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Sir Derek Jacobi brings a wealth of compassion to his portrayal of the medieval monk; Cadfael's reminiscences and philosophical exchanges with the other characters are among the most memorable scenes in this 77-minute adaptation of Ellis Peters's novel. While it is not one of the more gripping mysteries in the series, like the other episodes, it is a poignant study in human nature as well as a beautifully produced historical drama.
DVD extras include an audio interview with Derek Jacobi in which he shares amusing anecdotes about the challenges of playing a 12th-century monk, an Ellis Peters biography and book list, and a production scrapbook of behind-the-scenes stills. --Larisa Lomacky Moore
With the second story, I have learned something of the continuing characters, and I'm delighted to find that one of them is Hugh Beringer, the Under Sheriff of Shrewsbury. Read morePublished on May 12, 2012 by Barbara Frederick
As much as I enjoyed this movie and the acting I have several
1) the wedding and funeral church music
although beautiful dates to 14th century not... Read more
A marriage of convenience is to take place between Baron Huon De Domville and the orphaned Iveta De Masssard. The Barron wants more land. Read morePublished on December 23, 2004 by bernie
This is one of the most faithfully adapted stories from the Brother Cadfael books! I really enjoyed this one, and I had read the book first! Read morePublished on September 5, 2001 by "avian1"