The Enigma Files

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The Enigma Files
Genre Detective
Starring Tom Adams
Sharon Maughan
Carole Nimmons
Duggie Brown
Country of origin United Kingdom
Original language(s) English
No. of series 1
No. of episodes 15
Location(s) London
Running time 50 minutes
Original network BBC2
Picture format 576i (SDTV)
Original release 15 April 1980

The Enigma Files is a British television detective drama that ran for one series of fifteen episodes in 1980.

Plot summary[edit]

The series was a police procedural drama, written by Derek Ingrey, about a police officer who has been sidelined from regular duties and, having been placed in charge of a records and evidence unit, has begun to specialise in investigating unsolved crimes.

Regular cast and characters[edit]

  • Tom Adams as Detective Chief Inspector Nick Lewis
  • Sharon Maughan as Kate Burton, the unit administrator (first eight episodes only)
  • Carole Nimmons as Sue Maxwell, the unit administrator (last seven episodes only)
  • Duggie Brown as Phil Strong, a laboratory technician

Video release[edit]

There are no known releases on Video Tape or DVD.

Other media[edit]

A tie-in book of the series, written by Christine Sparks, was published by the BBC in June 1980 (ISBN 0563177705 / ISBN 978-0-563-17770-8).

See also[edit]

The investigation of "Cold Cases" became a theme for several detective dramas and reality series some two decades later, including:


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