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The Mayor and the Magician (24 Jan. 2013)

TV Episode   |  TV-PG   |    |  Crime, Drama, Mystery

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At a fête to raise funds for a Polish school unpleasant mayor William Knight is electrocuted by a microphone. Valentine arrests his long suffering wife Eleanor after a screwdriver is found ... See full summary »


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18 November 2015 | Sleepin_Dragon
| Saved by Sorcha Cusack.
The loathsome Mayor William Knight is electrocuted on stage as he makes his speech to the local Village fête.

It's a fairly bog standard mystery, not bad really, but the issue I have is with the characters, they're all rather unappealing. The Mayor is overly repulsive and almost a caricature, the wife although intelligent is almost as unlikeable, even Matilda is fairly awful too. Overall the characters are fairly poorly realised.

Sorcha Cusack truly does save the episode, The best element is the Magician and Mrs McCarthy story, it was funny and sad, but we got to learn her first name, Bridget! Mrs McCarthy's clash with Lady Felicia was very well played out too. I liked Father Brown's dart playing too, Mark Williams is a funny chap.

Possibly the weakest so far, the regulars are great, but the actual mystery and supporting cast don't quite come up to the mark.

Disappointing. 5/10

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