SERGEANT CRIBB: 1979/81 (Series 1 & 2 complete): all 14 recordings, including the ‘Pilot’
SERGEANT CRIBB: 1979/81 (Series 1 & 2 complete):Adapted from Peter Lovesey's Sergeant Cribb novels
All 14 recordings, including the 'Pilot'
Crime Mystery:Starring Alan Dobie William Simons,David Waller.
Sergeant Cribb a television police drama which debuted in 1979 as a 90-minute TV film from Granada Television in the UK, becoming a television series of 13 x 50-minute episodes, which ran from 1980-81 (plus the 90 minute 'Pilot').
Note: this set only had a series 1 release. Series 2 has not been released on dvd.
Set in Victorian London around the time of the Jack the Ripper murders in 1888, Alan Dobie starred as the tough Detective Sergeant who worked for the newly formed Criminal Investigation Department (CID), determined to remove crime from the streets of London using the latest detection methods.
The series portrayed life in Victorian England, and the programmes included many real historical events such as the publication of Jerome K. Jerome's Three Men in a Boat and the sale of London Zoo's famous elephant, Jumbo, to Barnum and Bailey's Circus. The stories included issues such as bare-knuckle prize fighting, spiritualism and Irish terrorism. Assisting Cribb was Detective Constable Thackery, played by William Simons.
The 1979 pilot episode was entitled Waxwork and featured Carol Royle and Susie Blake and was produced and directed by June Wyndham Davies, who later went on to produce the Adventures of Sherlock Holmes.
Format: NTSC or PAL on DVD-R (plays worldwide)
Region Code: multi-region '0'(free)
Country of origin United Kingdom
No. of seasons 2
No. of episodes 14 ('Pilot' + Series 1: 7 Episodes; Series 2: 6 Episodes
Production Running time 52 minutes ( net of tv adverts).
Source: tv recording.
Quality: 8/10 (good video quality)
Broadcast: Original channel ITV 1
Original run: 1979 ( 90 Minute'Pilot'): Series 1 : 1980. Series 2: 1981.
Presentation: a 3 disc dvd set in case with case cover and printed discs.