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Murder in Mind: Suicide

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Diana Rigg stars in the latest in a series of thrillers.
Years after a boy is driven to suicide by school bullies, his mother avenges his death with cold precision.

Crime Drama: Murder in Mind 9.00pm BBC1
Diana Rigg stars in this psychological thriller as Jill Craig, a 65-year-old widow who's found dead in the opening scenes, having apparently committed suicide by taking an overdose. It may not sound much of a role for one of our finest actresses, but the truth about Jill's death is revealed slowly through flashbacks, and this is where - eventually - we see Rigg.
A neighbour's suspicions lead the police to declare Jill's death a murder, and it doesn't take long before they arrest her handyman, Scott (Nick Reding), a petty villain who has always been a bully. Even though it becomes obvious very quickly what's going on, it's nicely played out and makes for surprisingly engrossing viewing. (Jane Rackham)

Contributors

Writer: Simon Shaikey
Producer: Paul Knight
Director: Sven Amstein
Jill Craig: Diana Rigg
Graham Brody: John Bowe
Scott Martin: Nick Reding
Eleanor Bailey: Rachel Bell
DC Hewson: Steve Toussaint
DC Rhys: Kerry Godliman
Mel: Liz May Brice
Sue Brody: Suzanne Sinclair
PC Maple: James Allen
Naresh Patel: Kaleem Janjua
Young Scott Martin: Eddie Brindle
Andrew Brody: Jonathan Timmins

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Murder in Mind: Suicide

BBC One London, 22 February 2003 21.00






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