The Teahouse Detective

The Man in the Corner helps Polly solve another crime.

Based on the stories of Baroness Orczy, dramatised by Michael Butt.

In a teahouse, few would guess the ragged old man sitting over a cup of tea and a doughnut is Britain's most astute detective.

With Suzanne Burden, Bernard Hepton, Jessica Turner and Jonathan Tafler.

Director John Taylor.

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0101The York Mystery1998051420040510 (BBC7)
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The Man in the Corner helps Polly solve another crime.

Based on the stories of Baroness Orczy, dramatised by Michael Butt.

In a teahouse, few would guess the ragged old man sitting over a cup of tea and a doughnut is Britain's most astute detective.

With Suzanne Burden, Bernard Hepton, Jessica Turner and Jonathan Tafler.

Director John Taylor.The mysterious Teahouse Detective applies his uncanny powers of deduction to the case of a bookmaker murdered near York races.

In a London ABC Cornerhouse in the twenties, few would guess that ragged old man sitting over a cup of warm tea and a doughnut is Britain's most astute detective, or that he is on the brink of solving the country's most scandalous and intriguing murder mystery.

Armed with tea and a doughnut, a ragged old man applies his uncanny deductive powers to a murder scandal.

With Bernard Hepton.

A ragged old customer applies his uncanny deductive powers to a bookmaker's murder.

Stars Bernard Hepton and Suzanne Burden.

A ragged old customer applies his uncanny deductive powers to a bookmaker's murder. Stars Bernard Hepton and Suzanne Burden.

0102The Metropolitan Line Murder1998121020000510
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Journalist Polly Burton seeks the help of an enigmatic old customer at the ABC teahouse, on The Strand.

Journalist Polly visits the enigmatic man at the ABC corner table to resolve a murder mystery and a personal tragedy, but finds his methods almost too devastating.

A journalist seeks help from an enigmatic old customer in a London teahouse.

Baroness Orczy dramatisation with Bernard Hepton.

A journalist seeks help from an enigmatic old customer in a London teahouse. Baroness Orczy dramatisation with Bernard Hepton.

Polly seeks help from an enigmatic customer in a London teahouse over her friend's killing

Journalist Polly seeks help from an enigmatic old customer in a London teahouse over her friend's killing. Stars Bernard Hepton.

0103The Body In The Barge1998121720000517
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A body in the Thames spells mystery for the Man in the Corner.

When a rotting body is found on a potato barge on the Thames, a blackmail victim appears to have the motive - but the truth is more complex and sinister.

A River Thames corpse sparks another mystery for the astute old man to solve, in the ABC Cornerhouse.

Starring Bernard Hepton.

A River Thames corpse sparks a complex mystery for the astute old teahouse customer.

Stars Bernard Hepton and Suzanne Burden.

A River Thames corpse sparks a complex mystery for the astute old teahouse customer. Stars Bernard Hepton and Suzanne Burden.

0104 LASTThe De Genneville Peerage1998122420000524
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The Teahouse Detective finds himself involved in a case to which his mentee, Polly, is closely linked.

This week, the Teahouse Detective finds himself involved in a case to which his mentee, Polly, is closely linked.

Polly is shattered by an appalling murder, but the man in the corner's efforts to shed light on the mystery meet with her furious resistance.

A fresh murder shatters Polly, but the man in the corner's crime solving efforts meet furious resistance.

Stars Bernard Hepton.

A murder shatters Polly, as the old man's crime solving efforts meet furious resistance.

With Bernard Hepton and Suzanne Burden.

A murder shatters Polly, as the old man's crime solving efforts meet furious resistance. With Bernard Hepton and Suzanne Burden.

0201The Dublin Mystery2000053120040514 (BBC7)
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The Teahouse Detective is drawn into the case of a dying father, two sons and three wills.

A dying Dublin businessman appears to have settled his will, but revenge wreaks havoc in the family.

With Suzanne Burden and Bernard Hepton.

Director: John Taylor.

A dying businessman appears to have settled his will, but revenge wreaks havoc in his family.

Starring Bernard Hepton.

A dying businessman appears to have settled his will, but revenge wreaks family havoc.

Stars Bernard Hepton and Suzanne Burden.

A dying businessman appears to have settled his will, but revenge wreaks family havoc. Stars Bernard Hepton and Suzanne Burden.

0202The Edinburgh Mystery2000060720040517 (BBC7)
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The Man in the corner applies his brain to another conundrum.

Based on the stories of Baroness Orczy, dramatised by Michael Butt.

When an attractive woman is hired to take care of Lady Donaldson's ingenuous son, events lead to betrayal and murder.

With Bernard Hepton and Suzanne Burden.

Director: Celia De Wolff.

Betrayal and murder's afoot when a worried aunt tackles her nephew.

It's a case for the man in the corner.

Stars Bernard Hepton.

Murder's afoot when a worried aunt tackles her nephew.

A case for the man in the corner.

Murder is afoot when a worried aunt tackles her nephew - a case for the man in the corner.

Betrayal and murder is afoot when a worried aunt tackles her nephew, making a new case for the man in the corner. Stars Bernard Hepton.

0203The Brighton Mystery2000061420040518 (BBC7)
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Journalist Polly solves murder mysteries with the help of a mystery man in a tea room.

Based on the stories of Baroness Orczy, dramatised by Michael Butt.

An American heiress begins to get blackmail letters from the husband she thought was dead.

With Bernard Hepton and Suzanne Burden.

Director: John Taylor.

When an American heiress is blackmailed by her 'dead' husband, it's a case for the astute crime solver.

Starring Bernard Hepton.

An American heiress is blackmailed by her 'dead' husband.

Stars Bernard Hepton.

An American heiress is blackmailed by her 'dead' husband. Stars Bernard Hepton.

When an American heiress is blackmailed by her 'dead' husband, it's a case for the astute crime solver. Stars Bernard Hepton.

0204 LASTThe London Mystery2000062120040519 (BBC7)
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The mysterious man in the corner helps Polly when a gambler accused of murder seems to have the perfect alibi.

Based on the stories of Baroness Orczy, dramatised by Michael Butt.

A gambler accused of murder seems to have the perfect alibi.

With Bernard Hepton and Suzanne Burden.

Director: Celia De Wolff.

The man in the corner helps Polly when a gambler accused of murder seems to have the perfect alibi.

Starring Bernard Hepton.

The canny man in the corner helps Polly when a gambler is accused of murder.

The canny man in the corner helps Polly, when a gambler accused of murder seems to have the perfect alibi.

Stars Bernard Hepton.

The canny man in the corner helps Polly, when a gambler accused of murder seems to have the perfect alibi. Stars Bernard Hepton.