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Original Sin (Pt. 2) (#1710)

As the investigation of Gerard's murder begins, many of the publishing firm's employees are found to have both motive and opportunity. Odd clues, such as the archive office being unusually clean, and a scratch on Gerard's mouth, fit together to bring understanding to Dalgliesh and his staff. Dalgleish, however, visits Gerard's father, and looks to the past for clues. Meanwhile, the staff is worried that the person sending threatening letters is carrying out the promises they made. [56 minutes] Closed Captioning

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  • The Inspector Alleyn Mysteries (#1401)

    Chief Inspector Roderick Alleyn returns from an overseas trip to find Agatha Troy with a strange story to tell him. A commission to paint a birthday portrait of Sir Henry Ancred takes her to his ancestral home where she meets the many members of his family, as well as his yong girlfriend Sonia Orrincourt. At his birhtday dinner Sir Henry announces tha Sonia has agreed to be his wife. The stunned family reacts angrily, and become even more enraged when a new will is read. [56 minutes]

  • Unnatural Causes (Pt. 1) (#1415)

    In "Unnatural Causes," (1/2) Commander Dalgliesh takes over a case involving a high stakes gambling operation when police discover a package containing two decomposed human hands. Soon after, the corpse of thriller writer Maurice Seton is found with its hands severed. Dalgliesh learns Seton was thrown out of a gambling house for taking pictures, which were presumably part of a research project he was conducting for his latest novel. Although the autopsy of Seton's body shows that his hands were removed after he died of a heart attack, Dalgliesh continues to treat Seton's death as unnatural. He interviews members of Seton's literary circle and finds Seton was not well-liked. Digby Seton, Seton's half-brother, appears overjoyed that he will inherit the bulk of Seton's fortune, as long as he soon marries. Romance novelist Celia Calthrop, who gave Seton the idea of a handless corpse, will inherit the fortune if Digby fails to marry. Theater critic Oliver Latham, who has maintained a life-long gambling debt, reveals he had a romantic relationship with Seton's late wife Dorothy. Sylvia Kedge, Seton's loyal secretary, is outraged Digby plans on selling Seton's house, which she has lived in with Seton for years. As Dalgliesh struggles to find a motive, Liz Marley, Digby's fiance, is nearly killed in an accident when the brakes of her car fail. [56 minutes]

  • Unnatural Causes (Pt. 2) (#1416)

    In "Unnatural Causes, " (2/2) Commander Dalgliesh continues to investigate a puzzling case involving a handless corpse. An autopsy reveals that thriller writer Maurice Seton's hands were severed from his body after he died of natural causes. Dalgliesh suspects the real circumstances of his death were far from natural and searches for new clues. A large refrigerator hastily discarded in a marsh, Digby Seton's finger prints on an abandoned van, and a secret marriage between Digby and Sylvia Kedge provide him with new insight into the case. His list of suspects narrows when Seton's main heir, Digby, is found poisoned to death in an abandoned cabin. Dalgliesh soon has all the pieces he needs to learn the true motive behind the murders and find the killer. [56 minutes]

  • Cadfael / Monk's Hood (#1514)

    When a wealthy landowner is killed on the abbey grounds with Cadfael' s own medicines, the Benedictine monk takes it upon himself to investigate. Especially when the accused is the son of a woman to whom Cadfael was once engaged. When acting-abbot Prior disapproves of his activities, Cadfael is forced to choose between his loyalty to the woman he left behind, or the abbey to which he's sworn allegiance. [86 minutes]

  • Cadfael / The Sanctuary Sparrow (#1515)

    When the town's goldsmith, Walter Aurifaber, is robbed and left for dead, the local people launch a witch-hunt. The finger of suspicion is pointed at a young juggler who was performing at the wedding feast of the goldsmith's son. Pursued by the mob, the young entertainer, Liliwin, stumbles through town to the abbey where he seeks the Sanctuary of the Alter. Cadfael is given the job of keeping an eye on the youngster while the authorities investigate. But his own discreet inquiries are cut short when the goldsmith's neighbor is found dead floating in the river. [86 minutes]

  • Cherubim & Seraphim (Part 1) (#1520)

    When Morse goes to visit his step-mother and half-sister, he finds himself in the middle of a tragedy -- his step-niece has committed suicide. He takes compassionate leave, but begins searching into his step-niece's past to find the reason for her death. His partner, Sergeant Lewis is busy studying for his inspector's exams and investigating the case of a missing student. [106 minutes]

  • Gallowglass (#1601)

    "Gallowglass," a psychological thriller about obsessive love by Ruth Rendell, writing as Barbara Vine., begins when Joe, just released from a mental hospital, encounters the mysterious and dominating Sandor, who gives Joe food and shelter in return for his loyalty. He tells the easily influenced Joe a story of a wealthy princess who was once kidnapped and held for ransom. Joe comes to realize that the story is not fiction, when Sandor has his stake out the princesses new home, and eventually, Joe realizes that Sandor was part of the original kidnapping as well. [56 minutes]

  • Gallowglass (#1602)

    In this second of two parts, Sandor continues to plot to rekidnap Nina, with Joe as his thoughtlessly devoted companion. Joe's sister Tilly comes to visit, and after she guesses their plans and sleeps with Sandor, she joins forces with them. Paul continues to drive Nina, and as their relationship develops, he confesses he is in love with her. She returns his affections and while her husband is away, they consummate their affair many times over. When Nina's husband returns, she promises Paul that she'll reveal their affair and end her marriage. Before that can happen, Sandor's plan is put into action, as Tilly picks up Paul's daughter Jessica from school, kidnapping her. They phone Paul to tell him that if he wants his daughter's safe return, he will stand aside when they attempt to kidnap Nina. [56 minutes]

  • Gallowglass (#1603)

    In this third and final episode of the psychological thriller, Sandor, Tilly and Joe finally win over Paul cooperation with the kidnapping, having threatened to kill Jessica. Paul confesses the plan to Nina, who insists on giving herself over in return for the little girl's life. After the switch is made, Sandor takes Nina to a fancy hotel, where he has prepared a luxurious room for the princess. Tilly and Joe learn that Sandor has been in love with Nina since the first kidnapping, where Nina pretended to give over her affection. Nina denies she ever loved Sandor, a fight breaks out, and Nina escapes. Later, Sandor commits suicide, and Nina is killed by a different servant. [56 minutes]

  • Poirot VII - Murder on the Links, Part I (#1604)

    Captain Hastings and Hercule Poirot arrive in France for what they hope will be a relaxing vacation, and a round or two of golf, but when a rich man is murdered, Poirot insists upon getting involved. France's most notorious detective is on the case as well, which sparks a wager between the two men as to which will solve the case first. Hastings is smitten by a club singer, whom he inadvertently assists in stealing the case's murder weapon. Agatha Christie's Belgian detective, Hercule Poirot (David Suchet), applies his "little grey cells" to two mysteries. [56 minutes]

  • Poirot VII - Murder on the Links, Part II (#1605)

    Named detective Hercule Poirot and his friend Captain Hastings continue their investigation into the death of Paul Renould, competing with French detective Giroud to solve the mystery first. To complicate things, another body is found on the Renould's property, murdered with what appears to be the same weapon used to kill Paul. Giroud arrests step-son Jack Renould, but things get more confusing when singer Belle Duveen herself confesses to the murder. Poirot believes neither, and continues his investigation. [56 minutes]

  • Poirot VII - Hickory Dickory Dock (Part I) (#1606)

    Poirot agrees to assist in the investigation of the mysterious thefts occurring at a youth hostel on Hickory Road, where his secretary's sister is housekeeper. When one of the students admits to having taken most of the items, claiming kleptomania, she soon ends up poisoned. The other students are hiding something, especially surrounding the pois on that killed her - morphine. As Poirot and Inspector Japp continue their investigation, another murder is committed in the same house. This time it is the hostel own, Mrs. Nicoletis. [56 minutes]

  • Poirot VII - Hickory Dickory Dock (Part II) (#1607)

    Poirot and Japp continue their investigation into the thefts and murde rs at the youth hostel on Hickory Road. One of the students, Colin, a dmits to having stolen the morphine used in the murder of Celia, earlier, on a dare, but claims to have disposed of it. When it turns up in a search of his room, he is arrested. Japp reveals to Poirot that this murder reminds him of an older case, involving the political figure Sir Arthur Stanley, who happens to be in town at present. Poirot uncovers a surveillance operation involving smuggled diamonds, and yet an other student is found dead. [56 minutes]

  • The Cardboard Box (#1609)

    Susan Cushing (Joanna David) has a fight with her sister Sarah (Deborah Findlay) over a lodger and throws them both out. When her sister Mary doesn't show up for their weekly tea, Susan goes to Holmes. That evening, during the gift exchange at Susan's Christmas Eve party, she faints when she opens a cardboard box and finds two human ears. Susan accuses her sister Sarah of causing Mary's disappearance and destroying Mary's marriage to Jim Browner (Ciaran Hinds). Holmes learns that Sarah lived with Mary and Jim when they were first married and that she tried to destroy the marriage. Holmes begins to suspect Jim of foul play. [53 minutes]

  • Chandler & Co. (#1618)

    Dee and her sister-in-law Elly comprise Chandler & Company, a newly-formed detective agency specializing in marital disputes. The company is so new, in fact, that they've never had a case at all. In this episode, Elly appeals to Larry, the detective she used to investigate her ex-husband. Larry allows them to take one of his cases, under his guidance. In the meantime, Chandler & Co. gets another case. As Dee and Elly work to solve these cases, they discover that there is more to detective work than they realized, and that it impacts their personal lives as well. [56 minutes]

  • Chandler & Co. (#1619)

    Dee takes on a case for a challenging client, which requires her to do some shadowing. During her surveillance, she spots her daughter playing hooky from school. Meanwhile, Elly's ex-husband Max reappears, and makes attempts at rekindling his relationship with Elly. At her request, Larry agrees to investigate Max, despite his own feelings towards Elly. [56 minutes]

  • Chandler & Co. (#1620)

    Dee investigates a case for the wife of a famous politician. She produces incriminating photos, which surprisingly end up in a local tabloid, along with Dee's name. The press descends upon her and her family, causing more family strife. Elly, meanwhile, takes on a missing persons case, which leads her into the seedy Kings Cross district. [56 minutes]

  • Chandler & Co. (#1621)

    Elly goes undercover as a university student to try to find the missing daughter of a country vicar. As she uncovers facts, however, she finds that the daughter has AIDS, and the father is in actuality searching for the young man who passed it to her. Dee takes the case of a househusband who suspects his businesswoman wife of cheating. [56 minutes]

  • A Mind to Murder (#1622)

    After the death of his friend and colleague, Scotland Yard Commander Adam Dalgliesh is ordered back from personal leave to head the investigation of a murder at an exclusive psychiatric clinic. There, he becomes entangled in a complex web of political intrigue, blackmail and deceit. As pressure mounts to find the killer, Dalgliesh senses a cover up among his superiors who are anxious for a speedy conclusion to remove the the clinic from the spotlight. [116 minutes]

  • Oliver's Travels (Pt. 1) (#1701)

    When comparative religion instructor Oliver is found 'redundant' at his university, he sets off to find and meet one of his heroes, a crossword puzzle compiler called Aristotle. While trying to track him down, Oliver crosses paths with policewoman Diana Priest, and in an effort to impress her, he uncovers some new information about a year-old murder. This information gets both Oliver and Diane in trouble, and they are forced to leave town. As they get to know each other, and continue to investigate their murder, they are warned by mysterious strangers to stay away. They continue their journey in search of Aristotle, and covertly continue their investigation. [86 minutes]

  • Oliver's Travels (Pt. 2) (#1702)

    Oliver and Diane continue their investigation of the murdered farmer, and add to that the death of Adriane Walsch. Their unusual relationship continues to develop, and they even have an impromptu mock wedding before continuing on their journey. They stop at a Bed and Breakfast, where they run into Diane's son Michael who was sent by his employer to frighten them off. The three of them put their heads together and begin finding patterns in the information Diane has received from the police station. Oliver then discovers that Aristotle is planting similar clues in his daily crosswords. Oliver, Diane and Michael travel onward, toward Kirkleven, home Baron Kite who happens to be chairman of the board of the conglomorate which might be involved in the murder investigation. [56 minutes]

