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.



(screenplay), (novel) (as Ellis Peters)

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
... Brother Cadfael
... Hugh Beringar
... Abbot Heribert
... Prior Robert
... Brother Jerome
Christian Burgess ... Adam Courcelle
Michael Grandage ... King Stephen
Richard Henders ... Torold Blund
... Godith / Godric
... Arnulf of Hesdin
... Sergeant Rhys
... Aline Siward
Geoffrey Leesley ... Sheriff Prestcote
Bill Neville ... Nicholas Faintree
... 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)  »

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Did You Know?


Sir Derek Jacobi had his hair shaved to a tonsure during filming, instead of wearing a bald cap. Some actors felt that was a little too much; others had their own heads shaved. See more »


For all Season 1 episodes, the copyright year is shown as MCMLXIV (1964) instead of MCMXCIV (1994) See more »


Hugh Beringar: They say you had a wide-ranging career before coming to the cloister. You must find it unbearably dull here after such battles, with no enemy left to fight.
Brother Cadfael: Well, I'm not finding it at all dull these days.
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Pertwee as Beringar
22 August 2007 | by See 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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