George Baker as Wexford..

A Sleeping Life


Wexford and I went over to Honfleur to film some of A Sleeping Life. We hugely enjoyed the Normandy lobsters, oysters, sea urchins and crab, the Langue de Boeuf and the Tripes à la mode de Caen.

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The body of Rhoda Comfrey is found on a lonely canal towpath. Subsequent investigations reveal very little about the dead woman or her life. The only clue is a wallet belonging to historical novelist Grenville West that leads Wexford firstly to London and then to France.

Credits

DCI Wexford
George Baker
DI Burden
Christopher Ravenscroft
Dora Wexford
Louie Ramsay
Polly Flinders
Imelda Staunton
Chief Constable Freeborn
Dave Hill
Malina Patel
Mamta Kaash
Chief Supt Howard Fortune
Patrick Drury
DI Baker
William Simons 3
Commissaire Laquin
Olivier Pierre 4
Sylvia Fairfax
Charon Bourke
Victor Vivian
Niall Buggy
DS Martin
Ken Kitson
Dr Len Crocker
John Burgess 5
Hetherington
Iain Mitchell
Sheila Wexford
Deborah Poplett
Charles West
Neil McCaul
Rhoda Comfrey
Su Douglas
Crossdresser
Liz Kettle
Hospital Secretary
Josie Kidd 6
Clerk of the Court
Peter Harri
Sgt Clements
Gordon Kane
Robin Fairfax
Matthew Grundy
Lilian Crown
Sylvia Syms 7
Stella Parker
Caroline Berry
Brian Parker
Mark Aspinall
Production Manager
Lars MacFarlane 8
1st Assistant Director
John Wright
2nd Assistant Director
Stephanie Sullivan
Location Manager
Graeme MacArthur
P.A./Continuity
Gillian Wheeler
Stage Manager
Mike Fisher
Production Secretary
Theresa Smith
Original music composed by
Brian Bennett
Script Executive
Corinne Cartier 9
Casting Director
Doreen Jones 10
Dialect Coach
Joan Washington 11
Costume
Serena Brown
Makeup
Anne Townley
Graphic Design
Freddie Triccas
Designer
Mark Ward
Production Buyer
Alan Bates
Technical Supervisor
Roger Chambers
Chief Electrician
Steve Williams
Camera Grip
Steve Imeson
Sound Recordist
A. Graham Fitzgerald
Dubbing Mixer
Danny Curtis
Dubbing Editor
Mark Thomas
Camera Operator
Julian Barber
Lighting Director
Brian Turner
Videotape Editor
Christopher Wentzell
Executive Producer
Graham Benson
Producer
Neil Zeiger

Soundtrack

Notes

Footnotes

  1. Bill Hays 1938-2006: obituary by Alan Plater, The Guardian. ↩︎

  2. George Baker, A Cook for all Seasons (Boxtree, 1989), p.120 ↩︎

  3. William Simons 1940-2018: obituary by Anthony Haywood, The Guardian. ↩︎

  4. Olivier Pierre 1953-2004, IMDb. ↩︎

  5. John Burgess 1933-2010: obituary by Mike Leigh, The Guardian. ↩︎

  6. Josie Kidd 1938-2018, IMDb. ↩︎

  7. Sylvia Syms 1934 - 2023: obituary by Andrew Pulver, The Guardian. ↩︎

  8. Lars MacFarlane 1943-2017, BAFTA. ↩︎

  9. Corinne Cartier 1955 - 2015, NFTS. ↩︎

  10. Doreen Jones 1940-2017: obituary by Derek Granger, The Guardian. ↩︎

  11. Joan Washington 1946 - 2021, BBC. ↩︎