Mystery!: Cadfael (1994–1996)
"Cadfael" (original title)

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A Crusader-turned-Monk uses his botanical knowledge to solve mysteries in the old Norman England town of Shrewsbury.

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 Brother Cadfael (13 episodes, 1994-1998)
Michael Culver ...
 Prior Robert (13 episodes, 1994-1998)
Julian Firth ...
 Brother Jerome (13 episodes, 1994-1998)
Terrence Hardiman ...
 Abbot Radulfus (10 episodes, 1994-1998)
Mark Charnock ...
 Brother Oswin (9 episodes, 1994-1997)
Albie Woodington ...
 Sergeant Warden (7 episodes, 1994-1997)
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At and around the Shewsberry abbey, Brother Cadfael is a monk with a difference. Given a choice, he would enjoy just being a simple gardener and herbalist for his home. However too often, events force him to use his other talent as a master sleuth in response to mysterious crimes happening in his community. While he investigates these crimes, he often finds himself at odds with the contemporary attitudes of the times with his own ahead of his time beliefs. Written by Kenneth Chisholm <kchishol@execulink.com>

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A riveting mystery and a fascinating glimpse into a medieval world.

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In the series, Jerome is portrayed as being much younger than Cadfael. Cadfael's age is around 70 and Jerome appears to be in his mid-thirties. In the book "The Devil's Novice" it is stated that Jerome was 20 years younger than Cadfael. It also stated that Cadfael was 60, meaning Jerome was 40. Also, Jerome comes off as naive concerning the ways of the world. In reality, he was quite knowledgeable about the world beyond the Abbey which was what actually set he and Cadfael against one another so often. See more »

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Wonderful series
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I love Cadfael and would give it 10/10 except for a couple of things. The episodes were too short to do the books justice and consequently the stories lacked the historical content that made the books so unique (i.e. they were both murder mysteries and historical novels) and the Welsh connection was lost because Derek Jacobi (wonderful though he is) does not seem to portray Cadfael as Welsh. It also loses out not being shot in England (for financial reasons I believe) unlike Robin of Sherwood a few years earlier. The countryside is so obviously unlike England it distracts a little. But other than these few gripes it was wonderful filled with fantastic actors, such as shame more could not have been made. It was also a shame that 3 actors had to be used to portray Hugh. One final comment an earlier reviewer trying to fill in the historical facts said that Empress Maud was the daughter of William II, she was in fact the daughter of Henry I. I'll forgive him though because I know Americans are not that good on English history!! (just joking!)


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