Mystery!: Campion (1989–1990)
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Mystery Mile: Part 1 

Campion meets an American judge, while on a transatlantic cruise, whose life is being threatened by an enigmatic crime kingpin known as "Mr. Sinister."


Ken Hannam


Margery Allingham (by), John Hawkesworth (screenplay) | 1 more credit »




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Peter Davison ... Albert Campion
Brian Glover ... Magersfontein Lugg
Brian Greene Brian Greene ... Judge Lobbett
Gary Parker Gary Parker ... Marlowe Lobbett
Lisa Orgolini ... Isopel Lobbett
Andrew Castell Andrew Castell ... Sir Giles Pagett
Elinor Morriston Elinor Morriston ... Biddy Pagett
Robert Robinson Robert Robinson ... Alistair Barber
Geoffrey Bayldon ... Rev. Swithin Cush
Miles Anderson ... Anthony Datchett
Edward Kelsey Edward Kelsey ... George Willsmore
Maryann Turner ... Alice Willsmore
Roger Hammond ... Mr. Kettle
Barbara Bolton Barbara Bolton ... Cuddy
Simon J. Williamson Simon J. Williamson ... Ships Officer


On a transatlantic liner Campion saves the life of American Judge Lobbett, who has been the victim of several attempts to kill him. His son Marlowe tells Campion he is being pursued by a vengeful gangster known as Simister, whose mob he imprisoned. Arriving in England Campion billets the judge, daughter Isopel and Marlowe with Giles and Biddy Pagett in their country home in East Anglia on a road called Mystery Mile. They are visited by Anthony Datchett,a sinister palmist who tells their fortunes and next day the local vicar, who spoke to Datchett, kills himself. Soon afterwards, having called in art dealer Alistair Barber to value one of Giles' paintings, the judge mysteriously disappears. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Release Date:

9 March 1990 (UK) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Marlowe Lobbett: Well, I guess you saved my father's life.
Albert Campion: A pleasure.
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Mystery Mile: Part 1
1 March 2019 | by Prismark10See all my reviews

Campion is on a ship. Crossing the Atlantic, during a magic act he saves the life of American Judge Lobbett.

The judge is a marked man as he has been giving harsh sentences to members of a gang known as Simister. No one knows the gang leader but the Judge thinks he is close to his identity.

Arriving in England, the judge and his family are sent to an East Anglian country home on a road called Mystery Mile. Danger though is not far away, the local vicar kills himself after he had his palm read. Later the judge disappears.

The pacing is a lot better in this first episode. Right off the bat, Campion makes a nuisance of himself knowing something will go wrong with the magic act. There are a lot of suspicious characters that adds to the mystery.

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