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The emancipated Mrs. Bradley attends her ex-husband's funeral and segues to the estate of her paralyzed goddaughter, who is hosting an engagement party.

Director:

Audrey Cooke

Writers:

Simon Booker (screenplay), Gladys Mitchell (novel)
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
John Alderton ... Alastair Bing
Simeon Andrews Simeon Andrews ... Family Doctor
Lynda Baron Lynda Baron ... Mrs MacNamara
Tom Butcher ... Bertie Philipson
Tyler Butterworth ... Ferdinand Bradley
John Conroy John Conroy ... Henry Baxter
Emma Davies ... Hermione Bradley
Sue Devaney Sue Devaney ... Mabel Jones
Neil Dudgeon ... George Moody
Emma Fielding ... Eleanor Bing
Tristan Gemmill ... Garde Bing
Andrew Hallett Andrew Hallett ... Constable
Roger Grainger ... Vicar
Alec Linstead Alec Linstead ... Wedding Vicar
Carmela Marner Carmela Marner ... Pamela Storbin
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Storyline

The unconventional, outspoken Mrs Bradley and loyal chauffeur George attend the engagement party of her god-daughter little realising that, by the end of the evening, her detective skills will be required to solve a brutal murder. Written by Mark Smith <msmith@osi.co.uk>

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Genres:

Mystery | Thriller

Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

PBS

Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 March 1999 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color
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Quotes

Vicar: Condolences Mrs. Bradley. A good man.
Mrs. Adela Bradley: Yes. Dull, but good.
Ferdinand Bradley: Honestly! Today, of all days.
Mrs. Adela Bradley: Is the day for truth. The only exciting thing your father ever did was to divorce me.
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I've Never Seen A Straight Banana
by The Harmonians
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A ripping Good Yarn
12 February 2018 | by Sleepin_DragonSee all my reviews

Mrs Adele Bradley, a socialite with a forensic mind attends the engagement party of daughter Eleanor Bing, and her intended Everard Mouthjoy. Accompanied by her faithful Chauffeur George it's not long until her skills as a Detective are put to the death when Everard is discovered drowned in the bath tub. Bradley must work out who, and why, as well as answer an intriguing discovery about Everard.

It's a fine production, the original story is tweaked to make way for Rigg's sassy interpretation of Bradley, but as a mystery it works really well, plenty of suspects, and an unusual twist, not one you'd find in an Agatha Christie.

Excellent production values, it looks so good, wonderful costumes, stylish decor, and music, which I'm not altogether crazy about, that fits the production. It's very well acted, Rigg is superb in the role, her addresses to the camera so full of wit. Dudgeon great also. Sue Devaney was lots of fun as maid Mabel, Emma Fielding and Tom Butcher also stood out.

Super stylish, but with a degree of substance.


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