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The Case of the Missing Lady 

Gabriel Stavansson ask Tommy and Tuppence to find his fiancée. The Beresfords are then set upon a diabolical mystery at The Grange House.

Director:

Paul Annett

Writer:

Jonathan Hales (adapted by)
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Episode cast overview:
Francesca Annis ... Tuppence Beresford
James Warwick ... Tommy Beresford
Rowena Cooper Rowena Cooper ... Irma Kleber
Ewan Hooper ... Dr. Horriston
Elspeth March ... Lady Susan Clonray
Jonathan Newth ... Gabriel Stavansson
Reece Dinsdale ... Albert
Tim Pearce Tim Pearce ... Muldoon
Mischa De La Motte Mischa De La Motte ... Manservant (as Mischa de la Motte)
Susie Fairfax Susie Fairfax ... Girl in Shop
Elisabeth Murray Elisabeth Murray ... Mrs. Leigh Gordon
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When renowned explorer Gabriel Stavansson returns two weeks early from his latest expedition, his fiancée Hermione is nowhere to be found. He approaches Tommy and Tuppence when he finds that Hermione's friends and relatives are less than forthcoming about her whereabouts. Their investigation leads them to a clinic where they think the girl is being held against her will. The situation isn't quite what they had imagined however. Written by garykmcd

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Crime | Drama | Mystery

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 January 1984 (UK) See more »

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The Case of the Missing Lady
16 April 2019 | by Prismark10See all my reviews

Explorer Gabriel Stavansson has arrived early from his latest long term expedition only to find his fiancee is missing.

Stavansson calls in to see Tommy and Tuppence.

Their investigations lead them to The Grange House, some kind of sanitarium that seems to be holding a woman against her will.

Tuppence visits to stay at Grange House as a Russian ballerina. Tommy meanwhile pretends to be some kind of vagrant gardener hanging about outside.

The episode plays around the convention of the sinister staff running a small private hospital and maybe carrying out diabolical experiments.

The trouble is, it is a woeful episode. I was bored as the audience watching Tuppence putting on a dance recital at Grange House.

It actually wants to do something clever with the mystery trope. You even have Tommy mimicking Sherlock Holmes at one point, but falls far short.


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