Anna Lee (TV series)

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Anna Lee
Genre Crime drama
Starring Imogen Stubbs
John Rowe
Peter Wight
Brian Glover
Theme music composer Luciana Caporaso
Composer(s) Richard Hartley (1993)
Anne Dudley (1994)
Country of origin United Kingdom
Original language(s) English
No. of series 1
No. of episodes 6
Executive producer(s) Nick Elliott (1993)
Sarah Wilson (1994)
Producer(s) Sue Britwistle (1993)
Brian Eastman (1994)
Running time 101 minutes (including adverts)
Production company(s) Carnival Films
Distributor ITV Studios
Original network ITV
Picture format 14:9
Audio format Stereo
Original release 10 January 1993 (1993-01-10) – 27 March 1994 (1994-03-27)

Anna Lee is a British television series produced by Brian Eastman and Carnival Films for London Weekend Television. Following a 1993 pilot, five two-hour programmes were produced in 1994, loosely based on the detective novels of Liza Cody. These were broadcast in the U.S. on the A&E cable network. The title role was played by Imogen Stubbs. Music was by Anne Dudley with theme song "Sister, Sister" and some additional songs by Luciana Caporaso (who appeared in the final episode). Considerable alterations were made from the original books so that sometimes they seem to share only their titles.[citation needed]


  • Anna Lee (Imogen Stubbs): a former police officer now working as a private detective
  • Commander Martin Brierly (John Rowe): her boss
  • Beryl Doyle (Sonia Graham): his secretary
  • Bernie Schiller (Peter Wight): a fellow detective
  • Steve Johnson (Wilbert Johnson): another fellow detective
  • Selwyn Price (Brian Glover): lives in Anna's apartment building, an ex-wrestler
  • Ros Russell (Ceri Jackson): a former police colleague, still on the force
  • Maggie Daniels (Sally Baxter)

Episodes and guests[edit]

Headcase (Pilot)[edit]

[The pilot had a mostly different cast apart from Stubbs and Glover.]

Original ITV air date: 10 January 1993

Written by Andrew Davies; Directed by Colin Bucksey


  • Slinger (Anthony Newley)
  • Francis Leary (Eddie O'Connell)
  • Alan Lucas (Tony Vogel)
  • Alistair Draper (Walter Sparrow)
  • Ken Daniels (Roger Martin)

Original ITV air date: 27 February 1994

Written by Anthony Horowitz; Directed by Christopher King


Original ITV air date: 6 March 1994

Written by Douglas Watkinson; Directed by Peter Barber-Fleming


Original ITV air date: 13 March 1994

Written by Anthony Horowitz; Directed by Christopher King

The Cook's Tale[edit]

Original ITV air date: 20 March 1994

Written by J.E.M. Brooks; Directed by Christopher King


Original ITV air date: 27 March 1994

Written by Anthony Horowitz; Directed by Peter Barber-Fleming


Like his character Selwyn Price, Brian Glover was an ex-professional wrestler. His room is full of wrestling posters on the wall and are real posters featuring Leon Arras. That was the name Glover used when wrestling.

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