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Spider's Web (1982)

The wife of a Foreign Office diplomat discovers a body in the drawing-room of her house in Kent.

Director:

Basil Coleman

Writer:

Agatha Christie (play)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Penelope Keith ... Clarissa Hailsham-Brown
Robert Flemyng ... Sir Rowland Delahaye
Thorley Walters ... Hugo Birch
Elizabeth Spriggs ... Mildred Peake
David Yelland ... Jeremy Warrender
John Barcroft John Barcroft ... Inspector Lord
Holly Aird ... Pippa Hailsham-Brown
Jonathan Newth ... Henry Hailsham-Brown
Brian Protheroe Brian Protheroe ... Oliver Costello
David Crosse David Crosse ... Elgin
Mark Draper Mark Draper ... Constable Jones
Lee Fox Lee Fox ... Doctor
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Clarissa, the wife of a Foreign Office diplomat, is given to daydreaming. 'Supposing I were to come down one morning and find a dead body in the library, what should I do?' she muses. Clarissa has her chance to find out when she discovers a body in the drawing-room of her house in Kent. Desperate to dispose of the body before her husband comes home with an important foreign politician, Clarissa persuades her three house guests to become accessories and accomplices. It seems that the murdered man was not unknown to certain members of the house party, and the search begins for the murderer and the motive, while at the same time trying to persuade a police inspector that there has been no murder at all.

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 December 1982 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Паутина See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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The BBC's Head of Series and Serials, David Reid, described this production as "hokum beautifully done". See more »

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Version of The Spider's Web (1960) See more »

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Cracking! Absolutely cracking!
6 January 2019 | by terrydeb-23093See all my reviews

A brilliant adaptation of Agatha Christie's comic-thriller with a cast led brilliantly by Penelope Keith. It is a must for any fans of the author looking for a classic Christie!


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