With Blue Heaven Productions (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. The Ruth Rendell Mysteries (1987–2000)

TV-14 | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.7
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From cold, rock-strewn moors to comfortable suburban estates, award-winning writer Ruth Rendell explores the dark fissures between friends and family members that motivate murder.

Stars: George Baker, Christopher Ravenscroft, Louie Ramsay, Ken Kitson

Votes: 294

2. Random Passage (2002– )

360 min | Drama

7.3
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This film follows a courageous woman's journey from servitude in England to the harsh life of Outport Newfoundland. Along the way she endures many hardships, including attempted rape and ... See full summary »

Stars: Colm Meaney, Aoife McMahon, Deborah Pollitt, Daniel Payne

Votes: 170

3. Crime Story (1992–1995)

TV-MA | 60 min | Crime, Drama

7.3
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This powerful series of programmes features dramatic reconstructions of some of Britian's most notorious crimes - a collection of cases which are exciting, moving and surprising, each demonstrating how truth can be stranger than fiction.

Stars: Peter O'Brien, Anne Reid, Ed Devereaux, John Graham-Davies

Votes: 13

4. The Ruth Rendell Mysteries (1987–2000)
Episode: Kissing the Gunner's Daughter: Part One (1992)

TV-14 | 180 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.6
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When an off-duty DS Martin tries to be a hero during a bank robbery, not only does he get shot dead, but it also triggers a chain of events involving murders and deceit.

Director: Mary McMurray | Stars: George Baker, Christopher Ravenscroft, Deborah Poplett, Louie Ramsay

Votes: 48

5. Crime Story (1992–1995)
Episode: The Britoil Affair (1992)

TV-MA | 50 min | Crime, Drama

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Muriel McKay was kidnapped from her home in Wimbledon on 29th December 1969 and her body was never found. The media was enlisted to try and help the police to find her. But the police blamed the media involvement for their failures.

Director: Alan Macmillan | Stars: Scott Anderson, Graham Arendse, Vivienne Brown, Edita Brychta

6. The Ruth Rendell Mysteries (1987–2000)
Episode: Simisola: Part One (1996)

TV-14 | 103 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.3
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The 22 year old daughter of Wexford's new Nigerian doctor reports his 22 year old daughter missing and the last person known to have seen her is found murdered.

Director: Jim Goddard | Stars: George Baker, Christopher Ravenscroft, Jane Lapotaire, George Harris

Votes: 82

7. The Ruth Rendell Mysteries (1987–2000)
Episode: A Case of Coincidence: Part One (1996)

TV-14 | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.1
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After four attractive women are found strangled in and around the local river, the free-spirited wife of a London doctor is killed while on an extramarital assignation.

Director: Gavin Millar | Stars: Caroline Bliss, Robin Summers, Keith Barron, Ronald Pickup

Votes: 52

8. The Ruth Rendell Mysteries (1987–2000)
Episode: The Secret House of Death: Part 1 (1996)

TV-14 | 120 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.7
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A lonely divorcée becomes involved with a neighbor whose wife and her lover carried out a suicide pact.

Director: Jim Goddard | Stars: Amanda Redman, Sarah Parks, Adam Welsh, Amanda Royle

Votes: 57

9. The Ruth Rendell Mysteries (1987–2000)
Episode: Bribery & Corruption: Part One (1997)

TV-14 | 120 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.2
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A recent college graduate believes he loves the wife of his father's former friend, but young Nicholas does not know that she's having an affair with his father.

Director: Mike Vardy | Stars: James D'Arcy, Fiona Mollison, Damian Zuk, Tim Woodward

Votes: 45

10. The Ruth Rendell Mysteries (1987–2000)
Episode: Master of the Moor: Part 1 (1994)

TV-14 | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.8
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Stephen Whalby loves the moor. When a series of senseless murders of young women invades his beloved moor, he becomes intrigued...and a suspect.

Director: Marc Evans | Stars: Colin Firth, B.J. McLagan, Rachel Fielding, Emma Croft

Votes: 255

11. The Ruth Rendell Mysteries (1987–2000)
Episode: The Orchard Walls (1998)

TV-14 | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.6
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A bright young teenage girl is 'farmed out' to relatives in the rural West Country during the Battle of Britain and makes many astute observations about life there.

