Home Television Drama Q.E.D.


1 9 8 2 (USA)
6 x 60 minute episodes

Sam Waterston starred as Quentin E. Deverill, a brilliant American professor who finds himself laughed out of a job at Harvard because he dared speculate that it was possible to transmit picture and sound through the air.

He then takes off for England, where he believes they might be more receptive to his brilliance, and finds himself fighting crime as a “scientific detective”, using all the cool, advanced gadgets that he invents.


In Edwardian London, our hero is helped in his adventures by his trusty butler/chauffeur, Phipps (George Innes) and his beautiful and very resourceful secretary, Jenny (Caroline Langrishe).

Of course, every brilliant hero has to have an arch villain as an enemy and in this case, it’s Dr Stefan Kilkiss (Julian Glover).

The series first aired on 23 March 1982 and lasted for an entire six episodes, ending on 27 April 1982.

The series was created by John Hawkesworth who was responsible for such classics as Upstairs Downstairs and The Duchess of Duke Street.

Professor Quentin E. Deverill
Sam Waterston
George Innes
Charlie Andrews
A.C. Weary
Dr Stefan Kilkiss
Julian Glover
Jenny Martin
Caroline Langrishe