Detective Inspector Barney Bee – The policeman sent to solve the crime
Efficient in his own peculiar way, D.I. Barney Bee has an unusual method of solving crimes – he involves everyone!
Rev. Neil Down – vicar of St. Frideswide’s.
Soberly dressed and softly spoken, Neil Down always acts in a calm and measured way. He is a solid and serious man, unmarried and doted upon by the female members of his congregation. (Neil dies in round 1, so with a quick change of clothes, he can also play the Inspector.) .
Lady Lavish – impoverished but genteel member of the congregation.
Apparently an elderly, upper-class lady who has fallen on hard times, Lady Lavish stands upon her dignity and is always dressed elegantly in expensive clothes, although not of the latest fashion. .
Phil Pockets – self-made businessman/woman (male or female).
Phil Pockets, a self-made man/woman and proud of it, wears flash clothes with flamboyant accessories and plenty of bling. He/she is inclined to give himself/herself plenty of airs and graces and uses French phrases pretentiously in an atrocious accent. .
Lorna Lovelace – Church Secretary.
Quiet and mousy, awkward, clumsy and completely lacking in self-confidence, Lorna Lovelace dresses in a frumpy way, which makes her look older than she is. .
Gerri Bilde – Italian owner of a construction firm (male or female).
Charming, well-groomed and immaculately dressed, Gerri oozes Italian style and elegance, as well as passion and exuberance. Her/his impeccable manners make her/him popular with everyone. .
Carol Singer – choir member & Treasurer of Fund-Raising Committee.
Carol Singer is a practical, plain-spoken, sensibly-dressed, middle-aged woman, who. has looked after her invalid mother for many years. Despite her brusque exterior, she is a loyal friend and very concerned if others seem unhappy. .
Max Powers – local councillor & Chairman of the Planning Department Committee (male or female).
Well educated, smooth and a very cool customer, Max is used to getting his/her own way. He/she is dressed in a smart suit and never seen without his glossy leather executive briefcase.