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Anna Lee (ITV Crime, Imogen Stubbs, Brian Glover)

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Anna Lee was a five part crime drama series that starred Imogen Stubbs as Ex WPC Anna Lee who joins the Brierly Security private detective agency. It aired on the ITV Network in 1994 and was based on the novels by Liza Cody.

Anna lived in an apartment block with former wrestler Selwyn (Brian Glover) who was trying his best to make a comeback. Sonia Graham, best known for her role in Within These Walls, played office receptionist Beryl Doyle and Peter Wight was Anna’s fellow private investigator Bernie Schiller.

Apparently Liza Cody who created the character in her series of novels became disenchanted with writing further novels after this series was made.

There was a two hour pilot broadcast 10 January 1993 called Anna Lee-Headcase which was written by Andrew Davies. This, with the exception of Imogen Stubbs and Brian Glover, featured a different cast. Ken Stott played Bernie Schiller, David Harewood played Stevie, Michael Bryant played Cmdr Brierley and Barbara Leigh-Hunt played Beryl.

production details

UK / ITV / 5×120 minute episodes / Broadcast¬†27 February – 27 March 1994

Producer: Brian Eastman / Novels: Liza Cody / Music: Anne Dudley / Songs performed by Luciana

cast
IMOGEN STUBBS as Anna Lee
BRIAN GLOVER as Selwyn Price
JOHN ROWE as Cmdr Brierley
SONIA GRAHAM as Beryl Doyle
PETER WIGHT as Bernie Schiller

THE EPISODES
PILOT 10 January 1993

THE SEASON 27 February – 27 March 1994
1. DUPE
2. STALKER
3. DIVERSION
4. THE COOK’S TALE
5. REQUIEM