When a cruel middle-aged baron and a beautiful wealthy orphan are to be wed at the abbey, it comes as no surprise when the sadistic nobleman is found strangled to death.



(screenplay), (novel) (as Ellis Peters)

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Lazarus the Leper
Sarah Badel ...
Iveta de Massard
Agnes Piccard
Godfrid Piccard
Adrian Ross Magenty ...
Norman Eshley ...
Baron Huon de Domville
Albie Woodington ...


Young heiress Iveta de Massard comes to the abbey to marry Baron Huon de Domville, as dictated by her guardian Godfrid Picard. Joscelyn loves her and would protect her with his life, which makes him the prime suspect when de Domville winds up dead. Cadfael must find the real villain from a tangle of hidden motives and a mysterious leper who has arrived at the hospice. Written by mama.sylvia

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Crime | Drama | Mystery





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12 June 1994 (UK)  »

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Brother Cadfael: But your leprosy is no longer contagious! You are a danger to no man or woman, and whatever name you've been using these past years you are still Guimar de Massard. Iveta would revere you and delight in you... why not give her hand in marraige to young Joscelyn?
Lazarus the Leper: Brother, you speak of what you do not understand! Leave my bones and my grave and my legend alone! I am a dead man!
Brother Cadfael: But there was one Lazarus who did rise again from his tomb, to the great joy of his kinswomen.
Lazarus the Leper: Is *this* the face that ...
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Dei Santus Stirity
[Monks chanting]
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The Princess
3 July 2008 | by (Virginia Beach) – See all my reviews

I am finding these Cadfael episodes formulaic, predictable and uninteresting.

This one has a feature that is pleasantly distracting. The Princess, over whom two men fight, is played by Tara Fitzgerald. She's the sort of actress who can do well enough when all she has to do is act pretty and vulnerable — usually (but not here) exposing her breasts along the way in a practiced innocence.

She never was able to develop into someone that mattered. But here she is at her apex, her bearing absolutely perfect for the art direction here — particularly the understated makeup. That apex, that pure archetype, is of a healthy, but demur, desirable but either dedicated or confused why not, unvoluptuously inviting, tentatively poised.

Ted's Evaluation -- 2 of 3: Has some interesting elements.

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