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It’s Murder. But Is It Art?: Mr Drake And Ars Gratia Artis (S1EP3 BBC Two 6 Apr 1972, Dudley Foster)



Mr Drake And Ars Gratia Artis: In an effort to clear Brigadier Binghop of suspicion of having murdered Tina Kent, Mister Drake cons his way into the house where she lived. But Inspector Hook is still gathering evidence against the Brigadier.

Regular Cast: Arthur Lowe (Phineas Drake), Arthur Howard (Sillitoe), Dudley Foster (Inspector Hook), Anthony Sagar (Detective Sergeant Watson), John Nolan (Brian Gower)

Guest Cast: Christopher Owen (Julian Tomkin), Sheila Keith (Mrs MacPherson), Jill Allen (Samantha Preston), Philip Dunbar (Tony Holland), Petronella Barker (Fanny Templer), Vicki Woolf (Helen Hunter), John Hughes, John Charnley, Norman Mitchell, Philip Baldwin

Airdate: 6 Apr 1972 on BBC Two Two

Series: It’s Murder. But Is It Art? Season 1 Episode 3

Show Info: Comedy thriller serial. Phineas Drake, an amateur detective, investigates the murder of a young woman.