Mystery!: Cadfael (1994–1996)
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The Leper of St. Giles 

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.

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Abbot Heribert
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Brother Jerome
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Sarah Badel ...
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Iveta de Massard
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Agnes Piccard
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Simon
Adrian Ross Magenty ...
Guy
Norman Eshley ...
Baron Huon de Domville
Albie Woodington ...
Sergeant Warden
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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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[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.
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Dei Santus Stirity
[Monks chanting]
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The series improves a bit with "The Leper of St. Giles".
29 November 2013 | by See all my reviews

The Cadfael series is quality throughout--with lovely acting from Derek Jacobi in the lead, a nice medieval look and some interesting mysteries. This is the third in the series and represents a bit of an improvement over the previous ones--not that they were bad, they weren't. It's just that the story here is a bit stronger--particularly the ending.

The show begins with Iveta de Massard coming to the abbey to marry Baron Huon de Domville, per the wishes of her guardian Godfrid Picard. However, it's obvious to Cadfael that Iveta really isn't excited about marrying the guy, as she already has a boyfriend and the Baron isn't the most pleasant person. So, when he ends up dead, suspicion first falls on her and her old boyfriend. However, when Cadfael begins to investigate, he learn several interesting things--such as a long-time mistress AND something about a mysterious leper. What does all this mean? See the show for yourself.

As I mentioned above, the plot was a bit better in this one and the end is particularly memorable. Well done all around--and evidence that the series was hitting its stride.


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