Campion: Police at the Funeral

Campion: Police at the Funeral

Director: Ronald Wilson, Peter Davison, Brian Glover, Andrew Burt

Cast: Ronald Wilson, Peter Davison, Brian Glover, Andrew Burt

     
 
Peter Davison stars as bespectacled, aristocratic private detective Albert Campion in this two-part adaptation of Margery Allingham's novel Police at the Funeral. This time, Campion finds himself in Cambridge, at the ancestral home of the dissolute Faraday family. Most of the family members are hanging around, waiting anxiously for wealthy, strong-willed

Overview

Peter Davison stars as bespectacled, aristocratic private detective Albert Campion in this two-part adaptation of Margery Allingham's novel Police at the Funeral. This time, Campion finds himself in Cambridge, at the ancestral home of the dissolute Faraday family. Most of the family members are hanging around, waiting anxiously for wealthy, strong-willed Caroline Faraday (Marry Morris) to shuffle off her mortal coil. It is not Caroline who dies, however, but instead two of the greedy relatives: Uncle Andrew Seely (John Franklin-Robbins) is found floating in a nearby river, and then Aunt Julia (Gillian Martell) is poisoned. With no shortage of suspects with motive and opportunity, Campion is somewhat relieved when yet another Faraday shows up, claiming to have witnessed Uncle Andrew's demise--but can this relative, or anyone else for that matter, be trusted? In America, Police at the Funeral was telecast October 26 and November 2, 1989, as part of the PBS anthology Mystery!.

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Behind his distinctive owlish glasses and gentle, deceptive naïveté, Albert Campion conceals a passion for excitement and danger. Peter Davison (All Creatures Great and Small, Doctor Who) plays Margery Allingham's enigmatic sleuth, with Brian Glover as his loyal but slightly shady manservant, in these classic mysteries set in the 1930s. An English country house, old money, good breeding, and a brutal and bizarre murder -- just the sort of mystery for Campion to unravel. He no sooner begins his investigation when another member of the family, Aunt Julia, is poisoned.

Product Details

Release Date:
05/13/2003
UPC:
0794051174420
Original Release:
1989
Rating:
NR
Source:
Bbc Warner
Time:
1:45:00

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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Opening Credits [:43]
2. The Faradays at Home [4:31]
3. Dangerous Visitors [6:30]
4. Campion's Rendezvous [4:40]
5. Miss Blount's Story [7:30]
6. Marcus Calls on Campion [4:53]
7. Uncle William [3:53]
8. Scene of the Crime [2:27]
9. Aunt Caroline's Request [6:27]
10. After Dinner Sleuthing [7:07]
11. Murderous Morning [2:23]
12. End Credits [1:36]
1. Opening Credits [:43]
2. Family Mourning [4:47]
3. Calling Inspector Oates [3:58]
4. Nighttime at Socrate's Close [6:16]
5. "Explain Mr. Faraday" [4:15]
6. Sign of Evil? [7:13]
7. An Unexpected Guest [4:56]
8. Getting George Settled [3:34]
9. Another Unexpected Guest [5:46]
10. Last Victim [3:39]
11. A Murder Solved [6:44]
12. End Credits [1:27]

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