Category Archives: Mystery

“Inspector Alleyn Mysteries” On the List of “The 10 Best Brit Detective Shows, Ever”

I happened across a recent article in The Weekly Standard by Hannah Long, listing “The 10 Best Brit Detective Shows, Ever“.  After some interesting dissing of the upcoming “Murder on the Orient Express” remake (sadly, not the “Minder” version) we … Continue reading

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Happy International Kissing Day!

Happy International Kissing Day from the Appreciation!

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London Gangsters (Played by Patrick Malahide)

Certainly Patrick Malahide has played some amazing police detectives via DS Chisholm, Inspector Alleyn and the lovely DI Brennan of “Amnesia”. But, he has also played guys who run things on the other side of the law. In this installment … Continue reading

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Analysis of a Scene XXXI: Chisholm Gets Heavy On a Grass

DS Chisholm is generally a dour, albeit witty, copper with an unhealthy Quixotic obsession with nabbing Arthur Daley.  But, sometimes, he bucks that trend and displays a more confident outlook.  In this beautifully shot scene from Minder S04E10 “Get Daley!”  … Continue reading

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Patrick Malahide in Law & Order: UK, S03E04 “Confession”

Episode S03E04, “Confession” Patrick Malahide made his third and, sadly, final appearance as the slippery Robert “Limbo” Ridley, QC in Law & Order: UK S03E04 “Confession”. Police detective Matt Devlin’s (Jamie Bamber) childhood friend and fellow officer Pete Garvey has … Continue reading

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Happy World Book Day!

Happy World Book Day from the Appreciation!

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Patrick Malahide in Law & Order: UK, S01E01 “Care”

In 2009, Patrick Malahide made his first appearance in “Law & Order: UK” as the smug and somewhat slimy, but very entertaining, lawyer Robert “Limbo” Ridley, QC. He was given the nickname Limbo by his own chambers because “there is … Continue reading

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Analysis of a Scene XXIX: Alleyn and Troy’s Romantic Interlude in “Dead Water”

It’s a wee bit late for Valentine’s Day, but still, Admin and I thought it would be fun to analyze one of our favourite scenes from S02E03 of the “Inspector Alleyn Mysteries“, “Dead Water“.  In the concluding scene, Alleyn (with … Continue reading

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Analysis of Scene XXVIII: Robert Dangerfield Helps Isabel

A happy and hope-filled Victorian train station is the perfect setting to celebrate Christmas on the Appreciation.   This scene from “The Blackheath Poisonings” is just the ticket.  Beautiful romantic Isabel Collard (Christine Kavanagh) has finally been acquitted of murder.  Her … Continue reading

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Patrick Malahide as Dr. Colworth in The Final Curtain (2002).

In 2002, Patrick Malahide appeared as Dr. Colworth in the dark comedy-drama “The Final Curtain” (not to be confused with the Inspector Alleyn Mystery with the same name). Dr. Colworth is an eminent Harley Street physician who diagnoses aging game … Continue reading

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