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Mystery!; Cadfael, Series IV: The Potter's Field

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Cadfael, Series IV: The Potter's Field
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Premiered in 1980 -- offshoot of MASTERPIECE THEATRE. Showcase for the best of British drama in the mystery genre. Current producer, Rebecca Eaton. See individual episode titles for more information. Host: 1980: Gene Shalit; 1981-1989: Vincent Price; 1989-present: Diana Rigg Series release date: 1980

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While plowing a nearby field, the Shrewsbury monks stumble on the body of an unidentified woman -- believed to be Generys (Sioned Jones) , the former wife of a local potter, Ruald (Gregor Truter), who left home and hearth a year before to join monks at Shrewsbury. Refusing to believe that Ruald is a murderer and desperate to confirm the woman's identity, Cadfael (Derek Jacobi) launches an inquiry that soon leads him to a troubled family composed of Eudo (Jack Klaff), the lord of the manor on which Ruald and Generys once lived; Eudo's ailing wife, Astola (Mel Martin); and their son Sulien (Robin Laing). All three had a reason to kill Generys -- adultery, jealousy, lust -- but the discovery of a missing ring and a vial of hemlock reveals the truth.



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Eaton, Rebecca (Series Producer)
Chicago: “Mystery!; Cadfael, Series IV: The Potter's Field,” GBH Archives, accessed June 17, 2024,
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