Mystery!: Cadfael (1994–1996)
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One Corpse Too Many 

Assigned by King Stephen to dispose of 94 hanged rebels, Cadfael discovers the body of a murdered man among the corpses and given just four days to solve the crime.


Graham Theakston


Russell Lewis (screenplay), Edith Pargeter (novel) (as Ellis Peters)

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Derek Jacobi ... Brother Cadfael
Sean Pertwee ... Hugh Beringar
Peter Copley ... Abbot Heribert
Michael Culver ... Prior Robert
Julian Firth ... Brother Jerome
Christian Burgess Christian Burgess ... Adam Courcelle
Michael Grandage Michael Grandage ... King Stephen
Richard Henders ... Torold Blund
Juliette Caton ... Godith / Godric
Jeremy Young ... Arnulf of Hesdin
David Garfield ... Sergeant Rhys
Maggie O'Neill ... Aline Siward
Geoffrey Leesley Geoffrey Leesley ... Sheriff Prestcote
Bill Neville Bill Neville ... Nicholas Faintree
Nigel Hastings ... Giles Siward


Brother Cadfael, a Crusader-turned-Benedictine-monk, is among those who tend to the bodies of an executed garrison. But when he finds one more body than should be there, he winds up in a mystery involving an heiress masquerading as a boy and two knights campaigning for the same maiden. Written by mama.sylvia

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Crime | Drama | Mystery







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29 May 1994 (UK) See more »

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The first entry in the popular series. See more »


In the final credits, the copyright reads MCMXLIV (1944) instead of MCMXCIV (1994). See more »


Brother Cadfael: [to Hugh Beringar] There's little I would put out of your scope... but killing by stealth? No, that I would never look for.
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Crazy Credits

Although the first season of this series was 1994, the credits for these episodes mistakenly say MCMLXIV, which is 1964. It should be MCMXCIV for 1994. See more »

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Pertwee as Beringar
22 August 2007 | by spottedbacksonSee all my reviews

Sean Pertwee was a good Hugh Beringar, but he doesn't look anything thing like the book character. The book Hugh Beringar is small and dark, not tall and blond. Even so, it's too bad he could play the role for one the one season. I would have liked to see him in all of the episodes. The rest of the casting was marvelous. Sir Derek Jacobi is perfect as Cadfael. It's a shame they had to tinker with the story and change so many things. I really missed the romance between Hugh and Aline. I also missed the beggar that provided Cadfael with crucial clues to discover the murderer. Why did they have to change him to a soldier?

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