  • Oliver's Travels (Pt. 3) (#1703)

    Diane and Oliver gain access to the Castle of Baron Kite under the guise of collecting trivia questions for a quiz show. There, they again encounter Baxter and depart with a warning to stay clear Later Michael reveals he also acquired a listing of the Baron's computer codes. Oliver and Diane continue on to the Orkney Islands in search of Aristotle. Soon after their departure from Michael, they are attacked by gunfire from a helicopter. They escape, and are rescued by a busload of churchgoers on their way to service. Michael, meanwhile, finds that his computer friend from the university is in prison. His girlfriend Cathy, however, proves to be quite adept at hacking, and upon learning that there is a "Search and Destroy" order on Diane, uploads a computer virus which does great damage to Cosmos Security's computer files. Diane and Oliver finally reach the ferry, board, and head for the Orkney Islands. [56 minutes]

  • Oliver's Travels (Pt. 4) (#1704)

    Diane and Oliver reach the Orkney Islands, and begin their search for Aristotle without much luck. Michael and Cathy send the results of their computer hacking, which includes the names of a great many famous people who are involved in "Farquhar-gate.". A stranger reveals information to Diane and Oliver that not only was Aristotle a woman, but is now dead. Mr. Baxter appears, demands all of their information, and threatens them off the case. A police investigation on the Farquhar company is announced, and the Baron Kite is arrested. Mr. Baxter turns out to be an undercover police officer investigating the Farquhar group, as well as Aristotle, a title he inherited from his mother. [56 minutes]

  • Poirot VIII (#1705)

    Poirot and Hastings arrive at Lake Windermere to see Charles Arundel break the speed record in his boat, when the Tripp sisters tell Poirot they've had a supernatural warning that Charles' life is in danger. As they watch, there's an explosion on the boat, but Charles escapes unhurt. The sisters then warn that Emily, Charles' aunt is in danger. That night Emily apparently slips on a dog's toy and falls down the stairs. Unhurt but afraid, she takes Poirot's advice and changes her will to protect herself. When she's found dead, Poirot puts his "little grey cells" to work to solve the case. [56 minutes]

  • Poirot VIII (#1706)

    When a close friend of Emily Arundel's turns up dead, Poirot turns his attention to Jacob Tanios, the husband of Emily's daughter, Bella. Could Tanios be responsible for both deaths? Poirot once again looks to Emily's pet terrier, Bob, for insight. Is Poirot barking up the wrong tree? Principal cast: David Suchet (Hercule Poirot) and Hugh Fraser ( Captain Hastings). Guest starring: Patrick Ryecart (Charles Arundel) and Kate Buffery (Theresa Arundel), Paul Herzberg (Jacob Tanios), and Julia St. John (Bella). [56 minutes]

  • Poirot VIII (#1707)

    Five days before Christmas, Simeon Lee, an imperious patriarch, summons Poirot to mediate a seasonal family reunion. Three alienated sons, two enigmatic daughters-in-law, and an exotic niece are all present and accounted for when Simeon announces a cut in spending allowances. But Simeon's relatives are elsewhere_or so they claim_ when he is found murdered. [110 minutes]

  • Poirot VIII (#1708)

    Simeon Lee, a wealthy patriarch who believes that his life is in danger, invites Poirot to his home for Christmas. On Christmas evening, Lee is murdered and his valuable diamonds stolen from his safe. Poirot and Inspector Japp determine two possible motives for the murder -- the old man's fortune and the diamonds-- but the details of the case don't make sense, espeically when the diamonds are found soon after. A portrait of Simeon Lee provides Poirot with an unexpected clue. [56 minutes]

  • Original Sin (Pt. 1) (#1709)

    Roy Marsden stars as the poetry-writing Commander Adam Dalgliesh in a gripping new P.D. James thriller. Dalgliesh is called in by one of his literary heroes, poet Gabriel Dauntsey, to investigate the hate mail received at his publishing house. The body of a woman editor is discovered in the business headquarters, producing much concern and speculation from the staff. Meanwhile, Gerard Etienne, the new CEO, is earning much dislike from his employees, his fellow board members, and even some authors, all due to his hard-lined efforts to revitalize the firm, regardless of the consequences. But things take a new turn, when Etienne is found one morning in the firm, seemingly murdered. [56 minutes]

  • Original Sin (Pt. 3) (#1711)

    Esme is found dead, and a threatening note to the firm with her. The young girl who provided Esme's alibi confesses the truth, which adds a new piece to the murder puzzle. Claudia's alibi falls apart when she and her boyfriend break up, though she is cleared when found murdered in the parking garage. Daniel discovers a clue in the archives which fingers the real killer, and links the murders to Jean-Phillipe Etienne's past. [56 minutes]

  • Inspector Morse X (#1712)

    Steven Parnell, the "Lovers Lane Killer," is murdered in a prison fight. Prior to his trial, Parnell had confessed to killing two young couples and Karen Anderson, a woman on a day-trip to Oxford. But before his death, Parnell retracts his confession to a prison champlain saying he did not kill the girl. Anderson's body was never found. Morse is convinced the evidence, collected by D.C.I. Johnson a year earlier, doesn't add up. Why would Parnell suddenly change his modus operandi, attacking a single woman instead of his usual prey? John Thaw returns as Inspector Morse and Kevin Whately stars as Sergeant Lewis. [56 minutes]

  • Inspector Morse X (#1714)

    Avril Steppings suffered permanent brain damage following a minor surgical procedure that went very, very wrong. The tragedy devastated her devoted father, reclusive millionaire-bookmaker Michael Steppings (Brian Cox). When Avril's surgeon, Dr. Mathew Brewster (Richard Owens), is found dead, Morse believes revenge for a botched operation seems a powerful motive -- assuming Dr. Brewster's death is ruled a murder. [56 minutes]

  • Inspector Morse X (#1715)

    After Michael Steppings' alibi clears him as a suspect in the murder of Dr. Brewster, the trail leads in a myriad of directions, making everyone a suspect, including Dr. Brewter's son, John who soon thereafter confesses to the murder. However, when Inspector Morse discovers flaws in John's confession and it is clear that John is attempting a cover-up, the investigation takes a surprise twist and Inspector Morse must start from the beginning to find the real killer. Unfortunately, the trail of death doesn't end with Dr. Brewster. [56 minutes]

  • Cadfael 2 (#1716)

    When Cadfael's clumsy but much-beloved novice, Oswin, is found near death and babbling that he has raped a nun, a search of the surrounding snowy countryside goes out from the Abbey to find Oswin's traveling companions - a young brother and sister, and a young nun. The two children are found shaken but unharmed while the nun is found defiled, dead and abandoned at the bottom of a frozen brook. The monks of Shrewsbury Abbey believe Oswin is the murderer, but Cadfael is determined to clear his name. [85 minutes]

  • Into The Blue (#1801)

    Harry Barnett, a failed businessman-turned-groundskeeper living on the Greek island of Rhodes, reluctantly turns detective when Heather Mallender (Abigail Cruttenden), a young English woman with whom he has a one-night stand, suddenly vanishes "into the blue," and Harry is targeted as the prime suspect in her disappearance. Uprooted from his peaceful life, Harry traces Heather back to London, chasing his innocence across a sea of political scandal, blackmail, and murder. [116 minutes]

  • Hetty Wainthropp Investigates (#1802)

    On her 60th birthday, Hetty Wainthropp, a Lancashire housewife, decides that she wants more out of life than dirty dishes and laundry. An innocent part-time job at a local post office soon turns into much more when Hetty unwittingly stumbles on the brutal murder of an elderly woman and a new career: the Wainthropp Detective Agency is up and running! Hetty engages the help of Geoffrey Shawcross (Dominic Monaghan), a teenager she catches shoplifting, declaring, I'll need a devoted sidekick. They all have one." [86 minutes]

  • Hetty Wainthropp Investigates (#1803)

    Malcolm Stone (David Bower), a deaf bird watcher, is missing. His fian [56 minutes]

  • Hetty Wainthropp Investigates (#1804)

    Hetty's husband, Robert (Derek Benfield), is brokenhearted when he learns of the suicide of his beloved uncle Albert. When Hetty tries to unravel the reason behind his suicide, she soon discovers that Albert's entire village is involved in shocking satanic practices -- or are they? [56 minutes]

  • Hetty Wainthropp Investigates (#1805)

    An old friend of Hetty's is in dire need of her assistance. It seems the woman's foster daughter, Chrissie (Emma Cunniffe) -- a troubled teenager with a checkered past -- has run away. Her disappearance unfortunately coincides with a series of suspicious fires that continue to blaze through the community. Spurred by the offer of a substantial reward from the homeowners insurance companies, Hetty searches for Chrissie and the culprit -- hoping they aren't one and the same. [56 minutes]

  • The Sculptress (Pt. 1) (#1807)

    Detective Sergeant Hal Hawksley (Christopher Fulford) discovers the grisly murder of a mother and daughter and the shock proves too much for him. Five years later, Rosalind Leigh (Caroline Goodall) is assigned to write a book about the infamous murders and the confessed killer, Olive Martin (Pauline Quirke), known less than affectionately as "The Sculptress." Roz finds herself curiously drawn to her strange subject and, despite Olive's protestations, the possibility that Olive is innocent. But if Olive is innocent, whom is she protecting and why? [86 minutes]

  • The Sculptress (Pt. 2) (#1808)

    Digging deeper into Olive (Pauline Quirke) Martin's background, Rosalind (Caroline Goodall) and Hal (Christopher Fulford) stumble on a property scam that involves Hal's own restaurant and Olive's deceased father's money and solicitor. The plot thickens when Roz investigates Olive's allegation that her father and a male neighbor were having an affair. [86 minutes]

  • Cadfael 3 (#1809)

    A new parish priest (Peter Guiness) in Shrewsbury incites the ill-will of his parishioners when he refuses to grant a young woman absolution because she is pregnant out of wedlock. When the woman and, later, the priest are found dead in the river, Cadfael's inquiry soon reveals a complex web of family ties, espionage and secret identities. [56 minutes]

  • Cadfael 3: The Rose Rent (#1810)

    Murder hits close to home when a young love-struck monk (Graham McGrath) is found stabbed to death. The object of the late brother's devotion is a widow with many rivals for her hand. Can Cadfael expose the thorny assassin before he strikes again? Sir Derek Jacobi returns as the industrious Brother adfael, the 12th-century monk with a talent for solving crime and serving up divine justice. [86 minutes]

  • Cadfael 3: A Morbid Taste for Bones (#1811)

    Abbot Radulfus (Terrence Hardiman) is convinced by Shrewsbury Abbey's prior (Michael Culver) that the bones of a little-known Welsh saint should be returned to the Abbey. The owner of the land where the bones currently lie is dead set against the Abbey's decision -- so much so that someone wants him out of the way for good. Sir Derek Jacobi returns as the industrious Brother Cadfael, the 12th-century monk with a talent for solving crime and serving up divine justice. [86 minutes]

  • The Ice House (#1812)

    This new murder mystery from Minette Walters, best-selling author of "The Sculptress," centers around Phoebe Maybury (Penny Downie), whose husband disappeared 10 years earlier. When no body was found, the police were forced to abandon their inquiry and Phoebe's suspected involvement. In the intervening years, she has rebuilt her life with her friends Anne Cattrell (Kitty Aldridge) and Diana Goode (Frances Barber). When a mutilated corpse -- believed to be Maybury -- is found in the abandoned ice house on the grounds of their home, the murder investigation resumes. Chief Inspector George Walsh (Corin Redgrave), who was assigned to the case a decade before, is convinced he has Phoebe this time; his assistant Andy McLoughlin (Daniel Craig) isn't so sure. [86 minutes]

  • The Ice House (#1813)

