    • A Dark Blue Perfume
      A Dark Blue Perfume
      Season 9 - Episode 2
      1/10/96
      0.0
      A middle-aged man returns to his home town and meets the woman he was in love with as a teenager thirty years before. Liz and Mark are soon an item again - but the past comes back to haunt them.
    • Going Wrong, Part One
      Season 11 - Episode 1
      6/2/98
      0.0
      As a teenager, Guy Curran leads a street gang and for three years is the lover of Leonora, whose middle-class background is a world away from his own. Leonora's family disapprove of her boyfriend. As the years pass, they drift apart. Guy becomes a successful business man and Leonora goes to college and then gets her first job. When they meet again, Leonora says there is now someone else in her life, but Guy can't accept this. His obsession deepens and turns into a murderous madness...moreless
    • Heartstones
      Heartstones
      Season 9 - Episode 1
      1/1/96
      0.0
      Luke Crossland is a respectable widowed Church of England clergyman, with an important job in a cathedral... but his wife's death came about in strange circumstances, and now Luke's eldest daughter wants to know more about what happened...
    • The Orchard Walls
      The Orchard Walls
      Season 11 - Episode 7
      12/31/98
      0.0
      In England, in June 1941, sixteen-year-old Jenny is evacuated from war-torn London to her Aunt Ella's house in rural Hampshire. The elderly Mrs Thorn is preoccupied with thoughts of her son, away fighting the Germans in North Africa, Uncle Daniel is dismal, and Aunt Ella is acting oddly. Then Jenny discovers a secret, with tragic results.moreless
    • An Unwanted Woman, Part One
      An Unwanted Woman, Part One
      Season 6 - Episode 6
      11/1/92
      0.0
      Wexford investigates the killing of an elderly woman. Harry and Doreen Betts of Kingsmarkham are suspected of murdering their mother. But did they do it, or have they been framed?
    • An Unkindness of Ravens, Part One
      An Unkindness of Ravens, Part One
      Season 4 - Episode 7
      11/11/90
      0.0
      Rodney Williams disappears and then his body found in the woods. Wexford investigates and finds more than one mystery.
    • Talking to Strange Men
      Talking to Strange Men
      Season 6 - Episode 12
      12/27/92
      0.0
      John Creevey's wife, Jennifer, leaves him, and John quickly finds himself with trouble on his hands and a mystery to be solved.
    • You Can't Be Too Careful
      Season 11 - Episode 6
      12/24/98
      0.0
      A psychological tale of two women who share an apartment, one outgoing and irresponsible, the other shy and neurotic. One day, the chemistry between them leads to sinister events.
    • The Lake of Darkness
      Season 11 - Episode 8
      5/3/99
      0.0
      Stuffy young accountant Martin Urban wins a fortune on the football pools, with the help of his friend Tim Sage, and plans to give it away. But then he meets and falls for Francesca, who, alas, is promised to another... Martin is drawn another way, which may even lead to murder.moreless
    • The Strawberry Tree, Part One
      The Strawberry Tree, Part One
      Season 8 - Episode 4
      4/21/95
      0.0
      Petra Summers is an attractive middle-aged woman with a past - and her past life is beginning to come back to haunt her.
    • The Double
      Season 10 - Episode 1
      1/3/97
      0.0
      Lisa meets Zoe, who is as much like her as an identical twin, but entirely out of the common rut - and dramatic events ensue which change both their lives.
    • May and June, Part One
      May and June, Part One
      Season 10 - Episode 5
      2/7/97
      0.0
      May Thrace and June Symonds are sisters, but their lives are very different. While June lives in the lap of luxury, May is struggling. And May becomes convinced that she has been done a great injustice.
    • Thornapple
      Thornapple
      Season 10 - Episode 4
      1/31/97
      0.0
      A boy obsessively collects poisons - and then he tries them out, with deadly results.
