Detective

Season 1 Episode 3

Trent's Last Case

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Aired Monday 9:30 PM Apr 13, 1964 on BBC
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Trent's Last Case
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Journalist Philip Trent investigates the death of a ruthless American tycoon found dead in the garden of his English country house.

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  • E.C. Bentley, the inventor of the clerihew, meant his famous novel to be a parody of detective stories, but people took it seriously.

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    Edmund Clerihew Bentley was a poet whose comic verse often took the eccentric form which identifies itself by his middle name. He loathed the detective stories so popular in Edwardian England, and decided in 1913 to write an absurd plot about a murdered millionaire, his beautiful and enigmatic wife and the brilliant amateur sleuth who loves her and vows to clear her name. Bentley meant his hero to be, in fact, a fool, with all his dazzling deductions proving to be incorrect, and the solution becoming so abitrary as to seem offhand. Alas, no-one noticed the parodic intent, and the makers of this rushed one-hour version didn't either. Bentley's cleverness is muffled by the uncertainty of the tone.moreless

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