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The Wimbledon Poisoner


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The conclusion of the two-part black comedy written by Nigel Williams.
Starring Robert Lindsay
The trail of dead bodies is leading relentless Detective Inspector Rush straight to hapless Henry Farr. Will he be unmasked or will justice take another peculiar turn?
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Writer: Nigel Williams
Producer: Linda Agran
Director: Robert Young
Henry Farr: Robert Lindsay
Elinor Farr: Alison Steadman
Det Insp Russell Rush: Philip Jackson
Dr Donald Templeton: Larry Lamb
Karim Jackson: Art Malik
Maisie Farr: Mabel McKeown
No 47: Simon Chandler
Mrs 47: Wendy Nottingham
Gunther: Michael Mellinger
Mrs Gunther: Catherine Schell
David Sprott: Bill Stewart
Edwina Sprott: Melanie Kilburn
Sebastian Williams: Tim McMullan
Billykins: Vivienne Ritchie
Arfur Templeton: Joe Gecks
Graham Beamish: Andy de La Tour
Vera Loomis: Joan White
Gordon Macrae: Christopher Good
Lingalonga Boccherini: Mary Maddox
Caedmon Macrae: Matthew Owens
Wulfstan Macrae: Clovis Rau
Dent: Ian McNeice
Mehemet: Dimitri Andreas
Valerie Singleton: Herself
Roger: Paul Butterworth

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