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Episode #1.2 

Sidney attends a dinner party that ends with two mysteries: a missing engagement ring and a dead body.


Harry Bradbeer


James Runcie (based on the novel "Sidney Chambers and the Shadow of Death" by), Daisy Coulam (developed for television by) | 1 more credit »




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
James Norton ... Sidney Chambers
Robson Green ... Geordie Keating
Morven Christie ... Amanda Kendall
Al Weaver ... Leonard Finch
Tessa Peake-Jones ... Mrs. Maguire
Fiona Button ... Jennifer Chambers
Ukweli Roach ... Johnny Johnson
Pip Torrens ... Sir Edward Kendall
Tom Austen ... Guy Hopkins
Pippa Nixon ... Daphne Young
Harry Hadden-Paton ... William Calthorpe
Carolina Main ... Lilian Calthorpe
Gregg Lowe ... Sandy
Chris Bearne ... Mr. Brant
Beth Lilly Beth Lilly ... Edna


Barely able to conceal his disappointment Sidney attends Amanda's engagement party to stuffy Guy Hopkins. His sister Jennifer brings her boyfriend, black jazz musician Johnny Johnson, and, when the engagement ring goes missing, bitchy Lilian Calthorpe leads some of the other guests in accusing Johnny. Next day Lilian is found dead and her jewellery discovered in Johnny's bag. Sidney is not convinced of his guilt and points Geordie towards Lilian's husband William as a likely suspect. Aided by new curate Leonard Finch Sidney and Geordie discover how Lilian died, linking it to the theft of the ring, solving the case in time for Sidney's birthday. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Crime | Drama | Mystery


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Release Date:

25 January 2015 (USA) See more »

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16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


The issue of The Cambridge Journal of Psychology passed around during the episode has written on the front: Edited by Daphne Young, PhD. Emeritus Professor of Psychology in the University of Cambridge. Emeritus however is a title only given to much older academics who have retired from active teaching. As a young, currently teaching academic, Daphne Young would never be given this title. See more »


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A brilliant second episode.
21 September 2019 | by Sleepin_DragonSee all my reviews

This was the episode that got me hooked. The first episode was very good, this second one was excellent. The relationship between Sidney and Geordie has developed, we have the introduction of Leonard, plus we get a terrific story, racism is touched upon, a theme that would rear its ugly head once again.

Some great character work at play, including Sidney's sister, but it was the charismatic Norton who once again shines.

It's a great mystery, you're kept guessing until last. One thing I'm now aware of watching this, is how loathsome the character of Amanda is, Morven Christie is superb, but Amanda is totally leading him on, and playing with his feelings.


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