By George R Sims, dramatised by Roger Danes.
The renowned Victorian lady detective and former actress, Dorcas Dene, is commissioned by a desperate mother to save her son from the gallows after he is accused of the brutal murder of his wife.
Dorcas has her work cut out to solve the case given that the victim has named her husband as the assailant with her dying breath! Humorous, forensically logical, and a resourceful mistress of disguise, Dorcas Dene, is one of the better-drawn stars from the golden age of the English detective short story.
Paul Dene....Greg Powrie
Dorcas Dene....Lucy Paterson
PC Hargreaves....Mark McDonnell
Charles Hannaford....Nick Farr
Flash George....Terry Wale
Martha Drayson....Noreen Leighton
Producer Patrick Rayner.
Directer David Ian Neville.