Cribb (1980–1981)
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The Hand That Rocks the Cradle 

After a pram containing Queen Victoria's grandson Prince Alexander accidentally rolls away and nearly collides with the monarch the nursemaid is sacked, creating a vacancy. The child's ... See full summary »

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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
Alan Dobie Alan Dobie ... Sergeant Cribb
David Waller David Waller ... Inspector Jowett
William Simons ... Constable Thackeray
Rosalie Crutchley ... Mrs. Innocent
Jessica Spencer ... Queen Victoria
Irene Richard ... Princess Beatrice
Scott Fredericks Scott Fredericks ... Prince Henry
Nicholas Day ... Igor Ozolin
Sarah Neville Sarah Neville ... Jane Temple
Virginia Denham Virginia Denham ... Nurse Grant
Timothy Carlton ... Supt. Wilmot
Aubrey Woods Aubrey Woods ... Lord Caspar-Jones
Timothy Stark Timothy Stark ... Huw Caspar-Jones
Francesca Gerrard Francesca Gerrard ... Gwyneth Caspar-Jones
Jane Sherwin Jane Sherwin ... Lady Mortimer
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After a pram containing Queen Victoria's grandson Prince Alexander accidentally rolls away and nearly collides with the monarch the nursemaid is sacked, creating a vacancy. The child's parents want young, progressive Miss Temple but the queen is in favour of her daughter's old nurse, Mrs. Innocent, an austere, gin-swigging old dragon. The child's father Prince Henry asks Cribb to investigate Mrs. Innocent, currently employed in caring for the 2 children of an eccentric composer, for proof of unsuitability through senility. Cribb investigates and finds that the pram was sabotaged in order to create a vacancy close to the Crown. The two candidates for the nursemaid position come under suspicion. Written by don @ minifie-1 (corrections by ignazia)

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Crime | Drama | Mystery

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Release Date:

12 April 1981 (UK) See more »

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Granada Television See more »
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The title is believed to have inspired Morrissey to name his song of the same name for The Smiths which appears on their debut album. See more »

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