    This new murder mystery from Minette Walters, best-selling author of "The Sculptress," centers around Phoebe Maybury (Penny Downie), whose husband disappeared 10 years earlier. When no body was found, the police were forced to abandon their inquiry and Phoebe's suspected involvement. In the intervening years, she has rebuilt her life with her friends Anne Cattrell (Kitty Aldridge) and Diana Goode (Frances Barber). When a mutilated corpse -- believed to be Maybury -- is found in the abandoned ice house on the grounds of their home, the murder investigation resumes. Chief Inspector George Walsh (Corin Redgrave), who was assigned to the case a decade before, is convinced he has Phoebe this time; his assistant Andy McLoughlin (Daniel Craig) isn't so sure. [56 minutes]

  • Inspector Morse XI: Death Is Now My Neighbor (Pt.1) (#1814)

    Morse and Lewis are called in to investigate the mysterious deaths of two Oxfordshire neighbors murdered only 24 hours apart -- and with the same gun. The investigation begins to unearth links between the two, but it also leads Morse and Lewis straight into the hothouse atmosphere of the election for Master of Lonsdale College -- over which the malicious retiring master, Sir Clixby Bream still presides. But murder isn't the only mystery solved in this whodunit: much to the relief of patient fans everywhere, Morse's first name is finally revealed. [56 minutes]

  • Inspector Morse XI: Death Is Now My Neighbor (Pt.2) (#1815)

    Morse and Lewis are called in to investigate the mysterious deaths of two Oxfordshire neighbors murdered only 24 hours apart -- and with the same gun. The investigation begins to unearth links between the two, but it also leads Morse and Lewis straight into the hothouse atmosphere of the election for Master of Lonsdale College -- over which the malicious retiring master, Sir Clixby Bream still presides. But murder isn't the only mystery solved in this whodunit: much to the relief of patient fans everywhere, Morse's first name is finally revealed. [56 minutes]

  • Inspector Morse XI: Daughters of Cain (Pt. 1) (#1816)

    Suspects and alibis abound following the murder of retired Oxford University Professor Dr. Felix McClure. What starts as an apparently routine inquiry for Morse and Lewis turns out to be far more complicated than either expected as they unravel a sordid story of suspicious undergraduate suicide, drugs and the dismissal of a loyal college employee. [56 minutes]

  • Inspector Morse XI: Daughters of Cain (Pt. 2) (#1817)

    Suspects and alibis abound following the murder of retired Oxford University Professor, Dr. Felix McClure. What starts as an apparently routine inquiry for Inspector Morse and Sergeant Lewis turns out to be far more complicated than either expected as they unravel a sordid story of a suspicious undergraduate suicide, drug dealing, and spousal abuse. [56 minutes]

  • An Unsuitable Job for a Woman: Sacrifice, Episode 1 (#1818)

    Cordelia Gray (Helen Baxendale) inherits a run-down detective agency when her ex-policeman boss and mentor, Bernie Pryde (Jeff Nuttall), commits suicide. The young P.I.'s first solo case is to investigate another suicide -- that of Cambridge University student, Mark Callender. Mark was found hanged in the summer cottage where he lived, having abruptly dropped out of school -- and his father, eminent research scientist, Ronald Callender (Ian McDiarmid) hires Cordelia to find our why Mark chose to take his own life. Gray is ably assisted by Mrs. Sparshott (Annette Crosbie), Bernie's office manager -- and her new right hand. [56 minutes]

  • An Unsuitable Job for a Woman: Sacrifice, Episode 2 (#1819)

    Cordelia's (Helen Baxendale) inquiries into Mark Callender's suicide are increasingly unwelcome: someone is trying to scare her off. As she becomes immersed in the mystery, she learns that Mark's father ( Ian McDiarmid) stood to benefit from his death. [56 minutes]

  • An Unsuitable Job for a Woman: Sacrifice, Episode 3 (#1820)

    Cordelia (Helen Baxendale) persuades Mark Callender's friends Hugo ( Andrew Clover) and Isabelle (Saskia Mulder) to tell her everything they know about the night Mark died. Isabelle, it seems, found Mark hanging from the ceiling dressed in women's clothes -- but by the time she returned with help, Mark's attire had mysteriously changed. As the story unravels, there is still one more shocking twist that even Cordelia had not foreseen. [56 minutes]

  • An Unsuitable Job for a Woman: A Last Embrace, Episode 1 (#1821)

    Julia Hampson (Gemma Jones) hires Cordelia (Helen Baxendale) to expose the infidelities of her husband and business partner, Andrew ( Leigh Lawson). Cordelia poses as a new staffer at the Hampson's swanky country inn and finds herself drawn to the man she was hired to investigate. She quickly discovers Andrew may be more sinned against than sinner, as Julia is having an affair of her own, with the inn's resident carpenter, Peter Forbes (Andrew Bicknell). [86 minutes]

  • An Unsuitable Job for a Woman: A Last Embrace, Episode 2 (#1822)

    With so little to go on, and finding herself increasingly attracted to her mark, Cordelia (Helen Baxendale) decides to drop the case, until Peter Forbes (Andrew Bicknell) is found murdered and Julia Hampson (Gemma Jones), Cordelia's employer and Forbes's lover, is arrested for the crime. A series of startling revelations about the Hampson clan leads Cordelia to a final, emotionally charged confrontation -- a last embrace with a murderer. [56 minutes]

  • Touching Evil (Pt. 1) (#1901)

    Creegan (Robson Green) returns from psychiatric sick leave to clear a killer he helped convict. But the local police chief remains convinced the man is guilty-especially since the murder spree resumes after his release. All victims, to date, are married women with their hearts neatly cut out and left nearby in garbage bags. [116 minutes]

  • Touching Evil (Pt. 2) (#1902)

    Creegan (Robson Green), Taylor (Nicola Walker), and Rivers (Shaun Dingwall) step up their pursuit of the "garbage bag" killer with the discovery of yet another mutilated female corpse. Creegan concludes the slayer doesn't hate the women he's murdering; he's targeting the men who are left behind. The killer's final mark hits much closer to home. [56 minutes]

  • Touching Evil (Pt. 3) (#1903)

    A charred body in a derelict mental hospital starts Creegan (Robson Green) on the trail of a killer who burns victims alive. A like-minded murderer, already behind bars in France, gives Taylor (Nicola Walker) clues to the attractions of fire as a weapon of death. Meanwhile, new OSC recruit Martin Simmons (Andrew Scarborough) gets the cold shoulder from Creegan and Taylor. [56 minutes]

  • Touching Evil (Pt. 4) (#1904)

    A charred body is found at a nursery school. One after another prime suspect is identified then cleared, leaving a cold trail on the torch slayings. The chance discovery of a child's drawing heats things up, bringing Creegan closer to the truth-and perilously close to the killer. [56 minutes]

  • Touching Evil (Pt. 5) (#1905)

    Creegan and Taylor zero in on a group of local college students when murder becomes the name of the game. Examining the bizarre manner in which the bodies of their victims have been mutilated, Creegan realizes it mirrors a notorious case of 15 years ago involving a now-incarcerated prostitute, Justine Barber. He suspects that the elusive "Amathus" Webmaster is obsessed with Justine - and Creegan turns to her for help. [56 minutes]

  • The Life and Crimes of William Palmer (#1906)

    Though the new doctor in the small village of Rougeley appears prosperous and affable, he runs up huge gambling debts and by the end of the episode has murdered his mother-in-law, an overnight guest and three of his own infant children. [86 minutes]

  • The Life and Crimes of William Palmer (#1907)

    In this episode, Dr. Palmer poisons his wife and brother to collect from the insurance policies he has taken on them. When he also murders his racing partner, John Parsons Cook, for the contents of his purse, Cook's stepfather arrives in town and orders an autopsy. Despite sparse evidence in this particular case, Dr. Palmer is found guilty and hung, protesting his innocence until the end. [86 minutes]

  • Cadfael 4: The Holy Thief (#1908)

    On a dark and stormy night, the Holy Relics of St. Winifred -- the lifeblood of Shrewsbury Abbey -- are stolen, along with a box of precious gems that were to be transported to the recently ransacked Abbey at Ramsay. Cadfael (Derek Jacobi) must sort out how the kidnapping of a slave girl (Louise Delamere), a shocking confession from a fellow monk (Julian Firth) and a single thread found on a dead shepherd (Neil Caple) can help him catch the holy thief and bring a murderer to justice. [86 minutes]

  • Cadfael 4: The Pilgrim of Hate (#1909)

    When a flock of pilgrims arrives at Shrewsbury Abbey, Prior Robert ( Michael Culver) discovers a corpse, bound in a sack, among their belongings. With little physical evidence to go on, Cadfael (Derek Jacobi) focuses his attention on two sets of siblings -- the evangelical Luc (Barney Craig) and his curiously penitent brother Cairan (Matt Patresi), and the duplicitous Walter (Lee Ingleby) and his devoted sister Melangell (Natasha Little). Cadfael quickly discovers that not all pilgrims are as pious as they seem. [86 minutes]

  • Cadfael 4: The Potter's Field (#1910)

    While plowing a nearby field, the Shrewsbury monks stumble on the body of an unidentified woman -- believed to be Generys (Sioned Jones) , the former wife of a local potter, Ruald (Gregor Truter), who left homea and hearth a year before to join monks at Shrewsbury. Refusing to believe that Ruald is a murderer and desperate to confirm the woman's identity, Cadfael (Derek Jacobi) launches an inquiry that soon leads him to a troubled family composed of Eudo (Jack Klaff), the lord of the manor on which Ruald and Generys once lived; Eudo's ailing wife, Astola (Mel Martin); and their son Sulien (Robin Laing). All three had a reason to kill Generys -- adultery, jealousy, lust --but the discovery of a missing ring and a vial of hemlock reveals the truth. [86 minutes]

  • Heat of the Sun - Private Lives: Episode 1 (#1911)

    When Superintendent Albert Tyburn (Trevor Eve) is thrust into an investigation of the disappearance of millionairess Lady Daphne Ellesmere ( Kate McKenzie), he penetrates the closed world of Nairobi' s "Happy Valley" set to question Daphne's aviatrix sister, Emma Fitzgerald (Susannah Harker, "Pride and Prejudice"); Daphne's estranged husband, Lord Harry (Tim Woodward); and her suspected lover, Viscount Guy "Boy" Cameron (Daniel Betts). Tyburn soon becomes tangled in a web of murder, arson, and a secret love affair, which holds a surprising fate for his sidekick, Clive Lanyard (James Callis) . Meanwhile, Tyburn's own secret is revealed in a romantic moment with Emma. [116 minutes]

  • Heat of the Sun - Hide In Plain Sight: (Part 1) (#1912)

    Tyburn investigates the death of one young native girl and the abduction of another from a Christian mission in Nairobi. But for Corporal Karinde, the investigation is a family matter: the abducted girl is his cousin, Mary ( Memory Santos). The Reverend Edward Herbert (Hugh Bonneville) and Charlotte Elliot (Cathryn Harrison), who run the mission, direct Tyburn and his new Assistant Superintendent James Valentine (Julian Rhind-Tutt, MOBIL MASTERPIECE THEATRE " Reckless") to a financially strapped coffee plantation that had, until recently, employed the murdered girl. Tyburn and company soon learn that young women who worked on the Watcham plantation, run by Avril (Diana Quick, MOBIL MASTERPIECE THEATRE "Brideshead Revisited"), Matilda (Deborah Findlay) and brother Theodore (Richard McCabe), are disappearing upon their dismissal. Tyburn follows a trail of faked evidence, blackmail and secret identities, certain that it is leading him to something evil -- but is its origin African or British? [56 minutes]

  • Heat of the Sun - Hide In Plain Sight: (Part 2) (#1913)

    Tyburn investigates the Watcham coffee plantation, run by Avril (Diana Quick, MOBIL MASTERPIECE THEATRE "Brideshead Revisited"), Matilda (Deborah Findlay) and brother Theodore (Richard McCabe) and learns that the plantation deals in more than just coffee beans, leading him to expose a series of surprising relationships, secret identities -- and an evil enterprise. [56 minutes]

