Rent Cribb: Vol.1 (1980)

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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.
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.
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June Wyndham-Davies
Peter Lovesey, Brian Thompson, Bill MacIlwraith, Jacqueline Lovesey, Alan Plater
Acorn Media
British TV, TV Classics, TV Crimes, TV Dramas, TV Mysteries
Release Date:
Run Time:
253 minutes
English Dolby Digital 1.0
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Aspect Ratio:
Full Screen 1.33:1 / 4:3
  • Filmographies
  • Peter Lovesey Biography
  • Bibliography
  • Picture Gallery
  • Production Notes
Disc 1:
This disc includes the following episodes:
1. Swing, Swing Together
2. Abracadaver
3. The Detective Wore Silk Drawers
- Special Features
Disc 2:
This disc includes the following episodes:
4. The Horizontal Witness
5. Wobble to Death
- Special Features

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