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A Is for Acid (2002)

TV Movie  -   -  Crime | Drama | Mystery  -  9 September 2002 (UK)
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John George Haigh, the notorious "acid bath murderer" in 1940s England, becomes the subject of this dramatization.

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Gillian Rogers
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Dr. Archie Henderson
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Rowena Cooper ...
Mrs. Olive Durand-Deacon
John Flanagan ...
Arnold Burtin
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DS Heslin
Matyelok Gibbs ...
Mrs. Constance Lane
Barbara Marten ...
Emily Haigh
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John Haigh Senior
Neil McKinven ...
Donald McSwan
Christopher Town ...
Claire Nielson ...
Amy McSwan
Donald Douglas ...
William McSwan
Christopher Ettridge ...
Steven Rogers (as Chris Ettridge)
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Dramatisation of the true story of the notorious "acid bath murderer" John Haigh, who murdered women and disposed of their bodies in vats of acid in the 1940's. He was only caught when the gallstones of one of his victims, Mrs Durand-Deacon, failed to dissolve in the acid and were detected by the pathologist who examined the residue from the acid bath. Written by van_whistler@hotmail.com

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Haigh meets the Hendersons at the seaside and comments "splendid weather for February!" (it was in fact 12 February 1948 when he killed them). He is then seen driving Archibald Henderson to his workshop down a road with trees in full leaf; this must have been filmed in May or early June. See more »

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A Fabulous Adaptation!
30 December 2002 | by (Doncaster, England) – See all my reviews

Martin Clunes is again is a wonderful actor in this drama of a true story set in the war years. He plays a highly convincing murderer and plays the part wonderfully. Another great British drama which is very interesting to watch. 'Goodbye, Mr Chips' is another great British drama which no american ones even seem to get close to! Keep them coming British tv, keep this entertaining drama coming.

Worth 9/10 definitely!


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