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The Case of the Croydon Poisonings 

Julian Fellowes examines the unsolved murders of three members of the same upper middle-class family living in 1920s Croydon, who died within a year of each other from arsenic poisoning.

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Delyth Thomas

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Episode cast overview:
Julian Fellowes ... Self - Presenter
Jean Marsh ... Violet Sidney
Stella Gonet ... Grace Duff
Richard Lumsden ... Thomas Sidney
Amanda Root ... Vera Sidney
David Yelland ... Doctor Elwell
Rachel Atkins Rachel Atkins ... Mrs. Noakes
Thomas Brodie-Sangster ... John Duff (as Thomas Sangster)
Jennifer Calvert ... Margaret Sidney
Tom Chadbon ... Edmund Duff
Jacqueline Clarke ... Aunt Gwen
Michael Haughey Michael Haughey ... Doctor Jackson
Abigail Hollick Abigail Hollick ... Amy
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In November 1929, Violet Sydney died from what was subsequently shown to be arsenic poisoning. In fact, two other members of her family had died in the previous year, her daughter Vera and her son-in-law Edmund Duff. With those bodies subsequently exhumed, they too were found to have been poisoned. As the family matriarch, Violet was very demanding of her three children and brooked no disagreement from them. There were several suspects in the case. Edmund was married to Violet's eldest daughter Grace; a son, Thomas, was desperate to return to the USA with his American wife; Dr. Jackson, who treated all three of the deceased, was quite taken with Grace and may have had a hand in the deaths. Finally, there was also the cook who prepared the soup that killed Vera. Although the case of the Croydon poisonings was never solved, Julian Fellowes hosts this dramatic re-creation of the events and offers his own views on the likely murderer. Written by garykmcd

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 December 2005 (UK) See more »

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Stereo

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