UK classification of Ruth Rendell video/dvd releases.
Clues as to why the Wexford series has never been fully released on DVD.
In 1992, TVS lost its ITV franchise and sadly, the rights to its programme library did not remain within the ITV Network. George Baker discovered that the series was being broadcast without proper payments being made to the actors and this page tells the story of his battle to recover repeat fees for Wexford episodes shown around the world…
A two-disc set featuring one Wexford episode (Simisola) plus The Lake of Darkness reissued in Australia.
A two-disc set featuring two Wexford episodes (Road Rage and Harm Done) reissued in Australia.
A 2-disc set including three Inspector Wexford specials: Simsiola; Harm Done and Road Rage plus the ITV3 documentary Super sleuths.
A five-disc set featuring three Wexford episodes (Simisola, Road Rage and Harm Done) plus The Lake of Darkness released in Australia.
A 4-disc set (Simisola, Road Rage and Harm Done) in English with Danish, Swedish, Finnish and Norwegian subtitles.
A 4-disc set containing: Simisola, Road Rage and Harm Done released in Spain.
A 9-disc box set featuring 3 Wexfords (Simisola, Road Rage and Harm Done) plus 14 non-Wexford stories from Network DVD.
Box set released by DD Home Entertainment featuring Simisola (120 min edit), Road Rage and Harm Done.
3 Wexford DVDs were released in the Netherlands in 2006. Inspector Wexford 1 features: Harm Done plus The Lake of Darkness (a non-Wexford Rendell story produced by Blue Heaven for Meridian in 1999). Inspector Wexford 2 features Road Rage and Inspector Wexford 3: Simisola (full-length version) plus a bonus 60 minute episode of Master of the Moor (another non-Wexford story) starring Colin Firth. The DVDs are in English with Dutch subtitles.
A box set of 3 BBC produced Barbara Vine dramas released by Cinema Club in 2005.
All the TVS produced Wexford titles (1987–1992) are available to buy on PAL VHS. These titles are now “out–of–print” but copies can still be found.