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The Porlock Poisoner

Duration:
1 hour
First broadcast:
Saturday 13 August 2011

Miriam Margolyes, Fenella Woolgar and Kevin Eldon star in The Porlock Poisoner by the award-winning playwright Marcy Kahan.

A comedy whodunit in which five global do-gooders - a genetic engineer, a feminist activist, an environmental analyst, an economics guru and a world poverty campaigner - descend upon the tranquil harbour village of Porlock Weir in Somerset to compete for a £25m grant.

But during a visit to the smallest parish church in England, one of the group suffers a gruesome fate - and a weekend dedicated to world affairs turns into a murder mystery.

Fortunately there is a gifted amateur detective present - Tina Paganini, a statuesque blonde with a photographic memory, a misleadingly air-headed manner and the wrong shoes for an English country walk.

Directed by Dirk Maggs

  • The Cast

    Tina Paganini - Fenella Woolgar
    Ben Huxley - Kevin Eldon
    Evelyn Carleton Shellminsky - Miriam Margolyes
    Kasha McLennan - Mel Giedroyc
    Vikram Alexander - Paul Bhattacharjee
    Samuel Gondo - Nyasha Hatendi
    Otto Hans Magnus Hauptman - Stephen Hogan
    Detective Inspector Holroyd - Brian Bowles

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