Oliver's Travels: Season 1, Episode 1

Looking for Aristotle (11 Jun. 1995)

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An ex-humanities professor and a female cop on suspension set out on an odyssey to find a missing crossword puzzle compiler.

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Oliver
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WPC Diane Priest
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Moody
Sue Roderick ...
Norma Moody
Robert Blythe ...
Sgt Willis
Richard Davies ...
Signwriter
Muriel Pavlow ...
Librarian
John Francis ...
Landlord
Brinley Jenkins ...
Boswell
Ian Tucker ...
Hotel Bellboy
Noni Lewis ...
Student
Richard Harrington ...
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Oliver is an eccentric professor of comparative religions at a university which is downsizing its humanities department. Now in forced retirement, Oliver, who is addicted to word games, puzzles, and anagrams, sets out in search of Aristotle, his favorite crossword puzzle compiler, but finds his Welsh home has burned down. When he reports Aristotle as a missing person to the police, he is considered a crackpot and assigned to WPC Diane Priest. In order to prove his sincerity to her, he researches the cold case of a murdered farmer and turns up evidence that her superintendent may be implicated in the unsolved homicide. When Priest confronts her superior with the evidence, she is put on suspension and conditionally agrees to accompany Oliver on his odyssey. Written by duke1029@aol.com

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[Mrs Moody offers her condolences that Oliver has been made redundant from the university]
Oliver: I expected it from the first moment.
Mrs. Moody: You did?
Oliver: A letter arrived from your husband inviting me to meet him at a sherry party. It was signed "T. H. MOODY".
Mrs. Moody: Theodore Horatio. Family names, God help us.
Oliver: But don't you see? It's an anagram of "THY DOOM". "Oliver," I said to myself, "Prepare to meet thy doom"... and I did.
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