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Paul chooses to take the fall for the murky misdeeds of his fiancée Margot, putting himself in deep trouble with the law. Will Paul be able to escape imprisonment, and if he doesn't will Margot wait for him?


Guillem Morales


Evelyn Waugh (based upon the novel by), James Wood




Episode credited cast:
Matthew Beard ... Arthur Potts
Jack Brady ... Harold
Michael Cochrane ... Prosecutor
Vincent Franklin ... Prendergast
Stephen Graham ... Philbrick
Paul Higgins ... Chief Warder
Douglas Hodge ... Grimes
Robert Hughes Robert Hughes ... Marseille Main Worker
Jasper Jacob Jasper Jacob ... Monsieur Galeon
Oscar Kennedy ... Peter Beste-Chetwynde
Eva Longoria ... Margot Beste-Chetwynde
Geoffrey McGivern Geoffrey McGivern ... Mr. Wilson
Ben McGregor ... John, the journalist
Eleri Morgan Eleri Morgan ... Jane Jenkins
Nicholas Murchie Nicholas Murchie ... Inspector Bruce


Now made brutally aware that his intended has been heading an international white slavery racket Paul is sentenced to seven years in prison. Here he re-encounters fellow jail-bird Philbrick, Prendergast - now the prison chaplain - and convicted bigamist Grimes. Paul is shocked when the progressive governor grants a mass killer a lethal request before receiving a visit from Margot. , who has a bizarre plan which will allow him, with Dr Fagan's help, to escape prison and resume his theological studies, in the guise of his identical cousin. Written by don @ minifie-1

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14 April 2017 (UK) See more »

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Episode 3
5 September 2017 | by Prismark10See all my reviews

The final episode had a difficult task and it was uneven. It highlights the difficulties of adapting Evelyn Waugh's satirical book but writer James Wood gets a good dig into that overrated film, The Shawshank Redemption at least.

Pennyfeather has been duped by the widow Margot Beste-Chetwynde and he has been unwittingly involved in the white slavery racket. He decides to do the proper thing and take the fall for the one he loves on the eve of his wedding. One can only hope that the judge will be lenient and Margot Beste-Chetwynde will wait for him.

Well zero out of two is not bad, seven years of severe penal punishment because Pennyfeather is in good health and Margot Beste- Chetwynde has found a new suitor in the Home Secretary.

In prison Pennyfeather encounters all chums, sinister Philbrick is back in jail, Prendergast is in over his head as the prison chaplain, Grimes later turns up as a bigamist. Yet his punishment is harsh surrounded by murderers and guards who cannot stand him worse still the prison governor has modern ideas of prisons.

Out of nowhere comes a bizarre plan to escape and a chance to meet up with Dr Fagan.

At least there was a satisfying conclusion to a patchy episode.

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