Redundant pitman Stephen J Blackburn starts a new career as a private investigator.


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0101A Case Of Love And Money19890711  
0102A Case Of Making Good1989071819900208
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Redundant pitman turned sleuth Stephen J Blackburn is embroiled with Hungarian exiles.
Redundant pitman turned private investigator Stephen J Blackburn is embroiled with Hungarian exiles.
Blackburn PI, well, his secretary Tracy does most of the investigations, finds himself embroiled with Russian revolutionaries.
Redundant pitman turned private investigator Stephen J Blackburn is embroiled with Hungarian exiles. Stars Fine Time Fontayne.
0103A Case Of Parma Violets1989072519900215
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When a woman suspects her husband's having an affair, she calls in Stephen J Blackburn.
When a woman suspects her husband's having an affair, she calls in investigator Stephen J Blackburn.
Blackburn's on the case of a philanderer, when Betty Shuttleworth suspects her husband of seeing another woman.
Blackburn is on the case when Betty Shuttleworth suspects her husband of seeing another woman.
When a woman suspects her husband's having an affair, she calls in investigator Stephen J Blackburn. Stars Fine Time Fontayne.
0104A Case Of Brotherly Love - A Cruel Case Of War1989080119900222
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Investigator Stephen J Blackburn hunts for a Canadian's long-lost brother, after a cruel separation. Stars Fine Time Fontayne.
Stephen J Blackburn hunts for a Canadian's long-lost brother, after a cruel separation.
Investigator Stephen J Blackburn hunts for a Canadian's long-lost brother, after a cruel separation.
Stephen Blackburn helps the owner of a ten-gallon hat on the case of a missing sibling.
A Canadian comes looking for his long lost brother from whom he was cruelly separated by evacuation.
The private investigator helps a Canadian look for his long-lost brother after a cruel separation.
0105A Case Of Plagiarism1989080819900301
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Stephen J Blackburn is called in when a writer is convinced his TV script's been pinched.
Investigator Stephen J Blackburn is called in when a writer is convinced his TV script has been pinched.
A plagiarism case presents problems for detective Stephen Blackburn.
How can you steal what can't be seen?
Local writer Hartley Newton is absolutely sure his T.V.
script has been pinched by his nightclass tutor and passed on to the BBC.
A plagiarism case presents problems for Stephen, but how can you steal what can't be seen?
The private investigator is called in when a writer is convinced his TV script's been pinched.
Investigator Stephen J Blackburn is called in when a writer is convinced his TV script's been pinched.
Investigator Stephen J Blackburn is called in when a writer is convinced his TV script has been pinched. Stars Fine Time Fontayne.
0106 LASTA Case Of Haddock And Plaice1989081519900308
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An elderly couple's time-share cash con sparks Stephen J Blackburn's first case abroad.
An elderly couple's time-share cash con sparks investigator Stephen J Blackburn's first case abroad.
An elderly couple lose all their savings in a time share con and Stephen gets his first foreign assignment.
An elderly couple lose their cash in a time-share con and Stephen gets his first foreign assignment.
An elderly couple's time-share cash con sparks investigator Stephen J Blackburn's first case abroad. Stars Fine-Time Fontayne.
0201A Case Of Frinks And Moores1991062020040303 (BBC7)
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Finding seven missing sculptures proves a challenge for private eye Steven J Blackburn.
Finding seven missing sculptures proves a challenge for pitman-turned-private eye Steven J Blackburn. Stars Fine-Time Fontayne.
Finding seven missing sculptures proves a challenge for pitman-turned-private eye Steven J Blackburn.
Stars Fine-Time Fontayne.
Valuable sculptures have gone missing.
Blackburn doesn't know a Moore from a moose, but is on the case.
When an open-air sculpture exhibition is raided, ex-pitman turned private eye Steven J Blackburn is on the case.
Seven valuable sculptures have gone missing.
Blackburn doesn't know a Moore from a moose, but he's on the case.
0202A Case Of Hearts And Flowers1991062720040310 (BBC7)
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Steven J Blackburn investigates when his brother-in-law's filofax is stolen.
When his brother-in-law's stolen filofax is held to ransom, private eye Steven J Blackburn investigates. With Fine-Time Fontayne.
When his brother-in-law's stolen filofax is held to ransom, private eye Steven J Blackburn investigates.
With Fine-Time Fontayne.
Stephen J Blackburn gets an introduction to new-age crime when his brother-in-law's filofax is stolen and held to ransom.
Steven J Blackburn investigates when his brother-in-law's stolen filofax is stolen.
