The Mrs Bradley Mysteries

Season 1 Episode 0

Speedy Death

Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Aug 31, 1998 on BBC
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Speedy Death
Mrs. Bradley attends a party to celebrate the engagement of her god-daughter, Eleanor Bing, to Everard Mountjoy. When Everard meets with an untimely death, the police conclude that it was a tragic accident. Mrs. Bradley is unconvinced and, aided by her trusted chauffeur, George, sets out to discover the truth.moreless

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  • What a great way to kick off the series

    This episode is a prime example of what makes Mrs. Bradley Mysteries so good!

    This is so well written and acted that it couldn't fail to be a hit. The episode was full of twists and turns along with clever gags and witty one liners.

    The chemistry between George and Mrs Bradley was so well established in this episode that you couldn't help but fall in love with them.

    This episode set the standards for the rest of the series. And it didn't let us down.

    Clever, unusual and downright brilliant this is one of the best episodes. And the culprit really shocked me! lolmoreless
John Alderton

John Alderton

Alastair Bing

Guest Star

Emma Fielding

Emma Fielding

Eleanor Bing

Guest Star

Lynda Baron

Lynda Baron

Mrs. MacNamara

Guest Star

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (2)

    • When Mrs. Bradley and George are investigating the shooting in Dorothy's room, George's collar changes position between shots.

    • Everard is revealed to be a woman after 'his' death. Though when we first see him, he is wearing a high necked pullover, in the next scene, when Bertie arrives, he is in a shirt and bow tie. It's very clear that he has an Adam's apple, which if he were actually a woman in disguise, he would not have.

  • QUOTES (4)

    • Mrs. Bradley: I'm never entirely sure if I'm famous or notorious. Someone once said that fame is to live in poverty and end up as a statue. So, naturally, I prefer to be notorious!

    • Mrs Bradley [ referring to her son's moustache ]: Ferdinand, you appear to have something on your lip; it looks like a caterpillar.
      Hermione: I think it makes him look distinguished.
      Mrs Bradley: He is distinguished. It's that thing that makes him look seedy.

    • Mrs Bradley: Marriage is one of those things it's best to get over and done with early in life… like chickenpox.

    • (after Mrs Bradley tosses cigars into her ex-husband's grave)
      Pastor: What is she doing?
      Ferdinand: Cigars, he loved cigars.
      Hermione: My husband's mother marches to the beat of a different drummer.
      Ferdinand: My mother has an entire orchestra of her own.

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