|Chandler & Co|
Series 1 & 2 DVD
|Written by||Paula Milne|
|Starring|| Catherine Russell |
|Country of origin||United Kingdom|
|No. of series||2|
|No. of episodes||12 (list of episodes)|
|Executive producer(s)|| Michael Wearing |
|Running time||50 minutes|
|Production company(s)||Skreba Films|
|Original release||12 July 1994 –|
1 September 1995
Chandler & Co is a British television detective drama series, created and written by Paula Milne, that first broadcast on BBC1 on 12 July 1994, and ran for two series.The series starred Catherine Russell as Elly Chandler, a private detective who runs her own agency. In the first series, she works alongside her sister-in-law Dee Tate (Barbara Flynn). In the second series, Tate is replaced by Kate Phillips (Susan Fleetwood), a former client turned employee. Peter Capaldi, Struan Rodger and Ann Gosling all co-starred in the first series.
Aside from Russell, the second series was made up of an entirely different cast, with Graham McGarth, Eloise Brown and Adrian Lukis among the new cast members.Both series were produced by Ann Skinner. Independent reviews of the series were mixed, however The Consulting Detective said of the series; "Chandler & Co is a wonderfully dry, witty and yet truthful series about two women finding their place in the world. It is a joy to watch and can hold its chin up high in the cavalcade of detective dramas that have gone before and since". After years of remaining unavailable on any commercial format, both series were released in a four-disc DVD box set on 5 October 2015, via Simply Media.
|No.||Title||Directed by||Written by||British air date|
|1||"On the Job"||Renny Rye||Paula Milne||12 July 1994|
|Sisters-in-law Dee Tate and Elly Chandler take on their first case, but both have very different reasons for getting involved.|
|2||"Wild Justice"||Renny Rye||Paula Milne||19 July 1994|
|Still shaken by the danger her new job has posed to the safety of her family, Dee is manoeuvred by Elly into taking another case. Elly joins an upmarket dating agency only to find herself tempted by a sexual proposition.|
|3||"Past Imperfect"||Renny Rye||Paula Milne||26 July 1994|
|Elly is put in turmoil when her philandering ex-husband Max asks for another chance and she resorts to calling on Larry to check out his love life. Dee is engaged by an irascible advertising man to look into his wife's mysterious day trips to London.|
|4||"The Devil You Know"||Robert Marchand||Bill Gallagher||2 August 1994|
|Dee gets involved in unravelling the complicated double life of a compulsive liar whose pregnant girlfriend goes missing. Meanwhile, Elly develops an unlikely bond with a sharp-tongued policewoman whose husband suspects her.|
|5||"Family Matters"||Robert Marchand||Jacqueline Holborough||9 August 1994|
|Dee's home is besieged by the tabloid press after she photographs a prominent public figure in flagrante with his mistress. Dee is determined to find out who set her up and why. Elly takes to the mean streets of King's Cross to find a young woman called Rachel, who ran away from home four years earlier. Both Dee and Elly discover that the word of a client can't always be trusted.|
|6||"Those Who Trespass Against Us"||Robert Marchand||Paula Milne||16 August 1994|
|Dee helps a househusband come to terms with his errant wife, while Elly goes back to university to reveal the tragedy behind the disappearance of a bright young student.|
|No.||Title||Directed by||Written by||British air date|
|1||"High Pressure"||Christopher King||Paula Milne||28 July 1995|
|Elly is under pressure to track down a stalker before he gets to her client Kate Phillips.|
|2||"The American Dream"||Christopher King||Paula Milne||4 August 1995|
|Elly does a little soul searching while she's trying to track down the agoraphobic wife of her latest client. Meanwhile, Kate is asked to spy on the secret lover of an American heiress.|
|3||"Money for Nothing"||Christopher King||Bill Gallagher||11 August 1995|
|Elly's new lover, Dr. Mark Judd, encourages her to investigate a factory accident, while Kate uncovers a case of blackmail.|
|4||"No Tomorrow"||Diana Patrick||Alma Cullen||18 August 1995|
|Kate's pursuit of a wayward publishing mogul turns into a murder investigation. Meanwhile, Elly is immersed in the tangled feelings of two women and a man involved in a surrogacy case, while she juggles the emotional demands made by her deepening relationship with Mark.|
|5||"Lost and Found"||Diana Patrick||Jacqueline Holborough||25 August 1995|
|Elly goes undercover amongthe homeless to flush out a philandering care-worker and finds herself forced to resort to blackmail. Kate wrestles with the riddle of a broken romance that goes back 30 years, while struggling to control the guilt brought on by her son's disappearance.|
|6||"End of Term"||Diana Patrick||Paula Milne||1 September 1995|
|An investigation into child snatch goes badly wrong and Elly has to draw on untapped resources when she learns at first hand what it is to be the victim of people who have nothing left to lose.|
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