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Wycliffe and the Cycle of Death (1993)

When Penzance bookseller Matthew Glyn is found murdered Wycliffe uncovers a far from happy family situation. One of his brothers, Alfred, is a recluse who has not spoken to him for years, ... See full summary »

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Pennant Roberts

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W.J. Burley (as W J Burley), Julia Jones (adapted for television by)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jack Shepherd ... Det. Chief Supt. Wycliffe
Gemma Jones ... Sara Glynn
Richard Heffer ... Maurice Glynn
Carla Mendonça ... Det. Sgt. Lane
Kevin Quarmby Kevin Quarmby ... Det. Insp. Kersey
Lucy Fleming ... Helen Wycliffe
John Turner ... Matthew Glynn
John Cater ... Alfred Glynn
Siri Neal Siri Neal ... Christine Glynn
Joseph Bennett Joseph Bennett ... David Glynn
Steve Jacobs Steve Jacobs ... Gerald Glynn
David Shaw David Shaw ... Det. Insp. Trice
Tim Munro Tim Munro ... Sgt. Fox
Peter Settelen ... Dr. Franks
Peter Jonfield Peter Jonfield ... Ronnie Swayne
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Storyline

When Penzance bookseller Matthew Glyn is found murdered Wycliffe uncovers a far from happy family situation. One of his brothers, Alfred, is a recluse who has not spoken to him for years, whilst another brother, Maurice, was involved in a dispute over ancestral land with the dead man. Their sister Sara cannot be trusted to tell the truth and Matthew's wife disappeared years earlier in apparently mysterious circumstances. And then another member of the family is killed. . . Written by don @ minifie-1

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 August 1993 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Wycliffe ja kuoleman perhe See more »

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

This was the pilot episode for the series which would follow. Several regular parts would be recast for the series, notably D.S.Lane, D.I.Kersey and Mrs Wycliffe. See more »

Quotes

Sara Glynn: You never had a wife, Alfred. You were lucky. The woman you wanted to marry was a bitch and a whore.
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Spin-off Wycliffe (1994) See more »

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typical british cop show
17 February 2019 | by sandcrab277See all my reviews

Quick witted lead actor jack shepherd as chief superintendent investigating 2 deaths with the subtlety of a sledge hammer in scenic penzance, cornwall, united kingdom .... moves too slow due to a lot of re-interviews by people lying deliberately about everything ....cornwall is a beautiful place to be investigating murders


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