Alan Dobie stars as Victorian Detective Sergeant Cribb in this classic series written by award-winning 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.
The Hand That Rocks The Cradle
Nurse Grant, nursemaid to Princess Beatrice's son Alexander is dismissed. A pram she was in charge of narrowly missed careering into Queen Victoria so Detective Sergeant Cribb is called in to investigate. He discovers the pram had been tampered with - the work of anarchists?
The Choir That Wouldn't Sing
Sergeant Cribb and Constable Thackeray pay a visit to the Gloucestershire countryside to investigate a carolling Colonel's alleged suicide. Further investigations reveal that the Colonel made a second will - which was never signed...
Murder Old Boy
Petersham School hosts a special old-boys reunion for selected and distinguished former pupils. The reunion is organised by the school's ex-captain. But suddenly the old school tie finds another use and murder is on the syllabus for Cribb and Thackeray.
Invitation To A Dynamite Party A desperate gang conspire to blow up a British battleship and London is beset by 'Dynamiters' (terrorists). The only way Cribb can thwart their efforts is to become one of their number.