Crown Court (1972–1984)
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Death in the Family: Part 1 

Elspeth Durrant, a temperamental woman with a history of mental illness and suicide attempts, is found dead in her bed after taking a large number of pills and alcohol. Shortly before she ... See full summary »

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Episode credited cast:
Joseph Berry ...
Court Usher
Richard Colson ...
Eric Dodson ...
Francis Durrant
Jonathan Elsom ...
John Flanagan ...
Basil Henson ...
Justice Yearsley
Madhav Sharma ...
Dr. Singh
Kate Stuart-Wortley ...
Jury Foreman
Peter Wheeler ...
Margery Withers ...
Mrs. Cartwright
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Elspeth Durrant, a temperamental woman with a history of mental illness and suicide attempts, is found dead in her bed after taking a large number of pills and alcohol. Shortly before she had told her husband Frank that she was going to commit suicide. However the prosecution insist this was not a genuine suicide but a case of murder - he was tired of her behaviour and asphyxiated her by turning her face into her pillow while she was unconscious. Written by Alan Briscoe

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1 May 1974 (UK)  »

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