Quentin Nightingale—the owner of Myfleet Manor—and his beautiful wife Elizabeth, appeared to be a golden couple with many friends and few enemies. But when Elizabeth is murdered, Wexford and Burden uncover dark family secrets and discover that the key to solving the crime is held within the life of a great poet…

  • The Stage: TVS is to stick to its promise to film a further two series based on Ruth Rendell novels. Despite the uneven reaction to the first Rendell story, Wolf to the Slaughter which failed to make ITV’s top ten programmes, the company is to press ahead with 2 more adventures featuring Rendell’s Inspector Wexford.

Cast + Credits

  • DCI Wexford

    George Baker

  • DI Burden

    Christopher Ravenscroft

  • Quentin Nightingale

    Michael Jayston

  • Elizabeth Nightingsle

    Catherine Neilson

  • Denys Villiers

    Nigel Terry

  • Georgina Villiers

    Karen Meagher

  • Katje Doorn

    Ellis van Maarseveen

  • Sean Lovell

    Padriag O'Loingsigh

  • Lionel Marriot

    David Swift

  • Mrs Catrip

    Sandra Voe

  • Mrs Lovell

    Kate David

  • Dr Len Crocker

    John Burgess

  • Dora Wexford

    Louie Ramsay

  • Jean Burden

    Ann Penfold

  • John Burden

    Noah Huntley

  • Pat Burden

    Emma Smith

  • DS Martin

    Ken Kitson

  • Alf Tawney

    John Tams

  • DC Bryant

    Jonathan Magnanti

  • Hypatia Hancock

    Christina Greatrex

  • Production Manager

    Clive Hedges

  • 1st Assistant Director

    Jon Older

  • 2nd Assistant Director

    Stephanie Sullivan

  • Stage Manager

    Tiggi Trethowan

  • Production Secretary

    Jill Partington

  • Music composed by

    Brian Bennett

  • Script Executive

    Corinne Cartier

  • Casting Director

    Doreen Jones

  • Costume Designer

    Rita Angell

  • Make up

    Marian Durnford

  • Graphic Designer

    Freddie Triccas

  • Designer

    Brian Ashbrooke-Motte

  • Production Buyer

    Ray Warwick

  • Vision Engineer

    Peter Mills

  • Sound Recordist

    Peter Pardo

  • Dubbing Mixer

    Tony Cunningham

  • Videotape Editor

    Christopher Wentzell

  • Electrician

    Reg Tanner

  • Camera Grip

    Alan Imeson

  • Cameraman

    Mike Hutton

  • Lighting Director

    Brian Turner

  • Executive Producer

    Graham Benson

  • Producer

    Neil Zeiger

  • Directed by

    Mary McMurray

  • A Television South Production