Sleuth 101: episode guide
John Wood plays Bill Quinn, a family man who is hated by his family and with good reason. Bill gets killed on Christmas Day, smothered by the stomach padding of his Santa suit. Guest detective Dave O'Neil is on the scene. The suspects are those near and dear to Bill. Perhaps his loving and supportive wife Marjorie is guilty? Maybe his introverted daughter Michelle, wasn't so introverted after all? Bill's son, Steve always had an eye on the inheritance, did he want to get his hands on it sooner rather than later? Maybe Bill's daughter-in-law Ally was fed-up with his controlling ways and sought to control the situation herself?
Cast: Cal Wilson, Dave O'Neil, Robyn Butler as Michelle, Denise Drysdale as Marjorie, Dave Lawson as Steve, Nicola Parry as Ally, John Wood as Bill
Murder in A Sharp
Frankie J Holden stars as Kyle Bowman, lead singer of the Dead Dogz, who falls victim to his own lifetime achievement award. Guest detective Frank Woodley must unravel the mess of lies, infidelity and Lily Allen. But who from Kyle's posse could possibly be a murderer? Could wife number three, Abby, young, passionate, caring, Kyle's very own muse, have a tendency for murder? Perhaps it was his long time band mate, the Dead Dogz drummer Barry wanting to put an end to the band forever. Maybe it was the headstrong record exec Jessica or his loyal and trustworthy head of security Ian who brutally murdered Kyle.
Cast: Cal Wilson, Frank Woodley, Nicholas Bell as Ian, Kevin Harrington as Barry, Celia Pacquola as Abby, Leah Vandenberg as Jessica, Frankie J Holden as Kyle
Online computer game tech-head Cache, collapses after drinking his regular black coffee. But which of his nerdy colleagues stopped playing the online role playing game long enough to poison his cup? Claire Hooper is on hand to unravel the mystery. With big plans to do business in Asia, did his boss Torben want Cache out of the picture, before taking the business offshore? Or perhaps his girlfriend Hermoine was tired of Cache putting work before pleasure? Maybe the over-friendly accountant Gill was planning more than just taking care of the books? Or could Cache's colleague and friend Nazeem, jealous of Cache's success, be capable of murdering him to get ahead?
Cast: Cal Wilson, Claire Hooper, Tommy Dassalo as Torben, Katrina Milosevic as Gill, Emily Taheny as Hermoine, Nazeem Hussain as Nazeem, Samuel Johnson as Cache
A Tan To Die For
Bridget Wilmott was getting ready for her wedding day. But getting crushed in a sunbed wasn't on her to-do list. Bridget was insensitive, rude and ruthless, and there's no shortage of people who wanted to see her dead. Guest detective Adam Richard has a curly one to solve. With a salon full of suspects, was her future mother-in-law, Pat determined to protect her son at any cost? She made no secret of her dislike for Bridget. Or could one of the salon workers Jacqui or Annie have been so put out by Bridget that they wanted to put her out for good? Or perhaps it was her good friend Louise, tired of being tormented by Bridget, who got her revenge by basting the bride.
Cast: Cal Wilson, Adam Richard, Kate Atkinson as Jacqui, Leah Vandenberg as Annie, Anne Phelan as Pat, Jacqueline Brennan as Louise, Caroline Craig as Bridget
Ramsay McGordon keels over while tasting the last meal in the final of a new reality show set in a prison. The contestants are all convicted felons, he probably should have seen it coming. Guest Detective Peter Rowsthorn gets the taste for murder when he turns his hand to detective work. Already in jail, most of our suspects have nothing to lose. Did quick-tempered Harry finally flip at Ramsay's insensitive remarks? Inmate Enid knows a thing or two about poisons, did she produce the potent mix that killed Ramsay? Or did Fingers Keenan finally see an easy way out of jail? Maybe it was Ramsay's own producer Stacy who wanted to kill Ramsay's transmission once and for all?
Cast: Cal Wilson, Peter Rowsthorn, Nicola Parry as Stacy, Steve Bastoni as Harry, Denise Scott as Enid, Tony Rickards as Keenan, Mark Mitchell as Ramsay
Late And Live
Kimberley Davies plays Rachel Timms, an ambitious radio newsreader with a great future ahead of her — that is until someone strangles her with a mic cable just before she reads the midnight news. Guest detective Julia Morris is thrown into the graveyard shift on this one, to pick through the studio full of suspects. When he wasn't behind the mike, was smooth talking DJ Johnny Velvet plotting his own murderous plan? Or perhaps long-serving and loyal radio producer Ann, who was responsible for producing Rachel's last story? Maybe funny gal Judy, the station comedian and Rachel's friend, had a dark side that wasn't that funny. Studio tech Nigel had a major crush on Rachel, could her murder simply be a case of unrequited love?
Cast: Cal Wilson, Julia Morris, Toby Truslove as Nigel, Paul McCarthy as Johnny Velvet, Collette Mann as Ann, Felicity Ward as Judy, Kimberley Davies as Rachel
Performance Enhancing Death
Dan Kinsman has been thrown a lifeline by his new footy club. He has been passing all his drug tests and seems to be on a winning path again. But during a training session he gets electrocuted on the treadmill. Is detective Colin Lane fit enough to solve this shocking murder? The club room is crawling with suspects. Was his teammate Cary ready to rub Dan out? Maybe it was Cary's impressionable girlfriend Rebecca wanting to teach Dan a lesson. Perhaps his ambitious manager Robbie felt his time with Dan was over and that murder was his only way out. Or maybe his caring coach Mick wasn't so caring after all.
Cast: Cal Wilson, Colin Lane, Francis Greenslade as Mick, Nick Russell as Cary, Alan Brough as Robbie, Emily Taheny as Rebecca, Blair McDonough as Dan
A life-drawing class comes to an early end when it's revealed that the life model Courtney Nash is actually a notorious criminal. She is also quite dead, and has been for some time. Can guest detective Hamish Blake draw himself away from the photo of the body long enough to solve the crime? Who knew Courtney aka Nikki Gleason, was a criminal on the run? Even so, what motive for murder could there be? Did husband and wife team Ern and Jean sign up for something more sinister than just the art class? Ern does have a temper and is capable of flying off the handle, could he also be capable of murder? Perhaps fellow classmate Duncan with his healthy appetite for the ladies, also have an unhealthy appetite for murder? Or maybe the art teacher Bea, an ex-nun, was harbouring some not so holy intentions.
Cast: Cal Wilson, Hamish Blake, Heidi Arena as Bea, Tracy Harvey as Jean, Nick Farnell as Duncan, Nicholas Bell as Ern, Luke Ryan as Policeman, Annalise Braakensiek as Courtney
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