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Drawing on her love of theatre and art, New Zealand author Ngaio Marsh created elegant crime-puzzlers full of quirky characters with hidden agendas, all brought meticulously to life in this BBC series.
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Complete series cast summary:
William Simons William Simons ...  Inspector Fox 9 episodes, 1990-1994
Patrick Malahide ...  Chief Inspector Alleyn 8 episodes, 1993-1994
Belinda Lang Belinda Lang ...  Agatha Troy 6 episodes, 1990-1994
Tim Dutton ...  D.S. Bailey / ... 5 episodes, 1990-1994
Sandy Welch Sandy Welch ...  D.C. Robinson / ... 3 episodes, 1993-1994
Leslie Schofield ...  Assistant Commissioner Connors 3 episodes, 1993-1994
Mark Penfold Mark Penfold ...  Doctor Curtis / ... 2 episodes, 1993-1994
Andrew Robertson ...  Police Doctor 2 episodes, 1990-1993
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Drawing on her love of theatre and art, New Zealand author Ngaio Marsh created elegant crime-puzzlers full of quirky characters with hidden agendas, all brought meticulously to life in this BBC series.

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English

Release Date:

23 December 1990 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Inspector Alleyn See more »

Filming Locations:

Tintagel, Cornwall, England, UK

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Stereo

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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This is what English mysteries are like...
6 July 2012 | by xboy614See all my reviews

Someone asked me what is are good English murder mystery to read and to watch. He had seen a lot of Agatha Christies' novels on the screen but was quite sick of them. I told him about Alleyn mysteries written by New Zealander Ngaio Marsh. The books are great and this short series are brilliant. Patrick Malahide is a perfect Roderick Alleyn and when I read the books I immediately picture Patrick as the main character. Belinda Lang suits the role as Troy and Inspector Fox is a likable person. The cases are terrific, my personal favourite being a man lay dead but they are all good. You'll find yourselves glued to the screen and as I said to my friend, this is what traditional English mysteries are like... a must watch.


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