Director: Gwennan Sage | Stars: Honeysuckle Weeks, Marsha Fitzalan, John McGlynn, Sylvia Syms

Votes: 37

12. The Ruth Rendell Mysteries (1987–2000)
Episode: The Strawberry Tree: Part 1 (1995)

TV-14 | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.4
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When she was a young girl on the island of Majorca Petra Summerton was traumatised by the events of the Summer when her beloved older brother Piers and his cousin Rosario, to whom he was ... See full summary »

Director: Herbert Wise | Stars: Lisa Harrow, Simon Ward, David Collings, Karen Archer

Votes: 22

13. The Ruth Rendell Mysteries (1987–2000)
Episode: Going Wrong: Part 1 (1998)

TV-14 | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.2
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A successful businessman runs into his old girlfriend. Although she treats him politely, his rekindled feelings to her border on nothing less than obsession.

Director: Matthew Evans | Stars: James Callis, Josephine Butler, Daniel Caltagirone, Hosh Kane

Votes: 38

14. The Ruth Rendell Mysteries (1987–2000)
Episode: Talking to Strange Men (1992)

TV-14 | 100 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.2
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John Creevey has recently separated from his wife Jennifer and is still obsessed with her and Peter Mullin, the new man in her life. Many years ago his sister Cherry had been murdered and ... See full summary »

Director: John Gorrie | Stars: John Duttine, Mel Martin, Ralph Brown, Nicholas Haley

Votes: 10

15. The Ruth Rendell Mysteries (1987–2000)
Episode: Road Rage: Part One (1998)

TV-14 | 180 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.3
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A young German girl mysteriously disappears from outside a pub and a group of environmentalist stage a sit in to prevent a bypass from being built through a forest.

Director: Bruce MacDonald | Stars: George Baker, Louie Ramsay, Christopher Ravenscroft, Isobel Middleton

Votes: 71

16. The Ruth Rendell Mysteries (1987–2000)
Episode: The Lake of Darkness: Part 1 (1999)

TV-14 | 52 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.8
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Quiet accountant Martin wins the lottery, but things take a turn for the worse when he meets Francesca, who is not what she seems.

Director: Bruce MacDonald | Stars: Cal MacAninch, Jerome Flynn, Eric Flynn, Martha Cope

Votes: 64

17. The Ruth Rendell Mysteries (1987–2000)
Episode: Front Seat (1997)

TV-14 | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.7
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When Cecily Branksome retires back to her old home town over her husband's objections she becomes involved with her boorish old boyfriend and a 30 year old murder.

Director: Sandy Johnson | Stars: Janet Suzman, Edward Hardwicke, Joyce Redman, Richard Johnson

Votes: 43

18. The Ruth Rendell Mysteries (1987–2000)
Episode: The Fallen Curtain (1999)

TV-14 | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.8
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Richard Brazier has a mental block about his abduction as an eight year old and is haunted by what may or may not have happened.

Director: Matthew Evans | Stars: Max Brazier, Gregg Prentice, Barbara Ewing, Edna Doré

Votes: 39

19. The Ruth Rendell Mysteries (1987–2000)
Episode: A Dark Blue Perfume (1997)

TV-14 | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.3
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A middle-aged man is still haunted by a love affair from his youth which almost ended in murder.

Director: Sandy Johnson | Stars: David Ryall, Susannah York, John Castle, Peter Helmer

Votes: 52

20. The Ruth Rendell Mysteries (1987–2000)
Episode: The Double (1997)

TV-14 | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

5.3
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Two identical women, one virginal and good and the other sexy and seductive, vie for the affections of a young stockbroker,

Director: Mary McMurray | Stars: Camilla Power, Jason Flemyng, Lalor Roddy, Michelle Newell

Votes: 52

21. The Ruth Rendell Mysteries (1987–2000)
Episode: May and June: Part One (1997)

TV-14 | 52 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.1
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After a lifetime of sibling rivalry, mousy May accepts an invitation from her recently-widowed younger sister June, to live with her in her elegant home.

Director: James Cellan Jones | Stars: Christine Kavanagh, Michael Nardone, Phoebe Nicholls, Tina Hobley

Votes: 45

22. The Ruth Rendell Mysteries (1987–2000)
Episode: Thornapple (1997)

TV-14 | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.6
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Twelve-year-old James lives with his parents and sister. He has a scientific mind and a load of jars, all containing poisons which he has manufactured from plants in the garden - his ... See full summary »

Director: Mary McMurray | Stars: Freddie Findlay, Neil Daglish, Susan Penhaligon, Katie Havelaar Cook

Votes: 11

23. The Ruth Rendell Mysteries (1987–2000)
Episode: Vanity Dies Hard: Part 1 (1994)

TV-14 | 180 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.7
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When wealthy middle-aged divorcée Alice Fielding, marries a handsome younger man, her best friend Nesta, who has fallen on hard times, begins to resent her.

