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
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Sir Derek Jacobi had his hair shaved to a tonsure during filming, instead of wearing a bald cap. Some actors felt that was a little too much; others had their own heads shaved. See more
There is an aerial shot that shows the corpses of the garrison hanged by King Stephen, followed by Brother Cadfael's counting them by tens: "seventy... eighty... ninety... five?" In the aerial shot, there are only eighty-five corpses. See more
[referring to Brother Cadfael
*He* at least can tell a hart from a hind!