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Analysis of a Scene XLIV: Alleyn Conducts a Sting Operation in “A Man Lay Dead”

Admin and I thought we’d revisit an older Alleyn episode for a change of pace, so we’re going all the way back to S01E01 of the “Inspector Alleyn Mysteries“, titled “A Man Lay Dead” (1993), based on the Ngaio Marsh … Continue reading

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Something Neat – A New Alleyn Novel!

From the Guardian Money in the Morgue is a particular kind of crime novel: a traditional golden age-style crime novel that also falls into the subgenre of “continuation novel”, written by Stella Duffy and featuring Ngaio Marsh’s beloved detective, Inspector … Continue reading

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Patrick Malahide as Inspector Alleyn in “Death in a White Tie”, S02E01

Patrick Malahide got series 2 of the BBC’s “Inspector Alleyn Mysteries” off to an excellent start with the first episode,  “Death in a White Tie” (1993), in which Chief Inspector Roderick Alleyn is required to investigate the murder of someone … Continue reading

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Something Neat III: Inspector Alleyn Mysteries Poster

This is a rather small “Something Neat”.  🙂   I was browsing images one day when I happened across this old poster for the “Inspector Alleyn Mysteries“, from its first run on PBS when it was introduced by Diana Rigg.  Click … Continue reading

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Patrick Malahide in The Secret Agent

In 1994, Patrick Malahide appeared as Assistant Commissioner in a BBC production of Joseph Conrad’s The Secret Agent. This is not a very easy production to find, but I was able to purchase a DVD (for Region 2) off of … Continue reading

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Patrick Malahide as Inspector Alleyn in “The Nursing Home Murder”, S01E02

“The Nursing Home Murder” is the second episode of the first season of the BBC’s “Inspector Alleyn Mysteries” (1993), starring Patrick Malahide as Chief Inspector Roderick Alleyn and based on the novels by Ngaio Marsh.  You can read my synopsis … Continue reading

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Patrick Malahide in “The Franchise Affair”

In 1988, Patrick Malahide starred in the BBC’s “The Franchise Affair“, an adaptation for television of Josephine Tey’s 1948 mystery novel.  Malahide plays Robert Blair, a small-town lawyer in Milford who is called upon to handle a case far beyond … Continue reading

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Patrick Malahide as Inspector Alleyn in “A Man Lay Dead”

“A Man Lay Dead” (1993) is the very first episode of the first season of the BBC’s “Inspector Alleyn Mysteries” series, based on the Ngaio Marsh books and starring Patrick Malahide as the eponymous character.  The role was recast after … Continue reading

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Patrick Malahide as Jeremy Boynton in Inspector Morse: Driven to Distraction

Patrick Malahide appeared in the S04E03 of Inspector Morse, in January 1990. A full 12 years before his Endeavour appearance (read about that here). The characters, though, do have some striking similarities. They are both smug, sexually oleaginous creeps who … Continue reading

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Patrick Malahide Narrating Classic Railway Murders

  Patrick Malahide has narrated a number of audio books. His mellifluous voice combined with his mastery of accents makes him the perfect candidate for narration. His ability to smoothly alter his voice in order to switch between characters of … Continue reading

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