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 (8 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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an excellent medieval whodunit
13 August 2006 | by (Ontario Canada) – See all my reviews

I first watched this show believing it would be another dull British detective story, I was wrong it was an excellent show about a medieval monk who uses deductive reasoning to solve murders. The show also gives you a sense of what life was like in the middle ages. A lot of medieval stories concentrate on brutality of the times while this one shows the day to day affairs of normal people, the culture ,the church, the politics and how it affects the murder of the victims.

I have since read the Ellis Peters novels and quite simply this is one case where the TV show is better than the books it was based on. I highly recommend watching this show if you like murder mysteries.


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