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Four full-cast dramas featuring the London police duo.
Sergeant Jimmy Vogel is an old-school, down-to-earth copper. Dedicated and tenacious, he’s happy to work overtime to get results (to the dismay of his long-suffering wife, Mo). But after repeatedly missing out on promotion, he finds himself working under Superintendent Fraser, whose methods are alien to him. For Jimmy, policing’s about understanding human nature, while his boss relies more on facts and figures. But to catch criminals, it takes both science and instinct, as the duo discover in these four stories.
Body on the Heath – A young man is found on Putney Heath, his throat cut. Who is he, and how did he come to die such a grisly death? Vogel’s having trouble finding any satisfactory answers….
An Ordinary Bloke – When a woman is killed by faulty electrical wiring, it looks like murder. Her husband is the obvious suspect, but he’s disappeared – and in tracking him down, Vogel and Fraser uncover unpleasant truths and secrets dating back 30 years.
Sins of the Father – Jimmy Vogel is feeling his age. He’s finally managed to make Inspector, but at the expense of his home life; he’s feeling out of step with the youngsters at the station; and Superintendent Fraser still criticises his lack of tact. And his current investigation isn’t making life any easier….
Background – The old firm of Vogel and Fraser is in danger of breaking up. Fraser’s stuck behind a desk and rarely gets out on the job, and Vogel’s thinking of packing it in altogether. But neither of them can resist a challenge, and when a child is kidnapped they both get back on the case.
Created by veteran scriptwriter Bill Lyons, these thrilling detective dramas star Douglas Livingstone as Vogel and Nigel Hawthorne as Fraser, with Diana Bishop as Mo.
- 01 – Body on the Heath
- 02 – An Ordinary Bloke
- 03 – Sins of the Father
- 04 – Background