Murder Most Horrid (1991–1999)
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The Case of the Missing 

A traffic WPC is suddenly put in charge of a seemingly straightforward murder case, which gradually becomes more complex and mysterious.

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Episode cast overview:
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WPC Diane Softly
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Chief Inspector
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Pathologist
Peter Bland ...
Editor
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Sgt. Dawkins
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Constable Williams
Paul Mark Elliott ...
Max Rammell
John Boswall ...
Judge
Michael Sharvell-Martin ...
Mayor
June Ellis ...
Womas on Bus
Kate Williams ...
Woman on Bus
Soo Drouet ...
Bus Conductress
David Barber ...
Boy On Bus
Henry Naylor ...
Journalist
Geoffrey McGivern ...
Mason
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A local businessman is killed as part of a Masonic ritual in full view of a busload of commuters. Traffic policewoman Diane Softly gets the opportunity of a lifetime when the Chief Inspector arranges for her to investigate the crime. But not even the soothing sounds of Mantovanni can help when the witnesses, motive, and weapon disappear one by one. Written by Balok-2

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Comedy | Crime | Mystery

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14 November 1991 (UK)  »

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Closing credits singer: And you wake in the night, wipe the sweat from your forehead. Murder most horrid!
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Up, up and away
Written by Jimmy Webb
Performed by The 5th Dimension
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Extremely offbeat
29 April 2013 | by See all my reviews

In this very strange pilot for the British series "Murder Most Horrid", Dawn French plays a traffic cop who gets miraculously transferred to the homicide unit to solve a murder. Well, not so miraculously: the chief inspector who authorizes the transfer is part of a secret cult, three members of which committed the murder! The idea is that she will bungle the case - but will she? It will probably take you a while to adjust to the unique sensibility of this fast-paced murder-mystery spoof - it's not quite like anything else I can remember seeing - but that's probably a good thing. The funniest scene is the one with Timothy Spall as a squeamish pathologist! *** out of 4.


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