Monk-cum-sleuth Brother Cadfael's plan for a hostage exchange falters when love raises its head. Stars Philip Madoc and Jonathan Tafler.
The detective monk's plan for a hostage exchange falters when love raises its head.
Ellis Peters’ medieval thriller featuring Benedictine monk Brother Cadfael.
Dramatised by Bert Coules.
It’s 1141. Beyond the walls of Shrewsbury’s Abbey of Saint Peter and Saint Paul, civil war rages. The Deputy Sheriff of Shropshire returns from the Battle of Lincoln with disastrous news that King Stephen has been captured. The Sheriff himself has been kidnapped by the Welsh, and England’s very future is uncertain.
Philip Madoc …. Cadfael
Jonathan Tafler …. Hugh Beringar
Jason Hughes …. Elis
Kate Odey …. Melicent
Sion Probert …. Prince Owain
Trevor Peacock …. Radulfus
Siobahn Flynn …. Cristina
Mark Lewis Jones …. Eliud
Shaun Prendergast …. Edmund/Ithel
Douglas Blackwell …. Maurice
Michael Kitchen …. Narrator
Music by Peter Salem.
Producer: Neil Cargill.
First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1995.