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Chandler and Co: Odd Job


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The starting point for this new six-part drama was writer Paula Milne's fascination with surveillance techniques. She researched her subject by joining a private detective on the chase. "It's the most incredible adrenaline charge following someone. You're living off your wits - you don't know what's going to happen next."
With divorce becoming a growth industry, the idea of two women pairing up to run their own private detective agency investigating infidelity seemed a natural one. Says Milne: "Detectives tell me that 99 per cent of people who suspect their partners, are right about them being unfaithful."
In "Odd Job", sisters-in-law Dee Tate and Elly Chandler take on their first case. Both have very different reasons for getting involved.
A Skreba production for BBCtv


Writer: Paula Milne
Producer: Ann Skinner
Director: Renny Rye
Dee: Barbara Flynn
Elly: Catherine Russell
Larry: Peter Capaldi
David: Struan Rodger
Joanna: Ann Gosling
Sam: Edward Holmes
Carmen Talbot: Julie Peasgood
Clifford Talbot: William Armstrong
Mrs Fielding: Rowena Cooper
Mr Fielding: Philip Anthony

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Chandler and Co: Odd Job

BBC One London, 12 July 1994 21.30

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