The Inspector Alleyn Mysteries

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Scammell Mechanical Horse at Kidderminster
The Inspector Alleyn Mysteries was a 1990s BBC television series adapted from the novels of Dame Ngaio Marsh and starring Patrick Malahide.

Series 1, Episode 3, 'Final Curtain' was first broadcast on 2 May 1983.

Series 1, Episode 4, 'Death at the Bar' was first broadcast on 9 May 1993.

Filming on the SVRSevern Valley Railway

The railway scenes filmed on the SVRSevern Valley Railway featured 7819 Hinton Manor and a number of the GWRGreat Western Railway carriages.

'Final Curtain' shows the train crossing Victoria Bridge, then later at Arley.

For 'Death at the Bar' a closing scene was filmed outside Kidderminster station entrance and on the station concourse, which at the time did not have the canopy. The closing scene begins with a brief shot of a Scammell Mechanical Horse.

Although the novel was set in 1939, Hinton Manor's BRBritish Rail or British Railways smokebox number and 'cycling lion' logo are visible.

See also

List of film and TV productions filmed on the Severn Valley Railway


  • The Inspector Alleyn Mysteries on Wikipedia
  • 'Final Curtain' on YouTube commences with railway scenes
  • 'Death at the Bar' on YouTube. Railway scenes are at approximately 1:14 and 1:32
  • The Inspector Alleyn Mysteries on the Internet Movie Database