Murder On The Home Front

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SP1998070419990522

By Michael Crompton, adapted from the book by Molly Lefebure.

It is 1941, and a chance encounter in a dancehall leads Molly to romance, murder and a new career.

With Emily Bruni, Bob Cryer and James Hazeldine.

Director John Dove.

SP01Love At First Sight1998071120031122

By Michael Crompton, adapted from Molly Lefebure's book.

It is 1941, and a chance encounter in a dancehall leads Molly to romance, murder and a new career.

SP01Love At First Sight1998071119990529

By Michael Crompton, adapted in two parts from the book by Molly Lefebure.

1: `Love at First Sight'.

It is 1941, and a chance encounter in a dancehall leads Molly to romance, murder and a new career.

With Emily Bruni, Bob Cryer and James Hazeldine.

Director John Dove.

SP02The Case Of A Lifetime1998071820031129

By Michael Crompton, adapted in four parts from the book by Molly Lefebure.

In 1941, Molly starts work with famous Home Office pathologist Hardcastle.

SP02The Case Of A Lifetime1998071819990605

By Michael Crompton, adapted in two parts from the book by Molly Lefebure.

2: `The Case of a Lifetime'.

1941.

Molly starts work with the famous Home Office pathologist, Hardcastle, and attempts to solve an extraordinary case.

With Emily Bruni, Chrissie Cotterill and Jonathan Hackett.

Director John Dove.

SP03The Wigwam Murder2000070820031206

Spring, 1942.

Molly continues her work as assistant to the Home Office pathologist Hardcastle.

The stresses of wartime life begin to affect them both, and the discovery of a body on an American army base brings new dilemmas for each of them.

With Mary MacLeod, Emily Bruni, Kevin Whately and Joseph May.

Director: John Dove.

SP04The Secret Agent2001022420031213

In early 1940s LONDON, forensics experts Molly and Hardcastle become involved with some apparently connected killings.

With Kevin Whately, Emily Bruni, Mary MacLeod and Jonathan Hackett.

Directed by John Dove.

SP05 LASTThe Horsham Trunk Murder2001030320031220

By Michael Crompton.

Adapted from the book by Molly Lefebure.

The fifth episode continues the story of a courageous young woman working as an assistant to the internationally renowned Home Office pathologist, Mr Hardcastle, during the dark days of 1942 in wartime LONDON.

Based on the true story of Molly Lefebure, as described in her book, Murder On The Home Front.

The final story in this series is set at CHRISTMAS, but there's no respite for Molly and Hardcastle in their quest to solve the next grisly murder.

Hardcastle has been seriously injured in a bombing raid and is travelling to his brother's home to convalesce when he is asked to investigate the gruesome discovery of a body in a trunk at the left luggage office at Horsham train station.

The murder has remarkable similarities to an infamous murder case, which ultimately destroyed the reputation of Hardcastle's predecessor, Wilkinson.

Hardcastle is exhausted from the pressures of work and the emotional and physical strain of his bomb-blast injuries and Molly is furious that he is working when he should be resting but is someone deliberately taunting them? Molly....Emily Bruni Hardcastle....Whately McNab....Jonathan Hackett Mrs B....Mary McLeod Chief Inspector Collins....Brian Protheroe.