Playing God 

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Cordelia's old adversary DCS Fergusson hires her to look into his daughter's boyfriend, but nothing is ever as straightforward as that in this agency.


Mary McMurray


P.D. James (characters), Barbara Machin (screenplay) | 1 more credit »



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Helen Baxendale ... Cordelia Gray
Annette Crosbie ... Edith Sparshott
Struan Rodger ... Fergusson
Anna Madeley ... Petra
Jonathan Hackett Jonathan Hackett ... Immigration Officer (as Johnathan Hackett)
Billy Keating Billy Keating ... Keith
Paul Bhattacharjee ... Krish
Flora Montgomery ... Laura Fergusson
Gerard Butler ... Tim Bolton
Laura Brattan ... Doctor's Receptionist (as Laura Bratten)
Jack Ellis ... Stephen Childs
Catherine Russell ... Caroline Childs
Azim Majid Azim Majid ... Harish
Leon Black Leon Black ... Maan
David Harewood ... DI Peterson


A pregnant Cordelia is hired by Chief Inspector Fergusson to investigate Tim Bolton, a doctor who is dating his daughter Laura and of whom Fergusson disapproves. Bolton is also having an affair with his colleague's wife and soon afterwards he is stabbed to death. Following an anonymous tip-off from another police officer,Cordelia learns that Bolton's father was a policeman with Fergusson but, after a bungled job in which Bolton took the blame and Fergusson the glory, he committed suicide. Is Fergusson being black-mailed? Or is the distraught wife with whom he was having the affair out for revenge? Or maybe Laura is not as innocent as she seems. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Crime | Drama | Mystery



Release Date:

28 October 1999 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


When the policeman is seen giving a car registration over his radio, he says "Roger" for the letter "R", but "Romeo" is in fact the correct phonetic word for "R". "Roger" means "understood". See more »

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