As seen on PBS Mystery!
Includes Previously Unreleased Episodes Waxwork and Abracadaver
From the vulgar brothels of London's fogbound streets to the respectable royal apartments of Windsor Castle, Sergeant Cribb maintains a level head and a wry sense of humour to unravel complex crimes in Queen Victoria's England. A detective of Scotland Yard's newly formed Criminal Investigation Department, Cribb receives little support for his efforts from his superiors. Wearing his trademark bowler hat and squeaky boots, Cribb relies on his own shrewdness and the plodding assistance of Constable Thackeray to expose the vile deeds of Victorian criminals.
Sergeant Cribb - The Complete Series
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As seen on PBS Mystery!
Top Customer Reviews
In truth, it's not hard to figure out why PBS didn't run the unaired episodes as they both feature - especially 'Waxwork' - heavy amounts of female nudity! Especially a bathing scene featuring the on trial Carol Royle where we get to see her in ALL her naked glory!
And, in truth, what you might want to do is go to the seventh and final disc of this box-set and unleash this aforementioned previously-unreleased 'Waxwork' episode - for it is actually the 1979 pilot episode! Featuring the truly beautiful Carol Royle along with Susie Blake, it was actually produced and directed by June Wyndham Davies, who later went on to produce the Adventures of Sherlock Holmes.
Adapted from Peter Lovesey's Sergeant Cribb novels and set in Victorian London around the time of the Jack the Ripper murders in 1888, Alan Dobie stars 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.
Assisting Cribb was Detective Constable Thackery, played in fine, understated form by the great lacky, William Simons with their boss (played by David Waller) Inspector Jowett; a man who would rather solve crimes from behind his desk.Read more ›
Disk 1: A Case of Spirits; Swing, Swing Together; and Special Features.
Disk 2: Wobble to Death; and Invitation to a Dynamite Party.
Disk 3: Mad Hatter's Holiday; and The Detective Word Silk Drawers.
Disk 4: The Horizontal Witness; Something old, Something new; Special Features; and Credits.
Disk 5: The Hand that Rocks the Cradle; and The Last Trumpet.
Disk 6: The Choir that wouldn't sing; and Murder, Old Boy.
Disk 7: Waxwork; and Abracadaver.
Hope this helps. Ray Dickinson
Cribb should have been promoted to Inspector by now. The produjction suffers when compared to the Murdoch Mysteries.
Still, enjoyable to watch on a one-time basis.
When I watch such stories, I always find myself thinking, "Why don't they get his fingerprints?", forgetting that modern techniques didn't exist then. Sgt. Cribb uses intuitive reasoning to solve these mysteries.
All the actors were superb, which is usual for British television stories.
and acted, and set in the Victorian era, all elements contribute to its evocative atmosphere. If you love atmospheric crime drama, this is for you.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is before old school. Its cardboard cut outs.
Really painful to watch. Bad stage play. Who did this series
Very poor compared to usual British mysteries. Limited camera angles, stories lack depth, characters not interesting. Would not have ordered had I viewed just one show.Published on January 17, 2014 by Louis Vodopivec
The story was to quick and acting contrived. I would not recommend this to anyone as it was a big disappointment!Published on January 13, 2014 by grandmother
While this is not my favorite of the British mysteries I have seen, I found it to be very enjoyable.Published on September 25, 2013 by C. P. Broussard