The Ruth Rendell Mysteries

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Season 4, Ep 9, Aired 12/24/90
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  • Episode Description
  • An old man, Sir Mañuel Camarque, dies when he loses his foothold on a dark winter night, slips into a lake and drowns under the ice. It looks like an open-and-shut case. However, Camarque, who was a world-famous flautist, planned to marry Dinah Sternhold, a woman young enough to be his grand-daughter. The banns of the marriage had just been read for the third time in church and Sir Mañuel was nervous. Dinah tells Wexford that Camarque had suspicions that his daughter Natalie (who would inherit his fortune) was not his daughter at all but an impostor. Wexford investigates, and develops a theory of an intruder who pushed the old man into the lake.moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • George Baker

    Det Ch Insp Wexford

  • Brian Bennett

  • Rossano Brazzi

    Sir Manuel Camargue

  • Louie Ramsay

    Dora Wexford

  • Trevor Preston

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  • Notes (3)

    • Sally Home, who plays Mrs Murray-Burgess, was married to George Baker (DCI Wexford) when this episode was made. They divorced in 1992, and in 1993 he married Louie Ramsay, who plays Dora Wexford.

    • This 120-minute special was broadcast at 9.00 p.m. on a Monday.

    • Adapted from the novel by Ruth Rendell (1981).

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