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The Curse of the Bronze Lamp 

A wealthy kidnap victim appears to pull off a mind-boggling act of teleportation to alert the police to her whereabouts.

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Lindsey Isherwood
Teddy Nicholas ...
Karl
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Ethan
June Whitfield ...
Heidi & Laurel Greeley
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Denise
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Daisy Shand
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Mark Flitton ...
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Rowan Isherwood
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A wealthy kidnap victim appears to pull off a mind-boggling act of teleportation to alert the police to her whereabouts.

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14 March 2014 (UK)  »

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Finding a kidnapped woman and disposing a body in the bath
14 March 2014 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This mystery opens with a woman being kidnapped as she prepares for her husband's birthday party. She is bundled into the back of a van then locked up in an old Second World War pillbox… it seems unlikely that she could escape or let anybody know where she is being held. Meanwhile Johnathon's wife Polly gets involved with a friend Denise's rather awkward problem… she had called up to hire a male prostitute then he dropped dead in the bath! Polly helps Denise take the dead man back to his house and later Denise is shocked to find a woman's watch in her bed… even more shockingly it turns out the watch belonged to the kidnapped woman and she was wearing it in the ransom video! If the woman is to be rescued Johnathon will have to solve a series of rather cryptic clues.

I think they saved the best till last in this three part series; the mystery was suitably convoluted and the clues were complex yet just about plausible given that we knew the woman was into codes and suchlike. There were quite a few chuckles to be had… Polly getting caught on an automated nature camera when caught short one night and Denise dealing with the dead male prostitute to name just a couple. The cast put in a good performance; most notably amongst the guest stars were Josie Lawrence was fun as Denise and June Whitfield was great as identical twins who often appeared side by side. Overall an entertaining episode with a good mix of mystery and humour.


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