Foul Play

A murder game played by people whose business is murder.

Simon Brett hosts the murder mystery game with real-life crime writers.

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The first of six more editions of the panel game in which chairman Simon Brett challenges crime writers

Tim Heald and Jessica Mann to solve the mystery of A Murdered Reputation.

With Lee Simpson and Maria McErlane. Producer Ann Jobson

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970227]

Unknown: Simon Brett

Unknown: Tim Heald

Unknown: Jessica Mann

Unknown: Lee Simpson

Unknown: Maria McErlane.

Producer: Ann Jobson

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970306]

The second of six more editions of the panel game in which celebrated crime writers try to find the solution to a mystery. Chairman Simon Brett challenges Minette Walters and Frances Fyfield to solve the mystery of The Body on the Base Line. With Lee Simpson and Maria McErlane. Producer Ann Jobson

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970306]

Unknown: Simon Brett

Unknown: Minette Walters

Unknown: Frances Fyfield

Unknown: Base Line.

Unknown: Lee Simpson

Unknown: Maria McErlane.

Producer: Ann Jobson

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970313]

The third of six more editions of the Panel game in which celebrated crime Writers try to find the solution to a Mystery. Chairman Simon Brett challenges crime writers

Sarah Dunant and Keith Miles to solve the Mystery of Daytime Death. With Lee Simpson and Maria McErlane. Producer Ann Jobson

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970313]

Unknown: Simon Brett

Unknown: Sarah Dunant

Unknown: Keith Miles

Unknown: Lee Simpson

Unknown: Maria McErlane.

Producer: Ann Jobson

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970320]

The fourth of six editions of the panel game in which celebrated crime writers try to find the solution to a mystery. Chairman Simon Brett challenges Peter N Walker and Paula Gosling to solve the mystery of The Widow's Last Cruise. With Lee Simpson

and Maria McErlane. Producer Ann Jobson

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970320]

Unknown: Simon Brett

Unknown: Peter N Walker

Unknown: Paula Gosling

Unknown: Lee Simpson

Unknown: Maria McErlane.

Producer: Ann Jobson

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970327]

The fifth of six editions of the panel game. Chairman Simon Brett challenges Robert Barnard and Caroline Graham to solve the mystery of Another Dead Don. With Lee Simpson

and Maria McErlane. Producer Ann Jobson

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970327]

Unknown: Simon Brett

Unknown: Robert Barnard

Unknown: Caroline Graham

Unknown: Lee Simpson

Unknown: Maria McErlane.

Producer: Ann Jobson

0101The Murder At Albington Towers1996110720031203 (BBC7)
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A murder game played by people whose business is murder.

Simon Brett hosts the murder mystery game with real-life crime writers.

Crime writers Liza Cody and Susan Moody try to solve the death of a Dowager Duchess.

Written and chaired by Simon Brett.

Crime writers Liza Cody and Susan Moody try to solve the death of a Dowager Duchess.

Writers Liza Cody and Susan Moody investigate the murder of Dowager Duchess.

0102The Corpse In The Car Park1996111420031210 (BBC7)
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Crime writers John Harvey and Margaret Yorke try to solve a woman's death in a car park.

Written and chaired by Simon Brett.

A girl lies dead in the Queen's Head car park.

But can crime writers John Harvey and Margaret Yorke solve the case?

A young woman lies dead in a car park.

A 20 year old girl lies dead in the Queen's Head car park.

(Simon Shaw and Margaret Yorke).

0103Death At The Dig1996112120031217 (BBC7)
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Crime writers Lindsey Davis and Val Mcdermid try to solve the dirty death of a doctor.

Written and chaired by Simon Brett.

This week Lindsey Davies and Val Mcdermid are at a dig.

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Crime writers PD James and HRF Keating try to solve the deadly case of a jewel theft.

Written and chaired by Simon Brett.

A famous jewel is stolen, and PD James and HRF Keating are on the case in the murder mystery panel game.

A famous jewel is stolen, and PD James and HRF Keating are on the case in the murder mystery game.

A famous jewel is stolen...

PD James and HRF Keating are on the case! The murder mystery panel game chaired by Simon Brett.

(H R F Keating and P D James)

P D James and H R F Keating are on the case!.

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Antonia Fraser and Reginald Hill join Simon Brett to find out who the murderer was.

(Antonia Fraser and Reginald Hill).

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Crime writers Ruth Dudley Edwards and Simon Shaw tackle the case of a redhead shot dead.

Written and chaired by Simon Brett.

Ruth Dudley Edwards and Simon Shaw are on the case of the redhead shot dead.

Could it be Mr Cannelloni or Mimi Shazam?

Ruth Dudley Edwards and Simon Shaw are on the case of a redhead shot dead.

Could it have been Mr Cannelloni or Mimi Shazam?

But could be called Dead Broads Don't SPEAK.

(Ruth Dudley Edwards and Simon Shaw).

0201A Murdered Reputation1997022720040114 (BBC7)
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Crime writers Tim Heald and Jessica Mann tackle the case of an asphyxiated writer.

