After the death of Harold Carobleat, his wife is shocked to find that he has left his estate to a neighbor who is subsequently found electrocuted.



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Episode cast overview:
Rodney Gloss
Mrs. Helen Carobleat
Jonas Bradlaw
Dr. Rupert Hillyard (as Antony Carrick)
George Lintz
Hector Ross ...
Marcus Gwill
Janet Michael ...
Mrs. Poole
Jeffrey Segal ...
Ted House
Adam Bareham ...


Purbright and Love attend the funeral of a prominent Flaxborough citizen, Councilman Harold Carobleat, who was under investigation for a variety of potential felonies at the time of his death. They observe that the event is also attended by some of the town's leading citizens, a doctor, an undertaker, a newspaper publisher, and a lawyer. At the reading of the will by lawyer Rodney Gloss, Mrs. Carobleat is shaken to hear that the bulk of her husband's estate has been left to the publisher, neighbor Marcus Gwill. Shortly thereafter, after a late-night meeting with the other three, Gwill is found electrocuted by a power relay tower with the imprint of a daffodil burned into his palm. Purbright is faced with the type of case he most detests... murder by conspiracy. Written by

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Crime | Drama | Mystery



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12 June 1977 (UK)  »

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Detective Inspector Purbright: [to Love]
[Last lines]
Detective Inspector Purbright: We are dealing with a cospiracy. Conspiracies are a dreadful thing to sort out. Oh, my God, they're maddening, believe me!
[Turning out the door]
Detective Inspector Purbright: Don't forget the fire.
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