  • Heat of the Sun - The Sport of Kings: (Part 1) (#1914)

    Investigating the murder of a local boy who worked for newspaper magnate Max Van der Vuurst (Joss Ackland), Tyburn boldly arrests the tycoon. When Van der Vuurst is exonerated with the help of his dissembling daughter Hilde (Sonya Walger), Tyburn, certain Van der Vuurst is guilty, is all the more determined to bring him to justice. [56 minutes]

  • Heat of the Sun - The Sport of Kings: (Part 2) (#1915)

    When Max Van der Vuurst is found burned to death in his bed, Superintendent Tyburns search for the truth leads to a violent shoot-out with a band of African marauders and triggers one last surprise from the dead millionaire -- and full-blown romance for Tyburn and Emma. [56 minutes]

  • Inspector Morse XII: The Wench Is Dead (Part 1) (#1916)

    Admitted to the hospital after a sudden collapse, Inspector Morse becomes engrossed in a book about the famous Oxford Canal murder case of 1859 -- in which a young woman's body was found floating in the channel -- and becomes convinced that two innocent men were hanged for the crime. With the help of young police recruit Adrian Kershaw, Morse begins an investigation from his sickbed and finds that history can be harder to crack than any modern crime. [96 minutes]

  • Inspector Morse XII: The Wench Is Dead (Part 2) (#1917)

    Finally sprung from the hospital, Morse and his assistant Finney subject the physical evidence from the 1859 Oxford Canal murder case to modern forensics tests, raising more questions about the true identity of the killer -- and the dead woman. Morse's discovery of a clever, duplicitous plot leads him to an abandoned grave in Ireland, where he solves the riddle of the past. But questions remain about his own future. Will he retire from the force? [56 minutes]

  • A Certain Justice (Pt.1) (#1918)

    Brilliant defense attorney Venetia Aldridge (Penny Downie) once again proves her genius when she successfully defends a menacing young man -- Gary Ashe -- in a salacious murder case. Soon after, to her horror, she discovers that her daughter, Octavia, has fallen in love with, and plans to marry, the exonerated Ashe. When Aldridge is found stabbed to death in her office, Commander Adam Dalgliesh investigates -- and finds that the grisly arrangement of the body suggests an inside job. [56 minutes]

  • A Certain Justice (Pt.2) (#1919)

    Commander Dalgliesh and Detective Inspector Kate Miskin (Sarah Winman) discover that nearly every one of Venetia Aldridge's colleagues had a reason for wanting her dead. As Venetia's daughter, Octavia, continues her chancy relationship with Gary Ashe, the investigation becomes focused on the firm's cleaning woman, Mrs. Carpenter (Britta Smith), who reveals an unexpected connection to Ashe. [56 minutes]

  • A Certain Justice (Pt.3) (#1920)

    As Dalgliesh and Miskin continue to probe Venetia Aldridge's past, a complex web of interconnections begins to emerge, with some rooted in a long-buried secret about the murdered attorney's father. Several startling new developments -- including a pair of murders -- lead to a showdown as brutal as it is surprising. [56 minutes]

  • Hetty Wainthropp Investigates 2: "Poison Pen" (#1921)

    The fledgling Wainthropp Detective Agency is suffering from growing pains; "We've become too successful -- that's the problem," Hetty complains. With new job offers pouring in, Hetty accepts the challenge of proving the innocence of Helga Allowby (Sue Johnston), a reclusive older woman accused of sending "poison pen" letters to the residents of her village. The letters, which threaten to expose villagers' darkest secrets, have already sent one couple packing and are the root cause of the local schoolmaster's attempted suicide. Hoping to penetrate the mistrust that pervades the village, Hetty goes undercover as Tara "Rocks Are M' Specialty" Hall, a footloose painter. But when she receives her own "poison pen" letters, Hetty begins to suspect her employer is either holding out on her -- or, in fact, holding the pen. [56 minutes]

  • Hetty Wainthropp Investigates 2: "Astral Plane" (#1922)

    Hetty investigates Maurika Rome (Kate Layden), a spiritualist who is suspected of using seances -- and blackmail -- to expropriate the savings of the recently widowed. A completely skeptical Hetty goes undercover as Mrs. Lola Hattersley, inventing an imaginary late husband whom she wishes to contact. When some of the medium's predictions later seem to come true, Hetty begins to wonder if Rome isn't the real thing --until "Mr. Hattersley's" illegitimate daughter shows up demanding money. The case seems well in hand until Geoffrey's secret romance with Rome's daughter Sara (Tabitha Wady) threatens to compromise the medium's arrest -- and nearly causes his departure from the agency. [56 minutes]

  • Hetty Wainthropp Investigates 2: "A Rose By Any Other Name" (#1923)

    A rose by any other name would smell as sweet, except that the rose in question is Lester Rose (Ronald Pickup), a middle-aged photographer who specializes in glamour shots of wealthy women of "a certain age." The children of well-to-do widow Gillian Snape (Janet Hargreaves), Lester's fiance, worry that he also specializes in marrying for money; they hire Hetty to investigate Rose's past. Hetty and Geoffrey quickly develop an unflattering portrait of Rose as a gambler, a gigolo and a man of ever-shifting identities. Should they stop the wedding? While surprising facts revealed by two women from his past -- and Hetty's undercover visit to his studio -- expose a slightly less thorny side to the man, Geoffrey digs up one last important clue. [56 minutes]

  • Hetty Wainthropp Investigates 2: "Women of the Year" (#1924)

    Hetty takes a tumble down the hall stairs as she rushes out to be honored as one of the "Midlands Women of the Year." The resulting bruise on her face turns out to be auspiciously timed: Detective Chief Inspector Adams (John Graham Davies) taps Hetty for an undercover assignment in a shelter for abused women. Adams and the shelter's head suspect an insider of leaking the shelter's secret location to an abusive husband who later confronts his estranged wife -- who runs into traffic in an effort to escape him and is killed instantly. Hetty's quest to find the leak opens her eyes to the terrifying realities of spousal abuse and results in a gripping conclusion as she leads the residents in defending their refuge when its security is breached by a motorcycle gang. [53 minutes]

  • Second Sight (#2001)

    Maverick detective Ross Tanner (Clive Owen) is called in to investigate the brutal murder of nineteen-year-old Matthew Bendrix ( Tom Mullion), a college student found beaten to death just yards from his family home. Tanner is also forced to accept as his partner on the case Detective Inspector Catherine Tully (Claire Skinner), an ambitious young officer with a spotty past and the terrifying news that his recent bouts with blurred vision are symptomatic of a much more serious condition: He's losing his sight. [86 minutes]

  • Second Sight (Part 2) (#2002)

    That something is not right in the Bendrix household is clear: Why would a dying Matthew (Tom Mullion) crawl away from his family home, rather than toward it for help? Tanner (Clive Owen) and company comb a list of suspects that includes Bendrix's doting mother, Judith ( Phoebe Nicholls); wealthy stepfather, Adam (Stuart Wilson); Adam's twin brother Jack Kenworthy (Wilson); and Tracy Villiers (Louise Atkins), the family's nanny, with whom Matthew was having an affair. ~ [86 minutes]

  • An Unsuitable Job for a Woman II: Living On Risk, Part One (#2003)

    With her detective agency struggling financially and a baby on the way, Cordelia Gray welcomes a deceptively simple surveillance job, despite the misgivings of the indefatigable Mrs. Edith Sparshott. But a lapse of concentration proves costly when Cordelia realizes she has actually led a killer to his target. Warned off the case by the man who hired her, Cordelia becomes more determined than ever to unravel the truth behind the murder. [56 minutes]

  • An Unsuitable Job for a Woman II: Living On Risk, Part Two (#2004)

    With her detective agency struggling financially and a baby on the way, Cordelia Gray welcomes a deceptively simple surveillance job, despite the misgivings of the indefatigable Mrs. Edith Sparshott. But a lapse of concentration proves costly when Cordelia realizes she has actually led a killer to his target. Warned off the case by the man who hired her, Cordelia becomes more determined than ever to unravel the truth behind the murder. [56 minutes]

  • An Unsuitable Job for a Woman II: Playing God, Part One (#2005)

    Now heavily pregnant and facing an uncertain future, Cordelia Gray reluctantly accepts a job from her old adversary, Chief Superintendent Fergusson, who hires her to spy on his daughter's boyfriend. Cordelia quickly realizes that Fergusson's suspicions about the man -- the respectable GP Tim Bolton -- are correct. But she has barely filled out her report when Bolton's body is discovered. In a bizarre twist, Cordelia is then hired by Fergusson's daughter only to find herself pursuing a case where all roads lead to him as the prime suspect. [56 minutes]

  • An Unsuitable Job for a Woman II: Playing God, Part Two (#2006)

    Now heavily pregnant and facing an uncertain future, Cordelia Gray reluctantly accepts a job from her old adversary, Chief Superintendent Fergusson, who hires her to spy on his daughter's boyfriend. Cordelia quickly realizes that Fergusson's suspicions about the man -- the respectable GP Tim Bolton -- are correct. But she has barely filled out her report when Bolton's body is discovered. In a bizarre twist, Cordelia is then hired by Fergusson's daughter only to find herself pursuing a case where all roads lead to him as the prime suspect. [56 minutes]

  • Mrs. Bradley Mysteries: Speedy Death (#2007)

    Mrs. Bradley and her trusty chauffeur-sidekick, George Moody (Neil Dudgeon), arrive at the splendid country estate of the Bing family to celebrate the engagement of her goddaughter, Eleanor (Emma Fielding), to explorer Everard Mountjoy (William Oxborrow). Also on hand for the festivities are patriarch-widower Alistair Bing (John Alderton), who still carries a torch for Adela from their university days; his son, Garde (Tristan Gemmill); and Garde's current romantic dalliance, Dorothy Manners (Eleanor Tremain). Adding tension to the mix is the unexpected arrival of Bertie Philipson (Tom Butcher), with whom the now wheelchair-bound Eleanor was once desperately in love and who was driving the car the night of the accident that crippled her. Eleanor's engagement is suddenly and tragically ended, however, when Mountjoy is found dead in the bath, apparently drowned. With Georges help, Mrs. B. uncovers a trail of blackmail, secret liaisons and identities, murder -- and Chayning Court's unlikely and surprisingly unrepentant killer. [86 minutes]

  • Touching Evil (Part 1) (#2008)

    Before slaying and scalping his victim_always a young woman_a spooky serial killer e-mails his intentions to tabloid reporter David Laney (James Nesbitt). With Laney's help, the OSC lays a trap, and D.C. Rivers (Shaun Dingwall) witnesses an abduction in progress. Trailing the killer to an abandoned shack, Rivers is joined by Creegan (Robson Green) who confronts the psychopath, poised to slit the throat of his next victim. Also starring (Episodes 1 and 2): Tony Curran (Emerson), John Duttine (Michael Hawkins), Sharon Bower (Linda Hawkins), and Daisy Beaumont (Emily Hawkins). [56 minutes]

  • Touching Evil (Part 2) (#2009)

    Though serial killer Emerson (Tony Curran) is behind bars, his murder spree somehow continues. Is it a copycat killer or an accomplice? Creegan (Robson Green), Taylor (Nicola Walker), and Rivers (Shaun Dingwall) must turn to Emerson himself for help, and he names a trivial but bone-chilling price. Unwittingly, Taylor's new love affair with reporter David Laney (James Nesbitt) is lining her up as the next victim. [56 minutes]

  • Touching Evil (Part 3) (#2010)

    Lovingly washed, white-shrouded corpses are turning up across Europe, each with a neat hole in the skull. When the homicides hit Britain, the OSC gets the case, and Creegan (Robson Green) learns the victims all knew each other in Bosnia, where they worked for a relief agency. He also catches a glimpse of the probable killer captured on a security camera_a man everyone thought was dead. Also starring ( Episodes 3 and 4): Philip Jackson (Jim Keller), Margot Leicester ( Anna Keller), Alphonsia Emmanuel (Jackie Parker), Alan Williams ( Raymond Mackie), Janine Wood (Anita Rhodes), Joe Tucker (Chris Rhodes) , and Benedict Sandiford (Eddie Walker). [56 minutes]

