Mystery!: Campion (1989–1990)
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Death of a Ghost: Part 1 

When the widow of a renowned painter invites Campion to the unveiling of one of his unseen paintings, the detective finds himself investigating the murder of another guest.

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Andrew Burt ...
Inspector Oates
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Belle Lafcadio
Shaughan Seymour ...
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Donna Beatrice
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Lisa
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William Potter
Elizabeth Chambers ...
Claire Potter
Amanda Harris ...
Linda
Patrick Bailey ...
Tom Dacre
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Rosa
Adrian Lukis ...
Matt D'Urfey
John Burgess ...
Dr. Fettes
Mark Rogers ...
Mr. Green
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Campion is invited by Belle, respected widow of late painter John Lafcadio,to attend an unusual ceremony. It is an annual event at which one painting at a time, left unseen at the time of the artist's death, is unveiled. Ill-mannered painter Tommy Dacre upsets the event, insulting dotty old Donna Beatrice, as former Lafcadio model and revealing he has brought a new fiancee home, to the chagrin of his old girl-friend,Lafcadio's grand-daughter Linda. The lights go out and when they are turned on again Dacre is dead, Max Fustian, a supercilious art dealer, admits to the killing but no arrests are made for lack of proof.After Dacre's art works gradually disappear, there is a second murder, of alcoholic picture restorer Claire Potter, in her studio in Belle's garden. Written by don @ minifie-1

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5 March 1989 (UK)  »

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The original novel was published in 1934, but characters state that the Stock Market Crash occurred 6 years earlier, making the year 1935. See more »

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Albert Campion: Stanilslaus, someone out there is getting rattled. They're trying to cover up their tracks.
Inspector Oates: My favourite kind of murderer has always been the one who won't let well alone.
Albert Campion: Precisely!
[He sips his tea]
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Thrilling
1 February 2017 | by (Malaysia) – See all my reviews

I loved the episode - the first in the series that truly felt like everything came together for the creators. (The previous stories often had me struggling with who's who; what with a dozen unremarkable males with names like Hayhoe introduced in quick succession, and afterwards mostly mentioned rather than actually shown on the screen). An intriguing premise; a complex web of relationships and developments; yet easy to follow and never confusing. Campion himself looks perturbed, which is a nice change from his usual 'jovial nerd' countenance. Superb acting from all of the cast, playing some memorably eccentric but genuine characters. In sum, a delight to watch.


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