• Publication date: August 14, 2013

The Riddle

A lost Charles Dickens manuscript is unearthed in a Thames-side pub, whose owner is subsequently killed. A sports writer trying to make it to the crime desk tries to piece the riddle together, helped by an uncanny, eccentric tramp living by the banks of the Thames.

  • Publication date: August 14, 2013

The Riddle

Program data

Duration: 120

Production Year: 2007

MBC Persia :

August 25, 2013 19:30 (KSA) ~ August 25, 2013 18:30 (CLT)

MBC Max:

August 14, 2013 20:00 (KSA) ~ August 14, 2013 19:00 (CLT)

After a woman makes the unusual discovery of an unpublished Charles Dickens manuscript, she is murdered. The murder brings together a bizarre trio to investigate. Mike (Vinnie Jones) is an ambitious London sports journalist, helped by Kate (Julie Cox), a police press officer, and a mysterious tramp (Derek Jacobi) are all out to solve the riddle in order to get the bottom of this homicide. The manuscript takes the trio into the world of Charles Dickens and increasingly they are obsessed with not only solving the murder at hand, but also decrypting a century-old killing.

Only when the trio unlocks the riddle in the manuscript, are they able to solve both crimes. But then they come face to face with their true opposition: a greedy detective, a publisher, and a ruthless construction company owner.


  • Vinnie Jones
  • Derek Jacobi
  • Vanessa Redgrave
  • Julie Cox
  • Jason Fleming

Directed by: Brendan Foley

Rating: PG-13 for violence, brief sexuality and language.