0203A Case Of A Golden Smile1991070420040317 (BBC7)
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A TV quiz show sparks private eye Steven J Blackburn's hunt for a long lost husband.
A TV quiz show sparks private investigator Steven J Blackburn's hunt for a long lost husband. Stars Fine Time Fontayne.
A TV quiz show sparks private investigator Steven J Blackburn's hunt for a long lost husband.
Stars Fine Time Fontayne.
When Betty Ackroyd hires Blackburn to find her husband, the trail leads to the mysterious spiderman.
When Mrs Ackroyd hires Steven J Blackburn to find her husband, the trail leads to the mysterious spiderman of Mansfield.
The investigator's hunt for a long lost husband leads him to the mysterious spiderman of Mansfield.
0204 LASTA Case Of Whistle And Run1991071120040324 (BBC7)
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A routine case for private eye Stephen J Blackburn starts to look like his final investigation. Stars Fine Time Fontayne
A routine case for Stephen J Blackburn starts to look like his final investigation.
A routine case for private eye Stephen J Blackburn starts to look like his final investigation.
Can the loyalty of Tracey once again save Blackburn from losing both his business and his life?
Can the loyalty of Blackburn's young trainee assistant, Tracey, once again save him from losing both his business and his life?
Can the private investigator's young assistant save him from losing both his business and his life?
0301A Case Of Winners And Losers1993032520040331 (BBC7)
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Steven J Blackburn and his assistant get digging in a mucky war of the flowers.
Private eye Steven J Blackburn and his assistant get digging in a mucky war of the flowers. Stars Fine Time Fontayne.
Private eye Steven J Blackburn and his assistant get digging in a mucky war of the flowers.
The ex-pitman turned private investigator and his assistant get digging in a mucky war of flowers.
0302A Case Of Hard Times1993040120040407 (BBC7)
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When fraud strikes a pub quiz, the landlord calls in Steven J Blackburn to crack the scam.
When fraud strikes a pub quiz, the landlord calls in private eye Steven J Blackburn to crack the scam. With Fine Time Fontayne.
When fraud strikes a pub quiz, the landlord calls in private eye Steven J Blackburn to crack the scam.
Stephen Blackburn is investigating a crime that involves a brewery and the tampering of the quiz night.
A crime at a brewery and the fixing of a quiz night: Stephen Blackburn is on the case.
Stephen and Tracy decide to share the work load and are hot on the trail of a missing person.
When fraud hits a pub quiz, the landlord calls in the private investigator to crack the scam.
0303A Case Of Drowning Sorrows1993040820040414 (BBC7)
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Steven J Blackburn probes a ventriloquist dummy's theft at a home for retired theatricals.
Private eye Steven J Blackburn probes a ventriloquist dummy's theft at a home for retired theatricals. With Fine Time Fontayne.
Private eye Steven J Blackburn probes a ventriloquist dummy's theft at a home for retired theatricals.
At a retirement home for ex-artistes a dummy has been stolen and Blackburn goes to investigate.
The investigator probes the theft of a ventriloquist's dummy from a home for retired music hall turns.
0304 LASTA Case Of Happy Endings1993041520040421 (BBC7)
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Setting out to track down a missing person, private eye Blackburn finds something more.
Setting out to track down a missing person, private eye Steven J Blackburn finds something more. Stars Fine Time Fontayne.
Setting out to track down a missing person, private-eye Steven J Blackburn finds something more.
Stephen and Tracy decide to share the workload, and are hot on the trail of a missing person.
The private investigator's inspired guesswork finds not just a missing person, but also romance.

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Audience

  • No

Broadcast Times

  • Series 1 @ 18:00
  • Series 1 Repeat @ 23:00

Duration

  • 30 Minutes
  • 30 Minutes
  • 30 Minutes
  • 30 Minutes
  • 30 minutes

Genre

  • Genre: Crime, Drama
  • Comic mystery

Main Cast

Pid

Pilot?

  • The first series had 6 episodes, running from 19890711 to 19890815, but when it was repeated the following year the first episode was missed, and has been AWOL ever since. When repeated on BBC7 the remaining five episodes have been renumbered, leading to the suggestion that the first was a pilot, or a one-off drama in the same way that some Afternoon Plays become series.

Recording Dates

  • 1/3 - 1989-01-25
  • 1/4 - Recorded on 1989-01-26
  • 1/5 - Recorded on 1989-01-27
  • 1/6 - Recorded on 1989-01-28

Trivia

  • S1E3 is announced as "A Case Of Brotherly Love" in the opening credits, but as "A Cruel Case Of War" in the end ones.

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