    • Bribery and Corruption, Part One
      Bribery and Corruption, Part One
      Season 10 - Episode 2
      1/17/97
      0.0
      Nicholas Hawthorne is a young engineer, recently made redundant and looking for a job in the boat-building industry. He has a very realistic nightmare about a woman being murdered. Then, on an unsuccessful dinner date, Nicholas spots Julian Sorensen, the boss of the firm which has laid him off, and the woman with him isn't his wife. Sorensen pays Nicholas's dinner bill. The next day, trying to pay back the money, Nicholas sees a photograph of Sorensen's wife - and she is the woman who was killed in his dream... Nicholas decides to investigate.moreless
    • Shake Hands Forever, Part One
      Shake Hands Forever, Part One
      Season 2 - Episode 4
      9/23/88
      0.0
      Angela Hathall is murdered, but Wexford can find no motive and no suspect. Maybe she picked up a stranger who killed her? The line Wexford follows alienates not just his colleagues, including Mike Burden, but his wife, too.
    • No Crying He Makes
      No Crying He Makes
      Season 2 - Episode 7
      12/23/88
      0.0
      On Christmas Eve, Wexford and Burden are called to the Kingsmarkham Hospital. A baby has been stolen from its pram and another baby left behind in its place, and it seems that the mother of the stolen child may also be in danger.
    • Vanity Dies Hard, Part One
      Vanity Dies Hard, Part One
      Season 8 - Episode 1
      3/24/95
      0.0
      Andrew Fielding, a good-looking young teacher, marries Alice Whittaker, a rich woman in her late thirties, more than ten years older than he is. All seems well until Alice introduces Andrew to Nesta Drage, her best friend, who quickly vanishes without trace. Meanwhile, Alice more and more doubts whether Andrew loves her - and if he is just a gold-digger, might he have something to do with Nesta's disappearance? Alice begins a search for Nesta - but Andrew does his best to tie his wife to the house.moreless
    • Master of the Moor, Part One
      Season 7 - Episode 1
      9/2/94
      0.0
      Stephen Whalby is a young man living on the edge of the Moor, where since childhood he has spent most of his time alone. A string of young women, all with fair hair, are killed on the Moor, and suddenly Stephen finds himself the principal police suspect.
    • A Sleeping Life, Part One
      A Sleeping Life, Part One
      Season 3 - Episode 4
      11/12/89
      0.0
      Wexford investigates when the dead body of a middle aged woman is found in a hedge - but there are no clues to the woman's identity, let alone any clues that might lead to her killer.
    • A Guilty Thing Surprised, Part One
      6/19/88
      0.0
      Wexford finds he is dealing with a very nasty case when nature-loving Elizabeth Nightingale is murdered on one of her nightly walks through the woods around Myfleet Manor.
    • Murder Being Once Done, Part One
      Murder Being Once Done, Part One
      Season 5 - Episode 4
      10/20/91
      0.0
      Wexford is staying in London with his nephew Howard, a police superintendent, convalescing from over-work and under doctor's orders to drink only water. He is supposed to be resting, but he is bored, and his nephew is dealing with a fascinating murder case. The body of a young woman, Loveday Morgan, was found in Kenbourne Vale Cemetery, strangled with a silk scarf, and the only things in her handbag were a photograph and two telephone numbers. It appears that she had no money and was living under a false name. Wexford, keen to get out and about, is drawn to the case. His unofficial investigation uncovers a story of adoption and parental love.moreless
    • Wolf to the Slaughter, Part Two
      Wolf to the Slaughter, Part Two
      Season 1 - Episode 2
      8/9/87
      0.0
      One evening, someone messes up a love-nest on a side street in a small country town. The carpet is soaked with human blood, but there is no body to be found. Meanwhile, a beautiful, promiscuous woman goes missing - as does the bundle of cash she was carrying. But Wexford and Burden have different theories about the disappearance of the eccentric Anita Margolis.moreless
    • Wolf to the Slaughter, Part Three
      Wolf to the Slaughter, Part Three
      Season 1 - Episode 3
      8/16/87
      0.0
      One evening, someone messes up a love-nest on a side street in a small country town. The carpet is soaked with human blood, but there is no body to be found. Meanwhile, a beautiful, promiscuous woman goes missing - as does the bundle of cash she was carrying. But Wexford and Burden have different theories about the disappearance of the eccentric Anita Margolis.moreless
    • A New Lease of Death, Part Three
      A New Lease of Death, Part Three
      Season 5 - Episode 3
      10/13/91
      0.0
      A local clergyman is anxious to re-open a thirty-year-old murder case, which resulted in Harry Painter being hanged for the axe-murder of an elderly woman. Wexford himself, as a young detective sergeant, helped to convict Painter, and he has to face the possibility that the wrong man was hanged.