  • Touching Evil (Part 4) (#2011)

    Serial killer Jim Keller (Philip Jackson) has given police the slip and is widening his scope of victims to include anyone who gets in his way. Eager to prove himself after past mistakes, Rivers (Shaun Dingwall) throws himself into the investigation_and into the killer's line of fire. [56 minutes]

  • Touching Evil (Part 5) (#2012)

    Annie Jordan (Jill Halfpenny) kidnaps the child she says was coerced from her in a baby-brokering scheme. Suspecting links to an international pedophile ring, Taylor (Nicola Walker) and Rivers ( Shaun Dingwall) pose as a childless couple in a sting to nab the ringleaders. Meanwhile, Creegan (Robson Green) is falling for Annie. Also starring (Episodes 5 and 6): John Duttine (Michael Hawkins), Sharon Bower (Linda Hawkins), Aden Gillett (Hanson), Julie Teal ( Sandra Jenkins), John Hudson (Jonathan Jenkins), and Jamie Meyer ( Steven Jenkins). [56 minutes]

  • Touching Evil (Part 6) (#2013)

    While tracking an international pedophile ring, Creegan (Robson Green) ?nds his own children targeted in a revenge attack by a distraught father (John Duttine) who blames Creegan for his daughter's death. Meanwhile, Taylor (Nicola Walker) goes undercover to a kid-for-sale orphanage in Albania, risking her job when she returns with a little girl. As the drama reaches its climax, Creegan's affair with Annie Jordan (Jill Halfpenny) comes to a tragic end. [56 minutes]

  • Trial By Fire (#2014)

    Juliet Stevenson stars as prosecutor Helen West from the popular crime novels by Frances Fyield. Helen and her significant other, Chief Superintendent Geoffrey Bailey (Jim Carter), have recently moved to a sedate London suburb only to face a shocking murder. Bailey thinks he has the case wrapped up, but Helen punches holes in the evidence and his ego, and then proceeds to track down the real killer. [116 minutes]

  • Lady Audley's Secret (#2015)

    Neve McIntosh stars as Lucy Graham, a seductive governess who marries her ward's doddering father, Sir Michael Audley (Kenneth Cranham). Steven Mackintosh is Sir Michael's dashing nephew Robert, who is powerfully tempted by Lucy's allures - though convinced she hides a dark secret concerning the disappearance of his good friend George Talboys (Jamie Bamber). In the midst of these machinations is Sir Michael's sweet young daughter, Alicia (Juliette Caton), who expects a proposal of marriage from Robert, little suspecting he is sinking deeper and deeper into obsession with her stepmother, Lucy. [86 minutes]

  • Hetty Wainthropp Investigates 3: All Stitched Up (#2016)

    At the request of DCI Adams, Hetty goes underground in a quilting circle to break the code of silence surrounding villainous attacks at the Duffield Council Estate in Addersleigh. [56 minutes]

  • Hetty Wainthropp Investigates 3: Daughter of the Regiment (#2017)

    A rich and beautiful young bride is being stalked... or so it seems. Hetty and Geoff are called in to save the wedding day. [55 minutes]

  • Hetty Wainthropp Investigates 3: Serving The Community (#2018)

    Hetty loses her handbag in a scuffle while looking into a series of attacks on local businessmen. [53 minutes]

  • Hetty Wainthropp Investigates 3: Fisticuffs (#2019)

    Hetty is called on to investigate one of her more serious cases. An incident of road rage reveals a woman of privilege who has insecurities in her marriage and even a drug problem. [56 minutes]

  • Hetty Wainthropp Investigates 3: Childsplay (#2020)

    Hetty's job becomes personal when she is called in to clear the name of her nephew who has been caught with an ecstacy tablet at school. Hetty and Geoffrey must prove that the pill was placed there by a vengeful group of schoolyard bullies. [56 minutes]

  • Hetty Wainthropp Investigates 3: Pursuit By Proxy (#2021)

    Hetty is on the trail of bankrupt furniture store owner Ray Lever. To judge from Lever's high-living ex-wife, Sandra, he has been milking the firm dry. One outraged creditor is particularly keen on tracking him down. While Hetty and Geoffrey are on the manhunt, Robert is off in Australia on a free ticket from his brother Frank, who hates flying. That means Frank is hanging out at the agency, and not being altogether helpful. [56 minutes]

  • Murder Rooms: The Dark Origins of Sherlock Holmes, Part One (#2022)

    Sleuthing surgeon Dr. Joseph Bell (Ian Richardson) taps medical student Arthur Conan Doyle (Robin Laing) to help with Bell's undercover work for the Edinburgh police. His deductive methods crack one especially difficult case and set young Doyle thinking about another one that everybody, Bell included, has discounted as an unsuspicious death. [116 minutes]

  • Murder Rooms: The Dark Origins of Sherlock Holmes, Part Two (#2023)

    Called in to treat Lady Sarah Carlisle (Ruth Platt), Dr. Bell and Doyle discover she has syphilis, which leads them to Edinburgh's seamy underworld and evidence connecting a series of murders to a surprising suspect. Complicating the plot are Doyle's fellow medical students: the beguiling beauty Elspeth (Dolly Wells), the religious fanatic Crawford (Joel Strachan) and the manic American Neill (Alec Newman). [56 minutes]

  • The Wyvern Mystery - Part One (#2101)

    Orphaned as a child, Alice Maybell (Naomi Watts; Mulholland Drive) is taken in by Squire Fairfield (Derek Jacobi; Cadfael, Gladiator), who, twelve years later, has amorous intentions on her. Fleeing his advances, she elopes with his elder son, Charles (Iain Glen; Painted Lady), aided by the Squire's younger son, Harry (Jack Davenport; The Talented Mr. Ripley). The couple live happily at a secluded estate where Alice becomes pregnant. There she encounters Vrau (Aisling O' Sullivan; The American), the blind, disfigured embodiment of Charles' s dark past. [56 minutes]

  • The Wyvern Mystery - Part Two (#2102)

    Attacked by the madwoman Vrau (Aisling O'Sullivan), Charles (Iain Glen) is perilously injured. Alice's (Naomi Watts) infant son is sent to safety in a nearby village and falls gravely ill. Both husband and child succumb to their respective plights, leaving Alice penniless and haunted by the cruel indifference of her in-laws and Vrau's strange psychosis. When Alice visits her child's grave five years later, the mystery surrounding Wyvern and her child's death begins to unravel. [56 minutes]

  • Hetty Wainthropp Investigates 4: A Minor Operation (#2103)

    During a hospital stay, Hetty uncovers a robbery ring run by nurses and helps save DCI Adams from a sexual harassment frame-up. Meanwhile, Hetty's brother-in-law Frank (Frank Mills) gets mixed up with a lusty widow. Also starring Wanda Ventham (Margaret Balshaw) and Bruce Byron (Joe Doolan). [56 minutes]

  • Hetty Wainthropp Investigates 4: Helping Hansi (#2104)

    Hansi (Richard Pasco), a German pensioner, hires Hetty to find his lost sister and nephew. The plot thickens when Hetty learns he is the victim of Nazi- baiting at his retirement home. Who is trying to drive out Hansi and why? Hetty wraps up the case with a Hercule Poirot-style denouement. [54 minutes]

  • Hetty Wainthropp Investigates 4: How Time Flies (#2105)

    A clock aficionado suspects stolen goods when two thugs bring him a valuable antique timepiece for repair. Meanwhile, Janet (Suzanne Maddock) breaks Hetty's number-one rule by getting involved in a marital dispute. Oddly enough, the two cases are linked. Also starring Charles Kay (Montagu Francis) David Shimwell (Sean Flintoff), Ray L. Nicholas (Barry Flintoff) and Esther Matthews (Byrony). [56 minutes]

  • Hetty Wainthropp Investigates 4: Something to Treasure (#2106)

    Missing treasure drives a mining community to madness as Hetty searches for the secret map of a miner killed in a cave-in. Hot on the trail of the lost loot, Geoffrey, too, is caught in an underground accident. Also starring Lesley Dunlop (Moira Pridwell) and Paul Slack (Thomas Escombe). [56 minutes]

  • Hetty Wainthropp Investigates 4: Family Values (#2107)

    Robert goes undercover to help Hetty solve a case of stolen property involving a suspicious drowning. Posing as a wheelchair-bound millionaire, he finds himself at the scene of the accident with a questionable character. Also starring Dinah Stabb (Ella Parsons) and Tom Georgeson (Harry Carter). [54 minutes]

  • Hetty Wainthropp Investigates 4: Digging for Dirt (#2108)

    A reclusive old woman is holding up a real estate deal by refusing to leave her condemned apartment building. Hetty is offered a fabulous bribe when she discovers something suspicious about the structure. Also starring Keith Barron (Gordon Gregson), Geoffrey Leesley (Brian Weston) and Jean Heywood (Enid Weston). [54 minutes]

  • Touching Evil III: Part One (#2109)

    Creegan (Robson Green) returns from psychiatric sick leave to clear a killer he helped convict. But the local police chief remains convinced the man is guilty_especially since the murder spree resumes after his release. All victims, to date, are married women with their hearts neatly cut out and left nearby in garbage bags. Also starring (Episodes 1 and 2): Nicola Walker (D.I. Susan Taylor), Shaun Dingwall (D.C. Mark Rivers), Michael Feast (Commander Enwright), D.C.I. Wheelan (Charles Dale), Andy Serkis (Michael Lawler), Michael Hodgson (Anthony Matchin), Danny McGrath (John Holland), Trevor Fox (Peter Carol), Ralph Ineson (Chris Wray), John Gannie (Pathologist), James Hooton (Wayne Fitten), and Paul Kynman (Frank D'Silva). Michael Lawler is a serial killer with a difference; he doesn't get a kick out of killing, and he's not remotely interested in the women he murders. Instead, he enjoys the suffering of the men who are left behind. Lawler is trained as a grief counselor who works with local police, and he knows how to give them something to grieve over. [56 minutes]

  • Touching Evil III: Part Two (#2110)

    Creegan (Robson Green), Taylor (Nicola Walker), and Rivers (Shaun Dingwall) step up their pursuit of the "garbage bag" killer with the discovery of yet another mutilated female corpse. Creegan concludes the slayer doesn't hate the women he's murdering; he's targeting the men who are left behind. The killer's final mark hits much closer to home. Lawler is a serial killer with a difference; he doesn't get a kick out of killing, and he's not remotely interested in the women he murders. Instead, he enjoys the suffering of the men who are left behind. Lawler is trained as a grief counselor who works with local police, and he knows how to give them something to grieve over. [56 minutes]

  • Touching Evil III: Part Three (#2111)

    A charred body in a derelict mental hospital starts Creegan (Robson Green) on the trail of a killer who burns victims alive. A like-minded murderer, already behind bars in France, gives Taylor (Nicola Walker) clues to the attractions of fire as a weapon of death. Meanwhile, new OSC recruit Martin Simmons (Andrew Scarborough) gets the cold shoulder from Creegan and Taylor. Also starring (Episodes 3 and 4): Michael Feast (Commander Enwright), Annabel Leventon ( Phillipa Edwards), Alain Bourgouin (Jacques Dutronc), Gareth Williams (Josh Leyton), Alison Newman (Lynn Southy), Kevin Dignam (Andy Carson) , Juliet Cowan (Debbie Lewis), Andrew Powell (Matt Van Der Twest), Dido Miles (Clare Logan), and Mike Sherman (John Southy). A series of women, all of whom have children, are burned to death. A heavily pregnant Lynn Coates is an unlikely suspect, but Dave Creegan discovers that she is dying of a terminal illness. There is nothing she can do to save herself, but she's determined to avenge women whom she believes to be squandering the chance of motherhood. [56 minutes]

  • Touching Evil III: Part Four (#2112)

