Petrella

Stories by Michael Gilbert starring Philip Jackson as the lugubrious Detective Petrella, an Oxbridge-educated sleuth working in post-war South LONDON.

Dramatised by Michael Butt.

Episodes

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20050919 BT=1300 (BBC7)

Death Watch: The Oxbridge-educated sleuth has a major task ahead: to protect a Nuremberg Trials judge from an avenging killer.

20050920 BT=0500 (BBC7)

Death Watch: The Oxbridge-educated sleuth has a major task ahead: to protect a Nuremberg Trials judge from an avenging killer.

20050127 BT=1100 (BBC7)

Death Watch: The Oxbridge-educated sleuth has a major task ahead: to protect a Nuremburg Trials judge from an avenging killer.

20050128 BT=0200 (BBC7)

Death Watch: The Oxbridge-educated sleuth has a major task ahead: to protect a Nuremburg Trials judge from an avenging killer.

Petrella20050126 BT=1100 (BBC7)
20050127 BT=0200 (BBC7)

The South London sleuth's colleague D.C. Milo is unprepared for an encounter with a former tutor.

01 OF 4Good Fences Make Good Neighbours20050119 BT=1100 (BBC7)
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The lugubrious South London Detective pits his Oxbridge wits against the ingenious killer of an apparently innocent woman.

The philosophical Inspector investigates the murder of a young woman who led 'a double life'. With Philip Jackson as Petrella. Episode 1 of 4.

The philosophical Inspector investigates the murder of a young woman who led a double life. Episode 1 of 4.

01 OF 4Heroes And Villains20040504 BT=1100 Duration=45 (BBC7)
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Confronted with robbery and murder, the Detective discovers even respected police officers aren't exempt from suspicion.

Confronted with robbery and murder, the Detective discovers even respected police officers aren't exempt from suspicion. Episode 1 of 4.

Confronted with robbery and murder, the Detective discovers even respected police officers aren't exempt from suspicion.

Confronted with robbery and murder, Petrella discovers that even police officers aren't exempt from suspicion. Episode 1 of 4.

01 OF 4.Good Fences Make Good Neighbours20050909 BT=1300 (BBC7)
20050910 BT=0500 (BBC7)

The philosophical Inspector investigates the murder of a young woman who led a double life. With Philip Jackson as Petrella. Episode 1 of 4.

01 OF 4.Heroes And Villains20050915 BT=1300 (BBC7)
20050916 BT=0500 (BBC7)

Confronted with robbery and murder, the Detective discovers even respected police officers aren't exempt from suspicion. Episode 1 of 4.

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Stories by Michael Gilbert starring Philip Jackson as the lugubrious Detective Petrella, an Oxbridge-educated sleuth working in post-war South LONDON.

Dramatised by Michael Butt.The Oxbridge-educated detective probes the murder of a young woman who led a double life.

The Oxbridge detective probes the murder of a young woman who led 'a double life'. Michael Gilbert's thriller stars Philip Jackson.

The Oxbridge-educated detective probes the murder of a young woman who led a double life.

Stars Philip Jackson.

The philosophical Inspector investigates the murder of a young woman who led a double life.

Petrella pits his wits against the ingenious and elusive killer of an apparently innocent woman.

With Nicky Henson, Mamta Kash and Christian Rodska.

Director John Taylor.

First broadcast in the Afternoon Play slot.

With Philip Jackson as Petrella.

The Oxbridge-educated detective probes the murder of a young woman who led 'a double life'. Stars Philip Jackson.

The Oxbridge-educated detective probes the murder of a young woman who led a double life.

The Oxbridge-educated detective probes the murder of a young woman who led a double life.

The Oxbridge detective probes the murder of a young woman who led 'a double life'. Michael Gilbert's thriller stars Philip Jackson.

Stories by Michael Gilbert starring Philip Jackson as the lugubrious Detective Petrella, an Oxbridge-educated sleuth working in post-war South LONDON.

Dramatised by Michael Butt.The Oxbridge-educated detective probes the murder of a young woman who led a double life.

The Oxbridge detective probes the murder of a young woman who led 'a double life'. Michael Gilbert's thriller stars Philip Jackson.

The Oxbridge-educated detective probes the murder of a young woman who led a double life.

