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Murder, She Wrote: The Celtic Riddle (2003)

TV Movie  -   -  Crime | Drama | Mystery  -  9 May 2003 (USA)
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Jessica Fletcher is off to solve another murder mystery, this time in Ireland.

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Michael Davis
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Tom Molloy
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Harry Ryan
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Breeta Byrne
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Eamon Byrne
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Jessica Fletcher travels to Ireland, where she attends the reading of an old acquaintance's will. The will contains the clues to finding a secret treasure, one that will require an already strained family to work together in order to solve the mystery. Written by T.J. Magwire

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Arabesque: Le fils perdu  »

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This was the fourth and last "Murder, She Wrote" movie of the week that CBS Television/Les Moonvies negotiated with Peter and Angela Shaw, "Corymore Productions", fulfilling the negotiated settlement canceling the very popular series in 1996. The original Cabot Cove (Mendocino, California series location) never was considered for use as a basis of a story plot in any of the projected four MOW projects. Peter and Angela wished to close the show-series occurring in Ireland. During the twelve years of the CBS series, many story plots, scenarios, had been set in Ireland. Set in Ireland, second unit filming always was organized to film establishing exterior buildings, landscapes, an automobile driving on country lanes with matching vehicles filmed in conjunction of the film's local Los Angeles exteriors. This last project gave an excuse for Angela and Peter to film the Ireland inserted establishing shots after filming was completed at Universal Studios. After these exterior Ireland street establishing insert shots were completed, the editors completed and delivered the finished two hour special to CBS. Filmed during 2002, the last "Murder, She Wrote" aired in 2003, after Peter Shaw's death in January 29, 2003. The film was dedicated as a memorial to Peter Shaw Pullen. See more »

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While the film is set in Ireland, the Garda (police) cars have Northern Irish registration plates (PIB XXX). See more »

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Dedicated to the memory of Peter Shaw. See more »

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Entertaining enough, with its problems yes but it has enough interest to make it enjoyable
27 June 2010 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I love the show and I have really liked all the TV movies. The Celtic Riddle is my least favourite of the TV movies, but it is very enjoyable still. So what were its problems? Some scenes felt a little too padded out and I do have to agree some of the accents are rather shaky. Plus there is some uneven pacing. However, the story is a good one, it intrigues and the ending is suspenseful enough. What delighted me most though was the beautiful scenery and the photography is nice and lush. I also liked the music, it was melodious, beautiful and haunting and the end credits song was a lovely touch. The script is decent, the direction is good and the acting is pretty good- Angela Lansbury is wonderful as always while Fionnula Flannagan is beautiful and fiery. Nobody else stands out really, but they certainly aren't bad. Overall, enjoyable and definitely worth seeing for the scenery and Lansbury. 7/10 Bethany Cox


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