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Murder Being Once Done

This is London. Not Kingsmarkham We’ve hardly any men on the case. We need all the help we can get.

Detective Inspector Burden

Mike Burden is on secondment in London. He is investigating the murder of a young woman found strangled in Kenbourne Vale cemetery vault when Reg Wexford, who is convalescing after a thrombosis, comes to stay in nearby Chelsea with his nephew, Superintendent Howard Fortune. Burden’s case is not progressing well, and Wexford decides to go against the doctor’s orders and embark upon his own unofficial investigation.


DCI Wexford
George Baker
DI Burden
Christopher Ravenscroft
Dora Wexford
Louie Ramsay
Jenny Burden
Diane Keen
Dr Len Crocker
John Burgess 2
DI Baker
John Forgeham 3
Brian Gregson
Philip Glenister
Sgt Clemens
George Sweeney
Ivan Teal
Ian McNeice
Derek Hicks
Older Man
Hugh Dickson 4
Nigel Gregory
Hannah Peters
Valerie Whittington
Mrs Lyle
Constance Chapman 5
Stephen Dearborn
Michael Elwyn
Melanie Dearborn
Polly Adams
Peggy Pope
Lizzy McInnerny
Johnny Lamont
Tom Radcliffe
Charlotte Attenborough
Colin Meredith
Script Executive
Corinne Cartier 6
Original music composed by
Brian Bennett
Casting Director
Doreen Jones 7
Production Manager
Mark Cooper
Location Managers
Ian Strachan, Dennis Firminger
1st Assistant Director
Francesco Reidy
Liz West
Production Secretary
Cathie Willcocks
Stage Manager
Mike Fisher
Production Buyer
Geoff Burford
Graphic Design
The Original Graphics Company
Costume Designer
Wendy McCullagh
Makeup Supervisor
Toni Holmes
Camera Grip
Alan Imeson
Christine Ruscoe
Dubbing Mixer
Tony Cunningham
Dubbing Editor
Peter Dansie
Sound Recordist
Maurice Hillier
Film Editor
Christopher Wentzell
Lighting Cameraman
Ken Brinsley BSC
Executive Producer
Graham Benson
Neil Zeiger




  1. Television South, Wikipedia. ↩︎

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

  3. John Forgeham 1941-2017: obituary Anthony Hayward, The Guardian. ↩︎

  4. Hugh Dickson 1927-2018: obituary by Alan Brownjohn, The Guardian. ↩︎

  5. Constance Chapman 1912-2003: obituary by Eric Shorter, The Guardian. ↩︎

  6. Corinne Cartier 1955-2015, NFTS. ↩︎

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

George Baker as Wexford with Christopher Ravenscroft as Burden