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Simon Booker (screenplay)
Gladys Mitchell (novel)
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Original Air Date:
6 February 2000 (Season 1, Episode 4)
Mrs. Bradley and George travel to a seaside resort town for the wedding of George's daughter and are faced with a ritualistic serial killer. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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 (Episode Cast) (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Isla Blair ... Myrtle Quincy

John Bowe ... Reverend Baines
Matthew Burgess ... Constable Sharp

Rebecca Callard ... Cecily Moody

Peter Davison ... Inspector Christmas

Neil Dudgeon ... George Moody
Charlotte Francis ... Temperance Baines
Katy Lown ... Polly

Eddie Marsan ... Ronald Quincy

Jason O'Mara ... Jasper Hicks

Alex Palmer ... Lester Hicks

Pooky Quesnel ... Delilah Hicks

Diana Rigg ... Adela Bradley

Episode Crew
Directed by
James Hawes 
Writing credits
Simon Booker (screenplay)

Gladys Mitchell (novel)

Produced by
Ruth Caleb .... executive producer
Rebecca Eaton .... executive producer: WGBH
Deborah Jones .... producer
Nigel Taylor .... associate producer
Mal Young .... executive producer
Original Music by
Matthew Scott 
Cinematography by
John McGlashan (photography)
Film Editing by
William Diver  (as Bill Diver)
Casting by
Jane Deitch 
Production Design by
Anthony Ainsworth 
Art Direction by
Jane Broomfield 
Costume Design by
Mécheal Taylor 
Makeup Department
Kay Bilk .... makeup artist
Joanna Casserly .... makeup artist (as Jo Casserley)
Jean Speak .... make up/hair designer
Production Management
Karen Gordon .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jane Harris .... third assistant director
Paul Judges .... first assistant director
Clare Worssam .... second assistant director
Art Department
Tim Bonstow .... production buyer
John Coleman .... stand-by props
Dempsey Cook .... property master
John Hardy .... construction manager
Simon King .... dressing props
Barry Lawrence .... stand-by carpenter
Ray Morgan .... dressing props
Ian Newton .... stand-by props
Tony Power .... stand-by painter
Donna Reeves .... design assistant
Sound Department
Tim Cavagin .... dubbing mixer
Jan Cholawo .... sound editor
Richard Rhys Davies .... sound editor
Bruce Wills .... sound recordist
Steve Wright .... boom operator
Special Effects by
Colin Gorry .... special effects designer
Elaine Ford .... stunt arranger
Camera and Electrical Department
Steve Cussell .... electrician
Archie Dawson .... best boy
Paul Evemy .... gaffer
Gil Gates .... electrician
John McGlashan .... photography
Liam Murphy .... focus puller
John Rake .... camera grip
Jono Tomes .... clapper loader (as Jonathon Tomes)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Sheryl Brittain .... wardrobe mistress
Steve Paciello .... wardrobe master
Pat Robinson .... assistant costume designer
Editorial Department
Thomas Kavanagh .... on-line editor (as Tom Kavanagh)
Giles Livesey .... telecine colourist
Location Management
Lisa Grimes .... assistant location manager
Patrick Schweitzer .... location manager
Music Department
Graham Dalby .... music consultant
Transportation Department
David Barry .... unit driver
David Summerfield .... camera driver
Other crew
Sally Brocklehurst .... script supervisor
Andrew Connor .... assistant production accountant
Derek Donohoe .... production accountant
Victoria Fea .... script editor
Julie Gardner .... script editor
Lee Grummit .... runner
Richard Knight .... runner
Jane Perry .... script editor trainee
Thalia Reynolds .... contracts executive
Gordon Ronald .... production executive
Julie Rose .... trainee runner
Jo Tew .... runner
Lynne Hazelden .... stand-in: Diana Rigg (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

Production CompaniesDistributors

Additional Details

UK:60 min
Sound Mix:
UK:12 (video rating) (2007) | USA:TV-14

Did You Know?

Continuity: Jason O'Mara's character is referred to in dialogue as Jake Hicks but Jasper Hicks in the end credits. Jake is an abbreviation for Jacob, not Jasper.See more »
Mrs. Adela Bradley:[Aside to the camera] If a picture's worth a thousand words, a look is worth even more. As my hairdresser Monsieur Javais says, 'Same old coiffure - husband secure; new style of hair - husband beware.'See more »
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5 out of 28 people found the following review useful.
Murdered, She Was, 9 May 2006
Author: tedg ( from Virginia Beach

This was the last of four, and by this time the producers knew they had a dead fish on their hands. They tried quite a few things. They turned Rigg's hair red. They increased the level of obnoxiousness in her character, including more time when she spoke directly to the audience. And more of that talk was "character foible" rather than plot comment.

And this time they worked in as many extreme plot devices as possible: the loyal chauffeur's daughter threatened; a twist in the identity of the hooded villain; stronger hints of romance for our detective and sexual swapping elsewhere; an impossibly cute little girl and ancient mysticism.

The plot is one of those that depends on a certain person ordering scrambled eggs in the middle of the day, then slipping on a lemonpeel as a motorcycle goes by and certain other accidents all aligning miraculously.

They really pulled out all the stops on this. I guess even with all they tried, the reports came back: we hate this, it is horrible, kill it.

Ted's Evaluation -- 1 of 3: You can find something better to do with this part of your life.

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