Heat of the Sun

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Heat of the Sun
Genre Drama
Adventure
Created by Russell Lewis
Timothy Prager
Starring Trevor Eve
Freddie Annobil-Dodoo
Susannah Harker
Julian Rhind-Tutt
Country of origin United Kingdom
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 3
Production
Producer(s) Carlton Television
WGBH
Broadcast
Original channel ITV
Picture format Colour
Original run 28 January 1998 (1998-01-28) – 11 February 1998 (1998-02-11)

Heat of the Sun is a police drama set in 1930s Kenya produced by Carlton Productions. Starring Trevor Eve as Superintendent Albert Tyburn, a Scotland Yard officer sent to Nairobi after a shooting, the show focuses on the seedier side of the expatriate community in Kenya. It began airing in January 1998 in the UK and was broadcast in the United States in 1999 as part of Mystery!.

Episode list[edit]

Ep. 1: "Private Lives"
Original Air Date: 28 January 1998
After shooting a child killer who was deemed untouchable, Scotland Yard's Albert Tyburn is sent to 1930s Kenya to head a criminal division in Nairobi. He investigates the death of Lady Daphne Ellesmere as a murder even though his boss and the coroner insist she was killed by a lion. Helping him is Daphne's sister, a lovely pilot who refuses to play the social games common in the British expatriate set.

Ep. 2: "Hide in Plain Sight"
Original Air Date—4 February 1998
Burkitt's orders to arrest all the native prostitutes for the Prince of Wales' visit inconveniences all the policemen. Tyburn and his new assistant, Valentine, investigate the murder of a native woman and an attack on a local mission.

Ep. 3: "The Sport of Kings"
Original Air Date—11 February 1998
After defeating a murder charge and losing an important horse race, wealthy and powerful Max Van der Vuurst is found dead after a fire. But Tyburn and the army must rescue a town besieged by raiders in order to collar their prime suspect.

External links[edit]

Heat of the Sun at the Internet Movie Database