    A charred body is found at a nursery school. One after another prime suspect is identified then cleared, leaving a cold trail on the torch slayings. The chance discovery of a child's drawing heats things up, bringing Creegan closer to the truth - and perilously close to the killer. A series of women, all of whom have children, are burned to death. A heavily pregnant Lynn Coates is an unlikely suspect, but Dave Creegan discovers that she is dying of a terminal illness. There is nothing she can do to save herself, but she's determined to avenge women whom she believes to be squandering the chance of motherhood. [56 minutes]

  • Second Sight II: Hide and Seek - Episode One (#2115)

    Tanner's (Clive Owen) secret affair with D.I. Tully (Claire Skinner) breaks up when she goes behind his back to nail a suspect in the unsolved murder of Vicky Ingham (Helen Hathorn), a famous violinist. The performer was found beaten to death, the only witness her nine-year-old son who is too traumatized to talk. The victim's ex, her lover, her lover's wife, even her parents: all are suspects. [56 minutes]

  • Second Sight II: Hide and Seek - Episode Two (#2116)

    Tanner (Clive Owen) loses his lover and surrogate eyes when Tully ( Claire Skinner) leaves, replaced by the ambitious D.I. Boyd (Mark Bazeley). Focusing on the victim's son as the key to the unsolved murder, Tanner has a duplicate of the crime scene built to stimulate the boy's memory. Fellow cops think Tanner is crazy, but the strategy pays off. [56 minutes]

  • Second Sight II: Parasomnia - Episode One (#2117)

    Tanner (Clive Owen) finds himself going head-to-head with Lord Bruce Roddam (Michael Kitchen), whose daughter, Kerry Ann (Josephine Butler) , wakes up just days before her wedding covered in the blood of her murdered fiance with no memory of the crime. [56 minutes]

  • Second Sight II: Parasomnia - Episode Two (#2118)

    Kerry Ann Roddam (Josephine Butler) checks into a sleep clinic to prove that if she did kill her fiance, it was an unconscious act. As she begins to sleep walk, Tanner (Clive Owen) follows her into the night and onto a limb, hampered by his failing vision. Earlier, D.I. Boyd (Mark Bazeley) confronts Tanner over his frequent stumbles, but thinks it's a drinking problem. [56 minutes]

  • Second Sight II: Kingdom of the Blind - Episode One (#2119)

    Black youth leader Ben Harris (Nicholas Pinnock) has been killed in what appears to be a hate crime engineered by neo-Nazi thugs. But the thugs have airtight alibis. During an interview with Harris' girlfriend, Sandra (Zoe Telford), Tanner meets Harold King (Peter Vaughan), the father of Sandra's late husband. Tanner is intrigued by King, a one- time local gangster, now blind. King has a sixth sense about Tanner's own vision problem and tips him off that Harris was a drug dealer and that his murder was strictly business. The plot takes an ominous turn when Tanner's missing son, Sam (Benjamin Smith), turns up with King, seemingly by accident. Meanwhile, Boyd is earning his stripes as Tanner's deputy by tracking down one key player after another. But each new avenue of investigation is a dead end, as if someone is anticipating the unit's every move. [56 minutes]

  • Second Sight II: Kingdom of the Blind - Episode Two (#2120)

    Tanner's (Clive Owen) son turns up with King (Peter Vaughan), who continues to haunt the Harris murder investigation. King, who is blind, senses Tanner's own vision problem. Meanwhile, the unit is pursuing one blind alley after another, until the source of misinformation reveals itself. [56 minutes]

  • Forgotten, Part 1 (#2201)

    Ben Turner (Paul McGann) is stalked by Rachel Monroe (Amanda Burton), who believes he is really Peter Baxter, the convicted killer of her daughter who died twenty years earlier, though her body was never found. When Rachel confronts Ben, he admits the truth but insists he was framed. Coincidentally, an eerily similar murder has just occurred in Ben's town. [56 minutes]

  • Forgotten, Part 2 (#2202)

    Drawn to town by the new child murder case, retired policeman Dexter Alan (Ian Hogg) runs into Rachel (Amanda Burton), whose daughter's killer-Peter Baxter-he put behind bars twenty years earlier. Tortured by guilt, Dexter confesses that he framed Baxter. Rachel then reveals that Baxter is actually Ben (Paul McGann), who lives nearby under a new identity. Evidence points to him as the recent child slayer. [56 minutes]

  • Forgotten, Part 3 (#2203)

    Though Ben (Paul McGann) is the prime suspect for the latest child killing, Dexter (Ian Hogg) begins to suspect that Rachel (Amanda Burton) is the real killer. Acting increasingly psychotic, she may have been trying to set up Ben to pressure him into revealing the location of her child's body, which has been missing for twenty years. Blackmail is definitely in her line. But is murder? And why has Ben's daughter suddenly gone missing? [53 minutes]

  • Murder Rooms: The Dark Beginnings of Sherlock Holmes - "The Patient's Eyes" (#2204)

    Now in private medical practice, Doyle is baffled by the case of Heather Grace (Katie Blake), a beautiful young woman who hallucinates being pursued by a masked cyclist. The pursuer turns out to be real. And so is the string of murders connected to a gruesome incident in the Boer War. [86 minutes]

  • Murder Rooms: The Dark Beginnings of Sherlock Holmes - "The Photographer's Chair" (#2205)

    On the trail of a serial killer, Doyle attends a seance and has a spooky encounter with his deceased fiancee. Little does he know that the murderer intends to unite the lovers in the spirit world. [86 minutes]

  • Murder Rooms: The Dark Beginnings of Sherlock Holmes - "The Kingdom of Bones" (#2206)

    The public unwrapping of an ancient Egyptian mummy uncovers a recently murdered Englishman, leading Doyle and Dr. Bell into the lair of a bombing conspiracy. [86 minutes]

  • Murder Rooms: The Dark Beginnings of Sherlock Holmes - "The White Knight Stratagem" (#2207)

    Two men who knew a female suicide are murdered, sparking an argument between Dr. Bell and an old police adversary. Doyle supports the policeman's theory and alienates his mentor. But both sleuths prove partly correct. [86 minutes]

  • The Inspector Lynley Mysteries: A Great Deliverance - (Part One) (#2208)

    This two-parter introduces a new detective duo: Inspector Thomas Lynley (Nathaniel Parker, "Far From the Madding Crowd") and Sergeant Barbara Havers (Sharon Small), from the best-selling mysteries by Elizabeth George. He is suave, sophisticated and the eighth Earl of Asherton. She is rumpled, resentful and working class - and holds a very low opinion of the highborn. Theirs is a marriage made not in heaven, but in headquarters, prompting tensions that often get in their way as they tackle a baffling decapitation on a wind-swept Yorkshire farm. In "A Great Deliverance," Lynley and Havers are sent to the village ofKeldale, North Yorkshire, where a murder has stunned the tranquil countryside. Farmer William Tey has been found decapitated after a frenzied attack. As Lynley and Havers explore Keldale's dark labryinth of scandal and crime, they discover a shattering series of revelations that reverberate through this English valley -- and their own lives as well. [86 minutes]

  • The Inspector Lynley Mysteries: A Great Deliverance - (Part Two) (#2209)

    This two-parter introduces a new detective duo: Inspector Thomas Lynley (Nathaniel Parker, "Far From the Madding Crowd") and Sergeant Barbara Havers (Sharon Small), from the best-selling mysteries by Elizabeth George. He is suave, sophisticated and the eighth Earl of Asherton. She is rumpled, resentful and working class - and holds a very low opinion of the highborn. Theirs is a marriage made not in heaven, but in headquarters, prompting tensions that often get in their way as they tackle a baffling decapitation on a wind-swept Yorkshire farm. In "A Great Deliverance," Lynley and Havers are sent to the village ofKeldale, North Yorkshire, where a murder has stunned the tranquil countryside. Farmer William Tey has been found decapitated after a frenzied attack. As Lynley and Havers explore Keldale's dark labryinth of scandal and crime, they discover a shattering series of revelations that reverberate through this English valley -- and their own lives as well. [86 minutes]

  • Dead Gorgeous (#2301)

    In 1946 postwar London, a chance meeting between the flamboyant Antonia Ashton and the shy Rose Bell sets off a tortuous chain of events. Both of them are unhappily married, but the headstrong Antonia has a pragmatic solution to their problem: on a crowded underground platform, she pushes Rose's husband to his death. And she doesn't think it too much to ask for the favor in return... [101 minutes]

  • The Mrs. Bradley Mysteries: "Death at the Opera" (#2302)

    A murder at her old school leads Mrs. Bradley (Diana Rigg) behind the veil of respectability into the scandalous lives of students and teachers. George (Neil Dudgeon) assists by posing nude for the young ladies' art class. [56 minutes]

  • The Mrs. Bradley Mysteries: "The Rising of the Moon" (#2303)

    A slasher slaying at the circus gets pinned on Castries the knife thrower (Francis Magee). But then Archie the clown (Ken Collie) is implicated. Mrs. Bradley (Diana Rigg) probes the murderous resentment within the troupe and in the town where the circus has arrived. [56 minutes]

  • The Mrs. Bradley Mysteries: "Laurels Are Poison" (#2304)

    The Ghost of the Soldier haunts the estate of Mrs. Bradley's (Diana Rigg) old friend Lady Isabel Marchmont (Phyllida Law); first the cook and then the gardener are poisoned. Mrs. Bradley probes the paternity of Isabel's grandchild, which may hold a clue to the killings. Meanwhile, George (Neil Dudgeon) quizzes the man who may know the details of his brother's death in the war. [56 minutes]

  • The Mrs. Bradley Mysteries: "The Worsted Viper" (#2305)

    A young woman is found dead on the beach in a ritual slaying which reminds Mrs. Bradley (Diana Rigg) of her first case. Inspector Christmas (Peter Davison) is on hand to aid the investigation, which hinges on a smuggling ring, an advice columnist, and missing parish records. George's (Neil Dudgeon) daughter is about to marry and may be the next victim. [56 minutes]

  • Hetty Wainthropp Investigates, Series V: Mind Over Muscle (#2306)

    Posing as Hetty's (Patricia Routledge) weakling nephew, Geoffrey ( Dominic Monaghan) enrolls in a gym to investigate a muscleman with an illegal steroid scam. Seems the tough guy is blackmailing the husband of Hetty's hairdresser. In the climactic chase scene, Janet (Suzanne Maddock) comes to the rescue with a forklift. Meanwhile, Robert ( Derek Benfield) gets hired as an opinionated newspaper columnist. [56 minutes]

  • Hetty Wainthropp Investigates, Series V: Blood Relations (#2307)

    Secret passages and demonic spirits help Hetty (Patricia Routledge) and Geoffrey (Dominic Monaghan) nab a rare-animal smuggling ring. Unfortunately, Hetty's long-lost cousin Kate (Jean Rimmer) may be involved. Other developments: Geoffrey and Janet (Suzanne Maddock) finally move in together, and Robert's (Derek Benfield) newspaper career takes a muckraking turn. [56 minutes]

  • Hetty Wainthropp Investigates, Series V: For Love Nor Money (#2308)

    A schoolmarm disappears from a Victorian living-history museum. Hetty (Patricia Routledge) and company don period garb to investigate. Oddly enough, the solution involves a passion for cheese. In other action, Geoffrey (Dominic Monaghan) proposes to Janet (Suzanne Maddock). But does he really mean it? [56 minutes]

  • The Inspector Lynley Mysteries, Series II: Well-Schooled in Murder (#2309)

    Summoned by an old school friend concerned about a missing student, Inspector Thomas Lynley (Nathaniel Parker) arrives at elite Bredgar Hall with Detective Sergeant Barbara Havers (Sharon Small) in tow to penetrate the school's facade of tradition. The boy turns up dead and soon the investigation is focused on a Mafia-like cabal of older students. [86 minutes]

  • The Inspector Lynley Mysteries, Series II: Payment in Blood (#2310)

    A drama rehearsal at a Scottish estate results in the death of the playwright and a house full of suspects. Could it be the director in the bedroom with the knife? The leading lady? The producer? Lynley and Havers sort through the clues to solve not just the mansion murder and its bloody encore, but also a mysterious local suicide. [86 minutes]

