W. Somerset Maugham (1969–1970)

A Casual Affair 

By a riverside somewhere in Malaysia, a white man is found dead in a Chinese house. According to the forensic doctor, death has been caused both by opium and starvation. The district police... See full summary »

Director:

Waris Hussein

Writers:

Hugo Charteris (adaptation), W. Somerset Maugham (story)

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Cast

Episode credited cast:
Norman Bird ... Arthur Low
Gwen Cherrell Gwen Cherrell ... Jean Low
James Maxwell ... Jack Almond
Hildegard Neil Hildegard Neil ... Lady Kastellan
Richard Vernon ... Lord Kastellan
Esmond Knight ... Sir Montague Trafford
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Raymond Adamson ... Drunk at ball
Joanne Harding Joanne Harding ... Woman at ball
Patricia Hastings Patricia Hastings ... Lady Trafford
Andrew Laurence Andrew Laurence ... Lord Grantham
Ken Nazarin Ken Nazarin ... Malayan policeman
Barbara Reynolds Barbara Reynolds ... Cook
Peggy Sirr Peggy Sirr ... Chinese woman
Rosalie Westwater Rosalie Westwater ... Lady Grantham
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Storyline

By a riverside somewhere in Malaysia, a white man is found dead in a Chinese house. According to the forensic doctor, death has been caused both by opium and starvation. The district police superintendent, Arthur Low, investigates. The Chinese woman owning the house hands him over a bundle of love letters as well as a cigarette case reading the initials "A. J.". Before dying, the white man had given instructions for these objects to be delivered in London, to Lady Kastellan in person... Written by Guy Bellinger

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Genres:

Drama

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 June 1969 (UK) See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Released in France on A2 on 1-3-1977 under the title: "Les nouvelles de Somerset Maugham : Une histoire banale". See more »

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