Daunt And Dervish

After the Second World War, two women resolve their feelings of uselessness by setting up a detective agency.

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0101After The Ball Is Over2003111720060417 (BBC7)
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Feeling useless after the Second World War, two women set up their own detective agency.

Feeling useless after the Second World War, two women set up their own detective agency. Stars Anna Massey and Imelda Staunton.

Feeling useless after the Second World War, two women set up their own detective agency.

Stars Anna Massey and Imelda Staunton.

In the first of five period comedy/thrillers to be broadcast over this week, we discover how two women who worked in their different ways in the Ministry of Defence during the Second World War, resolve their feelings of uselessness by setting up a detective agency.

Josephine Daunt....Anna Massey Susan Dervish....Imelda Staunton Bill Mackie....Bill Paterson Elizabeth Vavasseur....Kate Buffery James Vavasseur....Rupert Vansittart Charles....Ben Crowe Daisy....Beth Chalmers With Andrew Harrison and Stephen Critchlow.

Written by Guy Meredith, from an idea by Anna Massey and Imelda Staunton.

0102South Of The Border2003111820060418 (BBC7)
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The detective duo rescue a drowning woman, only to discover she is not what she seems.

The detective duo rescue a drowning woman, only to discover she is not what she seems. Stars Imelda Staunton and Anna Massey

The detective duo rescue a drowning woman, only to discover she's not what she seems.

The detective duo rescue a drowning woman, only to discover she's not what she seems. Stars Imelda Staunton and Anna Massey.

Stars Imelda Staunton and Anna Massey.

The duo rescue a woman from drowning - but she is not what she seems.

Imelda Staunton and Anna Massey star.

The duo rescues a woman from drowning, only to discover she is not at all what she seems.

The duo rescue a woman from drowning, only to discover she is not at all what she seems.

Daunt and Dervish have established their detective agency and there is a steady flow of business.

But their lives really become exciting when they rescue a woman from drowning, discover she is not at all what she seems, and find themselves involved in the more shady side of life at the race track.

Josephine Daunt....Anna Massey Susan Dervish....Imelda Staunton Bill Mackie....Bill Paterson Ted Sharping....Bill Nighy Inspector Morgan....Joan Meredith Flora....Helen Longworth Madame Januski....Carolyn Jones Manager....Jonathan Keeble Written by Guy Meredith from an idea by Anna Massey and Imelda Staunton.

Directed by Janet Whitaker

0103A Question Of Class2003111920060419 (BBC7)
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The detective duo's suspicions are aroused when a student asks them to find a wallet.

The detective duo return to their Covent Garden office in London early one morning to discover an Oxford undergraduate slumped on the doorstep wanting them to find the wallet he left in a Soho house of ill repute.

Daunt's knowledge of his past makes her very suspicious of later accusations that he's beaten a woman up.

With the Second World War over, former spies Josephine Daunt and Susan Dervish are running their own detective agency.

Stars Imelda Staunton as Josephine Daunt, Anna Massey as Susan Dervish, Bill Patterson as Bill Mackie and Scott Handy as James 'Podger' Urquhart.

Format by Imelda Staunton and Anna Massey. Written by Guy Meredith.

Producer: Cherry Cookson. Director: Janet Whitaker.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2003.

The detective duo's suspicions are aroused when a student asks them to find a wallet. Stars Anna Massey and Imelda Staunton.

Stars Anna Massey and Imelda Staunton.

Our two female detectives return to their Covent Garden office early one morning to discover an OXFORD undergraduate slumped on the doorstep wanting them to find the wallet he left in a Soho house of ill repute.

Daunt's knowledge of his past makes her very suspicious of later accusations that he has beaten a woman up.

  • josephine daunt....Anna Massey susan dervish....Imelda Staunton bill mackie....Bill Paterson stephen lane....charlie simpson jamie urquhart....Scott Handy mimi....Rachel Atkins doctor....Tom George salesman....Stephen Critchlow written by Guy Meredith from an idea by Anna Massey and Imelda Staunton.

    directed by Cherry Cookson

  • 0104Games Of Chance2003112020060420 (BBC7)
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    The detective duo get caught up with a priest and a young 1948 Olympic boxing hopeful.

    The detective duo are called in on a 'sporting' assignment to keep a 24 hour watch on a young East End boy who's about to fight for a place in the 1948 boxing team. The local Catholic priest has been taking a special interest in the boy's progress, but why?

    With the Second World War over, former spies Josephine Daunt and Susan Dervish are running their own detective agency.

    Stars Imelda Staunton as Josephine Daunt, Anna Massey as Susan Dervish, Bill Patterson as Bill Mackie, Dermot Crowley as Father Mike Finucan and Carl Prekopp as Tommy.

    Format by Imelda Staunton and Anna Massey. Written by Guy Meredith.

    Producer: Cherry Cookson. Director: Janet Whitaker.

    First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2003.

    (04/05)

    The detective duo get caught up with a priest and a young 1948 Olympic boxing hopeful. Stars Anna Massey and Imelda Staunton.

    Stars Anna Massey and Imelda Staunton.

    Daunt and Dervish are called in on a 'sporting' assignment when they are asked to do a 24 hour watch on a young East End boy who is about to fight for a place in the 1948 Olympic boxing team.

