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Series cast summary:
Alun Armstrong ...  D.C.I. Frank Jefferson / ... 3 episodes, 1998
Victoria Carling Victoria Carling ...  D.S. Marten / ... 3 episodes, 1998
Richard Griffiths ...  Geoffrey Crichton Potter 3 episodes, 1998
Warren Clarke ...  George Cragge 3 episodes, 1998
Sally Phillips ...  Jemma White 3 episodes, 1998
Patrick O'Kane ...  Andrew James 3 episodes, 1998
James McCarthy James McCarthy ...  Bamber Simpson 3 episodes, 1998
Simon Godley Simon Godley ...  Henry Potts 3 episodes, 1998
Rebecca Front ...  Beth Parsons 3 episodes, 1998
David Ryall ...  Max Parker 3 episodes, 1998
Reece Shearsmith ...  Broadcast Journalist 3 episodes, 1998
Lee Ingleby ...  Paul / ... 3 episodes, 1998
Richard Wilson ...  Lord Tone 3 episodes, 1998
Rachel Fielding Rachel Fielding ...  Laetitia Tone 3 episodes, 1998
John Bird John Bird ...  Controller Radio 4 / ... 3 episodes, 1998
Stephen Fry ...  Controller, Radio 2 3 episodes, 1998
Colin Guthrie Colin Guthrie ...  Second Studio Manager / ... 3 episodes, 1998
John Sessions ...  Hercules Fortescue 3 episodes, 1998
Richard Whitmore Richard Whitmore ...  PM Presenter / ... 3 episodes, 1998
Mark Gatiss ...  Junior Detective 3 episodes, 1998
Ian Harker Ian Harker ...  Second Studio Manager / ... 3 episodes, 1998
Siobhan Redmond ...  Ms Sin 3 episodes, 1998
Rik Mayall ...  Dominic De'Ath 3 episodes, 1998
Steve Pemberton ...  Lawrence Boot Heath / ... 2 episodes, 1998
Colum Convey Colum Convey ...  Agent 2 episodes, 1998
Keith Barron ...  Jim Wilkes 2 episodes, 1998
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A series of killings of bank managers has London in a turmoil, all the way up to Parliament. And the killer regularly calls about his handiwork, but only to a street-wise, and usually rather tipsy, radio reporter, about to be sacked for his habitual irreverence toward his station and the BBC. And while everything seems to point to a lead singer of a rock group famous for the "In The Red" music which has been connected to the killings, in typical British mystery fashion, there are also other sub-plots to be considered. Written by Bob Stebbins

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31 January 1999 (USA) See more »

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Dans le rouge See more »

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England, UK

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Too many half-baked ideas crammed together to succeed
18 December 2018 | by garsonfarmSee all my reviews

Unlike other reviewers, I failed to see any magic here. An over-contrived attempt at satirical comedy drama which can't decide if its target should be the political establishment, cliched detective dramas, or the internal machinations of the BBC so it takes aim at all three and fails to hit any of them successfully. The "plot" is stretched too far to retain even the slightest vestige of credibility or logical development, so relies on its satire and humour to plug the gaps. Unfortunately -despite some funny moments, a witty script and an excellent cast - these are not enough to save the day. And- without giving away a spoiler - the finale with its denouement exposing The Bad Guy fingers someone other than the shadowy character who is previously seen directing events, and there is no explanation for this jump from A to B or who A is.

Previous reviewers pleaded for a DVD release, which occurred in 2015 and can be easily found..


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