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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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Culver ...
Julian Firth ...
Christian Burgess ...
Michael Grandage ...
Richard Henders ...
Jeremy Young ...
David Garfield ...
Geoffrey Leesley ...
Bill Neville ...
Nigel Hastings ...


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 »


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


Sergeant Rhys: Your voice is familiar to me. I should know you, brother.
Brother Cadfael: So you should, Sergeant Rhys. But small wonder if my name escapes you. Forty years have gone by since we fought together... at the taking of Jerusalem.
Sergeant Rhys: [turns aside, trying to remember, then:] No... no! Cadfael?
[Cadfael nods, grinning]
Sergeant Rhys: CADFAEL!
[He throws his arms around Cadfael and the two men embrace]
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The son of Doctor Who rules!
29 June 2007 | by (Wisconsin) – See all my reviews

I just wanted to say that I think Sean Pertwee, son of the late Jon Pertwee who played the third Doctor, is absolutely the best as Sheriff Hugh Beringar. He matches the description given in Ellis Peters' wonderful books to a tee and I simply adore his voice. :-) I did not care for the ginger-haired man who took over the role in the second season at all. In fact, it really ruined my enjoyment of the show after that. However, Derek Jacobi is awesome (as per usual) as Brother Cadfael, the former Crusader turned monk and worth the price of admission alone. The supporting cast is also excellent with another of my longtime faves Michael Culver (Capt. Needa of "Star Wars" fame) playing the part of the nasty Prior Robert.

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