Alleyn Mysteries: Season 2, Episode 2

Dead Water (1 Apr. 1994)

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Alleyn's old French teacher, the landlord of an idyllic Scottish island is receiving death threats because she's blocking its development as a health spa.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Belinda Lang ...
William Simons ...
Walter McNabb
Elspeth Cost
Eleanor David ...
Margaret Ballantyne
Emily Pride
Lynsey Beauchamp ...
Miss Godwin (as Linsey Beauchamp)
T.R. Bowen ...
Brigadier (as Trevor Bowen)
Andrew Melville ...
Bill McNabb
Andrea Gibb ...
Cissie McCulloch
Jimmy Yuill ...
Angus Findlay
Major Keith Ballantyne
Patrick Ferrier
Robert McIntosh ...
Alistair Cruickshank


Emily Pride, Alleyn's cantankerous old French teacher, is the landlord of Portascarrick, an idyllic Scottish island with Pixie Falls, a small waterfall, which, according to local Celtic tradition, holds healing powers and can render miraculous cures. Some of the locals have vested financial interests in commercializing it and turning it into a mystical health spa. Miss Pride is dead set against the development and warns local merchant Elspeth Cost and others involved in the project that it must stop or their leases will be terminated. When she starts to receive death threats for her opposition,she asks her old pupil for help... and a gun. Written by

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Emily Pride: [to Alleyn] For someone who's not exactly disgraced himself in the intelligence service, you're very transparent, Roderick.
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