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Homicide – The Superintendent (1970)

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clip ‘It's mine'

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Alice (Jessica Ball) and her friend Simon (Darren Jones) watch through the window as Detective Sergeant Mackay (Leonard Teale) and Senior Detective Barnes (George Mallaby) arrive to talk to Alice’s father Temple (Bryan Niland) about 'Jennifer’, her pet human skull.

Curator’s notes

The story of Jennifer plays out over the first half of ‘The Superintendent’, breaking from Homicide’s usual convention of focusing a full episode around a single crime investigation. This storyline is humorous and slightly surreal; qualities which the second half ramps up even further. The children give sweet and funny performances, particularly Jessica Ball as the odd, stubborn Alice.

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