Stars Philip Jackson.

The philosophical Inspector investigates the murder of a young woman who led a double life.

Petrella pits his wits against the ingenious and elusive killer of an apparently innocent woman.

With Nicky Henson, Mamta Kash and Christian Rodska.

Director John Taylor.

First broadcast in the Afternoon Play slot.

With Philip Jackson as Petrella.

0102Myth Of Return20070911 (BBC7)
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20111207 (BBC7)
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The south London sleuth gets embroiled in a ruthless smuggling racket on the Kent marshes. Stars Philip Jackson.

The south London sleuth gets embroiled in a ruthless smuggling racket on the Kent marshes.

Lugubrious South London sleuth Detective Petrella meditates on murder in the marshes and the foggy nature of truth.

The inspector gets embroiled in a nasty smuggling racket on the Kent marshes. Episode 2 of 4.

Lugubrious South London sleuth, Detective Petrella, meditates on murder in the marshes and the foggy nature of truth.

Lugubrious South London sleuth Detective Petrella meditates on murder in the marshes and the foggy nature of truth. Episode 2 of 4.

0102The Myth Of Return1999081720010221
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Lugubrious South London sleuth Detective Petrella meditates on murder in the marshes and the foggy nature of truth.

Murder in the marshes, and the foggy nature of truth...

With Nicky Henson, Jamie Glover and Mamta Kash.

Director John Taylor.

The inspector gets embroiled in a nasty smuggling racket on the Kent marshes.

The south London sleuth gets embroiled in a ruthless smuggling racket on the Kent marshes.

Stars Philip Jackson.

The south London sleuth gets embroiled in a ruthless smuggling racket on the Kent marshes. Stars Philip Jackson.

Lugubrious South London sleuth Detective Petrella meditates on murder in the marshes and the foggy nature of truth.

Murder in the marshes, and the foggy nature of truth...

With Nicky Henson, Jamie Glover and Mamta Kash.

Director John Taylor.

The inspector gets embroiled in a nasty smuggling racket on the Kent marshes.

The south London sleuth gets embroiled in a ruthless smuggling racket on the Kent marshes.

Stars Philip Jackson.

The south London sleuth gets embroiled in a ruthless smuggling racket on the Kent marshes. Stars Philip Jackson.

0103Vengeance Foreseen1999082420010228
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The sleuth's probe of murky protection rackets sparks trouble a bit too close to home.

The philosophising sleuth's probe of murky protection rackets sparks trouble a bit too close to home. Stars Philip Jackson

The philosophising sleuth's probe of murky protection rackets sparks trouble a bit too close to home.

Stars Philip Jackson.

The philosophising Inspector delves into a murky world of protection rackets and finds trouble a bit too close to home.

The philosophising Inspector delves into the world of protection rackets and finds trouble too close to home.

The South LONDON Sleuth is forced to dip into the City's darkest sluices in pursuit of a violent and autocratic killer.

With Nicky Henson, Mamta Kash and Michael Cochrane.

Director John Taylor.

The philosophising sleuth's probe of murky protection rackets sparks trouble a bit too close to home. Stars Philip Jackson.

The sleuth's probe of murky protection rackets sparks trouble a bit too close to home.

The sleuth's probe of murky protection rackets sparks trouble a bit too close to home.

The philosophising sleuth's probe of murky protection rackets sparks trouble a bit too close to home. Stars Philip Jackson

The philosophising sleuth's probe of murky protection rackets sparks trouble a bit too close to home.

Stars Philip Jackson.

The philosophising Inspector delves into a murky world of protection rackets and finds trouble a bit too close to home.

The philosophising Inspector delves into the world of protection rackets and finds trouble too close to home.

The South LONDON Sleuth is forced to dip into the City's darkest sluices in pursuit of a violent and autocratic killer.

With Nicky Henson, Mamta Kash and Michael Cochrane.

Director John Taylor.

The South London Sleuth is forced to dip into the City's darkest sluices in pursuit of a violent and autocratic killer.

The philosophising Inspector delves into the world of protection rackets and finds trouble too close to home. Episode 3 of 4.

The philosophising Inspector delves into a murky world of protection rackets and finds trouble a bit too close to home. Episode 3 of 4.

