A popular local farmer is found beaten to death in his own kitchen. Wexford believes that the prime suspects include the man’s own family—three generations of women—who all appear to have strong alibis for the time of death…

  • The Mouse in the Corner is adapted from the short story Blood Lines (1996) and is the only Ruth Rendell story to be transmitted before publication.
  • Southampton University campus was used as the setting for the fictional University of Hilldene where Burden’s daughter Pat studies dentistry.

Cast + Credits

  • DCI Wexford

    George Baker

  • DI Burden

    Christopher Ravenscroft

  • Dora Wexford

    Louie Ramsay

  • Jenny Burden

    Diane Keen

  • Eva Peterlee

    Elizabeth Spriggs

  • DS Martin

    Ken Kitson

  • Dr Crocker

    John Burgess

  • Heather Peterlee

    Victoria Fairbrother

  • Pat Burden

    Emma Smith

  • Arlene Heddon

    Katrina Levon

  • PC Malahyde

    Sasha Mitchell

  • Sgt Willoughby

    Colin Campbell

  • Gary Wyatt

    Che Walker

  • Mr Hughes

    Raymond Mason

  • Mercedes owner

    Nicholas Hutchinson

  • Mr Tool

    Michael Stroud

  • Joe Peterlee

    George Innes

  • Monica Peterlee

    Lyn Fairleigh

  • Carol Fox

    Belinda Sinclair

  • Max Fox

    MIchael Irving

  • Forensic Officer

    Philip McGough

  • Tom Peterlee

    Pip Donaghy

  • Original music composed by

    Brian Bennett

  • Production Associate

    George Baker

  • Casting Director

    Doreen Jones

  • Stunt Arranger

    Peter Brayman

  • Production Manager

    Peter Hider

  • Location Manager

    Roland Caine

  • 1st Assistant Director

    Phil Hartley

  • 2nd Assistant Director

    Stephanie Sullivan

  • 3rd Assistant Director

    Justine Noakes

  • Continuity

    Alison Black

  • Production Co-ordinator

    Susan Irish

  • Producer's Secretary

    Lesley Courley

  • Costume Design

    Rita Angell

  • Wardrobe Mistress

    Sheryl Brittain

  • Wardrobe Assistant

    Erika Pharaoh

  • Make Up

    Toni Holmes
    Deborah McKinley

  • Production Buyer

    Graham Curtis

  • Art Director

    Peter Bull

  • Design Assistant

    Anthony Howell

  • Graphics

    John Hamon

  • Camera Operator

    Julian Barber

  • Focus Puller

    Bruce Barraclough

  • Camera Grip

    Alan Imeson

  • Sound Recordist

    Maurice Hillier

  • Boom Swinger

    Liam Ryan

  • Gaffer Electrician

    John Donoghue

  • Best Boy

    Steve Philps

  • Electricians

    Mick Lay
    Roy Robberts

  • Prop Master

    Paul Kearney

  • Construction

    Colin Bradbury
    Mike Swanston

  • Standby Craftsman

    Max Grant

  • Assistant Film Editors

    Steve Branscombe
    Steve Crabb

  • Dubbing Editor

    Peter Dansie

  • Assistant Dubbing Editor

    Mark Newson

  • Dubbing Mixer

    Dave Fallon

  • Production Accountant

    Peter Harvey

  • Assistant Accountant

    Gay Huse

  • Music recorded by

    Dick Plant atHoneywell Studios

  • Film shot on 16mm


  • Processed by

    Rank Film Labs

  • Lighting equipment supplied by

    Michael Samuelson Lighting Limited

  • Grip Equipment supplied by

    Snowdonia Films

  • Film Editor

    Nigel Bate

  • Production Designer

    Christine Ruscoe

  • Director of Photography

    Ken Brinsley

  • Executive Producer

    Graham Benson

  • Producer

    Neil Zeiger

  • Directed by

    Rob Walker

  • A Blue Heaven Production for