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)

Watch Now

From $7.99 (SD) on Amazon Video





Episode cast overview, first billed only:
John Bennett ...
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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Crime | Drama | Mystery





Release Date:

12 June 1994 (UK)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs




See  »

Did You Know?


[last lines]
Brother Cadfael: Remember, my lord de Massard... God sees not with the eyes of man. Man beholds only the outward appearance. God looks on the heart.
Lazarus the Leper: Then he shall find it here.
Brother Cadfael: And he shall find it beautiful. As I do.
See more »


Dei Santus Stirity
[Monks chanting]
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

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.

2 of 20 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Cadfael's lost love patpat07-1
Why so many recasts for Hugh Beringar? bunnellius
The 7 remaining stories... Midsomerlover
Significance of rag-dolls and item being swung around? skiddlehead
Good series? jesse-acosta
Cadfael Drinking Game! mano0002
Discuss The Leper of St. Giles (1994) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: