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Crime of Passion: Celine (ITV 6 Apr 1970, Frederick Jaeger)



In Celine Canadian writer Robert Bureau has found himself on trial accused of the murder of his secretary Celine Tallandier. He arrived in France with two failed marriages behind him and hoping to complete the research for a novel he is working on.

Bureau hires Celine to type up his notes for him and he is soon smitten with her. Celine though is not as straightforward as she seems and Bureau becomes convinced she is hiding a secret from him.

The show’s normal running time was pushed back 10 minutes to 9.10pm to take in a Party Political Broadcast by The Conservative and Unionist Party.

production details
UK / ITV – ATV / 1×50 minute episode / Broadcast Monday 6 April 1970 at 9.10pm

Writer: Ted Willis / Production Design: Michael Eve, Bryan Holgate / Director: Gareth Davies

Series: Crime of Passion Season 1 Episode 3

Frederick Jaegar as Robert Bureau
Judi Bloom as Celine Taillandier
Anthony Newlands as President of Court
John Phillips as Maitre Lacan
Daniel Moynihan as Maitre Saval
Glyn Owen as Louis Gourdeau
John Stratton as Inspector Brunot
Christopher Bidmead as Sergeant Sill
Honora Burke as Concierge
Godfrey James as Monsieur Kah
Gillian Webb as Madame Kah
Kathleen St John as Clerk of the Court