The Life and Crimes of William Palmer

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Based on a true story, this two-part British miniseries chronicled the sorry career of Victorian-era doctor -- and unrepentant murderer -- William Palmer. Eager to become "the most famous surgeon in England," Palmer (played with appropriate arrogant detachment by Keith Allen) stopped at nothing to achieve his goal, ultimately poisoning anyone who had the temerity to stand in his way. Despite having decimated virtually his entire family, Palmer managed to get away with his homicidal perfidy until he brought about ...
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Based on a true story, this two-part British miniseries chronicled the sorry career of Victorian-era doctor -- and unrepentant murderer -- William Palmer. Eager to become "the most famous surgeon in England," Palmer (played with appropriate arrogant detachment by Keith Allen) stopped at nothing to achieve his goal, ultimately poisoning anyone who had the temerity to stand in his way. Despite having decimated virtually his entire family, Palmer managed to get away with his homicidal perfidy until he brought about the death of his "best friend," John Parsons Cook (Richard Coyle). As a result of this final outrage, Palmer did indeed become England's most famous surgeon -- but not quite in the way that he'd always imagined. Originally telecast in Britain by Yorkshire Television on March 3 and 10, 1998, The Life and Crimes of William Palmer was seen in America via PBS' Mystery anthology on November 12 and 19, 1998.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/2/2005
  • UPC: 066805911699
  • Original Release: 1998
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  • Source: Bfs Entertainment
  • Time: 2:40:00
  • Format: DVD

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Keith Allen
Jayne Ashbourne
Chloe Newsome
Judy Cornwell
Freddie Jones
Technical Credits
Alan Dossor Director
Glenn Chandler Screenwriter
Rebecca Eaton Executive Producer
Christopher Gunning Score Composer
Alan Pyrah Cinematographer
David Reynolds Producer
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- The Life & Crimes of William Palmer
1. Rugeley 1847 [11:17]
2. A Family Touch [9:31]
3. Goose & Chicken [10:14]
4. Financial Woes [13:42]
5. A Delicate Matter [10:24]
6. Christmas 1851 [5:30]
1. Chapter 1 [11:17]
2. Chapter 2 [9:31]
3. Chapter 3 [10:14]
4. Chapter 4 [13:42]
5. Chapter 5 [10:24]
6. Chapter 6 [5:30]
Disc #2 -- The Life & Crimes of William Palmer
1. Play Part 3 [11:17]
2. Tea for a Friend [9:31]
3. The Post Mortem [10:14]
4. Order More Organs [13:42]
5. The Arrest [10:24]
6. The Trial [5:30]
7. The Verdict [:01]
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Disc #1 -- The Life & Crimes of William Palmer
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   Part One
      Play Part One
   Part Two
      Play Part 2
   Credits
Disc #2 -- The Life & Crimes of William Palmer
   Part 3
   Cast Profiles
      Keith Allen
      Jayne Ashbourne
      Judy Cornwell
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