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Dirty Len 

Dirty Len Fairchild has died if of what seems to be tetanus, but turns out to be strychnine poisoning. Celia Beresford is in charge of the Ashfordly Rotary Club's annual old folks' outing ... See full summary »

Director:

Albert Barber

Writers:

Johnny Byrne (devised by), Jane Hollowood

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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Clare Calbraith ... Dr. Tricia Summerbee
Jason Durr ... PC Mike Bradley
Jack Smethurst Jack Smethurst ... Mr. Kirkby
Avril Elgar Avril Elgar ... Mrs. Kirkby
William Simons ... PC Alf Ventress
Clare Clifford Clare Clifford ... Celia Beresford
Duncan Bell Duncan Bell ... Sergeant Merton
Mark Jordon ... PC Phil Bellamy
Peter Benson ... Bernie Scripps
David Lonsdale David Lonsdale ... David Stockwell
Laura Bradd Laura Bradd ... Harriet Beresford
Molly Shevlin Molly Shevlin ... Amanda Beresford
Derek Fowlds ... Oscar Blaketon
Tricia Penrose Tricia Penrose ... Gina Ward
Sarah Tansey Sarah Tansey ... Jenny Latimer
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Storyline

Dirty Len Fairchild has died if of what seems to be tetanus, but turns out to be strychnine poisoning. Celia Beresford is in charge of the Ashfordly Rotary Club's annual old folks' outing to Whitby. She does not like that Vernon Scripps is away and David has to drive the old people and hijacks Oscar Blaketon to assist them. Shortly after she visits her father Fred Caldwell to "persuade" him to go on the outing her dog dies with the same symptoms as Dirty Len. It had been strolling on the Kirkby farm, where Len was a hired help. Sergeant Merton searches the Kirkby farm for the poison, but PC Ventress recalls another incident involving Fred Caldwell some years earlier. Caldwell claims he got rid of the strychnine then though. Then Celia's daughter Amanda gets ill on Caldwell's farm. Written by Carsten Pedersen

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Genres:

Drama | Comedy | Crime

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 November 2002 (UK) See more »

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Written by Bob Montgomery and Norman Petty
Performed by Nick Berry
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