The medieval era cases of a Crusader-turned-Monk who investigates mysteries in the Norman English town of Shrewsbury.
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Complete series cast summary:
Derek Jacobi ...  Brother Cadfael 13 episodes, 1994-1998
Michael Culver ...  Prior Robert 13 episodes, 1994-1998
Julian Firth ...  Brother Jerome 13 episodes, 1994-1998
Terrence Hardiman ...  Abbot Radulfus 10 episodes, 1994-1998
Mark Charnock ...  Brother Oswin 9 episodes, 1994-1997
Albie Woodington Albie Woodington ...  Sergeant Warden 7 episodes, 1994-1997
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At and around the Shrewsbury abbey, Brother Cadfael is a monk with a difference. Given a choice, he would enjoy just being a simple gardener and herbalist for his home. However, too often events force him to use his other talent as a master sleuth in response to mysterious crimes happening in his community. While he investigates these crimes, he often finds himself at odds with the contemporary attitudes of the times with his own ahead of his time beliefs. Written by Kenneth Chisholm <kchishol@execulink.com>

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A riveting mystery and a fascinating glimpse into a medieval world.


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In this series, Cadfael's name is normally pronounced "cad - fie - el". In the Welsh language, an "f" is pronounced as a "v". The correct pronunciation of his name is "cad - vay - el". See more »

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21 September 2003 | by ladydragon04See all my reviews

My vote for this series would be an 8 out of 10. It's fairly accurate to the book and I think I actually enjoy the series more. It got rather strange when the actor playing Hugh Beringar kept changing, Sean Pertwee (from the premier season) portrayed him the best. Some of the later episodes fell short of my expectations and sometimes the extras' voices were quite obviously dubbed in, but all in all it was quite an entertaining show.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 January 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Mystery!: Cadfael See more »

Filming Locations:

Budapest, Hungary See more »

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Central Television See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(13 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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