Alleyn Mysteries (1990–1994)
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A Man Lay Dead 

Alleyn cancels his holiday with Troy to investigate a murder connected to a stolen chalice, but he's called when a second murder occurs at uncle's estate.

Director:

Sarah Pia Anderson

Writers:

Barbara Machin (screenplay), Ngaio Marsh (novel)

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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Martin Carroll Martin Carroll ... Corporal Billings
Michael Feast ... Dieter Kranz
Robert Reynolds Robert Reynolds ... Charles Rankin
Matthew Lloyd Davies Matthew Lloyd Davies ... Nigel Bathgate (as Matthew Lloyd-Davies)
Belinda Lang Belinda Lang ... Agatha Troy
Brenda Peters Brenda Peters ... Edith
Patrick Malahide ... Chief Inspector Alleyn
Tim Dutton ... DS Bailey
Susan Wooldridge ... Rosamund Grant
Clare Higgins ... Marjorie Wilde
David Haig ... Arthur Wilde
Patricia Lawrence Patricia Lawrence ... Mother Superior
Julian Glover ... Sir Hubert Handesley
Nickolas Grace Nickolas Grace ... Dr. Hans Hoffner
Leslie Schofield ... Assistant Commissioner Connors
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Storyline

While looking into the theft of several precious artifacts, Alleyn is called to investigate a murder of Charles Rankin at a gathering that includes Agatha Troy, his girlfriend. Rankin had brought a precious dagger to the event. Complicating things further is that Troy is close to these people and resents some of Alleyn's questioning. A parallel and inter-related crime for Alleyn is to identify the art thieves. Written by Anonymous

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Genres:

Crime | Drama | Mystery

Certificate:

TV-14
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Details

Release Date:

18 April 1993 (UK) See more »

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Trivia

The novel 'A Man Lay Dead"' was published in 1932, but this adaptation takes place sometime after 1946. See more »

Quotes

Marjorie Wilde: So, you finally decided to tell the truth?
Rosamund Grant: What would you know about that?
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