Main content
Sorry, this episode is not currently available

A Princely Death

Episode 3 of 5

Ellis goes from being a hostage to a murder suspect. Detective monk Brother Cadfael investigates. Stars Philip Madoc and Jason Hughes.

Ellis goes from being a hostage to a murder suspect. Detective monk Brother Cadfael investigates.

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
Susannah York …. Sister Magdalen
Jason Hughes …. Elis
Kate Odey …. Melicent
Mark Lewis Jones …. Eliud
Trevor Peacock …. Radulfus
Shaun Prendergast …. Herbard/Ithel
Douglas Blackwell …. Maurice/Rhys
Matthew Morgan …. Anion
Michael Kitchen …. Narrator

Music by Peter Salem.

Producer: Neil Cargill.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1995.

30 minutes

Broadcasts