Melissa (1997)

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Award-winning war correspondent Guy Foster, distraught after the loss of his first wife, joins a cruise to Cape Town, where he meets beautiful and mysterious Melissa. A sophisticated blonde PR girl, Melissa is travelling with an exuberant group of media friends. Guy falls desperately in love with the exotic Melissa and she suggests they marry. But while they celebrate, dark events begin to take place. An elderly widower is ‘accidentally’ lost overboard. The bodies of a middle-aged couple are discovered in Cape Town. Then one of Melissa’s friends is brutally killed. The finger of suspicion falls on Guy – and when Melissa herself is killed, he is found bending over her bloodied corpse.

Series Cast

  1. Jennifer Ehle as Melissa McKensie

    Jennifer Ehle

    Melissa McKensie

    5 Episodes

  2. Tim Dutton as Guy Foster

    Tim Dutton

    Guy Foster

    5 Episodes

  3. Julie Walters as Paula Hepburn

    Julie Walters

    Paula Hepburn

    5 Episodes

  4. Adrian Dunbar as Graeme Hepburn

    Adrian Dunbar

    Graeme Hepburn

    5 Episodes

  5. Bill Paterson as DCI Cameron

    Bill Paterson

    DCI Cameron

    5 Episodes

  6. Michael Angelis as D.I. Kilshaw

    Michael Angelis

    D.I. Kilshaw

    5 Episodes

  7. Hugh Quarshie as George Bond

    Hugh Quarshie

    George Bond

    5 Episodes

  8. Christopher Ryan as Les Maurice

    Christopher Ryan

    Les Maurice

    5 Episodes

  9. Andrew Schofield as Charlton Ffoulkes

    Andrew Schofield

    Charlton Ffoulkes

    5 Episodes

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Last Season

Season 1

1997 | 5 Episodes

Season 1 of Melissa premiered on May 12, 1997.

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Status Ended


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Type Miniseries

Original Language English


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