Charters and Caldicott (TV Series)
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Charters and Caldicott TV Series

Charters and Caldicott
Written byKeith Waterhouse
Directed byJulian Amyes
StarringRobin Bailey
Michael Aldridge
Caroline Blakiston
Gerard Murphy
Tessa Peake-Jones
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Original English
No. of series1
No. of episodes6
Ron Craddock
Running time50 Minutes
Original networkBBC One
Original release10 January (1985-01-10) -
14 February 1985 (1985-02-14)

Charters and Caldicott is a 1985 BBC mystery series featuring the characters Charters and Caldicott from the Hitchcock film The Lady Vanishes updated to a 1980s setting. It comprised six 50 minute episodes broadcast on BBC1 at 9.25pm on Thursdays from 10 January to 14 February 1985.


The story shows the pair in their retirement. Caldicott lives in the splendid Viceroy Court in Marylebone, whilst Charters is a widower living in a country cottage near Reigate, travelling up to his Pall Mall club on a Green Line bus (hailing it on the street as if it were a taxi). When a young girl is found murdered in Caldicott's flat, Charters and Caldicott forsake their regular Friday lunch and cinema visit to involve themselves in solving the crime. Inevitably, the plot involves the game of cricket, with the two finding coded messages in a letter that purports to correct errors in the description of a game in the Wisden Cricketers' Almanack, the official Bible of first-class cricket.



  • Keith Waterhouse - Writer
  • Julian Amyes - Director
  • Ron Craddock - Producer

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