Unsuitable Job for a Woman - Seires 1 & 2

Overview

From author P.D. James comes Cordelia Gray (Helen Baxendale), a young, aspiring private detective learning the ropes from her mentor, disgraced ex-policeman Bernie Pryde (Jeff Nuttall). But when Pryde's sudden suicide leaves Cordelia the sole proprietor of his ramshackle agency, she is forced to continue her education on the job. With only Mrs. Sparshott (Annette Crosbie), the agency's longtime secretary and Cordelia's new assistant, on her team, Cordelia is thrust headfirst into unfamiliar waters. An Unsuitable ...
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Overview

From author P.D. James comes Cordelia Gray (Helen Baxendale), a young, aspiring private detective learning the ropes from her mentor, disgraced ex-policeman Bernie Pryde (Jeff Nuttall). But when Pryde's sudden suicide leaves Cordelia the sole proprietor of his ramshackle agency, she is forced to continue her education on the job. With only Mrs. Sparshott (Annette Crosbie), the agency's longtime secretary and Cordelia's new assistant, on her team, Cordelia is thrust headfirst into unfamiliar waters. An Unsuitable Job for a Woman Series 1 & 2 is an umbrella title for four multi-part dramas: Sacrifice, A Last Embrace, Living on Risk and Playing God. Airing on the PBS series Mystery! in 1995 and 1997, the set also includes introductions by Mystery! host Dame Diana Rigg. Series 1: Suddenly finding herself at the helm of a floundering detective agency, Cordelia wastes no time settling in. Series 2: One lackluster year after taking charge, Cordelia is still resolved to make her mark on the Pryde Detective Agency, determined to prove that the work of a private detective is not an unsuitable job for a woman -- or, thanks to an unexpected development, an expectant mother.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/8/2008
  • UPC: 783421314191
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  • Source: Wgbh / Pbs
  • Region Code: 1
  • Aspect Ratio: Pre-1954 Standard (1.33.1)
  • Sound: Dolby Digital Stereo
  • Language: English
  • Time: 8:45:00
  • Format: DVD

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- An Unsuitable Job for a Woman: Sacrifice
1. Introduction [3:34]
2. Nowhere to Go But Up [11:09]
3. Cordelia in Charge [14:11]
4. Getting to Know the Dead Man [15:32]
5. Mark's Friends [7:13]
6. Credits [:00]
1. Introduction [3:54]
2. Punting With Sophie [10:17]
3. Isabelle's Party [15:48]
4. Over the Edge [21:09]
5. Credits [:00]
1. Introduction [3:46]
2. Late Night Visitors [15:33]
4. Fight Another Day [19:20]
3. Cordelia's Hypothesis [14:56]
Disc #2 -- An Unsuitable Job for a Woman: A Last Embrace
1. Introduction [3:26]
2. Cordelia's New Job [13:41]
3. Mrs. Sparshott Checks In [11:12]
4. Erica Goodwin's Visit [15:28]
5. Getting to Know Mr. Hampson [21:08]
6. The End of Peter Forbes [10:13]
7. Looking for Julia [8:54]
8. Credits [:00]
1. Introduction [3:53]
2. In London With Andrew Hampson [17:03]
3. Hilary's Guest [8:55]
4. The Girl in the Photo [18:57]
5. Some Resolution [7:17]
Disc #3 -- An Unsuitable Job for a Woman: Living on Risk
1. Introduction [3:07]
2. A Little Surveillance Job [17:40]
3. Witness Interview [19:03]
4. The Facts of the Matter [11:52]
5. Credits [:00]
1. Introduction [3:11]
2. The New Man [8:57]
3. Steal to Order [20:15]
4. Kindred Spirits [21:46]
5. Credits [2:32]
Disc #4 -- An Unsuitable Job for a Woman: Playing God
1. Introduction [2:09]
2. Something Turns Up [14:56]
3. There's Always Damage [20:14]
4. Nothing Exciting Here [16:45]
5. Credits [:00]
1. Introduction [3:25]
2. Getting Too Close [15:33]
3. The Same Place [17:47]
4. The Final Clue [14:06]
5. Credits [4:33]
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