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The Brimstone Butterfly 

Buttterfly collector turns out to have a killer streak when it is revealed by his wife that he prizes an undistinguished species in his collection not for its beauty but because it is the ... See full summary »

Director:

Mark Lawton

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Cast

Episode credited cast:
Stephen Ashworth Stephen Ashworth
Carla Challoner Carla Challoner
Helen Cherry
Maurice Kaufmann
Viola Keats Viola Keats
John Le Mesurier
Kevin Stoney
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Storyline

Buttterfly collector turns out to have a killer streak when it is revealed by his wife that he prizes an undistinguished species in his collection not for its beauty but because it is the first one he killed and preserved himself. Family rivalry between his young son and daughter come to a crisis when the Brimstone Butterfly is destroyed and the father suspects and punishes his son, but more complex issues arise, with much more serious consequences. Written by jiver2

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama

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Language:

English

Release Date:

16 April 1963 (UK) See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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