Campion: Police at the Funeral (1989)

Genres - Mystery  |   Sub-Genres - Detective Film  |   Run Time - 120 min.  |   Countries - UK  |  
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Peter Davison stars as bespectacled, aristocratic private detective Albert Campion in this two-part adaptation of Margery Allingham's novel Police at the Funeral. This time, Campion finds himself in Cambridge, at the ancestral home of the dissolute Faraday family. Most of the family members are hanging around, waiting anxiously for wealthy, strong-willed Caroline Faraday (Marry Morris) to shuffle off her mortal coil. It is not Caroline who dies, however, but instead two of the greedy relatives: Uncle Andrew Seely (John Franklyn-Robbins) is found floating in a nearby river, and then Aunt Julia (Gillian Martell) is poisoned. With no shortage of suspects with motive and opportunity, Campion is somewhat relieved when yet another Faraday shows up, claiming to have witnessed Uncle Andrew's demise -- but can this relative, or anyone else for that matter, be trusted? In America, "Police at the Funeral" was telecast October 26 and November 2, 1989, as part of the PBS anthology Mystery!

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drowning, estate, family, inheritance, murder, poisoning, private-detective