    • A New Lease of Death, Part Two
      A New Lease of Death, Part Two
      Season 5 - Episode 2
      10/6/91
      0.0
      A local clergyman is anxious to re-open a thirty-year-old murder case, which resulted in Harry Painter being hanged for the axe-murder of an elderly woman. Wexford himself, as a young detective sergeant, helped to convict Painter, and he has to face the possibility that the wrong man was hanged.
    • An Unkindness of Ravens, Part Two
      An Unkindness of Ravens, Part Two
      Season 4 - Episode 8
      11/18/90
      0.0
      Rodney Williams disappears and then his body found in the woods. Wexford investigates and finds more than one mystery.
    • The Best Man to Die, Part Three
      The Best Man to Die, Part Three
      Season 4 - Episode 6
      11/4/90
      0.0
      Wexford joins forces with the bridegroom when his best man is killed at the stag party. And Charlie Hatton's death is only the first in a string of murders which seem to be about cheating husbands, loose women and gangsters.
    • Murder Being Once Done, Part Two
      Murder Being Once Done, Part Two
      Season 5 - Episode 5
      10/27/91
      0.0
      Wexford is staying in London with his nephew Howard, a police superintendent, convalescing from over-work and under doctor's orders to drink only water. He is supposed to be resting, but he is bored, and his nephew is dealing with a fascinating murder case. The body of a young woman, Loveday Morgan, was found in Kenbourne Vale Cemetery, strangled with a silk scarf, and the only things in her handbag were a photograph and two telephone numbers. It appears that she had no money and was living under a false name. Wexford, keen to get out and about, is drawn to the case. His unofficial investigation uncovers a story of adoption and parental love.moreless
    • Murder Being Once Done, Part Three
      11/3/91
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      Wexford is staying in London with his nephew Howard, a police superintendent, convalescing from over-work and under doctor's orders to drink only water. He is supposed to be resting, but he is bored, and his nephew is dealing with a fascinating murder case. The body of a young woman, Loveday Morgan, was found in Kenbourne Vale Cemetery, strangled with a silk scarf, and the only things in her handbag were a photograph and two telephone numbers. It appears that she had no money and was living under a false name. Wexford, keen to get out and about, is drawn to the case. His unofficial investigation uncovers a story of adoption and parental love.moreless
    • The Speaker of Mandarin, Part Three
      10/11/92
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      Wexford is in China on a study tour of historic sites. To his amazement, he has psychic experiences, including a vision of the body of a Chinese nobleman dead for two thousand years. Wexford's tour party is made up of strangers, but he feels tense and claustrophobic among them. Then a young Chinese student drowns during the trip. On his return to England, Wexford is called to a murder scene, and the dead woman, who has been shot, was one of those with him on his Chinese trip. There is no obvious motive, and he decides to investigate all his fellow tourists, finding hidden greed, treachery, theft, and adultery.moreless
    • The Speaker of Mandarin, Part Two
      The Speaker of Mandarin, Part Two
      Season 6 - Episode 2
      10/4/92
      0.0
      Wexford is in China on a study tour of historic sites. To his amazement, he has psychic experiences, including a vision of the body of a Chinese nobleman dead for two thousand years. Wexford's tour party is made up of strangers, but he feels tense and claustrophobic among them. Then a young Chinese student drowns during the trip. On his return to England, Wexford is called to a murder scene, and the dead woman, who has been shot, was one of those with him on his Chinese trip. There is no obvious motive, and he decides to investigate all his fellow tourists, finding hidden greed, treachery, theft, and adultery.moreless
    • Means of Evil, Part Two
      Means of Evil, Part Two
      Season 5 - Episode 10
      12/1/91
      0.0
      Wexford's friend Hannah Kingman falls to a horrible death. As he investigates the case, Wexford discovers a number of other suspicious accidents which failed to kill...
    • From Doon with Death, Part Two
      From Doon with Death, Part Two
      Season 5 - Episode 8
      11/17/91
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      Respectable housewife Margaret Parsons is reported missing and is later found strangled in a wood. But then, as the facts unfold, everyone is left wondering what type of woman she really was. In her attic, Wexford finds books with inscriptions by the mysterious Doon.
