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The Ruth Rendell Mysteries

The Speaker of Mandarin: Part One (Season 6, Episode 1)
TV Episode | 140 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Having attended a police conference in China Wexford joins a group of British tourists in Hong Kong including former barrister Adam Knighton and his wife Adela, not the most loving of couples. on return to Kingsmarkham he learns that Mrs. ...See moreHaving attended a police conference in China Wexford joins a group of British tourists in Hong Kong including former barrister Adam Knighton and his wife Adela, not the most loving of couples. on return to Kingsmarkham he learns that Mrs. Knighton, who lived nearby,was murdered in an apparent robbery. Burden suspects that an ex-con with a grudge against Mr. Knighton may be responsible but draws blanks. Wexford is convinced that the death is linked to something that happened in China and interrogates the holidaying party. Written by don @ minifie-1 See less
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Updated Sep 27, 1992

Release date
Sep 27, 1992 (United Kingdom)
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34 cast members
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George Baker
Det. Chief Insp. Reg Wexford Det. Chief Insp. Reg Wexford   See fewer
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Christopher Ravenscroft
Det. Insp. Mike Burden Det. Insp. Mike Burden   See fewer
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Virginia McKenna
Milborough Lang Milborough Lang   See fewer
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Patrick Drury
Chief Supt. Howard Fortune Chief Supt. Howard Fortune   See fewer
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Norman Rodway
Adam Knighton Adam Knighton   See fewer
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Denyse Alexander
Adela Knighton Adela Knighton   See fewer
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Annette Crosbie
Irene Bell Irene Bell   See fewer
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Kay Tong Lim
Sung Lao Zhong Sung Lao Zhong   See fewer
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Michael Carter
Lewis Fanning Lewis Fanning   See fewer
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Marjorie Yates
Hilda Avery Hilda Avery   See fewer
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Maggie Steed
Janine Janine   See fewer
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Frances Cuka
Lois Knox Lois Knox   See fewer
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Dominic Jephcott
Gordon Vinald Gordon Vinald   See fewer
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Helena Michell
Pandora Vinald Pandora Vinald   See fewer
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Fiona Walker
Margery Bauman Margery Bauman   See fewer
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Matthew Marsh
Angus Norris Angus Norris   See fewer
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Olivia Williams
Jennifer Norris Jennifer Norris   See fewer
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Stephen Jameson
CID officer CID officer   See fewer
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David Conville
Burnett Burnett   See fewer
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Christine Collins
Shop Assistant Shop Assistant   See fewer
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Ian East
Jack Hayward Jack Hayward   See fewer
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Arbel Jones
Mrs. Fanning Mrs. Fanning   See fewer
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Louie Ramsay
Dora Wexford Dora Wexford   See fewer
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Diane Keen
Jenny Burden Jenny Burden   See fewer
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Ken Kitson
Sgt Martin Sgt Martin   See fewer
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John Burgess
Dr. Len Crocker Dr. Len Crocker   See fewer
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Alex Leppard
Kevin Smith Kevin Smith   See fewer
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Barry Lowe
Silver Perry Silver Perry   See fewer
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Dave Atkins
Bingley Bingley   See fewer
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Colin Campbell
Sgt Willoughby Sgt Willoughby   See fewer
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Annabelle Lanyon
Miss Elf Miss Elf   See fewer
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Ian Barritt
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Mary Jo Randle
Mrs. Thompson Mrs. Thompson   See fewer
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Frederick Treves
Dobson Flint Dobson Flint   See fewer
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Ratings Breakdown

7.2 / 10 | 20 votes