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"Mystery!: Cadfael" (1994) More at IMDbPro »"Cadfael" (original title), TV series 1994-1996

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Mystery!: Cadfael: Season 4: Episode 3 -- Amid the throng of hopeful pilgrims flocking to Shrewsbury Abbey on "Cripples' Day," a body is found in a leather sack. Brother Cadfael boils the body down to bones searching for clues to the victim's fate. But in the excitement of the day's festivities, the bones are stolen and the chief robbery suspect disappears, leaving Cadfael to unravel a twisted tale of retribution and murder. Sir Derek Jacobi stars as Brother Cadfael, a twelfth-century monk whose worldly past and keen intuition make him a natural sleuth. A PBS Mystery! favorite.

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Seasons:
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Release Date:
12 January 1995 (USA) See more »
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A riveting mystery and a fascinating glimpse into a medieval world.
Plot:
A Crusader-turned-Monk uses his botanical knowledge to solve mysteries in the old Norman England town of Shrewsbury. Full summary »
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Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 6 of 16)

Derek Jacobi ... 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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Series Directed by
Graham Theakston (4 episodes, 1994)
Ken Grieve (3 episodes, 1997-1998)
Richard Stroud (2 episodes, 1996-1997)
Herbert Wise (2 episodes, 1996-1997)

Sebastian Graham Jones (unknown episodes)
 
Series Writing credits
Edith Pargeter (13 episodes, 1994-1998)
Russell Lewis (5 episodes, 1994-1997)
Christopher Russell (4 episodes, 1996-1998)

Series Produced by
Stephen Smallwood .... producer (13 episodes, 1994-1998)
Neville C. Thompson .... associate producer (13 episodes, 1994-1998)
Ted Childs .... executive producer (10 episodes, 1994-1997)
Rebecca Eaton .... executive producer (3 episodes, 1998)
Rob Pursey .... executive producer (3 episodes, 1998)
 
Series Original Music by
Colin Towns (10 episodes, 1994-1998)
 
Series Cinematography by
Nyika Jancsó (4 episodes, 1994)
Derek Suter (3 episodes, 1995-1997)
Tony Miller (3 episodes, 1996-1997)
Walter McGill (3 episodes, 1998)
 
Series Film Editing by
Jamie McCoan (4 episodes, 1995-1998)
Alan Jones (2 episodes, 1994)
Laurence Méry-Clark (2 episodes, 1996-1997)
 
Series Casting by
Anne Henderson (6 episodes, 1995-1998)
Doreen Jones (4 episodes, 1994)
 
Series Production Design by
Brian Ackland-Snow (4 episodes, 1994)
Austen Spriggs (3 episodes, 1995-1996)
József Romvári (3 episodes, 1998)
 
Series Art Direction by
Andrew Ackland-Snow (4 episodes, 1994)
Jonathan Lee (3 episodes, 1995-1996)
Malcolm Stone (3 episodes, 1998)
 
Series Set Decoration by
Richard Roberts (3 episodes, 1998)
István Tóth (2 episodes, 1995-1996)
Simon Wakefield (2 episodes, 1995-1996)
Chantal Giuliani (2 episodes, 1996-1997)
 
Series Costume Design by
Maria Hruby (10 episodes, 1994-1998)
 
Series Makeup Department
Karen Z.M. Turner .... hair supervisor / makeup supervisor / ... (10 episodes, 1994-1998)
Lisa Pickering .... makeup artist / makeup assistant (4 episodes, 1994-1996)
Anna Tesner .... makeup artist: extras (3 episodes, 1994)
Nóra Koltai .... makeup artist (3 episodes, 1998)
Catherine Wilkins .... make-up assistant / makeup artist (3 episodes, 1998)
Pebbles .... makeup artist (2 episodes, 1994)

Katalin Jakots .... makeup artist (unknown episodes)
Gabriella Németh .... hair stylist (unknown episodes)
 
Series Production Management
Shelley Powell .... post-production supervisor (10 episodes, 1994-1998)
Tamás Guba .... unit manager (6 episodes, 1995-1998)
Maria Ungor .... production manager / production manager: TMA (6 episodes, 1995-1998)
László Tímár .... production manager (4 episodes, 1994)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Terry Bamber .... first assistant director (5 episodes, 1995-1998)
David Pearson .... third assistant director (3 episodes, 1995-1996)
Gergely Fülöp .... assistant director (3 episodes, 1997)
David Cain .... second assistant director (3 episodes, 1998)
Mitch Skinner .... third assistant director (3 episodes, 1998)
Gábor Gajdos .... first assistant director (2 episodes, 1994)
Zsuzsa Gurban .... first assistant director (2 episodes, 1994)
Rita Nagy .... third assistant director (2 episodes, 1995-1996)
Laszlo Sefel .... second assistant director (2 episodes, 1995-1996)
Bill Thompson .... second assistant director (2 episodes, 1995-1996)
 
Series Art Department
Béla Péterdi .... construction manager (10 episodes, 1994-1998)
József Kiss .... construction coordinator (5 episodes, 1994-1995)
Peter Gartner .... property master (4 episodes, 1994)
Mihály Marton .... standy props (4 episodes, 1994)
István Tóth .... set dresser (4 episodes, 1994)
Gabor Toth .... swing (3 episodes, 1997)
Susie Jones .... assistant art director (3 episodes, 1998)
 
