Cadfael: Monk's Hood

Cadfael: Monk's Hood

Director: Graham Theakston Cast: Derek Jacobi, Sean Pertwee, Peter Copley


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Adapted for television by Russell Lewis from the novel by Ellis Peters, "Monk's Hood" was the fourth in a series of 90-minute Cadfael mysteries. In 12th century Shrewsbury, a young man is murdered, apparently so that the killer can get his or her hands on the victim's inheritance. Investigating the case, warrior-turned-monk Brother Cadfael (Derek Jacobi) is enmeshed in the bureaucracy of conflicting Welsh and Norman Laws. Complicating matters is the fact that the dead man was killed by one of Cadfael's own poisonous concoctions -- and, even more intriguing, the victim's widow Aldith (Sophie Lawrence) was Cadfael's childhood sweetheart. First broadcast in England on June 19, 1994, "Monk's Hood" appeared in America a few months later as part of the PBS anthology Mystery.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/25/2003
UPC: 0054961610297
Original Release: 1994
Rating: NR
Source: Acorn Media
Sound: [Dolby Digital Stereo]
Time: 1:15:00

Special Features

Closed Caption; Exclusive audio comments by Derek Jacobi; Ellis Peters biography and booklist; Production scrapbook; Closed captions; Filmographies; Scene index

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Derek Jacobi Brother Cadfael
Sean Pertwee Hugh Beringar
Peter Copley Abbot Heribert
Michael Culver Prior Robert
Julian Firth Brother Jerome
Bernard Gallagher Gervase Bonel
Mary Miller Richildis
Huw Garmon Meurig
Sophie Lawrence Aldith
Thomas Craig Aelfric
Mark Charnock Brother Oswin
Albie Woodington Sgt. Warden
Jonny Lee Miller Edwin Gurney
Terence Hardiman Abbot Radulfus
Freddie Boardley Brother Petrus
Sally Baxter Sibil Bellecote
Aubrey Richards Brother Rhys
Gabor Urmai Jehan
Ray Llewellyn Madog
Davyd Harries Presiding Judge
Greg Saunders Tom Bellecote
Istwan Imre Martin Bellecote
Tibor Gyukar Brother Potter
Adam Suranyi Brother Urien
Steven Beard Brother Anselm

Technical Credits
Graham Theakston Director
Ted Childs Executive Producer
Russell Lewis Screenwriter
Stephen Smallwood Producer

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Thrown Out [10:35]
2. Broken Promise [6:33]
3. Special Dish [9:15]
4. The Test [9:57]
5. Beringar's Return [9:16]
6. Disobedience [6:42]
7. Following Cadfael [13:39]
8. Confession [9:37]

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