    The local Catholic priest has been taking a special interest in the boy's progress, but why? Josephine Daunt....Anna Massey Susan Dervish....Imelda Staunton Bill Mackie....Bill Paterson Finucane....Dermot Crowley Tommy....Carl Prekopp Maria....Liza Sadovy Morry....Andrew Harrison Constantine....Stephen Critchlow Written by Guy Meredith, from an idea by Anna Massey and Imelda Staunton.

    Directed by Cherry Cookson

    0105The Singer Not The Song20080321 (BBC7)
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    Suspected of killing a newspaper magnate, the detective duo must find the real murderer.

    Suspected of killing a newspaper magnate, the detective duo must find the real murderer. Stars Anna Massey and Imelda Staunton.

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    (05/05)

    Suspected of killing a newspaper magnate, the detective duo must find the real murderer.

    Suspected of killing a newspaper magnate, the detective duo must find the real murderer. Stars Anna Massey and Imelda Staunton.

    Stars Anna Massey and Imelda Staunton.

    When a newspaper magnate is murdered, Daunt and Dervish find themselves under suspicion.

    When a newspaper magnate is murdered, the obvious suspect is his much younger wife, but when the police discover that Daunt and Dervish were actually in the grounds of the house that evening, they are not only under suspicion but their licence is suspended.

    The only way to get it back will be for them to beat the police to the discovery of the real murderer.

    Josephine Daunt....Anna Massey Susan Dervish....Imelda Staunton Bill Mackie....Bill Paterson Daniel Slater....Nicky Henson Ellen McQuaid....Alison Pettitt Mel Rankin....Gerard Mcdermott Ben Greenway....Harry Myers Insp.

    Bartholomew....Andrew Harrison Martha....Marlene Sidaway Written by Guy Meredith, from an idea by Anna Massey and Imelda Staunton Directed by Cherry Cookson

    0201In Questionable Shape2006051920090420 (BBC7)
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    London 1947, and a theatre visit sets off a mystery to rival what's happening on stage.

    London 1947, and a theatre visit sets off a mystery to rival what's happening on stage. Stars Anna Massey and Frances Barber.

    London 1947.

    A theatre visit sets off a mystery to rival what's happening on stage.

    Stars Anna Massey and Frances Barber.

    The detectives return.

    A London theatre visit sets off a mystery to rival what's on stage.

    London 1947, and the Daunt and Dervish detective agency is back in business.

    As the lights come on again in London's theatreland, a visit to the Old Vic sets off a mystery to rival what's happening on stage.

    0202Que Reste-t'il De Nos Amours?2006052620090421 (BBC7)
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    Asked to bid for a Monet at auction, the detectives are led on a trail over the Channel. Stars Anna Massey and Frances Barber.

    Asked to bid for a Monet at auction, the detectives are led on a trail over the Channel.

    Stars Anna Massey and Frances Barber.

    When asked to act as agents to bid for a Monet at auction, Daunt and Dervish little suspect it will lead them on a trail across the channel and open up some painful memories.

    0203Some Commandment Or Other2006060220090422 (BBC7)
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    When the detectives watch a divorce lawyer's wife, their operation takes a sinister turn.

    When the detectives watch a divorce lawyer's wife, their operation takes a sinister turn. Stars Anna Massey and Frances Barber

    Stars Anna Massey and Frances Barber.

    Daunt and Dervish are asked by a leading divorce lawyer to investigate his wife, but a simple surveillance operation turns into something altogether more sinister.

    0204A Farewell To Ingleby2006060920090423 (BBC7)
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    Detective Daunt's country weekend at an old friend's house doesn't go quite as planned.

    Detective Daunt's country weekend at an old friend's house doesn't go quite as planned. Stars Anna Massey and Frances Barber.

    Stars Anna Massey and Frances Barber.

    Daunt is delighted to receive a surprise invitation to spend the weekend at an old friend's country house, but the weekend does not go quite as planned.

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    In foggy London, the detectives meet a charming American, with dangerous consequences.

    In foggy London, the detectives meet a charming American, with dangerous consequences. Stars Anna Massey and Frances Barber.

    Stars Anna Massey and Frances Barber.

    Daunt and Dervish are surprised when Mackie recognises the description of their charming American thief.

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    The Daunt and Dervish detective agency is back in business.

    As the country prepares to crown the new Queen, the ladies accept an invitation for tea at Claridge's.

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    Following up their investigations at Runnymede film studios, what are Daunt and Dervish going to find behind the locked door?

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    An unexpected visitor leads Daunt and Dervish to the conclusion that they are not the only ones interested in Belinda Lane.

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    Daunt and Dervish find themselves in Whitechapel and Bill finds himself in the Thames.

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    As Coronation Day dawns, the team engage in a desperate search.

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    Preparations for Josephine and Bill's wedding take a back seat when Daunt and Dervish get a phone call.

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    Daunt and Dervish might find it harder than they expected to have another word with Terry Stevens.

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    A trip to the Astoria dancehall turns out to be a little more exciting than the ladies had planned.

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    Both the De Vere Cole garden party and the garage at the King's Cross railway arches bring surprises.

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    Mrs Mackie chooses a rather awkward time to pay a visit.