Series Sound Department
Iain Eyre .... assistant sound editor (13 episodes, 1994-1998)
Stefan Henrix .... dialogue & adr editor / dialogue editor / ... (13 episodes, 1994-1998)
John Pitt .... sound mixer (12 episodes, 1994-1998)
Ross Adams .... digital sound editor (6 episodes, 1994-1997)
Brian Saunders .... dubbing mixer (5 episodes, 1994-1996)
Mike Dowson .... dubbing mixer (5 episodes, 1995-1997)
Richard Fettes .... effects editor / digital sound editor (4 episodes, 1997-1998)
Aad Wirtz .... dubbing mixer (2 episodes, 1998)

Peter Seres .... cable person (unknown episodes)
 
Series Special Effects by
László Pintér .... pyrotechnician (7 episodes, 1994-1996)
Ferenc Ormos .... special effects supervisor (4 episodes, 1994)

Kati Tomola .... special effects makeup (unknown episodes)
 
Series Stunts
Péter Katona .... stunts (13 episodes, 1994-1998)
Béla Unger .... stunt coordinator (10 episodes, 1994-1997)
Ferenc Novinecz .... stunts (6 episodes, 1994-1996)
László Imre .... stunts (6 episodes, 1997-1998)
Tivadar Mike .... utility stunts (4 episodes, 1994)
Laszlo 'Sancho' Mecseki .... stunt coordinator (3 episodes, 1998)
Sandor Bertalan .... stunts (2 episodes, 1998)

Sándor Boros .... stunt double (unknown episodes)
Levente Lezsák .... stunt performer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Keith Hlady .... camera operator (13 episodes, 1994-1998)
Rudolf Takács .... gaffer (4 episodes, 1994)
Julian Doyle .... camera: second unit (2 episodes, 1995-1996)
 
Series Casting Department
Marianne Elliott .... casting assistant (4 episodes, 1994)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Gabor Szabo .... costumer (13 episodes, 1994-1998)
Andrea Friebert .... wardrobe master (9 episodes, 1995-1998)
József Lender .... dresser (8 episodes, 1994-1998)
Michael Price .... wardrobe supervisor / assistant costume designer (6 episodes, 1994-1996)
Zsoka Hoka .... wardrobe mistress (5 episodes, 1995-1998)
Sarah Touaibi .... assistant costume designer (3 episodes, 1998)
 
Series Editorial Department
Paul Newson .... assistant editor (5 episodes, 1994-1998)
Adrian Hauser .... telecine colorist (2 episodes, 1994)
Joe Illing .... assistant editor (2 episodes, 1994)
Alan Jones .... supervising editor (2 episodes, 1994)
 
Series Music Department
Steve Parr .... music mixer / music recordist (3 episodes, 1994)
 
Series Other crew
Katalin Baranyi .... interpreter (13 episodes, 1994-1998)
Béla Vaszary .... set doctor (13 episodes, 1994-1998)
Lesley Broderick .... production accountant (10 episodes, 1994-1998)
Susie Jones .... script supervisor (10 episodes, 1994-1997)
Terry Bamber .... unit location manager (4 episodes, 1994)
Gina Cronk .... script editor (4 episodes, 1994)
Deirdre Doorley .... production coordinator / contact: London (4 episodes, 1996-1998)
Gyorgy Kuntner .... location manager (4 episodes, 1996-1998)
Paula Byrden .... contact: London (3 episodes, 1998)
Julia Ouston .... script editor (2 episodes, 1995-1996)
Liz Watkins .... production coordinator (2 episodes, 1995-1996)
Ceri Evans .... script supervisor (2 episodes, 1998)

Krisztian Kertai .... interpreter (unknown episodes)
Peter Seres .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
Sarah Teboul .... post-production accountant (unknown episodes)
 

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Also Known As:
"Cadfael" - UK (original title)
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75 min (13 episodes)
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All the filming locations (eg Shrewsbury Abbey, street scenes in Shrewsbury, banks of the River Severn) were sets constructed on waste ground behind Fot Studios in Budapest, Hungary, because almost every medieval building that still exists in the UK is now in a ruined state, due to Henry VIII's Dissolution of the Monasteries in the 16th Century.See more »
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8 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
One of television's best, 30 December 1999
Author: Glaschu

Even those with criticism for the Cadfael series' inaccuracies and inconsistencies can't help but be avid admirers. The writing and performances are superb and Jacobi must surely be one of the most gifted actors alive on stage or screen.

It seems unnecessary that they had to go abroad to film the series. There must surely be a patch of forest left in Wales or the west of England that would have suited a film crew. It is also a shame that more actual Welsh actors had not been engaged for the series, even as extras or cameos. The location is in a traditionally Welsh region of Shropshire, so one should expect to hear Welsh being spoken by the abbey locals, if not the occasional cast member.

It is true some of the episodes did not work well, especially the incredible "Virgin in the Ice". "The Sanctuary Sparrow" is certainly one of the best due to the classical tragedy of the story. The series is accompanied well on American television by forewords and epilogues by Diana Rigg, usually with interesting trivia about the books, filming or historical background.

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