From BBC2, Lazarus and Dingwall, the spoof detective show starring Mark Arden and Steve Frost.
The first episode is You Expect Us to Believe That? Kenny Ireland plays a fishmonger whose haddock are all stuffed with bags of cocaine.
Robert Bathurst is the drug lord whose cocaine has been mixed up.
There’s a reference to a Nescafe advert – the one with “I Can See Clearly” where the woman makes a cup of coffee in her Beetle parked by the beach. They even have the same cut that always annoyed me, where they cut from the coffee cup with the heating element in it, to a shot of her getting out of the car holding the cup. Yes, these are the things that I worry about.
Simon Godley and Neil Mullarkey are the plain clothes policemen.
BBC Genome: BBC Two – 1st February 1991 – 21:00
The next episode is What happened to the gerbil? Once again, we have an appearance by Geoffrey McGivern as a director.
Lionel Blair plays an actor accused of murdering an actor, when the gun he used was containing real bullets instead of blanks.
BBC Genome: BBC Two – 8th February 1991 – 21:00
The next episode is The Whisper of a bat’s wing. It features Jo Rowbottom as a wife whose husband is kidnapped.
Jeremy Gittins plays new member of the team, Bateman, who is showing everyone up.
Steve Steen plays a jockey.
BBC Genome: BBC Two – 15th February 1991 – 21:00
Next, an episode called What the Hell’s Going On? A woman is murdered and put in place of a statue at an art gallery.
BBC Genome: BBC Two – 22nd February 1991 – 21:00
Next it’s This Isn’t Your Lucky Day. An Astrologer is killed. They pull in Mrs Goggins for questioning.
BBC Genome: BBC Two – 1st March 1991 – 21:00
The final episode is The Little Red Mark on the Side of the Head. The team are seeking a serial killer. Stanley Unwin makes a guest appearance as a judge.
BBC Genome: BBC Two – 8th March 1991 – 21:00
After this, a trailer for Rory Bramner.
Then, the start of Arena, with a self portrait of Keith Waterhouse, featuring James Bolam.
The tape ends shortly into this programme.