Chaired by Simon Brett.

From February 1997.

Simon Brett challenges crime writers Tim Heald and Jessica Mann.

Simon Brett challenges crime writers Tim Heald and Jessica Mann to solve a mystery.

With Lee Simpson and Maria Mcerlane.

Chairman Simon Brett challenges crime writers Tim Heald and Jessica Mann to solve a mystery.

(Tim Heald and Jessica Mann).

The first of six more editions of the panel game in which chairman Simon Brett challenges crime writers

Tim Heald and Jessica Mann to solve the mystery of A Murdered Reputation.

With Lee Simpson and Maria Mcerlane. Producer Ann Jobson

0202The Body On The Baseline1997030620040121 (BBC7)
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Crime writers Frances Fyfield and Minette Walters try solving the murder of a tennis coach.

With Simon Brett.

From March 1997.

Frances Fyfield and Minette Walters try to unravel the murder of a girls' school tennis coach.

(Minette Walters and Frances Fyfield).

The second of six more editions of the panel game in which celebrated crime writers try to find the solution to a mystery. Chairman Simon Brett challenges Minette Walters and Frances Fyfield to solve the mystery of The Body on the Base Line. With Lee Simpson and Maria McErlane. Producer Ann Jobson

0203Daytime Death1997031320040128 (BBC7)
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Simon Brett challenges crime writers Sarah Dunant and Keith Miles to solve the murder mystery of a daytime tv presenter.

Chairman Simon Brett challenges crime writers Sarah Dunant and Keith Miles to solve the mystery of Daytime Death.

Simon Brett challenges crime writers Sarah Dunant and Keith Miles to solve a murder.

The third of six more editions of the Panel game in which celebrated crime Writers try to find the solution to a Mystery. Chairman Simon Brett challenges crime writers

Sarah Dunant and Keith Miles to solve the Mystery of Daytime Death. With Lee Simpson and Maria McErlane. Producer Ann Jobson

0204The Widow's Last Cruise1997032020040204 (BBC7)
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Crime writers Paula Gosling and Peter N Walker tackle a 1930s murder afloat.

Chaired by Simon Brett.

From March 1997.

The wealthy Mrs Preedy is strangled.

Whodunnit? Her niece, the Captain or laugh-a-minute Harry? Simon Brett and guests delve.

A touch of Agatha Christie class this week as Simon Brett and guests try to solve an ocean-going murder.

(Peter N Walker and Paula Gosling).

There's murder ahoy.

Whodunnit? The niece, the Captain or the comedian? Peter Walker and Paula Gosling delve.

The fourth of six editions of the panel game in which celebrated crime writers try to find the solution to a mystery. Chairman Simon Brett challenges Peter N Walker and Paula Gosling to solve the mystery of The Widow's Last Cruise. With Lee Simpson

and Maria McErlane. Producer Ann Jobson

0205Another Dead Don1997032720040212 (BBC7)
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Simon Brett challenges crime writers Robert Barnard and Caroline Graham to unravel a puzzling death in Oxford.

From March 1997.

Simon Brett challenges crime writers to unravel a puzzling death in Oxford.

Simon Brett chairs the game in which a fictional murder is solved by guest authors - this week, an Oxford excursion.

Simon Brett chairs the panel game in which a fictional murder is solved by guest authors: this week, an Oxford excursion.

Simon Brett chairs the panel game in which a fictional murder is solved by guest authors Robert Barnard and Caroline Graham- this week, an Oxford excursion.

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The fifth of six editions of the panel game. Chairman Simon Brett challenges Robert Barnard and Caroline Graham to solve the mystery of Another Dead Don. With Lee Simpson

and Maria McErlane. Producer Ann Jobson

0206 LASTThe Corpse Who Stayed Out In The Cold1997040320040218 (BBC7)
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A Cold War mystery is today's challenge - in a world of double-dealing a 'language student' is found dead.

Simon Brett is joined by crime writers Gavin Lyle and Anthony Price.

A case of Eastern European espionage.

A language student is found dead.

Simon Brett chairs the murder mystery quiz.

From 1997.

In the last in the series of the panel game, chairman Simon Brett challenges crime writers Gavin Lyall and Anthony Price to solve the mystery of The Corpse Who Stayed Out in the Cold. With Lee Simpson and Maria McErlane. Producer Ann Jobson

0301Death By A Short Hand1997121820090330 (BBC7)
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Crime writers Lady Antonia Fraser and Anthony Price probe the death of a top jockey.

Crime writers Lady Antonia Fraser and Anthony Price probe the death of a top jockey. Chaired by Simon Brett. From December 1997.

Simon Brett is in the chair as guest investigators Antonia Fraser and Anthony Price try to solve a crime.

They are aided by witnesses, played by Maria McErlane and Lee Simpson.

When a star jockey crosses the ultimate finish line, all bets are off.

Maria McErlane and Lee Simpson play the witnesses.

