Mystery!: Campion: Season 1, Episode 5

The Case of the Late Pig: Part 1 (19 Feb. 1989)
"Campion" The Case of the Late Pig: Part 1 (original title)

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Campion attends the funeral of an old schoolmate whom he disliked but months later funds himself investigating the murder of someone who may be the same man.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Brian Glover ...
Moray Watson ...
Sir Leo Pursuivant
Mr. Hayhoe
Dr. Brian Kingston
Rob Edwards ...
Gilbert Whippet
Dilys Laye ...
Poppy Burridge
Claire Williamson ...
Effie Rowlandson
Amanda Elwes ...
Janet Pursuivant
Philip Bird ...
Rev. Philip Bathwick
Robert Hamilton ...
Inspector Pusey
Peter Tuddenham ...
John Rogan ...
Mike Charles ...
Roland Isidore 'Pig' Peters


Campion receives an enigmatic anonymous letter alerting him to the death of a old schoolmate, nicknamed "The Pig" who bullied and hazed him when he was younger. Three months later he is recruited by Sir Leo Pursuivant to help him investigate the murder of a man who was planning an unpopular development project in the area. Somewone evidently pushed a heavy concrete urn from an upper balcony which fell onto his head. TRhe corpse looks like "The Pig" or a close relative, but the investigation is thwarted when the body mysteriously disappears. Written by

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Originally published in 1937, the original novel is the only one in the series that is told from Campion's point of view. See more »


Albert Campion: [reciting a line of poetry from George Herbert's The Temple] Death is still working like a mole and digs my grave at each remove.
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Remake of Detective (1964) See more »

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