Peter Lovesey's famous victorian detective Sergeant Cribb appeared several times on Saturday Night Theatre.

A number of actors took the lead role including Brain Cox and Frank Windsor.

Although not commercially available all episodes still exist in private collections.



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Author : Peter Lovesey

Play : Sergeant Cribb

Peter Lovesey was born in Whitton, Middlesex in 1936. After completing his education, he became a full time author and in 1970 began his career with Wobble To Death, introducing Detective Sergeant Cribb, the Victorian detective. Sergeant Cribb went on to feature in seven more books and was adapted into two television series.


Sergeant Cribb Novels


1970 Wobble to Death

1971 The Detective Wore Silk Drawers

1972 Abracadaver

1973 Mad Hatter's Holiday

1974 The Tick of Death (Invitation to a Dynamite Party)

1975 A Case of Spirits

1976 Swing, Swing Together

1978 Waxwork


Lovesey's novels have also alternated between two other contrasting detectives: Superintendent Peter Diamond, the head of the Bath Murder Team and the Victorian sleuth, Bertie, the Prince of Wales.


Lovesey was Chairman of the Crime Writers' Association in 1991-92. His mysteries and short stories have won him worldwide acclaim.


He won the CWA Gold Dagger in 1982 and the CWA Silver Dagger three times, as well as the 2000 CWA Cartier Diamond Dagger Award. In France he was awarded the Grand Prix de Litterature Policere and the Prix du Roman d'Adventures and in the USA he received the Anthony Award, McAvity Award, Ellery Queen Readers' Award and the Mystery Writers' of America Golden Mysteries Short Story Prize.


Lovesey's novels have been translated into twenty two languages, and many of them have been optioned for film and Television. Recently he was the story consultant on the Television Series Rosemary and Thyme. He currently lives in Chichester, West Sussex.