Director: Alan Grint | Stars: Jane Gurnett, Leslie Phillips, Leonard Preston, Arthur White

Votes: 69

24. The Ruth Rendell Mysteries (1987–2000)
Episode: You Can't Be Too Careful (1998)

TV-14 | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.3
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Prim businesswoman Della Galway has a compulsive penchant for double-locking doors but her new roommate is careless about security.

Director: Matthew Evans | Stars: Serena Evans, June Barrie, Jane Hazlegrove, Les Doherty

Votes: 30

25. Crime Story (1992–1995)
Episode: A Question of Identity (1992)

TV-MA | 60 min | Crime, Drama

7.0
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Erwin van Haarlem is a man of mystery. Living in London in 1986 and ostensibly a Dutch art dealer, he is in fact spying for Czechoslovakia with a mission to track down supporters of the ... See full summary »

Director: Nigel Miller | Stars: Shirley Cain, David Dixon, Bernard Hill, Simon Jessop

Votes: 6

26. The Ruth Rendell Mysteries (1987–2000)
Episode: Harm Done (2000)

TV-14 | 120 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.1
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Wexford copes with two abductions of teen-aged girls, the disappearance of a 3 year old from her bedroom, and the return of a paroled pedophile to the town.

Director: Bruce MacDonald | Stars: George Baker, Christopher Ravenscroft, Louie Ramsay, Diane Keen

Votes: 83

27. The Ruth Rendell Mysteries (1987–2000)
Episode: The Mouse in the Corner: Part One (1992)

TV-14 | 97 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.3
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Tom Peterlee, a member of a large family who live in three adjoining cottages, is murdered. Eva, his mother is quite cavalier in reaction to his death in Wexford's opinion and other family ... See full summary »

Director: Rob Walker | Stars: George Baker, Christopher Ravenscroft, Louie Ramsay, Diane Keen

Votes: 21

28. The Ruth Rendell Mysteries (1987–2000)
Episode: The Speaker of Mandarin: Part One (1992)

TV-14 | 140 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.2
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Having attended a police conference in China Wexford joins a group of British tourists in Hong Kong including former barrister Adam Knighton and his wife Adela, not the most loving of ... See full summary »

Director: Herbert Wise | Stars: George Baker, Christopher Ravenscroft, Virginia McKenna, Patrick Drury

Votes: 20

29. Crime Story (1992–1995)
Episode: When the Lies Run Out: The Ian Spiro Story (1993)

TV-MA | Crime, Drama

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Director: Paul Greengrass | Stars: Reuben Anderson, Frank Baker, Tony Cyrus, Louise Hunt

30. The Ruth Rendell Mysteries (1987–2000)
Episode: The Lake of Darkness: Part 2 (1999)

TV-14 | 52 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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Director: Bruce MacDonald | Stars: Cal MacAninch, Jerome Flynn, Eric Flynn, Martha Cope

31. Crime Story (1992–1995)
Episode: Stedul: The Yugoslav Hitman (1994)

TV-MA | 60 min | Crime, Drama

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Nikola Stedul, a former Yugoslavian Freedom Fighter, lives in Fife, Scotland with his family. A plan to assassinate him is concocted and the gun-man Vinco Sindicic is sent to the quiet ... See full summary »

Director: Alan Macmillan | Stars: Robert Carr, Angela Chadfield, Norman Fraser, Joe Gallagher

32. Crime Story (1992–1995)
Episode: The White House Farm Murders (1993)

TV-MA | 60 min | Crime, Drama

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Director: Mike Cocker | Stars: Tim Bentinck, Fiona Dolman, Diane Keen, Neil Roberts

33. The Ruth Rendell Mysteries (1987–2000)
Episode: Going Wrong: Part 2 (1998)

TV-14 | 52 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

5.4
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Guy's obsession with his old girlfriend Leonora and becomes convinced that someone close to her is poisoning her against him.

Director: Matthew Evans | Stars: James Callis, Daniel Caltagirone, Rebecca Craig, Kate Lynn Evans

Votes: 23

34. The Ruth Rendell Mysteries (1987–2000)
Episode: Bribery & Corruption: Part Two (1997)

TV-14 | 52 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.1
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Nick's father remains in a coma after a suicide attempt as the police make him a prime suspect in his lover's murder, but young Nick and Annabel conduct their own investigation.

Director: Mike Vardy | Stars: Tim Woodward, James D'Arcy, Ravi Kapoor, Paul Freeman

Votes: 23

35. The Ruth Rendell Mysteries (1987–2000)
Episode: A Case of Coincidence: Part Two (1996)

TV-14 | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.3
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The investigation leads to Eddie Brannel, a mentally challenged childhood friend of Sara's, and although he admits to the other killings he denies killing her.

