In this opening episode from the Time For Murder anthology series, Mister Clay, a teacher at an all boys prep school is unable to control his particularly unruly class of pupils, when one of them is later found dead the evidence seems to point to Clay as being the killer, but what about fellow teacher Max Donaldson who seems just too good to be true.
An early role for Aden Gillett as nervy teacher Mr Clay is one of the major pluses of this at times quite disconcerting production written by crime maestro Antonia Fraser. Ian Olgivly is his typically smooth self as fellow teacher and Joan Hickson also pops up as a dotty fellow teacher.
“Mr Clay, Mr Clay, Who Are You going to kill today”.
UK / ITV – Granada / 1×60 minute episode / Broadcast 9 November 1985
Writer: Antonia Fraser / Production Design: Margaret Coombes / Costumes: Esther Dean / Director: Brian Mills
Series: Time For Murder / Episode 1 of 6
ADEN GILLETT as Matthew Clay
IAN OLGILVY as Max Donaldson
CHARLES KAY as Mr Kaufman
JOAN HICKSON as Miss Wainwright
PHILIP BLISS as Roddy Granger
EDWARD HARDWICKE as Gavin Barlow
ELEANOR BRON as Josie Barlow
BEATIE EDNEY as Pippa Millington
SIMON BOWEN as Paul Millington
YOHAN LIYANAGE as Bobbie Sanchez
And the boys of Mostyn House and Manchester Grammar Schools.
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