Wexford and Burden are holidaying with their wives on Corsica when they encounter a charismatic young couple: Philip and Iris Blackstock. Wexford cuts his holiday short when Iris disappears and Philip receives a ransom note from someone claiming to be her kidnapper…

  • During their stay on Corsica, the cast and crew had to endure terrible weather conditions with the Mistral playing havoc on the shoot. A stunt driver nearly went over the edge of a cliff and the director—Sandy Johnson—and his crew had some hairy moments aboard a helicopter.
  • The hotel where Wexford and Burden stayed is the beautiful Le Maquis in Porticcio.
  • The Corsican music featured in Achilles Heel is taken from the album In Core by I Muvrini.

Cast + Credits

  • DCI Wexford

    George Baker

  • DI Burden

    Christopher Ravenscroft

  • Dora Wexford

    Louie Ramsay

  • Jenny Burden

    Diane Keen

  • Philip Blackstock

    Stephen Dillane

  • Iris Blackstock

    Kim Barclay

  • Ange

    André Oumansky

  • Anna

    Julia Lane

  • PC Stevens

    Robert Hands

  • Linda Blackstock

    Charlotte Howard

  • Jon Walsh

    Norman Eshley

  • Cleaner

    Saidie Shimmin

  • Lucy Rieux

    Saira Todd

  • Jane Conway

    Katie O'Connell

  • Auden

    Preston Lockwood

  • Mrs Penn

    Anna Way

  • Forensic Scientist

    Philip McGough

  • Photographer

    Richard Strange

  • Script Executive

    Corinne Cartier

  • Casting Director

    Doreen Jones

  • Original music composed by

    Brian Bennett

  • Corsican featured music by

    I Muvrini

  • Stunt Arranger (UK)

    Mark Boyle

  • Stunt Arranger (Corsica)

    Gareth Milne

  • Stunt Performers

    Jim Dowdall
    Andrew Bradford

  • Corsican facilities provided by

    Corsican Film Services

  • Production Manager

    Graeme MacArthur

  • Location Manager (UK)

    Barry Beckett

  • Location Manager (Corsica)

    Noel Costa

  • 1st Assistant Director

    Francesco Reidy

  • Continuity

    Alison Black

  • Production Secretary

    Susan Irish

  • Stage Manager

    Mike Fisher

  • Graphic Design

    The Original Graphics Company

  • Costume Designer

    Rita Angell

  • Production Secretary

    Theresa Smith

  • Producer's Secretary

    Cathie Willcock's

  • Make Up

    Toni Holmes

  • Production Buyer

    Graham Curtis

  • Designer

    Christine Ruscoe

  • Camera Grip

    Alan Imeson

  • Sound Recordist

    Maurice Hillier

  • Camera Operator

    Julian Barber

  • Dubbing Editor

    Peter Dansie

  • Dubbing Mixer

    Tony Cunningham

  • Film Editor

    Christopher Wentzell

  • Lighting Cameraman

    Ken Brinsley

  • Executive Producer

    Graham Benson

  • Producer

    Neil Zeiger

  • Directed by

    Sandy Johnson

  • A Blue Heaven Production for

    TVS