  • The Inspector Lynley Mysteries, Series II: For The Sake of Elena (#2311)

    Elena, a deaf libertine, is murdered on a jogging trail near Cambridge University. Suspicion falls on assorted academics and intellectuals, each with a sordid motive. The case doesn't gel until another jogger bites the dust, leading Lynley and Havers to a twisted killer with pristine credentials. [86 minutes]

  • The Inspector Lynley Mysteries, Series II: Missing Joseph (#2312)

    A vicar calling on a single-mom parishioner falls victim to her cooking when she confuses a poisonous root with an edible one. Was it a mistake or murder? Did someone else doctor the pot? Lynley and Havers find the sleepy Lancashire setting of the crime a virtual Peyton Place of passion and plotting. [86 minutes]

  • Foyle's War, Series II - Fifty Ships (#2401)

    September 1940: An American millionaire, a German spy, an old flame and a body on a deserted beach present Foyle with his greatest challenge yet. A bomb destroys Sam's boarding house, leaving her homeless and alerting Foyle to a system of organized looting around Hastings. But when the father of one of the suspected looters is found dead on the beach, Foyle and Milner's investigation brings them into conflict with British efforts to secure vital American aid for the war. [86 minutes]

  • Foyle's War, Series II - Among The Few (#2402)

    September 1940: As Foyle's son, Andrew, takes to the skies for dangerous sorties over Germany, Sam goes undercover at a fuel depot to track down the culprits behind an illicit fuel racket. But just as Sam is about to point the finger at Connie, another driver, the girl is found dead. Sexual indiscretions and racketeering - and links to Andrew - combine to make this a delicate case for Foyle. [86 minutes]

  • Foyle's War, Series II - War Games (#2403)

    October 1940: At the London headquarters of a multinational company, a young secretary plummets to her death. In Hastings, Foyle is busy acting as a police referee for a series of large-scale Home Guard maneuvers. When a member of the Home Guard is killed, Foyle and Milner discover that some people will do anything to protect trading links with the Nazis. [86 minutes]

  • Foyle's War, Series II - The Funk Hole (#2404)

    October 1940: London is in the grip of the Blitz. Back in Hastings, the disappearance of a young boy and a break-in at a local food depot lead Foyle and his team to nearby Brookfield Court - a "funk hole" or hotel catering to long-term guests in wartime. What they discover there is a viper's nest of cowardice, greed and deceit. [86 minutes]

  • Inspector Morse: Masonic Mysteries (#2405)

    At a rehearsal for The Magic Flute, Morse is found backstage holding a knife over the dead body of his lady friend and is promptly arrested on suspicion of murder. Morse proclaims his innocence, but someone has been busy planting evidence and falsifying police records, including Morse's own computer file. As the evidence against Morse piles up, even the always-loyal Sergeant Lewis begins to believe his boss is guilty. Abandoned by his peers and on the wrong side of the law, Morse must prove his innocence and catch a killer. [116 minutes]

  • Inspector Morse: The Infernal Serpent (#2406)

    Morse and Lewis investigate the death of an eminent scientist, who is attacked minutes before he is due to deliver a highly controversial speech on the environment. The murder investigation leads to a prominent academic family, in which Morse unearths a toxic history of abuse, deception and greed. As more of the family's skeletons come out of the closet, Morse begins to suspect that the victim wasn't killed for his views on the environment. John Madden (Shakespeare in Love) directs. [116 minutes]

  • The Inspector Lynley Mysteries, Series III - Playing for the Ashes (#2407)

    A sports hero, a scandalous affair and a house in flames compel Lynley to break the rules to smoke out the killer. [86 minutes]

  • The Inspector Lynley Mysteries, Series III - In The Presence of the Enemy (#2408)

    The kidnap of the secret love-child of a liberal labor minister and a conservative tabloid editor provides Lynley and Havers with their most politically sensitive case yet. [86 minutes]

  • The Inspector Lynley Mysteries, Series III - A Suitable Vengeance (#2409)

    Lynley's family loyalties are put to the test when he is called to investigate a brutal murder near his own family estate. [86 minutes]

  • The Inspector Lynley Mysteries, Series III - Deception on His Mind (#2410)

    A suspicious death, accusations about racist policing and a community up-in-arms force Lynley and Havers to tread lightly before full-scale riots ignite the streets. [86 minutes]

  • Death In Holy Orders - Episode One (#2411)

    "Death in Holy Orders" - As the leaves begin to fall so do the bodies in this new adaptation from the pen of Britain's Queen of Crime, P.D. James. When a seminary student is smothered, his wealthy father moves heaven and earth to force Scotland Yard to re-examine its verdict of accidental death. Commander Adam Dalgliesh (Martin Shaw) is summoned to a scenic coastal college where he unearths an unholy litany of sinister motives lurking beneath the surface of piety and penance. Episode One--St Anselm's is a select High Anglican ecclesiastical college and retreat situated on a remote part of the Suffolk coast. When theology student Ronald Treeves is found smothered under a pile of earth and sand on the beach nearby, it appears that he was the victim of a fall. However, his father - wealthy industrialist Sir Alfred Treeves - is convinced that the college authorities have glossed over the truth to avoid a scandal. He demands that Scotland Yard re-examine the verdict of accidental death. Commander Dalgliesh anticipates nothing more than a nostalgic return to old haunts and a straightforward examination of the evidence. No sooner has he scratched the surface than there is another death. Worse is to come. St Anselm's is a community under threat. Archdeacon Matthew Crampton is intent on closing the college and selling off its assets -news that is met with anger and fear by the tutors, staff and ordinands. On the morning after his arrival, his body savagely beaten is found in the chapel before one of the church's treasures, a painting of the Last Judgment, which someone has vandalized. Dalgliesh now has a major murder inquiry on his hands. [86 minutes]

  • Death In Holy Orders - Episode Two (#2412)

    "Death in Holy Orders" - As the leaves begin to fall so do the bodies in this new adaptation from the pen of Britain's Queen of Crime, P.D. James. When a seminary student is smothered, his wealthy father moves heaven and earth to force Scotland Yard to re-examine its verdict of accidental death. Commander Adam Dalgliesh (Martin Shaw) is summoned to a scenic coastal college where he unearths an unholy litany of sinister motives lurking beneath the surface of piety and penance. Episode Two--Dalgliesh uncovers a wealth of suspects for the Crampton murder. Almost everyone, resident and visitor to St Anselm's, had a motive. Father Sebastian, the college warden, bitterly opposed plans to close the college. The rest of the staff - Father Martin, Father Peregrine, Father John and lay tutors Emma and George Gregory - also stood to lose their homes and livelihood. Father John had an added reason to hate Crampton: he had been instrumental in sending him to prison. There's a visiting police inspector, convinced Crampton murdered his first wife, and odd-job man Eric Surtees - did Crampton know his secret? Glamorous tutor Emma Lavenham, one of the few women at the retreat, also arouses Dalgliesh's attention, and not just as a potential murder suspect. In the closed and claustrophobic atmosphere of the college, Dalgliesh slowly unravels his most complicated case to date. [86 minutes]

  • Malice Aforethought - Part 1 (#2501)

    Ben Miller, Barbara Flynn, Megan Dodds, Peter Vaughan and Lucy Brown star in this adaptation of Frances Iles' 1920 story of a popular country doctor whose ill-conceived decision to murder his "difficult" wife sets his life spinning out of control. [86 minutes]

  • Malice Aforethought - Part 2 (#2502)

    Ben Miller, Barbara Flynn, Megan Dodds, Peter Vaughan and Lucy Brown star in this adaptation of Frances Iles' 1920 story of a popular country doctor whose ill-conceived decision to murder his "difficult" wife sets his life spinning out of control. [56 minutes]

  • Miss Marple, Series I: The Murder at the Vicarage - Pt 1 (#2503)

    Based on the beloved books by Britain's Queen of Crime Agatha Christie, Miss Marple stars celebrated British actress Geraldine McEwan (Vanity Fair, The Magdalene Sisters) as the famous spinster sleuth Jane Marple. Adaptations include "Murder at the Vicarage," "Murder Is Announced," "Murder in the Library" and "What Mrs. McGillicuddy Saw." Derek Jacobi and Joanna Lumley make guest appearances. [56 minutes]

  • Miss Marple, Series I: The Murder at the Vicarage - Pt 2 (#2504)

    Based on the beloved books by Britain's Queen of Crime Agatha Christie, Miss Marple stars celebrated British actress Geraldine McEwan (Vanity Fair, The Magdalene Sisters) as the famous spinster sleuth Jane Marple. [56 minutes]

  • Miss Marple, Series I: A Murder Is Announced - Pt. 1 (#2505)

    A "pretend" murder at the home of Letitia Blacklock (Zoe Wanamaker, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone) goes awry when Letitia is nearly killed and her assailant commits suicide. Miss Marple's interest deepens when it turns out the gunman was a friendly hotel clerk who once defrauded her of a small sum of money. [56 minutes]

  • Miss Marple, Series I: A Murder Is Announced - Pt. 2 (#2506)

    A "pretend" murder at the home of Letitia Blacklock (Zoe Wanamaker, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone) goes awry when Letitia is nearly killed and her assailant commits suicide. Miss Marple's interest deepens when it turns out the gunman was a friendly hotel clerk who once defrauded her of a small sum of money. [56 minutes]

  • Miss Marple, Series I: What Mrs. McGillicuddy Saw (Part 1 of 2) (#2507)

    While on a rail trip, Elspeth McGillicuddy (Pam Ferris, "Pollyanna") sees a murder on a passing train, but the police find no body. Miss Marple (Geraldine McEwan) concludes that the body was discarded at Rutherford Hall, home to a dysfunctional family and a corpse to boot. [56 minutes]

  • Miss Marple, Series I: What Mrs. McGillicuddy Saw (Part 2 of 2) (#2508)

    While on a rail trip, Elspeth McGillicuddy (Pam Ferris, "Pollyanna") sees a murder on a passing train, but the police find no body. Miss Marple (Geraldine McEwan) concludes that the body was discarded at Rutherford Hall, home to a dysfunctional family and a corpse to boot. [56 minutes]

  • Miss Marple, Series I: The Body in the Library (Part 1 of 2) (#2509)

    When a beautiful woman is found dead in the library of Colonel Arthur Bantry (James Fox, Sexy Beast), his wife (Joanna Lumley, "Absolutely Fabulous") joins Miss Marple (Geraldine McEwan) in the investigation. The victim is a dancer who was made an heir to millionaire Conway Jefferson (Ian Richardson, "Murder Rooms," "To Play the King"). Greed, lust or both may be at the root of the crime. [56 minutes]

  • Miss Marple, Series I: The Body in the Library (Part 2 of 2) (#2510)

    When a beautiful woman is found dead in the library of Colonel Arthur Bantry (James Fox, Sexy Beast), his wife (Joanna Lumley, "Absolutely Fabulous") joins Miss Marple (Geraldine McEwan) in the investigation. The victim is a dancer who was made an heir to millionaire Conway Jefferson (Ian Richardson, "Murder Rooms," "To Play the King"). Greed, lust or both may be at the root of the crime. [56 minutes]

  • The Inspector Lynley Mysteries IV: In Pursuit of The Proper Sinner (#2511)

    "The Inspector Lynley Mysteries IV": While tackling cases from the wilds of Derbyshire to the seedy world of London prostitutes, DI Lynley and DS Havers' prickly relationship is tested in a way it has never been before. Havers is demoted to a desk job, and she suspects that Lynley supported the action. Will the duo be able to overcome their professional pride and get their friendship and successful crime-solving partnership back on track? "In Pursuit of the Proper Sinner": Lynley is sent to Manchester to find the culprit behind what appears to be a ritual killing, leaving a newly demoted Havers behind. Then she secretly gets herself back on the case and follows her own line of investigation to regain his support. [86 minutes]

  • The Inspector Lynley Mysteries IV: A Traitor to Memory (#2512)

