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Murder Most English


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A Flaxborough Chronicle by COLIN WATSON
The BBC2 serial in seven parts: 5 Dramatised by RICHARD HARRIS starring
Anton Rodgers Brenda Bruce
The Flaxborough Crab (continued)
Samson's Salad is to bring Inspector Purbright face to face with the formidable Miss Teatime. For reasons of her own, she too decides to take a hand in the mystery of the Flaxborough Crab.
Cast in order of appearance


Unknown: Colin Watson
Dramatised By: Richard Harris
Unknown: Anton Rodgers
Unknown: Brenda Bruce
Unknown: Flaxborough Crab.
Editor: Betty Willingale
Designer: Stanley Morris
Producer: Martin Lisemore
Director: Ronald Wilson
Det-Sgt Love: Christopher Timothy
Brother Joe: Ken Wynne
Miss Teatime: Brenda Bruce
Det-Insp Purbright: Anton Rodgers
Walter Grope: Leslie Sands
Sgt Malley: John Comer
Eric Brennan: Patrick Newell
Dr Meadow: Derek Waring
Mrs McCreavey: Patsy Rowlands
Pauline Sutton: Barbara Flynn
Dr Bruce: Alec Sabin
Maddox: Maurice Quick
Chief Con Chubb: Moray Watson

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