The Flaxborough Crab: Part 2 

Purbright traces the drug affecting the male senior citizens in Flaxborough to either a herb supplement or an experimental prescription drug.


Ronald Wilson


Richard Harris (screenplay), Colin Watson (novel)


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Episode credited cast:
Anton Rodgers ... Detective Inspector Purbright
Christopher Timothy ... Detective Sergeant Love
Brenda Bruce ... Lucilla Teatime
John Comer ... Sergeant Malley
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Barbara Flynn ... Pauline Sutton
Patrick Newell ... Eric Brennan
Maurice Quick Maurice Quick ... Maddox
Patsy Rowlands ... Mrs. McGreavey
Alec Sabin Alec Sabin ... Dr. Bruce
Leslie Sands Leslie Sands ... Walter Grope
Derek Waring Derek Waring ... Dr. Meadow
Moray Watson ... Chief Constable Chubb
Ken Wynne ... Brother Joe


DS Love sets off to visit the manufacturer of Samson's Salad while DI Purbright visits Dr. Meadow. To his surprise, Love finds that Miss Teatime, whom he and Purbright had met in their investigation of a marital introduction service, is the driving force behind the apparently successful aphrodisiac. The chef however is Brother Joe who may, or may not, be on leave from his monastery. Dr. Meadow is clearly ill-at-ease and in Purbright's view, hiding something. He's certainly not very forthcoming. However, when Meadow drops dead in mysterious circumstances while examining a patient in his office, the police have a whole new case on their hands. Written by garykmcd

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Crime | Drama | Mystery



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5 June 1977 (UK) See more »

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Sergeant Malley: You really think Meadow was murdered?
Detective Inspector Purbright: I'm absolutely positive.
Sergeant Malley: How?
Sergeant Malley: I don't know how, but it was done... somehow or other it was done.
Sergeant Malley: Then do you know who did it?
Detective Inspector Purbright: Uh, yes. I know who, and I think I know why, but I don't know how.
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References Gold Diggers of 1933 (1933) See more »

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