The Mrs Bradley Mysteries: Season 1, Episode 0

Speedy Death (7 Mar. 1999)

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The emancipated Mrs. Bradley attends her ex-husband's funeral and segues to the estate of her paralyzed goddaughter, who is hosting an engagement party.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Alastair Bing
Simeon Andrews ...
Family Doctor
Lynda Baron ...
Mrs MacNamara
Tom Butcher ...
Bertie Philipson
Tyler Butterworth ...
Ferdinand Bradley
John Conroy ...
Henry Baxter
Emma Davies ...
Hermione Bradley
Sue Devaney ...
Mabel Jones
Emma Fielding ...
Eleanor Bing
Garde Bing
Andrew Hallett ...
Roger Grainger ...
Alec Linstead ...
Wedding Vicar
Carmela Marner ...
Pamela Storbin


The unconventional, outspoken Mrs Bradley and loyal chauffeur George attend the engagement party of her god-daughter little realising that, by the end of the evening, her detective skills will be required to solve a brutal murder. Written by Mark Smith <>

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Vicar: Condolences Mrs. Bradley. A good man.
Mrs. Adela Bradley: Yes. Dull, but good.
Ferdinand Bradley: Honestly! Today, of all days.
Mrs. Adela Bradley: Is the day for truth. The only exciting thing your father ever did was to divorce me.
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Too far fetched to believe
12 June 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

It seemed there were too many plots and too many people that were greedy or had reasons to kill someone in this story. Dianna Riggs is the star, Mrs Bradley. Years ago she starred in the The Avengers and a Agatha Christie movie in which she was arrogant and rich, she is like this in the movie as well, a miss know it all. The story starts off unbelievable to begin with. A man is engaged to a woman in a wheelchair is found dead in a tub. Later when the police come the "man" in the tub is actually a "woman". Then Mrs Bradley goes on to say why women make out they are men because men can do more things and go places women cannot. That is a lot crap. I kind of lost my interest in this story, it became more of a political talk in normalizing the behavior of a woman passing herself off as a man. Mrs Bradley is staying in the house of a old friend of hers, who is probably still in love with her. He is mean, bossy and does not like his son's choice for a bride.

The end is kind of surprising. If you see Poirot movies you come to appreciate the villain or villains being brought to justice. In this one I can't say that happened and some of it was due to Mrs Bradley knowing information and not passing it on to the police.

So I am not sure about this series, the sin of omission is what bothers me.

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