Partners in Crime (1983– )
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The Clergyman's Daughter 

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After a young woman's inherited manor house appears to be haunted, but Tommy and Tuppence try to prove the poltergeist to be corporeal.


Paul Annett


Paul Annett (adapted by)





Episode cast overview:
Francesca Annis ... Tuppence Beresford
James Warwick ... Tommy Beresford
Jane Booker ... Monica Deane
Reece Dinsdale ... Albert
Geoffrey Drew ... Norman Partridge
Bill Dean ... Mr. Hove
Elspeth MacNaughton Elspeth MacNaughton ... Mrs. Hove (as Elspeth Macnaughton)
Pam St. Clement ... Crockett (as Pam St Clement)
Alan Jones ... Gerald Rush
David Delve ... O'Neill
Robbie Stevens Robbie Stevens ... Mr. Cockwell
Janet Hampson Janet Hampson ... Mrs Cockwell
George Malpas ... Frank Mulberry


Monica Dean has inherited a large home and has turned it into a sort of exclusive hotel for paying guests. The only problem is that the house seems to be haunted as on at least two occasions, guests have had their windows opened, the furniture smashed and their clothes torn to shreds. Tommy and Tuppence travel to the home and learn that there a valuable secret buried on the grounds. So valuable in fact that someone will stop at nothing to scare Miss Dean into selling. Written by garykmcd

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Crime | Drama | Mystery







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27 November 1983 (UK) See more »

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Tommy Beresford: Anyhow, you're far more likely than I to know where an old lady would hide things.
Tommy Beresford: The same place as a young lady.
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References The Blackbird (1926) See more »

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The Clergyman's Daughter
13 January 2019 | by Prismark10See all my reviews

Monica Dean thought she came into great wealth from a relative. However it was just a large home that came with a housekeeper. The house has a reputation of being haunted.

Monica planned to turn the house into a hotel with paying guests. However guests had fled in terror with a bed collapsing or clothes being shredded.

Monica things it is sabotage, the bed posts seemed to have been sawn. She has had offers for the purchase of her house. Monica thinks that on each occasion it has been the same man in disguise.

Tommy and Tuppence investigate, they reckon that her relative had once buried something valuable in the grounds. This is why the someone else wants to buy the house.

I thought this was another episode that would largely be told in flashbacks. However the second half improves as Tommy and Tuppence go to the house to investigate. Tuppence pretends to be an aristocrat who has an interest in the supernatural.

Given there are such few characters. I think you do not need to be a private detective to figure out who might be involved in the skullduggery. The episode at least gets going in the second half. There are clues to figure out, there is even some peril and Albert has something to do as well.

Pam St Clement makes an early appearance as the housekeeper.

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