Mystery!: Cadfael: Season 1, Episode 1

One Corpse Too Many (29 May 1994)
"Cadfael" One Corpse Too Many (original title)

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Assigned by King Stephen to dispose of 94 hanged rebels, Cadfael discovers the body of a murdered man among the corpses and given just four days to solve the crime.

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Brother Cadfael, a Crusader-turned-Benedictine-monk, is among those who tend to the bodies of an executed garrison. But when he finds one more body than should be there, he winds up in a mystery involving an heiress masquerading as a boy and two knights campaigning for the same maiden. Written by mama.sylvia

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The first entry in the popular series. See more »

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In the final credits, the copyright reads MCMXLIV (1944) instead of MCMXCIV (1994). See more »

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Hugh Beringar: [before the trial-by-combat begins] I knew you wouldn't fail me.
Brother Cadfael: Now see that *you* don't fail *me*.
Hugh Beringar: No dread. I shall never be readier, and your arm will be seconding mine.
Brother Cadfael: Yes, at every stroke.
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Pertwee as Beringar
22 August 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Sean Pertwee was a good Hugh Beringar, but he doesn't look anything thing like the book character. The book Hugh Beringar is small and dark, not tall and blond. Even so, it's too bad he could play the role for one the one season. I would have liked to see him in all of the episodes. The rest of the casting was marvelous. Sir Derek Jacobi is perfect as Cadfael. It's a shame they had to tinker with the story and change so many things. I really missed the romance between Hugh and Aline. I also missed the beggar that provided Cadfael with crucial clues to discover the murderer. Why did they have to change him to a soldier?


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