Detective Adam Dalgliesh looks into the death of a young ordinand who died under mysterious circumstances.
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 Raphael Arbuthnot (2 episodes, 2003)
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 Father Sebastian Morell (2 episodes, 2003)
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 Commander Adam Dalgliesh (2 episodes, 2003)
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 Eric Surtees (2 episodes, 2003)
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 Archdeacon Matthew Crampton (2 episodes, 2003)
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 Father John Betterton (2 episodes, 2003)
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 Father Martin Petrie (2 episodes, 2003)
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 Emma Lavenham (2 episodes, 2003)
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 George Gregory (2 episodes, 2003)
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 Karen Surtees (2 episodes, 2003)
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 Peter Buckhurst (2 episodes, 2003)
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 Clive Stannard (2 episodes, 2003)
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 Ruby Pilbeam (2 episodes, 2003)
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 Margaret Munroe (2 episodes, 2003)
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 Agatha Betterton (2 episodes, 2003)
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 Inspector Roger Yarborough (2 episodes, 2003)
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New Scotland Yard Commander Adam Dalgleish is asked to have a second look at the death of Ronald Treeves, a student at St. Anselm's seminary. He was killed when a sand dune collapsed and buried him alive and a coroner's inquest ruled that it was an accident but his father refuses to accept the verdict. St. Anselm's is located on a desolate stretch of the English coast and holds a special place for Dalgleish who spent many enjoyable summers there as a young teenager. His initial examination of the evidence reveals nothing but when the housekeeper who discovered Treeves' body dies suddenly, he begins to suspect that something is amiss. The internal politics of the school opens the door to many suspects, particularly as a visiting Church of England official may be seeking to close the school entirely. When a much-disliked cleric is killed, Dalgleish must determine if the motive is related to the school or the result of something more personal. Written by garykmcd

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Where the heck is Roy Marsden?
20 September 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I was a little surprised when I turned on this Inspector Dalgleish and found out that he is now Martin Shaw and not Roy Marsden. Worse yet, after making the character of Dalgleish so popular, P.D. James apparently told someone she likes Shaw better. How's that for gratitude.

At any rate, I was so distracted by the fact that it was a new Dalgleish that it was hard at first to concentrate on the film. And it's a good one. Dalgleish returns to a seminary where he spent happy days as a teenager to see if a suicide could have been murder. The seminary is in danger of being closed, and the archdeacon who is interested in its demise is on the premises, as is the detective who accused the archdeacon of killing his wife and as a result, lost his career. When the bodies start dropping around him, Dalgleish realizes the seminary has other problems besides possibly closing.

This is a multilayered story with wonderful characterizations thanks to the script and cast, including the handsome Jesse Spencer, Alan Howard, Clive Wood, and Poirot's old partner in crime, Hastings, Hugh Fraser.

As for Martin Shaw, I have no memory of the Dalgleish books and Dalgleish as he is written by James. Shaw gives a very subtle, underplayed performance of a gentle man in pain from loss and afraid to reach out again. He's very good, just took some getting used to.


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