The philosophising Inspector delves into a murky world of protection rackets and finds trouble a bit too close to home.

0104Outpacing The Fiend20050124 BT=1100 (BBC7)
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The detective's civilised sleuthing is stretched to breaking point when merciless killers cunningly exploit his Achilles' heel.

Petrella sets out to investigate a gruesome murder and finds the business of producing leather can be a dangerous one. Episode 4 of 4.

Petrella sets out to investigate a gruesome murder and finds the business of producing leather can be a dangerous one.

Petrella sets out to investigate a gruesome murder and finds that the business of producing leather can be a dangerous one. Episode 4 of 4.

Petrella investigates a gruesome murder and finds that the business of producing leather can be dangerous. Episode 4 of 4.

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A ruthless murderer puts the inspector's marriage under strain and his family in mortal danger. Stars Philip Jackson.

A ruthless murderer puts the inspector's marriage under strain and his family in danger.

A ruthless murderer puts the inspector's marriage under strain and his family in danger.

A ruthless murderer puts the inspector's marriage under strain and his family in mortal danger. Stars Philip Jackson.

A ruthless murderer puts the inspector's marriage under strain and his family in danger.

A ruthless murderer puts the inspector's marriage under strain and his family in mortal danger. Stars Philip Jackson.

A ruthless murderer puts the inspector's marriage under strain and his family in mortal danger.

Stars Philip Jackson.

Petrella sets out to investigate a gruesome murder and finds that the business of producing leather can be a dangerous one.

Petrella investigates a gruesome murder and finds that the business of producing leather can be dangerous.

Petrella sets out to investigate a gruesome murder and finds the business of producing leather can be a dangerous one.

The detective's civilised sleuthing is stretched to breaking point when merciless killers cunningly exploit his Achilles' heel.

With Nicky Henson, Jamie Glover and Mamta Kash.

Director John Taylor.

0201Heroes And Villains2001062520040504 (BBC7)
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20050125 (BBC7)
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20140208 (BBC7)
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The detective learns even respected police officers can be suspects.

Confronted with robbery and murder, the detective learns even respected police officers can be suspects.

Stars Philip Jackson.

Confronted with robbery and murder, Petrella discovers that even police officers aren't exempt from suspicion.

Confronted with robbery and murder, the Detective discovers even respected police officers aren't exempt from suspicion.

Confronted with robbery and murder, Petrella finds that even respected police officers are not exempt from suspicion.

With Anthony Jackson, Jamie Glover and Mamta Kash.

Directed by John Taylor.

Confronted with robbery and murder, the detective learns even respected police officers can be suspects. Stars Philip Jackson.

The detective learns even respected police officers can be suspects.

In robbery and murder, the detective learns even respected police officers can be suspects

Confronted with robbery and murder, the detective learns even respected police officers can be suspects. Stars Philip Jackson.

In robbery and murder, the detective learns even respected police officers can be suspects

Confronted with robbery and murder, the detective learns even respected police officers can be suspects. Stars Philip Jackson

The detective learns even respected police officers can be suspects.

Confronted with robbery and murder, the detective learns even respected police officers can be suspects.

Stars Philip Jackson.

Confronted with robbery and murder, Petrella discovers that even police officers aren't exempt from suspicion.

Confronted with robbery and murder, the Detective discovers even respected police officers aren't exempt from suspicion.

Confronted with robbery and murder, Petrella finds that even respected police officers are not exempt from suspicion.

With Anthony Jackson, Jamie Glover and Mamta Kash.

Directed by John Taylor.

0202The Missionary Position2001070220040505 (BBC7)
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A tip-off leads the inspector to a gym, where his colleague encounters a former tutor.

A drugs tip-off leads the inspector to a boxing gym, where his police colleague encounters a former tutor.

Stars Philip Jackson.

The South London sleuth's colleague DC Milo is unprepared for an encounter with a former tutor.

DC Milo is unprepared for an encounter with a former tutor.

When Detective Constable Milo encounters a former tutor, he is unprepared for where their friendship will lead him.

With Anthony Jackson, Jamie Glover and Mamta Kash.

Directed by John Taylor.

A drugs tip-off leads the inspector to a boxing gym, where his police colleague encounters a former tutor. Stars Philip Jackson.

