After playwright Graham Hawkesworth has been found murdered, his widow Bonnie tells Jim she is certain he had a mistress, but no-one can identify the other woman. Jim learns that Bonnie was... See full summary »

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After playwright Graham Hawkesworth has been found murdered, his widow Bonnie tells Jim she is certain he had a mistress, but no-one can identify the other woman. Jim learns that Bonnie was also unfaithful. Susan becomes a suspect through her acquaintance with the dead man and evidence starts to build against her. Convinced of her innocence Jim knows that either somebody is trying to frame her or that Graham had fantasized about her as his girl-friend. Whatever the motive she is in danger and Jim has to protect her. Written by don @ minifie-1

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The poem read during the funeral service at the end (starting "How much are they deceived who vainly strive") is "Love and Jealousy" by William Walsh. See more »

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Brilliantly bad
7 December 2016 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Writer John Collee used his Bergerac stories to get a lot off his chest. The episode starts brilliantly with Charlie unearthing a gold watch as he tries to get out of a bunker (golf!). He rapidly realises that the watch is round a wrist... The dead man is a local writer, Graham Hawksworth. Jim goes to interview Mrs H, a beautiful younger woman who is known to have had many lovers. But Graham had turned the tables and was having an affair - with Susan? The evidence points that way. Seems like a simple whodunnit. Jim and Susan are filmed wandering round Jersey's beautiful locations, the zoo, the beach, like a couple in an advert. They are also forced to spout some pretty terrible dialogue. We walk round the fabulous houses of the rich. Susan and Mrs H wear gorgeous 80s clothes - big skirts and boxy blouses and jackets. While Mrs H was threatening Susan with a rifle I kept wondering where I could get the pattern for her jersey. The ending - well, the whole story really - is melodramatic and silly. But it's enjoyable for all that.


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