Alleyn Mysteries: Season 2, Episode 3

Scales of Justice (29 Aug. 1994)

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The publication of a war hero's memoirs and his dispute with a neighboring fisherman about poaching leads to a murder.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Christopher Northey ...
Barker (as Chris Northey)
Denis Lill ...
Thomas Cartarette
Frederick Treves ...
Sir Henry Lacklander
Will Keen ...
Gerald Lacklander
Elizabeth Spriggs ...
Lady Lacklander
Shirley King ...
Nurse Kettle
Leslie Schofield ...
John Franklyn-Robbins ...
Octavius Danberry Phinn (as John Franklyn Robbins)
Mark Lacklander
Rose Cartarette
Kitty Cartarette
David Henry ...
Commander Syce
Donald Douglas ...
Sir George Alleyn


In 1949 dying war hero and aristocrat Sir Henry Lacklander entrusts his friend Colonel Cartarette with publishing his memoirs posthumously. It is generally believed that it will at least in part refer in part to the suicide of the son of neighbor Octavius Phinn, who committed suicide in 1938 in a scandal that left him branded a Nazi-sympathizer. Further antagonism between Phinn and the Lacklanders results from Lacklander's accusation that Phinn's landing of a prize trout is result of poaching on his land. After Lacklander dies and Cartarette is found murdered, the investigative team of Alleyn and Fox find a significant chapter from the biography has gone missing, but none of those involved are forthcoming about what the enigmatic chapter contained. Written by

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Chief Inspector Alleyn: Sir Gerald?
Gerald Lacklander: What?
Chief Inspector Alleyn: [Referring to an earlier expression he used] Plain as a pike stuffed?
Gerald Lacklander: What?
Chief Inspector Alleyn: The identity of the Colonel's killer?
Gerald Lacklander: [Impatient and annoyed] That disgusting little sewer rat Phinn! Use thumbscrews! Of course, he'll talk!
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