A tip-off leads the inspector to a gym, where his colleague encounters a former tutor.

DC Milo is unprepared for an encounter with a former tutor.

A tip-off leads the inspector to a gym, where his colleague encounters a former tutor.

A drugs tip-off leads the inspector to a boxing gym, where his police colleague encounters a former tutor. Stars Philip Jackson.

A drugs tip-off leads the inspector to a boxing gym, where his police colleague encounters a former tutor.

Stars Philip Jackson.

The South London sleuth's colleague DC Milo is unprepared for an encounter with a former tutor.

DC Milo is unprepared for an encounter with a former tutor.

When Detective Constable Milo encounters a former tutor, he is unprepared for where their friendship will lead him.

With Anthony Jackson, Jamie Glover and Mamta Kash.

Directed by John Taylor.

The South London sleuth's colleague DC Milo is unprepared for an encounter with a former tutor. Episode 2 of 4.

The South London sleuth's colleague DC Milo is unprepared for an encounter with a former tutor.

The South London sleuth's colleague, DC Milo, is unprepared for an encounter with a former tutor. Episode 2 of 4.

0203Death Watch2001070920040506 (BBC7)
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The inspector tries to protect a Nuremburg Trials judge from an avenging killer.

All set to protect a Nuremburg Trials judge from an avenging killer - what about the inspector's insomnia? Stars Philip Jackson.

The Oxbridge-educated sleuth has a major task ahead - to protect a Nuremberg Trials judge from an avenging killer.

The Oxbridge-educated sleuth has a major task ahead - to protect a Nuremburg Trials judge from an avenging killer.

Petrella is charged with protecting Nuremberg trials judge Desmond Vereker from an avenger determined to kill him.

With Anthony Jackson, Jamie Glover and Mamta Kash.

Directed by John Taylor.

All set to protect a Nuremburg Trials judge from an avenging killer - what about the inspector's insomnia? Stars Philip Jackson.

The inspector tries to protect a Nuremburg Trials judge from an avenging killer.

The inspector tries to protect a Nuremburg Trials judge from an avenging killer.

All set to protect a Nuremburg Trials judge from an avenging killer - what about the inspector's insomnia? Stars Philip Jackson.

The Oxbridge-educated sleuth has a major task ahead - to protect a Nuremberg Trials judge from an avenging killer.

The Oxbridge-educated sleuth has a major task ahead - to protect a Nuremburg Trials judge from an avenging killer.

Petrella is charged with protecting Nuremberg trials judge Desmond Vereker from an avenger determined to kill him.

With Anthony Jackson, Jamie Glover and Mamta Kash.

Directed by John Taylor.

The Oxbridge educated sleuth has a major task ahead, to protect a Nuremburg Trials judge from an avenging killer.

The Oxbridge-educated sleuth has a major task ahead - to protect a Nuremburg Trials judge from an avenging killer. Episode 3 of 4.

The Oxbridge-educated sleuth has a major task ahead - to protect a Nuremberg Trials judge from an avenging killer. Episode 3 of 4.

0204Original Sins

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The sleuth investigates when a victim is found chained to a post in the Thames.

The sleuth must tackle a watery murder mystery, when the victim is found chained to a post in the Thames.

Stars Philip Jackson.

The South London sleuth tackles a watery murder mystery when the victim is found chained to a post in the Thames.

When low-life Soapy is found chained to a post in the Thames, drowned by the tide, the finger points to the uncatchable Captain Crabtree.

With Anthony Jackson, Jamie Glover and Mamta Kash.

Directed by John Taylor.

The sleuth must tackle a watery murder mystery when a victim is found chained to a post in the Thames. Stars Philip Jackson.

The sleuth must tackle a watery murder mystery, when the victim is found chained to a post in the Thames. Stars Philip Jackson.

The sleuth investigates when a victim is found chained to a post in the Thames.

The sleuth must tackle a watery murder mystery when a victim is found chained to a post in the Thames. Stars Philip Jackson.

The South London sleuth tackles a watery murder mystery when the victim is found chained to a post in the Thames.

The South London sleuth tackles a watery murder mystery when the victim is found chained to a post in the Thames. Episode 4 of 4.