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Coffin Scarcely Used: Part 2 

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When a third member of the quintet of prominent Flaxborough citizens is murdered, Purbright uncovers the covert prostitution ring behind them.

Director:

Ronald Wilson

Writers:

Richard Harris (screenplay), Colin Watson (novel)

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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Anton Rodgers ... Detective Inspector Purbright
Christopher Timothy ... Detective Sergeant Love
Moray Watson Moray Watson ... Chief Constable Chubb
James Grout ... Jonas Bradlaw
Antony Carrick ... Dr. Rupert Hillyard
Peter Sallis ... Rodney Gloss
Caroline Blakiston ... Mrs. Helen Carobleat
Gwendolyn Watts Gwendolyn Watts ... Mrs Shooter
Milton Johns ... George Lintz
Eileen Erskine ... Mrs. Chubb
Lesley Dunlop ... Eileen
Adam Bareham Adam Bareham ... Curate
John Alkin John Alkin ... Ben
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When a third member of the quintet of prominent Flaxborough citizens is murdered, Purbright uncovers the covert prostitution ring behind them.

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Genres:

Crime | Drama | Mystery

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Release Date:

19 June 1977 (UK) See more »

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Production Co:

BBC Birmingham See more »
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Detective Inspector Purbright: [At the crematorium] Look, I do realize that this must seem terribly improper to you, sir, but it's most important in the interests of justice that the gentleman in that coffin be held for examination.
Curate: [Somewhat dryly] And what do you propose to ask him.
Detective Inspector Purbright: [Stating the obvious] The man's dead, sir.
Curate: [Dryly] So I presumed.
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