1: Death by a Short Head Producer Liz Anstee

0302The Proof Of The Pudding1997122620090406 (BBC7)
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Crime writers PD James and HRF Keating probe death at dinnertime. Hosted by Simon Brett.

Crime writers PD James and HRF Keating probe death at dinnertime. Simon Brett hosts the murder quiz. From December 1997.

Crime writers PD James and HRF Keating probe death at dinnertime.

Simon Brett hosts the murder quiz.

From December 1997.

Hosted by Simon Brett.

Deck the halls with police witness appeal signs for a seasonal killing.

P D James and H R F Keating try to solve a seasonal crime.

Simon Brett is in the chair, and the suspects are played by Maria Mcerlane and Lee Simpson.

The Proof of the Pudding. PD James and HRF Keating try to solve a crime. Simon Brett is in the chair. Suspects played by Maria McErlane and Lee Simpson. Producer Liz Anstree

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Susan Moody and Simon Shaw tackle a pantomime murder. Simon Brett hosts the murder quiz.

Crime writers Susan Moody and Simon Shaw tackle a charming pantomime murder. Simon Brett hosts the murder quiz. From January 1998.

Susan Moody and Simon Shaw tackle a charming panto-crime murderr.Who killed the Prince? Shall we tell them, boys and girls?

The suspects are played by Maria Mcerlane and Lee Simpson.

Simon Brett is in the chair as guest investigators Susan Moody and Simon Shaw try to solve a crime. Suspects played by Maria McEriane and Lee Simpson. 3: Oh Yes, She Is Dead Producer Liz Anstee

0303Oh Yes She Is Dead!20090413 (BBC7)
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Susan Moody and Simon Shaw tackle a pantomime murder. Simon Brett hosts the murder quiz.

Crime writers Susan Moody and Simon Shaw tackle a charming pantomime murder. Simon Brett hosts the murder quiz. From January 1998.

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Crime writers Liza Cody and Reginald Hill try to solve a monastery mystery.

Crime writers Liza Cody and Reginald Hill try to solve a monastery mystery. Simon Brett hosts the murder quiz. From January 1998.

Not-so-holy-land this week, as a crusader meets his maker in a monastery.

With witness statements from Maria Mcerlane and Lee Simpson.

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Crime writers John Harvey and Val McDermid try to solve the death of a radio DJ.

Crime writers John Harvey and Val McDermid try to solve the death of a radio DJ. Chaired by Simon Brett. From January 1998.

Crime writers John Harvey and Val McDermid try to solve who killed a radio DJ.

Chaired by Simon Brett.

From January 1998.

John Harvey and Val McDermid try to detect who killed a DJ on the graveyard shift.

Simon Brett with the whodunit panel game.

Chairman Simon Brett challenges guest investigators John Harvey and Val McDermid to solve the fifth of six murders, `Commercial Death'.

Maria Mcerlane and Lee Simpson play the suspects.

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Crime writers Frances Fyfield and Peter N Walker try to solve a medical mystery.

Crime writers Frances Fyfield and Peter N Walker try to solve a medical mystery. Chaired by Simon Brett. From January 1998.

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Crime writers Frances Fyfield and Peter N Walker try to solve a medical mystery.

Crime writers Frances Fyfield and Peter N Walker try to solve a medical mystery. Chaired by Simon Brett. From January 1998.

Chaired by Simon Brett.

From January 1998.

It's a case of kill or cure, as the guest writers trace a medical culprit.

From 1998.

Simon Brett hosts the murder quiz.

Simon Brett is joined by guest investigators Frances Fyfield and Peter N Walker.

The suspects are played by Maria Mcerlane and Lee Simpson.

0405Murder For Starters1998100920110328 (BBC7)
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Crime writers Robert Barnard and Lindsey Davis Davis probe who wielded a deadly skewer.

Crime writers Robert Barnard and Lindsey Davis Davis probe who wielded a deadly skewer. Chaired by Simon Brett. From October 1998.

Crime writers Robert Barnard and Lindsey Davis investigate murder by skewer.

Crime writers Robert Barnard and Lindsey Davis investigate murder by skewer. Chaired by Simon Brett. From October 1998.

Chaired by Simon Brett.

From October 1998.

Simon Brett is in the chair as crime writers Robert Barnard and Lindsey Davis try to solve this week's crime, `Murder for Starters'.

The suspects are played by Maria McErlane and Lee Simpson.

0406Dead As A Parrot1998101620110328 (BBC7)
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Crime writers Ian Rankin and Stella Duffy ponder a case of footballers and models.

Crime writers Ian Rankin and Stella Duffy ponder a case of footballers and models. Chaired by Simon Brett. From October 1998.

0406 LASTDead As A Parrot1998101620110328 (BBC7)
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Crime writers Ian Rankin and Stella Duffy ponder a case of footballers and models.

Simon Brett is in the chair as guest investigators Ian Rankin and Stella Duffy try to solve this week's murder, `Dead as a Parrot'.

The suspects are played by Maria McErlane and Lee Simpson.