Post by billyfarmer on Jul 4, 2017 18:03:16 GMT
Wycliffe, was a Crime Drama series (based on the Books, written by W. J. Burley), starring Jack Shepherd, in the title role of Detective Superintendent Charles Wycliffe.
Also appearing among the regular cast of Wycliffe, were Jimmy Yuill (DI Kersey), Helen Masters (DI Lucy Lane), Tim Wylton (Franks, the pathologist) and Lynn Farleigh (Helen Wycliffe, wife of Charles Wycliffe), Aaron Harris, played DS Dixon (series 1-3), and Adam Barker (son of Ronnie), played DC Ian Potter (series 1-3).
Charles and Helen Wycliffe, had two teenage children, David and Ruth (played by Gregory Chisholm and Charlie Hayes).
There were five series of Wycliffe, shown on ITV, from 1994-1998, there was also a pilot episode of Wycliffe, shown on ITV, in 1993, which featured Jack Shepherd, in the pilot episode, DI Kersey, was played by Kevin Quarmby, DS Lucy Lane, was played by Carla Mendonca, and Helen Wycliffe, was played by Lucy Fleming.
Charles Wycliffe, played the piano, in the series, which reflected Jack Shepherd's, real life interest in music.
I really liked the Cornish setting, for the series, lots of picturesque landscapes - towns, fishing villages, old mines, churches and farms, quite a few real life Cornish Pubs, featured in the series.
Wycliffe, is one of my favourite Crime Drama series, and I watched all the episodes, when the series, was shown on ITV, in the 1990s, even though I have got all of the episodes, on DVD, I still often watch episodes of the series, when they are repeated on Sky.
During the filming of the final series, Jimmy Yuill (DI Kersey), fell ill with meningitis, while he was in hospital, HTV (the production company, who produced Wycliffe), terminated his contract, although Jimmy Yuill, made a full recovery, HTV refused to allow him to return to the programme (for insurance reasons), which caused a lot of ill-feeling, among the cast and crew, and Jack Shepherd made it clear he did not wish to continue as Wycliffe, ITV didn't recommission the series (a great shame).
Below, you can hear the theme tune (composed by Nigel Hess), for Wycliffe.