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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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Country:

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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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(13 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

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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A performance of a master from Dereck Jacobi.
17 August 2014 | by kikkapi20See all my reviews

This is a great, great show. that manages to mix mystery with an authentic period feel. I have always been interested in the middle ages. i loved this show the first time i saw an episode on PBS. Great mysteries, interesting characters and a good feel for period- although the people are a bit clean most of the time; really love the interplay between Cadfael, standing for logic, rationality, and the power of the human brain to perceive the world and the characters of brother prior/brother Jerome standing for dogma, doctrine and rigid interpretations of the world based on religious hocus pocus. Derek Jacobi shines as brother Cadfael, bringing his wonderful talent to the role and delivering a sterling performance each time. It is so easy to love Cadfael, with his strong sense of justice and dry wit. not to mention his rebellious streak. MUST WATCH!


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