    Thinking she is still denied the recognition she deserves, Havers is about to resign. Lynley isn't happy, but there's no time to argue as the two are caught up in a case involving a virtuoso violinist accused of murdering his own mother. [86 minutes]

  • The Inspector Lynley Mysteries IV: A Cry for Justice (#2513)

    An apparent suicide arouses Havers' suspicion when she discovers that the victim was about to expose an illegal adoption agency. She goes undercover and, at last, her determination is rewarded when she is reinstated as detective sergeant. [86 minutes]

  • The Inspector Lynley Mysteries IV: If Wishes Were Horses (#2514)

    A murder inquiry hits home when Lynley discovers the deceased was once his pregnant wife Helen's lover. Helen is severely injured in a car crash and Havers is accidentally shot. Is Lynley going to lose both of the women closest to him? [86 minutes]

  • Inspector Morse: Driven to Distraction (#2515)

    Morse is convinced that car dealer Jeremy Boynton is the one link between the fatal stabbings of two young women, but after Morse calls him in for questioning, Chief Superintendent Strange insists there is not enough evidence to keep Boynton in custody. Sergeant Sibhan Maitland, an expert on crimes against women, joins Morse and Lewis in the investigation. On top of it all, driving instructor Derek Whittaker takes Morse on a dangerous driving lesson that he will never forget. [104 minutes]

  • Inspector Morse: Deceived By Flight (#2516)

    The Clarets XI old boys' cricket team gathers in Oxford for the annual match, where Sergeant Lewis gets his moment of glory demonstrating his cricketing skills. But before the first ball is bowled, one of the team meets an untimely death. As Morse pieces together the clues, he realizes that the players have more than cricket on their minds. [103 minutes]

  • Foyle's War, Series III: The French Drop (#2517)

    A mysterious body draws Foyle into the shady world of a top-secret spy organization, where he must use all his ingenuity to avoid becoming fatally ensnared. [86 minutes]

  • Foyle's War, Series III: Enemy Fire (#2518)

    Sabotage, murder and adultery at a pioneering Royal Air Force burns hospital brings Foyle face to face with the devastating physical and emotional consequences of war. [86 minutes]

  • Foyle's War, Series III: They Fought in the Fields (#2519)

    A murdered farmer, a past love affair, a mysterious girl and the crash landing of a German plane present an unsettling case for Foyle. [86 minutes]

  • Foyle's War, Series III: A War of Nerves (#2520)

    An unexploded bomb at a busy shipyard leads to a startling discovery in a complex story of greed and politics. [86 minutes]

  • The Murder Room - Part 1 (#2521)

    Martin Shaw returns as enigmatic poet-detective Commander Adam Dalgliesh in this adaptation of P.D. James' newest tale. When Neville Dupayne is found bound and burned to death on the grounds of his family's museum, the staff can't help but notice the murder resembles a murder from the museum's own chilling exhibition, "The Murder Room,"which features the most gruesome real-life murders in Britain's history. The victim had no shortage of enemies - he was determined to close the museum and leave everyone there without a job or a home. But when the body of a prostitute is found murdered in a grisly reproduction of another Murder Room exhibit, it is clear something more than personal vendetta is motivating the killer. With dozens more exhibits in the Murder Room, how many more murders are still to come? [86 minutes]

  • The Murder Room - Part 2 (#2522)

    Commander Dalgliesh attempts to solve the murder of a museum curator and tries to solve his own fractured love life. [86 minutes]

  • Jericho, Series I: A Pair of Ragged Claws - Part 1 (#2601)

    Robert Lindsay (Horatio Hornblower, "Oliver Twist") stars as Chief Inspector Michael Jericho, a revered Scotland Yard detective, in two original two-part dramas that reflect the turbulent social upheaval of the 1950s. Co-producers: Granada and WGBH Boston. The murder investigation of a young Jamaican leads to accusations of police incompetence. [54 minutes]

  • Jericho, Series I: A Pair of Ragged Claws - Part 2 (#2602)

    Robert Lindsay (Horatio Hornblower, "Oliver Twist") stars as Chief Inspector Michael Jericho, a revered Scotland Yard detective, in two original two-part dramas that reflect the turbulent social upheaval of the 1950s. Co-producers: Granada and WGBH Boston. The murder investigation of a young Jamaican leads to accusations of police incompetence. [56 minutes]

  • Jericho, Series I: The Killing of Johnny Swan - Part 1 (#2603)

    "Jericho"--Robert Lindsay (Horatio Hornblower, "Oliver Twist") stars as Chief Inspector Michael Jericho, a revered Scotland Yard detective, in two original two-part dramas that reflect the turbulent social upheaval of the 1950s. Co-producers: Granada and WGBH Boston. "The Killing of Johnny Swan"--Jericho investigates the brutal murders of a national sports hero and his new bride. [56 minutes]

  • Jericho, Series I: The Killing of Johnny Swan - Part 2 (#2604)

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  • Miss Marple, Series II: Sleeping Murder - Part 1 (#2605)

    While searching for a home for her future husband and herself, Gwenda Halliday is instinctively drawn to a particular house in the picturesque seaside village of Dilmouth. It turns out that her "perfect" house has a terrible past, which Gwenda is forced to confront as she suffers a disturbing case of deja vu. When Gwenda's flashbacks turn to recollections of murder, it's time to consult Miss Marple. The cast includes Sophia Myles (Underworld) as Gwenda, Geraldine Chaplin (Doctor Zhivago), Aidan McArdle ("Einstein's Big Idea") and Paul McGann ("Our Mutual Friend"). [56 minutes]

  • Miss Marple, Series II: Sleeping Murder - Part 2 (#2606)

    While searching for a home for her future husband and herself, Gwenda Halliday is instinctively drawn to a particular house in the picturesque seaside village of Dilmouth. It turns out that her "perfect" house has a terrible past, which Gwenda is forced to confront as she suffers a disturbing case of deja vu. When Gwenda's flashbacks turn to recollections of murder, it's time to consult Miss Marple. The cast includes Sophia Myles (Underworld) as Gwenda, Geraldine Chaplin (Doctor Zhivago), Aidan McArdle ("Einstein's Big Idea") and Paul McGann ("Our Mutual Friend"). [56 minutes]

  • Miss Marple, Series II: By the Pricking of My Thumbs - Part 1 (#2607)

    In a new take on this classic Christie tale, Miss Marple joins fellow Agatha Christie supersleuths Tommy and Tuppence Beresford (Anthony Andrews and Greta Schacci) to investigate the disappearances of two nursing home residents and the unsolved mystery of a murdered child. In addition to Schacci (White Mischief) and Andrews ('Brideshead Revisited') , the cast includes Charles Dance ('Bleak House') and Claire Bloom (Shadowlands). [56 minutes]

  • Miss Marple, Series II: by the Pricking of My Thumbs - Part 2 (#2608)

    In a new take on this classic Christie tale, Miss Marple joins fellow Agatha Christie supersleuths Tommy and Tuppence Beresford (Anthony Andrews and Greta Schacci) to investigate the disappearances of two nursing home residents and the unsolved mystery of a murdered child. In addition to Schacci (White Mischief) and Andrews ("Brideshead Revisited"), the cast includes Charles Dance ("Bleak House") and Claire Bloom (Shadowlands). [56 minutes]

  • Miss Marple, Series II: The Moving Finger (Part 1) (#2609)

    When a poison-pen writer is at large in a sleepy village, Miss Marple must unravel the mystery. [53 minutes]

  • Miss Marple, Series II: The Moving Finger (Part 2) (#2610)

    When a poison-pen writer is at large in a sleepy village, Miss Marple must unravel the mystery. [56 minutes]

  • Miss Marple, Series II: The Sittaford Mystery (PT. 1) (#2611)

    While Miss Marple is stuck in a mansion during a blizzard, the owner is found dead and smiling. [56 minutes]

  • Miss Marple, Series II: The Sittaford Mystery (Pt. 2) (#2612)

    While Miss Marple is stuck in a mansion during a blizzard, the owner is found dead and smiling. [56 minutes]

  • Inspector Lewis (#2613)

    Lewis's first case since returning to Oxford involves the murder of an American college student. [116 minutes]

  • Inspector Morse: Ghost in the Machine (#2614)

    Morse investigates the disappearance of valuable erotic paintings and owner of the paintings' wife. [102 minutes]

  • Inspector Morse: Sins of the Father (#2615)

    Both employees and family members stand to gain from the death of a corporation board member. [116 minutes]

  • The Inspector Lynley Mysteries, Series V: In Devine Proportion (#2616)

    Lynley and Havers unravel the dark secrets of a rural village as they investigate a woman's murder. [86 minutes]

  • The Inspector Lynley Mysteries, Series V: In the Guise of Death (#2617)

    A hanging near Lynley's family estate draws him into the world of horse breeding. [86 minutes]

  • The Inspector Lynley Mysteries, Series V: The Seed of Cunning (#2618)

    A body found floating in the Thames leads Lynley and Havers from the lowest rungs of political life to the lofty corridors of power. Meanwhile, Havers goes to a singles' night with the hope of finding a life outside work. [86 minutes]

  • The Inspector Lynley Mysteries, Series V: The Word of God (#2619)

    A body found inside a meat truck leads Lynley and Havers into the world of struggling immigrants. [86 minutes]

  • Jericho, Series II: to Murder and Create (#2701)

    A distinguished scientist involved in weapons research is found murdered. Robert Lindsay stars. [116 minutes]

  • Jericho, Series II: The Hollow Men (#2702)

    As a great smog envelops London, a serial killer is targeting courting couples. [116 minutes]

  • Foyle's War, Series IV: Invasion (#2703)

    Inspector Christopher fights against murder, mystery and betrayal on the south coast of England. [86 minutes]

  • Foyle's War, Series IV: Bad Blood (#2704)

    A biological warfare experiment goes wrong, leaving a local woman dead and Sam hospitalized. [86 minutes]

  • Foyle's War: Bleak Midwinter (#2705)

    When two women are found dead, Folye begins to suspect that the two deaths are linked. [86 minutes]

  • Foyle's War: Casualties of War (#2706)

    Sabotage and gambling come together when a body is found murdered near a military research center. [86 minutes]

  • Miss Marple: Towards Zero (#2707)

    When a friend of the formidable Lady Tressilian is found dead, Miss Marple searches for the killer. [86 minutes]

  • Miss Marple, Series III: Nemesis (#2708)

    Miss Marple is faced with her greatest challenge yet when she discovers instructions from the recently deceased Mr. Rafiel to investigate a "possible crime." [86 minutes]

  • Miss Marple, Series III: At Bertram's Hotel (#2709)

    Miss Marple enjoys her stay in London's Bertram's Hotel, until two of the staff are murdered. [86 minutes]

  • Miss Marple, Series III: Ordeal By Innocence (#2710)

    Jacko Argyle - convicted of murdering his adoptive mother, Rachel (Jane Seymour, "Dr. Quinn") - went to the gallows protesting his innocence. Jacko's family is shocked when, some months later, stranger Dr. Arthur Calgary proves that Jacko did have an alibi - he was with him at the time of the murder. [86 minutes]

  • Inspector Lynley Mysteries, Series 6: Natural Causes (#2711)

    While Lynley is suspended from duty, Havers investigates the drowning of a woman in her car. [86 minutes]

  • Inspector Lynley Mysteries, Series 6: One Guilty Deed (#2712)

    After Lynley is reinstated, he tries to catch a crime boss but his star witness is found shot dead. [86 minutes]

  • Inspector Lynley Mysteries, Series 6: Chinese Walls (#2713)

    Lynley & Havers are catapulted into the world of internet vice when they investigate a brutal death. [86 minutes]

  • Inspector Lynley Mysteries, Series 6: In the Blink of an Eye (#2714)

    The mysterious death of a paparazzo leads Lynley and Havers to a 1995 massacre in Bosnia. [86 minutes]

  • The Ruby in the Smoke (#3703)

    Scrappy orphan Sally Lockhart faces deadly villains as she uncovers the truth of her father's death. [86 minutes]

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