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

The Enigma Files
StarringTom Adams
Sharon Maughan
Carole Nimmons
Duggie Brown
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Original language(s)English
No. of series1
No. of episodes15
Production location(s)London
Running time50 minutes
Original networkBBC2
Picture format576i (SDTV)
Original release15 April 1980


Plot summaryEdit

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 charactersEdit

  • 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 releaseEdit

There are no known releases on Video Tape or DVD.

Other mediaEdit

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 alsoEdit

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


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