The Agatha Christie Hour: Season 1, Episode 5

The Case of the Discontented Soldier (5 Oct. 1982)

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With the holy intervention of Mr.Parker Pyne, a retired major finds love and adventure helping a young lady to find a very precious African treasure.



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Episode cast overview:
William Gaunt ...
Major John Wilbraham
Angela Easterling ...
Maurice Denham ...
Lally Bowers ...
Veronica Strong ...
Madeleine de Sara
Derek Smee ...
Head Waiter
Karen Mount ...
English Rose
Patricia Garwood ...
Freda Clegg
Jason Norman ...
Paul Dadson ...
Barbara New ...
Mrs. Benson
Lewis Fiander ...
Mr. Reid
Peter Brayham ...
Thug 1
Terence Plummer ...
Thug 2 (as Terry Plummer)


Bored with civilian life ex-colonial officer John Wilbraham answers Mr. Parker Pyne's advert to provide him with an adventure and shortly afterwards finds himself saving Freda Clegg from abduction. Freda's late father owned a treasure map and a bogus solicitor will stop at nothing to get it. John and Freda find themselves tied up in a rapidly flooding basement from which he rescues them both. Of course the whole scenario has been created by novelist Ariadne Oliver,who is on Parker Pyne's staff to provide adventures. But is there really treasure or will true love be its own reward? Written by don @ minifie-1

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Freda Clegg: It might be dangerous.
Major John Wilbraham: I'll look upon that as a bonus.
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Music by Richard Whiting (1929)
Lyrics Leon Robin
[Performed by piano player in French restaurant]
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Slight tale with charming performances
2 July 2010 | by See all my reviews

Major Wilbraham has just returned to England after six exciting years of military career in Kenya, and he finds life in his small town dreadfully boring. When he sees an ad on his newspaper about a company who promises to offer happiness to those who lack it, he goes to meet them and he, half-heartedly, agrees to pay for their services. Instructions follow the next day and the adventure begins - but how much of it is real and how much is set up? A pretty slight story with not much really at stake, but helped by charming, on-target performances from the entire cast. Of special interest to Agatha Christie aficionados: the efficient secretary Miss Lemon and the eccentric mystery writer Ariadne Oliver, both semi-regulars in Hercule Poirot's universe, make notable appearances here - and both actresses nail their roles. **1/2 out of 4.

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