“Middle aged lady of good family with some wealth wishes to correspond with a single gentleman with a view to eventual marriage. A long and exhaustive investigation by correspondence must be expected before eventual meeting. Serious persons need not fear that their application will not be given careful consideration in the strictest confidence.”
Margaret Tutting has a habit of meeting men through lonely hearts ads however her suitors don’t realise just what is in store for them but maybe she has met her match in Auston Tupp.
Wood is a brilliant writer but this has a real air of unattractiveness about it. Patricia Hodge is at her glamorous best and William Simons (Alf Ventress from Heartbeat) is downright gruesome as gardener Strapp.
UK / ITV Network – Granada / 1×60 minute episode / Broadcast 7 December 1985
Writer: Charles Wood / Costumes: John Fraser / Music: Paul Lewis / Production Design: Margaret Coombes / Executive Producer: Michael Cox / Producer: Pieter Rogers / Director: Brian Parker
Series: Time For Murder / Episode 5 of 6
PATRICIA HODGE as Margaret Tutting
WILLIAM SIMONS as Arthur Henry Strapp
JUDY CAMPBELL as Hermoine Tutting
ALAN DAVID as Jeremy Semper
MICHAEL JAYSTON as Auston Tupp
BADI UZZAMAN as Indian Thugg
KHUZEMA KHANABI as Indian Boy
SUSAN CURNOW as The Young Hermoine
GARETH FORWOOD as Algernon
ANDY ABRAHAMS as Judge