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  • Cadfael


    In this unique mystery series based on the bestselling books by Ellis Peters, Sir Derek Jacobi (I, Claudius) stars as Brother Cadfael, a compassionate seeker of truth and justice in chaotic world medieval England.moreless
  • The Pilgrim of Hate

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    S 4 : Ep 3 - 12/28/98

    The dead body of an elderly man is found at Shrewsbury Abbey hidden in a sack, and it looks as if the old man was murdered. The main suspects are a group of pilgrims, who include two known thieves. Cadfael locks them up, but he sees this as a bid to draw out the real killer.moreless
  • The Potter's Field

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    S 4 : Ep 2 - 12/23/98

    A potter's wife dies suddenly, and the bereaved man gives up his old life to enter the Abbey as a monk. However, the other monks suspect him of having killed his wife. Cadfael investigates the death and finds a remarkable web of jealousy, infidelity and suicide.moreless
  • The Holy Thief

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    S 4 : Ep 1 - 6/23/98

    Dalny, a beautiful serf girl, is abducted from Shrewsbury Abbey, and at the same time the relics of Saint Winifred are also spirited away, presumably by the same thief. Cadfael is commissioned to recover them both.moreless
  • The Raven in the Foregate

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    S 3 : Ep 3 - 8/26/97

    Cadfael has two murders to solve, after the killings of a pregnant young woman and of the Shrewsbury priest who refused to take her confession.
  • St Peter's Fair

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    S 3 : Ep 2 - 8/19/97

    At the yearly Saint Peter's Fair in Shrewsbury, the townspeople come into conflict with the Abbey's stewards and some travelling merchants. A curfew is quickly ordered - but soon Cadfael has a murder to solve. Meanwhile, Cadfael puts Hugh Beringar to the test - Hugh has to choose between his loyalty to the king and his friendship with Cadfael.moreless
  • The Rose Rent

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    S 3 : Ep 1 - 8/12/97

    Judith Perle is not just pretty but is also a rich widow, having just lost her husband, a merchant, so she has become the centre of interest for the men of Shrewsbury. But then a local monk and one of Judith's suitors are both murdered, and Cadfael tries to solve the mystery.moreless
  • A Morbid Taste for Bones

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    S 2 : Ep 3 - 8/25/96

    A group of monks from Shrewsbury Abbey travel into Wales to recover the bones of Saint Winifred. When they try to bribe the Welsh, they find themselves at odds with the locals, and when a Welsh landowner is found murdered the visiting English monks are looked on as the prime suspects. They turn to Cadfael to find the true killer and to save themselves.

  • Cadfael: A Morbid Taste Of Bones


    The monks of Shrewsbury Abbey seek the relics of a saint for their chapel, in Wales. The locals object to this translation of the relics, and a local leader is found murdered. Brother Cadfael is challenged to bring right endings to all parties, in Wales and in the Abbey.moreless
  • The Devil's Novice

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    S 2 : Ep 2 - 8/18/96

    An important priest is found murdered, and the finger of suspicion points to a new monk at Shrewsbury Abbey. Brother Cadfael investigates the killing and uncovers a tangled web of dishonesty and nepotism. Meanwhile, a civil war is raging around England and is piling pressures on the Abbot.moreless
  • The Virgin in the Ice

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    S 2 : Ep 1 - 12/26/95

    Cadfael's young novice monk, Brother Oswin, is found in a dreadful state and babbling about a woman. Then a missing nun is found raped, murdered and locked in the ice of a frozen stream, and Brother Oswin is accused of the crime. Cadfael traces the nun's friend, Ermina Hugonin, and he hopes to prove that Brother Oswin is innocent by finding the true killer.moreless
  • Monk's Hood

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    S 1 : Ep 4 - 6/19/94

    The lord of a manor makes a new will, leaving his fortune to Shrewsbury Abbey instead of his stepson - and then the landowner dies suddenly, with the suspicion that he was killed, poisoned with an excess of one of Cadfael's herbal remedies. Cadfael is called in to investigate, and he is amazed to find that the dead man's wife is his own childhood sweetheart, whom he has not seen for forty years. He hopes to make up for an old promise he failed to keep.moreless
  • The Leper of St Giles

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    S 1 : Ep 3 - 6/12/94

    A great wedding is about to take place at the Abbey. Godfrid Piccard, the guardian of Iveta de Massard, a beautiful young Shrewsbury heiress, has arranged for her to marry the elderly Baron Huon de Domville against her wishes. Meanwhile, Iveta is loved by Joscelyn, so that when Domville disappears without a trace just before the wedding, he becomes the prime suspect. Domville proves to have been killed, and Cadfael searches for his killer, finding several suspects with possible motives. He is very curious about a mysterious leper called Lazarus who has recently arrived at Shrewsbury's leper hospital.moreless
  • The Sanctuary Sparrow

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    S 1 : Ep 2 - 6/5/94

    Shrewsbury's goldsmith, Aurifaber, is robbed and left for dead, and the townspeople launch a witch-hunt against their prime suspect, Liliwin, a young travelling juggler and acrobat who performed at the wedding of the goldsmith's son. Luckily, Aurifaber recovers, but Liliwin, pursued by the mob, seeks sanctuary in Shrewsbury Abbey. Believing in his innocence, Cadfael sets himself to find the real robber. While he investigates, and with Liliwin still out of circulation, a body is found floating in the River Severn, so that Cadfael is now dealing with a murderer.moreless
  • One Corpse Too Many

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    S 1 : Ep 1 - 5/29/94

    After an adventurous (and far from monastic) youth, Brother Cadfael has settled down to the quiet religious life as herbalist at Shrewsbury Abbey before dramatic events bring him to the fore.

    King Stephen captures a nearby castle after a long siege and gives orders for the ninety-four rebels who had resisted him to be hanged. Monks of Shrewsbury help with the burial arrangements, but in counting the bodies Cadfael finds they have one too many to deal with, concluding that the extra man was murdered.

    The king grants Cadfael permission to investigate, but allows him only four days to solve the crime. What he finds is a tale of missing treasure centring on the daughter of Godith, the castle's owner, and a local man called Hugh Beringar.