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Means of Evil

The poisonous meal Wexford recreates needed a tin of sild which we couldn’t find anywhere until I managed to get some from Budgen’s in Devizes. I made the dish up at home and took it along to the set. Not often you get the detective cooking up the murder weapon, is it?

George Baker

When Wexford and Burden attend wholefood fanatic Axel Kingman’s wedding, they never suspect that they will shortly be investigating the new bride’s death. Set against a backdrop of the healthy living revolution, the two detectives try to discover why Hannah Kingman died. Their investigation unravels a tangled web of emotions and an insatiable lust for revenge. 2


DCI Wexford
George Baker
DI Burden
Christopher Ravenscroft
Dora Wexford
Louie Ramsay
Jenny Burden
Diane Keen
Axel Kingman
Patrick Malahide
Corinne Last
Cheryl Campbell
Dr Crocker
John Burgess 3
DS Martin
Ken Kitson
Hannah Kingman
Wendy Morgan
Sgt Willoughby
Colin Campbell 4
John Hood
Gerard Hood
Amyas Ireland
Michael Hadley
Fay Masterson
Phil Hearne
Shop Owner
Chris Sullivan
Kenneth Gandolph
John Murphy
John Kingman
Mark Chapman
Script Editor
Corinne Cartier 5
Casting Director
Doreen Jones 6
Original music composed by
Brian Bennett
Chamber music arranged by
Lester Baines
Stunt Arranger
Stuart St Paul
TYLER the dog trained by
Val Tyson
Production Manager
Lars MacFarlane 7
Location Manager
Martin Robinson
1st Assistant Director
David Crabtree
Gwen Hughes
Production Secretary
Cathie Willcocks
Graphic Designer
The Original Graphics Company
Stage Manager
Kerry Bignall
Costume Designer
Kimberley Foster
Makeup Supervisior
Debbie McKinlay
Mark Ward
Production Buyer
Alan Bates
Camera Grip
Alan Imeson
Dubbing Mixers
Tony Cunningham, Dave Fallon
Dubbing Editor
Peter Dansie
Sound Recordist
Maurice Hillier
Camera Operator
Julian Barber
Lighting Cameraman
Michael D Smith
Film Editor
Nigel Bate
Executive Producer
Graham Benson
Neil Zeiger




  1. Television South, Wikipedia. ↩︎

  2. TVS Publicity 1991. ↩︎

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

  4. Colin Campbell 1937-2018, Wikipedia. ↩︎

  5. Corinne Cartier 1955-2015, NFTS. ↩︎

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

  7. Lars MacFarlane 1943-2017, BAFTA. ↩︎

Christopher Ravenscroft as Burden with George Baker as Wexford