Murder Most Horrid

Season 1 Episode 2

The Girl from Ipanema

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Aired Unknown Nov 21, 1991 on BBC Two
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The Girl from Ipanema
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When housekeeper Maria arrives at the house of MP Howling and his wife Lydia, she doesn't quite find things the way she expected. But one day, Maria witnesses a violent attack on Lydia by her husband and things start to take a turn for the better.

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    Marsha Fitzalan

    Marsha Fitzalan

    Lydia's friend

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    James Cossins

    James Cossins

    Sir Hugh Lotterby

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    Jane Asher

    Jane Asher

    Lydia Howling

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      • In the opening sequence, the following books are shown on the bookshelf prior to Dawn French pulling down the volume of Shakespeare:
        The Revenger's Tragedy by Tourneur
        Hamlet by William Shakespeare
        The Insider's Guide to Rio de Janeiro
        Vendetta by James McCallum
        Fashion Frenzy: The Story of C&A by Joan and Eric Freebody

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    • ALLUSIONS (2)

      • Astrud Gilberto: One of the dinner guests, on hearing that Maria is from Brazil, asks her if she knows Astrud Gilberto. Astrud Gilberto is a Brazilian-born singer who is most famous for her rendition of "The Girl from Ipanema."

      • The Girl from Ipanema: The Girl from Ipanema is a Grammy-award winning song (probably his most famous) by the Brazilian songwriter/performer Antonio Carlos Jobim. The episode title refers to the country of Maria's birth, although the song itself is not performed during the episode.

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