Miss Teatime and her mysterious suitor both get an unexpected comeuppance, but will the former escape being murdered? As Chief Inspector Purbright appreciatively notices, she's tougher than she looks.



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Episode credited cast:
Detective Inspector Purbright
Detective Sergeant Love
Brenda Bruce ...
Lucilla Teatime
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Rex / Jack
Erin Geraghty ...
Hotel Maid
Sarah Grazebrook ...
Gillian Martell ...
Sylvia Staunch
Brian Poyser ...
Assistant Bank Manager
Doyle Richmond ...
Mr. Cambridge


DI Purbright and DS Love are convinced that they may be dealing with a man who is preying on middle-aged women and decide to focus on matrimonial agencies to see what might turn up. Sure enough, they soon discover that both of the missing women had registered with the same agency and were possibly exchanging correspondence with someone. They visit the local agency acquiring the name of a recently joined member, Miss Teatime but she rebuffs them insisting that she can take care of herself. When she's contacted by Mr. Trelawny, it soon becomes apparent that she is quite capable of doing so and she's even prepared for Mr. Trelawny's accomplice. Written by garykmcd

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Crime | Drama | Mystery



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22 May 1977 (UK)  »

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This story was also adapted for television in America, where it was filmed as a TV movie of 1972, "The Crooked Hearts". The setting was moved to the US and the names of characters were changed. Rosalind Russell had her last acting role as the equivalent character to "Miss Teatime". See more »

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