The Ruth Rendell Mysteries

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British television crime drama series, produced by TVS and later by its successor Meridian Broadcasting, in association with Blue Heaven Productions, for broadcast on the ITV network.

- The Ruth Rendell Mysteries

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Inspector Wexford

Recurring character in a series of detective novels by English crime writer Ruth Rendell.

Consulting detective Sherlock Holmes examines a suspect's boots in an illustration to the 1891 story "The Boscombe Valley Mystery"

In The Ruth Rendell Mysteries he was played by George Baker.

Ruth Rendell

English author of thrillers and psychological murder mysteries.

Ruth Rendell in 2007

The Inspector Wexford series was successfully televised, starring George Baker as Inspector Wexford and Christopher Ravenscroft as Detective Mike Burden, under the title The Ruth Rendell Mysteries, with 48 episodes from 1987 to 2000.

George Baker (British actor)

English actor and writer.

He was best known for portraying Tiberius in I, Claudius, and Inspector Wexford in The Ruth Rendell Mysteries.

Ronald Pickup

English actor.

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He also appeared in The Ruth Rendell Mysteries series, playing Chief Inspector Moore in "A Case of Coincidence".

ITV Meridian

Holder of the ITV franchise for the South and South East of England.

Former Meridian studios in Southampton
Meridian Logo on the side of their studios with graffiti on the bottom of the logo
The Meridian logo introduced in 1991.
ITV Meridian logo used from 2006 to 2013.

Meridian also geared a large amount of its network output towards younger viewers, with independent commissions including Wizadora for pre-school children, plus ZZZap!, The Ruth Rendell Mysteries, It's a Mystery, The Vanishing Man, Jane Austen's Emma, William and Mary and Eye of the Storm for older children.

Television South

The ITV franchise holder in the South and South East of England between 1 January 1982 at 9.25 am and 31 December 1992 at 11.59 pm.

The TVS region when it lost its franchise in 1992
The TVS region when it lost its franchise in 1992
TVS original logo used 1982–1987
TVS News radio link helicopter
TVS Outside Broadcast mobile control room

The Ruth Rendell Mysteries (1987–92)


British free-to-air television channel owned by ITV Digital Channels, a division of ITV plc.

First ITV3 logo, used from 1 November 2004 to 15 January 2006
Second ITV3 logo, used from 16 January 2006 to 13 January 2013

The Ruth Rendell Mysteries

Keith Barron

English actor and television presenter who appeared in films and on television from 1961 until 2017.

Barron in 1974

Ruth Rendell Mysteries A Case of Coincidence (1996) – Inspector Masters

Christopher Ravenscroft

Ravenscroft in 2002.

Christopher Ravenscroft (born 1946) is an English actor, best known for his recurring role as DI Mike Burden in The Ruth Rendell Mysteries, the ITV adaptation of Ruth Rendell's Inspector Wexford mysteries.

Louie Ramsay

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Louie Ramsay (25 November 1929 – 6 March 2011) was a British actress perhaps best known to television audiences for her portrayal of the wife of Chief Inspector Reg Wexford on the ITV television series Ruth Rendell Mysteries.