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Mystery!: Cadfael 

Cadfael (original title)
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The medieval era cases of a Crusader-turned-Monk who investigates mysteries in the Norman English town of Shrewsbury.
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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Derek Jacobi ...  Brother Cadfael 13 episodes, 1994-1998
Michael Culver ...  Prior Robert 13 episodes, 1994-1998
Julian Firth ...  Brother Jerome 13 episodes, 1994-1998
Terrence Hardiman ...  Abbot Radulfus 10 episodes, 1994-1998
Mark Charnock ...  Brother Oswin 9 episodes, 1994-1997
Albie Woodington Albie Woodington ...  Sergeant Warden 8 episodes, 1994-1997
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At and around the Shrewsbury abbey, Brother Cadfael is a monk with a difference. Given a choice, he would enjoy just being a simple gardener and herbalist for his home. However, too often events force him to use his other talent as a master sleuth in response to mysterious crimes happening in his community. While he investigates these crimes, he often finds himself at odds with the contemporary attitudes of the times with his own ahead of his time beliefs. Written by Kenneth Chisholm <kchishol@execulink.com>

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A riveting mystery and a fascinating glimpse into a medieval world.

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Crime | Drama | Mystery

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UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 January 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Mystery!: Cadfael See more »

Filming Locations:

Budapest, Hungary See more »

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Central Television See more »
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Runtime:

(13 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Several of the names and occupations of the monks in the series are actually from a record book from the Abbey of St. Peter and St. Paul in Shrewsbury, England. Some of these include Cadfael, Robert, Jerome, and Heribut. See more »

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Referenced in Coronation Street: Episode #1.8632 (2015) See more »

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I love Cadfeal
10 November 2005 | by p_rinehartSee all my reviews

It was certainly one of the more original mysteries to come to television. I love Jacobi, he's probably one of my favorite actors. I must say my favorite sheriff was Sean Pertwee. Jon Pertwee's son (of Dr. Who fame). I have to agree with Br. Jerome being one you would love to just kick. I think the actor does a bang up job doing so. Are there any more in the series? I would think so, I've only read a handful of the stories. I probably learned more about plants watching this than I ever did on my own. The actor who played the Sargeant, I've seen him before...oh yes, Hitchhiker's Guide I think. So as not to stray too much off topic, I'd actually give Cadfeal a 10/10. I love the program and plan on getting it on DVD.

Well that's my 2 cents.


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