The Mind of Mr. J.G. Reeder

The Mind of Mr. J.G. Reeder is a British television series which originally aired on ITV in two series between 1969 and 1971.[1] It is based on a series of novels and short stories written by Edgar Wallace featuring the character of .J.G. Reeder, who had previously appeared in several film adaptations in the late 1930s. Sixteen episodes were made in total, all but two of them in black-and-white.

The Mind of Mr. J.G. Reeder
GenreCrime drama
StarringHugh Burden
Willoughby Goddard
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Original language(s)English
No. of series2
No. of episodes16
Production company(s)Thames Television
Original networkITV
Original release23 April 1969 
7 June 1971

Reeder is a mild-mannered employee at the Department of Public Prosecutions with an extraordinary gift for solving complex crimes. He is played by Hugh Burden in the series, working under the overbearing Sir Jason Toovey (Willoughby Goddard). It is set in the 1920s, when the stories were originally written and the graphics of the opening credits reflect this Jazz Age setting.

The series has been released in Region 2 DVD.


  1. Hardy p.342


  • Hardy, Phil. The BFI Companion to Crime. A&C Black, 1997.

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