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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The original choice for the part of Cadfael was Ian Holm; Holm accepted but ITV took so long to bring the project to fruition that he decided to take other roles that were offered to him in the meantime. Philip Madoc, who had played the part in the BBC Radio 4 dramatisations, was also considered. See more »

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Cadfael
24 January 1999 | by (Illinois) – See all my reviews

Cadfael is, in my opinion, one of the best sleuths in the category of mystery-solvers. He really is a very enjoyable character. And Derek Jacobi does a wonderful job in portrayal. The stance, the voice, the entire person is so true to the book. This is one must-see mystery series!


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