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The Inspector Alleyn Mysteries


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Patrick Malahide , currently appearing in BBC2' s Middlemarch, returns as Ngaio Marsh 's upper-crust 1940s detective in a special one-off film that follows on from last year's series. "He's extremely intelligent, very mercurial, very old-fashioned," says Malahide of Alleyn. "You would be foolish to make an enemy of him, even though he would never resort to bullying tactics and he'd be unfailingly polite."
Alleyn is busy investigating the discovery of a dead body in a drainage ditch outside the home of Percival Pyke Period (played by John Gielgud ) in the quiet backwater of Chalfont Green.
Screenplay by Ken Jones
Producer George Gallaccio ; Director Martyn Friend


Unknown: Patrick Malahide
Unknown: Ngaio Marsh
Played By: John Gielgud
Unknown: Ken Jones
Producer: George Gallaccio
Director: Martyn Friend
Chief Inspector Alleyn: Patrick Malahide
Agathu Troy: Belinda Lang
Inspector Fox: William Simons
Percival Pyke Period: John Gielgud
Constance Cartell: Barbara Jefford
Harold Cartell: Geoffrey Palmer
Lady Bantling: Moira Redmond
Andrew Bantling: John Holz
Nicola Maitland-Mayne: Debra Beaumont
Mary Rawlston: Jayne Ashbourne
Leonard Leiss: Matthew Morgan
Alfred Belt: Derek Benfield
Mrs Mitchell: Patsy Byrne
DS Bailey: Tim Dutton
DC Robinson: Sandy Welch
Cyril Short: Bill Wallis
Dorothy: Lynn Gardner
Hugo De Moncrieff: Brian Poyser

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The Inspector Alleyn Mysteries

BBC One London, 10 January 1994 21.30

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