Alan Dobie stars as Victorian Detective Sergeant Cribb in this classic series written by award-wining crime writer Peter Lovesey. Known for his wry sense of humour, Cribb is the backbone of Scotland Yard's newly formed Criminal Investigation Department aided, and sometimes hindered, by the faithful Constable Thackeray.
Swing, Swing Together Three female students witness a body being dumped into the river while out for a midnight swim. Cribb and Thackeray investigate and then find themselves re-enacting scenes from Three Men In A Boat. Abracadaver The music hall circuit is suffering because performers are meeting with nasty accidents at an alarming rate. Cribb and his Constable visit the music hall and witness Albert the Strongman becoming the latest victim, then investigate sinister theatrical digs. The Detective Wore Silk Drawers Bare-knuckle fighting is illegal - but the hands on a headless body recovered from the Thames bear the mark of a such a fighter. Cribb's efforts to identify the body take him into the seedy world of bare-knuckle fighters. The Horizontal Witness The body of the 'King' of London's underworld is found in one of his brothels. Cribb discovers a link with a London Hospital and as Thackeray has problems 'of a personal nature' admits him to Charing Cross Hospital for an operation while observing a key criminal. Wobble to Death A 'Wobble' is another name for a long-distance walking race and the two able detectives are called upon to solve the murder of one of the contestants in the World Pedestrian Championship.