Detective Inspector I. B. Clueless – The policeman sent to solve the crime
Efficient in his own peculiar way, Ian Buchanan Clueless has an unusual method of solving crimes – he involves everyone! If anything he is more like a bungling detective than a methodical one, but it has to be said, he does get results.
Mr John Dove – Hotel Manager
Tall and melodramatic, John Dove is energetic and always mixed up in hotel business. He is dominated by his wife Phyllis, and is always saying “Yes dear” to everything she says, but doing his own thing anyway behind her back. He usually wears a suit at work, although his appearance is often dishevelled, something Phyllis is usually correcting!
Mrs Phyllis Dove – Manageress and John’s wife.
Efficient, precise and domineering, Phyllis is a force to be reckoned with. She runs a tight ship, bossing around all her staff and her husband. She is usually in a smart dress with her hair, if long, in a tight bun.
Cathy Hunt – Waitress
Cathy Hunt is a hardworking waitress in the hotel. She has a kind word to say about everyone and tries her best to help where ever possible. She is always wearing an apron and has her hair (if long) tied back. She is a hard worker and is always bustling about and apologising for any mistakes. She is run ragged by the Doves who often give her conflicting instructions, and usually ends up doing whatever Mrs Dove says.
Peter Jones – Waiter
In full waiting attire Peter Jones works hard every day at the hotel serving customers. He appears accident prone, but only where the Major is concerned as he is often tipping soup down the Major’s clothes.
Major Neville Devizes– Long term hotel resident.
Elderly and awkward, Major Devizes has a charm all of his own, especially where ladies are concerned. He is usually dressed in a suit, and sports a moustache and glasses, speaking with a hoarse voice.
Prudence Dillon – Long term hotel resident
In floating and out of fashion dress and with a small Yorkshire terrier (or stuffed toy dog) always at her side, Prudence Dillon is a force to be reckoned with.