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Mystery!: Cadfael 

Cadfael (original title)
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:
...  Brother Cadfael 13 episodes, 1994-1998
...  Prior Robert 13 episodes, 1994-1998
...  Brother Jerome 13 episodes, 1994-1998
...  Abbot Radulfus 10 episodes, 1994-1998
...  Brother Oswin 9 episodes, 1994-1997
Albie Woodington ...  Sergeant Warden 8 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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Brother Oswin, the novice and Cadfael's apprentice, has a much larger role in the television series than in the books. In the books he does not appear until the middle of the series. He largely takes the place of Brother Mark, who left the Abbey to run the leper house at St. Giles. Mark can be seen in "The Leper of St. Giles". In "The Virgin in The Ice" Brother Elyas was the brother accused of the rape and murder of Sister Hilaria, not Oswin. See more »

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Referenced in Coronation Street: Episode #1.8632 (2015) See more »

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21 September 2003 | by See 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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