An unsolved case —the disappearance of ten year old Stella Rivers—still haunts DCI Wexford. Then, one year later, another child goes missing. Wexford’s investigations are further complicated by concerns for Inspector Mike Burden who is still grieving the death of his much loved wife Jean. Burden begins an affair with the missing child’s mother that threatens to jeopardise both the case and his career…

  • Christopher Ravenscroft: We filmed in a house near Southampton, which was completely redecorated to fit Gemma’s exotic character. They even brought in a different bed! I was nervous at first, but there isn’t time to get embarrassed. You’re busy trying to make the scene work and there’s a crew of 50 people around you…

Cast + Credits

  • DCI Wexford

    George Baker

  • DI Burden

    Christopher Ravenscroft

  • Dora Wexford

    Louie Ramsay

  • Gemma Lawrence

    Celia Gregory

  • Chief Constable Freeborn

    Dave Hill

  • Ivor Fairfax Swan

    Simon Shepherd

  • Ros Swan

    Marian Bailey

  • DS Martin

    Ken Kitson

  • Grace

    Marion McLoughlin

  • John Burden

    Noah Huntley

  • Pat Burden

    Emma Smith

  • Sylvia

    Charon Bourke

  • WPC Johnson

    Susan Bovell

  • Sgt Willoughby

    Colin Campbell

  • Dr Crocker

    John Burgess

  • DC Thomas

    Michael Gunn

  • DC Loring

    Terry John

  • Tracy Mitchell

    Lynda Rooke

  • Gary Dean

    Jason Bonne-Grey

  • Mrs Dean

    Linda Phelan

  • Eileen Rushforth

    Cecily Hobbs

  • Bob Rushworth

    David Sibley

  • Mrs Scott

    Dilys Hamlett

  • Ray Bucks

    Robert Austin

  • Steve Little

    Nick Edmett

  • Arnold

    Chris Stanton

  • Mrs Foster

    Christine Moore

  • TV Reporter

    Guy Philips

  • Young Pat Burden

    Clare Stratton

  • Young John Burden

    James Nicholson

  • Leonie West

    Gail Taphouse

  • John Lawrence

    Sam Moore

  • Production Manager

    Graeme MacArthur

  • 1st Assistant Director

    James Greville

  • 2nd Assistant Directors

    Vaughan Watkins

  • Location Manager

    Ian Strachan

  • P.A./Continuity

    Sue Bishop

  • Stage Manager

    Tiggi Trethowan

  • Production Secretary

    Theresa Smith

  • Original music composed by

    Brian Bennett

  • Script Executive

    Corinne Cartier

  • Casting Director

    Susie Bruffin

  • Dialogue Coach

    Joan Washington

  • Costume

    Rita Angell

  • Make Uo

    Marion Durnford

  • Graphic Design

    Freddie Triccas

  • Production Buyer

    Alan Bates

  • Technical Supervisor

    Peter Mills

  • Chief Electrician

    Mike Hopley

  • Camera Grip

    Steve Imeson

  • Sound Recordist

    Maurice Hillier

  • Dubbing Mixer

    Danny Curtis

  • Dubbing Editor

    Mark Thomas

  • Camera Operator

    Julian Barber

  • Designer

    Christine Ruscoe

  • Videotape Editor

    Christopher Wentzell

  • Lighting Director

    Brian Turner

  • Executive Producer

    Graham Benson

  • Producer

    Neil Zeiger

  • Directed by

    Jan Sargent

  • A Television South Production