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No Crying He Makes 

Wexford is called in when a woman's baby is taken from the High Street, and substituted for another.


Mary McMurray


Paula Milne, Ruth Rendell (short story "Ginger and the Kingsmarkham Chalk Circle") | 1 more credit »




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
George Baker ... Det. Chief Insp. Wexford
Christopher Ravenscroft ... Det. Inspector Burden
Jane Horrocks ... Pippa Bond
Clive Wood ... Tony Jasper
Christine Kavanagh Christine Kavanagh ... Leila Jasper
Louie Ramsay Louie Ramsay ... Dora Wexford
Ann Penfold Ann Penfold ... Jean Burden
Charon Bourke Charon Bourke ... Sylvia Wexford
Jonathan Lacey Jonathan Lacey ... Trevor Bond
Alison Rose Alison Rose ... Susan Raines
Dorothy Vernon Dorothy Vernon ... Mrs. Carter
Natasha Williams Natasha Williams ... Julie
Ashley Barker ... Pete Jasper
Ken Kitson ... Det. Sergeant Martin
Sasha Mitchell Sasha Mitchell ... WPC Carla Maynard


Wexford is called in when a woman's baby is taken from the High Street, and substituted for another.

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based on novel | See All (1) »


Crime | Drama | Mystery







Release Date:

23 December 1988 (UK) See more »

Filming Locations:

Romsey, Hampshire, England, UK

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TVS Television See more »
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1.33 : 1
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Incidental music includes "Real Gone Kid" by Deacon Blue and "It's Alright (Baby's Coming Back)" by Eurythmics. See more »

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A bizarre case for Wexford
15 January 2018 | by Sleepin_DragonSee all my reviews

Wexford takes on a highly unusual case of kidnapping, young mum Pippa Bond's baby is taken from the King's Markham High Street, and another baby is substituted.

Transmitted as a Christmas special, it's an enjoyable story, quite light in many ways, more a domestic story then the more usual story of murder and intrigue. I wonder if that was the reasoning for it to be transmitted at Christmas, a happy ending etc. I find it starts well and becomes a little slow as it progresses. Jane Horrocks is excellent here, the moment where she realises her baby is gone is dramatic and well acted. Mike's domestic life was never something I liked about the show, and it's particularly uninspiring here.

It's funny when you see the 1980's recreated in modern day dramas, it's always so chicane stylish, but growing up in it, it's not how I recall it, this perfectly shows the true reality of that decade, perhaps a little on the drab side.

I am so happy that parts of the Wexford series have had a German dvd release, such a shame it's taken so many years to get to see this series again.

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