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A second murder suspect disappears, and monk-cum-sleuth Brother Cadfael journeys to Wales. Stars Philip Madoc and Susannah York.

A second murder suspect disappears, and monk-cum-sleuth Brother Cadfael journeys to Wales.

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
Sion Probert …. Prince Owain
Trevor Peacock …. Radulfus
Mark Lewis Jones …. Eliud
Shaun Prendergast …. Ithel/Edmund/Herbard
Siobahn Flynn …. Cristina
Douglas Blackwell …. Griffri
Matthew Morgan …. Anion
Michael Kitchen …. Narrator

Music by Peter Salem.

Producer: Neil Cargill.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1995.

30 minutes

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