P D James the Black Tower Episode 4 (1985)

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  • The Black Tower Alternative


A reckless move in the drugs trade turns into a dice with death for Inspector Adam Dalgliesh. The community is stunned by the violent death at Toynton Grange, and the consequences for Maggie Hewson. Dalgliesh arrives at the nursing home and learns more shocking news from Father Baddeley, whilst receiving an offer of help from Julius Court. Dalgliesh discovers secrets of the Anstey family as he investigates the murder, while Maggie Hewson decides to confront her husband and his mistress about their affair. Dalgliesh investigates the mysterious fire in the Black Tower and discovers Maggie Hewson's reluctance to answer questions about her meeting with her solicitor. Meanwhile, tragedy strikes again at the Grange. Dalgliesh has a revealing interview with Eric Hewson and Helen Rainer and arouses Julius Court's suspicions. Finally he makes a grisly discovery. Although an inquest into the latest victim proves inconclusive, Dalgliesh has more success with Henry Carwardine. The inspector is near to a solution. Drama serial adapted from a novel by P.D. James

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