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The Fairest Show Means Most Deceit 

Frank is sceptical when American Martin shows up, claiming to be his uncle. Meanwhile Frank and Luella are asked by shop-owners Diana and Leon Tarsich to prove that their cash-strapped ... See full summary »

Director:

Piotr Szkopiak

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Paul Matthew Thompson (created by), Jude Tindall (created by) | 3 more credits »
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Episode complete credited cast:
Mark Benton ... Frank Hathaway
Jo Joyner ... Luella Shakespeare
Patrick Walshe McBride ... Sebastian Brudenell (as Patrick Walshe Mcbride)
Amber Aga ... DI Marlowe
Roberta Taylor ... Gloria Fonteyn
Mac McDonald ... Martin Mariner (as Mac Mcdonald)
Díana Bermudez ... Diana Tarsich
Karl Davies ... Leon Tarsich
Jade Matthew ... Lola Gower
Todd Von Joel Todd Von Joel ... Phil Layman
Eileen Page Eileen Page ... Theresa Whetton
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Frank is sceptical when American Martin shows up, claiming to be his uncle. Meanwhile Frank and Luella are asked by shop-owners Diana and Leon Tarsich to prove that their cash-strapped employee Lola is faking an injury claim against them. Then Diana is murdered and Martin is a prime suspect. In proving his innocence Frank also gets to clear up another mystery. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Comedy | Drama | Mystery

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TV-14 | See all certifications »
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UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 March 2018 (UK) See more »

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Lu's line, "Methinks he doth protest too much", is a misquotation of Queen Gertrude's line in Hamlet - "The lady doth protest too much, methinks" ( Act III, Scene II). See more »

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The Fairest Show Means Most Deceit
7 March 2018 | by Prismark10See all my reviews

An enjoyable episode with several story strands, the main murder story was intriguing.

Frank meets an American who claims to be his uncle. Together Frank tries to trace his grandmother but unearths another long buried secret.

Frank and Luella are also engaged by shopkeepers, Diana and Leon to follow an employee for making a false compensation claim for a work injury. Diana is later found dead and Frank is asked by the police to help out.

The actor playing Sebastian certainly is a bit of a scene stealer. I heard him being described as a young Kenneth Williams, here he tries out a disguise as a meter reader and earlier in the episode dressed up in drag.


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