Purbright traces the drug affecting the male senior citizens in Flaxborough to either a herb supplement or an experimental prescription drug.



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Episode credited cast:
... Detective Inspector Purbright
... Detective Sergeant Love
Brenda Bruce ... Lucilla Teatime
... Sergeant Malley
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
... Pauline Sutton
... Eric Brennan
Maurice Quick ... Maddox
... Mrs. McGreavey
Alec Sabin ... Dr. Bruce
Leslie Sands ... Walter Grope
Derek Waring ... Dr. Meadow
Moray Watson ... Chief Constable Chubb
... Brother Joe


DS Love sets off to visit the manufacturer of Samson's Salad while DI Purbright visits Dr. Meadow. To his surprise, Love finds that Miss Teatime, whom he and Purbright had met in their investigation of a marital introduction service, is the driving force behind the apparently successful aphrodisiac. The chef however is Brother Joe who may, or may not, be on leave from his monastery. Dr. Meadow is clearly ill-at-ease and in Purbright's view, hiding something. He's certainly not very forthcoming. However, when Meadow drops dead in mysterious circumstances while examining a patient in his office, the police have a whole new case on their hands. Written by garykmcd

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Crime | Drama | Mystery



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5 June 1977 (UK)  »

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Lucilla Teatime: [to Brother Joe] On one hand it could be most beneficial if the story were to gain ground that little fenwort put lead in the pencil of elderly gentlemen.
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