Cordelia Gray (Helen Baxendale) unexpectedly inherits the private detective
agency where she works when her boss, Bernie Pryde (Jeff Nuttall), commits
suicide. Her first solo case, a college student's suicide, seems uncomplicated
at first. But Gray soon discovers that the case is more complex -- and
dangerous -- than it first appeared. Her investigation leads to the deceased's
friends, his scientist-father (Ian McDiarmid), and, finally, to the truth about
his family -- and his death.
Originally aired Thursday, June 1, 2000.
Cordelia Gray (Helen Baxendale) inherits a run-down detective agency when her
ex-policeman boss and mentor, Bernie Pryde (Jeff Nuttall), commits suicide. The
young P.I.'s first solo case is to investigate another suicide -- that of
Cambridge University student Mark Callender. Mark was found hanged in the
summer cottage where he lived, having abruptly dropped out of school -- and his
father, eminent research scientist Ronald Callender (Ian McDiarmid), hires
Cordelia to find out why Mark chose to take his own life. Gray is ably assisted
by Mrs. Sparshott (Annette Crosbie), Bernie's office manager -- and her new right
Originally aired Thursday, June 8, 2000.
Cordelia's (Helen Baxendale) inquiries into Mark Callender's suicide are
increasingly unwelcome: someone is trying to scare her off. As she becomes
immersed in the mystery, she learns that Mark's father (Ian McDiarmid) stood to
benefit from his death.
Originally aired Thursday, June 15, 2000.
Cordelia (Helen Baxendale) persuades Mark Callender's friends Hugo (Andrew
Clover) and Isabelle (Saskia Mulder) to tell her everything they know about the
night Mark died. As the story unravels, there is still one more shocking twist
that even Cordelia had not foreseen.
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