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Episode 3

Thomas is euphoric when he lands the job of organising the church bazaar. But his joy soon evaporates when the vicar falls ill, and the controversial and free-thinking curate Reverend Marley takes charge.

Thomas is convinced that Marley is evil incarnate, and when he comes across a snake on his postal rounds, he sees it as a sign that the devil is indeed amongst them.

Though the curate is famous for his charity, Alf is unsettled by rumours of Marley's dark past and his late night visits to the Timmins' cottage. But will he uncover the truth about Marley, and will they ever catch the snake?

Release date:

1 hour

Last on

Mon 24 Jan 2011 20:00


Role Contributor
DirectorSue Tully
Reverend MarleyBurn Gorman
Emma TimminsClaudie Blakley
Thomas BrownMark Heap
Alf ArlessJohn Dagleish
Daniel ParishBen Aldridge
Queenie TurrillLinda Bassett
MinnieRuby Bentall
SydneyEdward Darnell-Hayes
Frank TimminsFergus Drysdale
Baby AnnieChristina Ford
Laura TimminsOlivia Hallinan
Ruby PrattVictoria Hamilton
Gabriel CochraneRichard Harrington
Twister TurrillKarl Johnson
Edmund TimminsThomas Rhys Jones
Adult LauraSarah Lancashire
Margaret BrownSandy McDade
Sally ArlessSophie Miles
Ethel TimminsMartha Murdoch
Dorcas LaneJulia Sawalha
Baby PatienceMilly Taylor
Lizzie ArlessHope Yeomans
Pearl PrattMatilda Ziegler
ProducerAnn Tricklebank
WriterBill Gallagher