The Expert (1968)

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The Expert is a British television series produced by the BBC between 1968 and 1976.

The series starred Marius Goring as Dr. John Hardy, a pathologist working for the Home Office and was essentially a police procedural drama, with Hardy bringing his forensic knowledge to solve various cases.

The Expert was created and produced by Gerard Glaister. The series was also one of the first BBC dramas to be made in colour, and throughout its four series had numerous high quality guest appearances by actors such as John Carson, Peter Copley, Rachel Kempson, Peter Vaughan, Clive Swift, Geoffrey Palmer, Peter Barkworth, Jean Marsh, Ray Brooks, George Sewell, Anthony Valentine, Bernard Lee, Lee Montague, Geoffrey Bayldon, Mike Pratt, Edward Fox, André Morell, Brian Blessed, Nigel Stock, Philip Madoc and Warren Clarke.

  1. N.J. Crisp


  2. Gerard Glaister


Series Cast

  1. Marius Goring as Dr John Hardy

    Marius Goring

    Dr John Hardy

    62 Episodes

  2. Ann Morrish as Dr Jo Hardy

    Ann Morrish

    Dr Jo Hardy

    52 Episodes

  3. Victor Winding as Det. Chief Insp. Fleming

    Victor Winding

    Det. Chief Insp. Fleming

    52 Episodes

  4. Michael Farnsworth as Det. Sgt. Ashe

    Michael Farnsworth

    Det. Sgt. Ashe

    52 Episodes

  5. Valerie Murray as Sandra Hughes

    Valerie Murray

    Sandra Hughes

    39 Episodes

  6. Jeremy Sinden as Price

    Jeremy Sinden


    10 Episodes

  7. Virginia Stride as Susan Bartlett

    Virginia Stride

    Susan Bartlett

    10 Episodes

  8. Sally Nesbitt as Jane Carter

    Sally Nesbitt

    Jane Carter

    6 Episodes

  9. Harry Beety

    Inspector Lawrence, Manager

    4 Episodes

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Last Season

Season 4

1976 • 10 Episodes

Season 4 of The Expert premiered on September 24, 1976.

Tainted Money

(4x10, November 26, 1976) Season Finale

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Status Ended


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Type Scripted

Original Language English


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