    • The Best Man to Die, Part Two
      The Best Man to Die, Part Two
      Season 4 - Episode 5
      10/28/90
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      Wexford joins forces with the bridegroom when his best man is killed at the stag party. And Charlie Hatton's death is only the first in a string of murders which seem to be about cheating husbands, loose women and gangsters.
    • Some Lie and Some Die, Part Three
      Some Lie and Some Die, Part Three
      Season 4 - Episode 3
      10/14/90
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      The Kingsmarkham rock festival is going smoothly until the disfigured body of of a local girl, thought to be living in London, is found in a nearby quarry. Wexford investigates the links between a charismatic singer and a young woman gone to the bad.
    • Shake Hands Forever, Part Two
      Shake Hands Forever, Part Two
      Season 2 - Episode 5
      9/30/88
      0.0
      Angela Hathall is murdered, but Wexford can find no motive and no suspect. Maybe she picked up a stranger who killed her? The line Wexford follows alienates not just his colleagues, including Mike Burden, but his wife, too.
    • A Guilty Thing Surprised, Part Three
      7/3/88
      0.0
      Wexford finds he is dealing with a very nasty case when nature-loving Elizabeth Nightingale is murdered on one of her nightly walks through the woods around Myfleet Manor.
    • A Guilty Thing Surprised, Part Two
      6/26/88
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      Wexford finds he is dealing with a very nasty case when nature-loving Elizabeth Nightingale is murdered on one of her nightly walks through the woods around Myfleet Manor.
    • Wolf to the Slaughter, Part Four
      Wolf to the Slaughter, Part Four
      Season 1 - Episode 4
      8/23/87
      0.0
      One evening, someone messes up a love-nest on a side street in a small country town. The carpet is soaked with human blood, but there is no body to be found. Meanwhile, a beautiful, promiscuous woman goes missing - as does the bundle of cash she was carrying. But Wexford and Burden have different theories about the disappearance of the eccentric Anita Margolis.moreless
    • Shake Hands Forever, Part Three
      Shake Hands Forever, Part Three
      Season 2 - Episode 6
      10/7/88
      0.0
      Angela Hathall is murdered, but Wexford can find no motive and no suspect. Maybe she picked up a stranger who killed her? The line Wexford follows alienates not just his colleagues, including Mike Burden, but his wife, too.
    • No More Dying Then, Part Two
      No More Dying Then, Part Two
      Season 3 - Episode 2
      10/29/89
      0.0
      The Kingsmarkham police investigate the disappearance of John Lawrence, a five-year-old boy. Seven-and-a-half months after he goes missing, mad, taunting letters begin to arrive, and another child, Stella Rivers, vanishes.
    • Some Lie and Some Die, Part Two
      Some Lie and Some Die, Part Two
      Season 4 - Episode 2
      10/7/90
      0.0
      The Kingsmarkham rock festival is going smoothly until the disfigured body of of a local girl, thought to be living in London, is found in a nearby quarry. Wexford investigates the links between a charismatic singer and a young woman gone to the bad.
    • A Sleeping Life, Part Three
      A Sleeping Life, Part Three
      Season 3 - Episode 6
      11/26/89
      0.0
      Wexford investigates when the dead body of a middle-aged woman is found in a hedge - but there are no clues to the woman's identity, let alone any clues that might lead to her killer.
    • A Sleeping Life, Part Two
      A Sleeping Life, Part Two
      Season 3 - Episode 5
      11/19/89
      0.0
      Wexford investigates when the dead body of a middle aged woman is found in a hedge - but there are no clues to the woman's identity, let alone any clues that might lead to her killer.
    • No More Dying Then, Part Three
      No More Dying Then, Part Three
      Season 3 - Episode 3
      11/5/89
      0.0
      The Kingsmarkham police investigate the disappearance of John Lawrence, a five-year-old boy. Seven-and-a-half months after he goes missing, mad, taunting letters begin to arrive, and another child, Stella Rivers, vanishes.
    • Road Rage, Part 3
      Season 11 - Episode 10
      11/22/98
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      Wexford spends the night filled with nightmares about Dora, while Roxanne one of the hostages is taken away. On the television an announcement confirms that the bypass is to be postponed. Meanwhile Burden's wife Jenny remembers a former pupil who at school had stood out for animal rights etc. The remaining hostages are comforting each other, and then Dora is taken hooded from the cell. Wexford is just about to go to bed when Dora appears at the door, the next day she tells about the captors but it is not too much.moreless
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