Cadfael: The Holy Thief

Cadfael: The Holy Thief

Director: Ken Grieve

Cast: Derek Jacobi, Terence Hardiman, Julian Firth

     
 

When a flood threatens to engulf Shrewbury Abbey, the monks quickly remove all the sacred objects, including the precious relics of St. Winifred. After the deluge, it is discovered that those relics have been stolen. While trying to solve the crime, Brother Cadfael (Derek Jacobi) must protect the truth about the relics (which he uncovered in the previous Cadfael… See more details below

Overview

When a flood threatens to engulf Shrewbury Abbey, the monks quickly remove all the sacred objects, including the precious relics of St. Winifred. After the deluge, it is discovered that those relics have been stolen. While trying to solve the crime, Brother Cadfael (Derek Jacobi) must protect the truth about the relics (which he uncovered in the previous Cadfael episode "A Morbid Taste for Bones"). He must also discern the link between the robbery, the kidnapping of a slave girl (Louise Delamere), the horrible confessions of a penitent monk (Julian Firth), and a thread of fabric found upon a corpse. Adapted by Ben Rostul from the novel by Ellis Peters, the 90-minute Cadfael drama "The Holy Thief" originally aired in England on June 23, 1998, and shortly thereafter was seen in America as part of PBS' Mystery anthology.

Product Details

Release Date:
01/07/2003
UPC:
0054961576999
Original Release:
1998
Rating:
NR
Source:
Acorn Media
Sound:
[Dolby Digital Stereo]
Time:
1:15:00
Sales rank:
70,047

Special Features

Exclusive audio comments by Derek Jacobi; Ellis Peters biography and booklist; Production scrapbook; Historical background notes; Filmographies; Closed captions

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Derek Jacobi Brother Cadfael
Terence Hardiman Abbot Radulfus
Julian Firth Brother Jerome
Michael Culver Prior Robert
Anthony Green Hugh Beringar
George Irving Herluin
Richard Lintern Lord Beaumont
Benedict Sandiford Tutilo
Louise Delamere Daalny
Frank Baker Remy
Natasha Pyne Lady Donata
Neil Caple Alfred
Jonathan Taller Moneylender

Technical Credits
Ken Grieve Director
Rebecca Eaton Executive Producer
Rob Pursey Executive Producer
Ben Rostul Screenwriter
Stephen Smallwood Producer

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Scene Index

Side #1 --
2. Civil Unrest [8:42]
3. Lady Donata [11:15]
4. Flood Damage [10:06]
5. Tutilo Explains [8:10]
6. A Decent Man [6:41]
7. Trial by the Bible [10:22]
8. Thread of Truth [10:10]
9. Sanctuary [9:24]

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