Director: Gavin Millar | Stars: Keith Barron, Caroline Bliss, Don Henderson, Michael Fitzgerald

Votes: 29

36. The Ruth Rendell Mysteries (1987–2000)
Episode: May and June: Part Two (1997)

TV-14 | 52 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.8
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After accepting her sister's offer of reconciliation, May emerges from her mousy shell and seduces her sister's lover.

Director: James Cellan Jones | Stars: Julian Wadham, Phoebe Nicholls, Christine Kavanagh, Sally Sanders

Votes: 24

37. The Ruth Rendell Mysteries (1987–2000)
Episode: Road Rage: Part Two (1998)

TV-14 | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.9
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Wexford's wife Dora is released by the terrorists, but the body of young Roxanne is found dead, and young Ryan has apparently defected to the terrorists.

Director: Bruce MacDonald | Stars: George Baker, Louie Ramsay, Timothy Evans, Nigel Pegram

Votes: 20

38. The Ruth Rendell Mysteries (1987–2000)
Episode: Simisola: Part Two (1996)

TV-14 | 53 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.7
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Wexford finds suspect who burgled the house of the murdered unemployment worker and believes he has discovered the body of Dr. Akande's missing daughter.

Stars: George Baker, Christopher Ravenscroft, Jane Lapotaire, Louie Ramsay

Votes: 20

39. The Ruth Rendell Mysteries (1987–2000)
Episode: Simisola: Part Three (1996)

TV-14 | 51 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.8
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With his best witness still comatose, Wexford deduces the unidentified dead girl was an abused servant, so he seeks the truth in the homes of the well-to-do.

Stars: George Baker, Christopher Ravenscroft, Jane Lapotaire, Michael Cochrane

Votes: 20

40. Crime Story (1992–1995)
Episode: All Good Friends (1992)

TV-MA | Crime, Drama

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A dramatization of the murder of drug world figure Martin Johnstone, a crime spanning three continents and resulting in the conviction of five men.

Director: Julian Jarrold | Stars: Michelle Chadwick, Victor McGuire, Peter O'Brien, Suzanne Packer

41. Crime Story (1992–1995)
Episode: Deadly Obsession (1992)

TV-MA | 50 min | Crime, Drama

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A dramatization of a murder resulting in the conviction of businesswoman Kathleen Calhaem, involving unrequited love, jealousy, and blackmail.

Director: Pennant Roberts | Stars: Dee Anderson, Lavinia Bertram, David Hargreaves, Janet Henfrey

42. Crime Story (1992–1995)
Episode: Dear Roy, Love Gillian (1992)

TV-MA | 50 min | Crime, Drama

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A 16 year-old girl becomes a pen pal to an incarcerated convict, and her subsequent murder may or may not be linked to their on-paper romance.

Director: Graham Theakston | Stars: Julia Booth, Eamonn Clarke, John McEnery, Bernard Merrick

43. Crime Story (1992–1995)
Episode: Gone Too Far: The Mystery of Mrs. Muriel McKay (1992)

TV-MA | 50 min | Crime, Drama

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Gillian is a shy 16-year old who becomes a pen-friend to Roy, a young prisoner. Plans for their first meeting end in tragedy. Starring Tara Simpson, Lawrence Mullin and Julia Booth.

Director: Simon Massey | Stars: Anne Reid, Ed Devereaux, John Graham-Davies, Martin Oldfield

44. Crime Story (1992–1995)
Episode: Terrible Coldness: Graham Young (1993)

TV-MA | Crime, Drama

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A dramatization of workplace murders committed by Graham Young, a young man previously convicted of death by poison.

Director: Richard Signy | Stars: Chrissie Cotterill, Arthur Cox, Marc Lawrence, Trevor Peacock

45. Crime Story (1992–1995)
Episode: The Ladies Man: Archibald Hall (1993)

TV-MA | Crime, Drama

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Director: Simon Massey | Stars: Freda Dowie, Mark McGann, John Shrapnel

46. Crime Story (1992–1995)
Episode: The Prince (1993)

TV-MA | Crime, Drama

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Stars: Christine Ashe, Peter Hilton, James Purefoy, Stevan Rimkus

47. Crime Story (1992–1995)
Episode: The Stonehouse Affair (1993)

TV-MA | Crime, Drama

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Director: Alan Macmillan | Stars: Tony Anholt, Estrid Barton, Allie Byrne, Juliet Cadzow

48. Crime Story (1992–1995)
Episode: Wallpaper Warrior (1992)

TV-MA | 50 min | Crime, Drama

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A dramatization of incidents involving Eddie Horner, a factory worker active in union politics radicalized to murder.

Director: Tony Kysh | Stars: Tony Caunter, Jonathan Copestake, Derek Walmsley, Jack Watling


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