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A Guilty Thing Surprised: Part One ()


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When Elizabeth Nightingale is murdered, DCI Wexford has to sort his way through quite a number of suspects - from the gardener to the household staff, to a permanent Dutch house guest, to the husband Quentin and the victim's brother and... See more »

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Chief Insp. Wexford
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Inspector Burden
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Quentin Nightingale
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Elizabeth Nightingale
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Denys Villiers
Karen Meagher ...
Georgina Villiers
Ellis Van Maarseveen ...
Katje Doorn
Padraig O'Loinsigh ...
Sean Lovell
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Lionel Marriott
Sandra Voe ...
Mrs. Myrtle Cantrip
Kate David ...
Mrs. Lovell
John Burgess ...
Dr. Len Crocker
Louie Ramsay ...
Dora Wexford
Ann Penfold ...
Jean Burden
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John Burden
Emma Smith ...
Pat Burden
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Det Sgt Martin
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Alf Tawney
Jonathan Magnanti ...
Det Con Bryant
Christina Greatrex ...
Hypatia Hancock
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Will Palmer (uncredited)

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Mary McMurray

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Clive Exton ... (dramatisation)
 
Ruth Rendell ... (novel)

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Graham Benson ... executive producer
Neil Zeiger ... producer

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Brian Bennett

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Christopher Wentzell ... (video tape)

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Doreen Jones

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Brian Ashbrooke-Motte ... (as Brian Ashbrooke Motte)

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Rita Angell

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Marian Durnford ... makeup artist
Claire Matthews ... makeup artist

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Clive Hedges ... production manager

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Jon Older ... first assistant director
Stephanie Sullivan ... second assistant director

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Fred Triccas ... graphic designer (as Freddie Triccas)
Ray Warwick ... production buyer

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Tony Cunningham ... dubbing mixer
Peter Pardo ... sound recordist
Mark Thomas ... dubbing editor

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Mike Hutton ... camera operator
Alan Imeson ... camera grip
Peter Mills ... vision engineer
Reg Tanner ... electrician
Brian Turner ... lighting director

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Judy Hunt ... location manager

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Corinne Cartier ... script executive
Nicky Cooney ... continuity

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Nicky Cooney ... production assistant
Jill Partington ... production secretary
Tiggi Trethowan ... stage manager

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Plot Summary

When Elizabeth Nightingale is murdered, DCI Wexford has to sort his way through quite a number of suspects - from the gardener to the household staff, to a permanent Dutch house guest, to the husband Quentin and the victim's brother and his wife. While trying to figure out what really happened on that fateful night that cost Elizabeth's life, Reg Wexford uncovers that the Nightingales' marriage was not as happy as it seemed and that there is a dark secret to be revealed. Written by Jasper P. Morgan

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  • A Guilty Thing Surprised: Part One (United Kingdom)
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  • 60 min
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Trivia The title is taken from a line in Wordsworth's 'Ode to Immortality': "High instincts, before which our mortal nature, Did tremble like a guilty thing surprised." See more »
Goofs On 31.50, Mrs Cantrip is in the kitchen talking to Wexford and Burden when a microphone appears at the top of the screen for a couple of seconds. See more »
Movie Connections Followed by Shake Hands Forever: Part One (1988). See more »

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