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Season 4 Episode 3

The Word, The Flesh And The Devil

Aired Unknown May 03, 1993 on ITV
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The Word, The Flesh And The Devil
The visiting writer Candice Costello quickly becomes one of Cluedo's most glamorous murder victims to date, and the suspects include Green, who has written a racy novel with a murder in it. But was Candice done in with the poker, the battery charger, the meat cleaver, the scissors, the ice-pick or the poisoned fountain-pen? And which of several plausible motives caused someone to snap?moreless

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    Jerry Hall

    Jerry Hall

    Miss Vivienne Scarlet #5

    Joanna Lumley

    Joanna Lumley

    Mrs Elizabeth Peacock #5

    John Bird

    John Bird

    Professor Peter Plum #5

    Leslie Grantham

    Leslie Grantham

    Colonel Michael Mustard #5

    Liz Smith

    Liz Smith

    Mrs Blanche White #5

    Nicholas Parsons

    Nicholas Parsons

    Reverend Jonathan Green #5

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    • TRIVIA (3)

      • List of Suggestions:

        Team 1 - Miss Scarlett with the Poker in the Drawing Room (0)
        Team 2 - Colonel Mustard with the Ice Pick in the Drawing Room (1)

        Team 2 - Mrs White with the Ice Pick in the Kitchen (2)
        Team 1 - Mrs Peacock with the Ice Pick in the Kitchen (2)

        Team 1 - Reverend Green with the Ice Pick in the Kitchen (3)

      • The body is found by Mrs Peacock.

      • Caroline Langrishe, who plays Candice Costello in this episode, is better known for playing Penny Nichols in Chancer, Charlotte Cavendish in Lovejoy, and Georgina Channing Q.C. in Judge John Deed.

    • QUOTES (6)

      • Reverend Green: (his confession) The time has come to confess before God and fellow witnesses. You poor peasants, you sad, witless souls. Did you not realise an artist walked amongst you, a true man of letters? Nay, I will go even further. A genius. I took into my hand the pen, the greatest weapon known to man. I flourished it with all the craft and eloquence of the noble Bard. I took unto myself to write words that would echo through the centuries down to the very end of time. And then she arrived and unravelled the text of my life. She knew that my book was not pure fiction but based on fact. So, naturally, I had to write the last chapter of her life. But let me say this to you, Philistines, lock me away, lock me away, and you don't just bang up a barmy vicar, you incarcerate a living legend. Yes, a literary legend! I, the Reverend Green, could have been up there on the heights. I was a contender. I could have been up there with Shakespeare, Dickens, Trollope, yes... even with Jeffrey Archer! (giggles maniacally) Oh, God, God, forgive me...

      • Professor Plum: (during cross-examination) Not the brightest man in the world, Colonel Mustard. I've sometimes thought of sticking him together to make one long plank.

      • Bella Emberg: (during cross-examination) Where did you go when Professor Plum left the kitchen?
        Mrs White: Well, I was very disturbed because I'd been very fond of my little nephew Frankie, you see, never got over his death, and really I felt murderous... but I thought 'no, calm down, Blanche, calm down' so I went upstairs and took a little glass with me and... calmed down.

      • Candice Costello: Look, Rev, so far we've got a dead parishioner, an extramarital affair, a poison pen full of curare and a sexy vicar. Is there anything a tad autobiographical about this book?
        Green: Surely you don't think I'd be foolish enough to commit a murder and then write a book about it?

      • Professor Plum: (about the battery charger) Like all American inventions, it's ill-conceived, shoddily-made and lethal. If these two bare wires were to touch, the whole damn thing would become live.

      • Miss Scarlett: Is that all you do, Steal things from other people's lives?
        Candice Costello: Hey, I'm a writer, I use people for what I write. Let the world beware!

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