TV Armchair Thriller: Quiet As A Nun (ITV 1978, Maria Aitken, James Laurenson) Published 3 years ago on May 30, 2016 In Quiet As A Nun investigative TV reporter Jemima Shore decides to look into the death of an old school friend, a Nun who she knew during her convent school years. The Nun, sister Miriam, was actually very wealthy and owned a number of London properties that includes the land on which the convent stands. Jemima learns that Sister Miriam had recently contemplated changing her will to leave the convent land (and land surrounding it) to a housing project led by the charismatic Alexander Skarbeck. Then a second nun is found dead… Quiet As A Nun is one of the best remembered of the Armchair Thrillers. Thanks in no small part to its generally chill filled atmosphere, especially the scary Nun without a face. The popularity of this and the fact that the Antonia Fraser novels were pretty popular meant a series, Jemima Shore Investigates, followed (with Patricia Hodge taking the lead role). Maria Aitken is excellent in the lead and the cast also includes a very young Patsy Kensit as one of the convent schoolgirls. production details UK / ITV Network – Thames / 6×30 minute episodes / Broadcast 11 – 27 April 1978 Writer: Julia Jones / Novel: Antonia Fraser / Production Design: Bill Palmer / Producer: Jacqueline Davis / Director: Moira Armstrong Armchair Thriller Serial Four cast MARIA AITKEN as Jemima Shore RENEE ASHERSON as Mother Ancilla BRENDA BRUCE as Sister Elizabeth DAVID BURKE as Tom Amyas MP JAMES LAURENSON as Alexander Skarbeck DORAN GODWIN as Sister Lucy MARGARET D’ARCY as Sister Clare KATE BINCHY as Sister Edward LINDA SLATER as Dodo SARAH WEBB as Margaret MICHELE WINSTANLEY as Blanche PATSY KENSIT as Tessa CATRINA HYLTON as Mandy MARY HEALEY as Beatrice O’Dowd JAMES APPLEBY as Joe SUSAN ENGEL as Sister Agnes SYLVIA COLERIDGE as Sister Boniface RONALD MAYER as Dr Mayhew ELVI HALE as Lady Polly JOHN BRYANS as Sir Charles HELEN BRINDLE as Novice Armchair ThrillerBrenda BruceCrime And MysteryDavid BurkeDoran GodwinITVJames LaurensonJemima ShoreJulia JonesMaria AitkenPatricia HodgePatsy KensitRenee AshersonThamesTV Advertisement advertisement and this just in Episodes10 hours ago Chronicle Mysteries: The Wrong Man (Hallmark Sun 24 Feb 2019, Alison Sweeney) Podcaster Alex McPherson seeks the truth behind the tragic death of a young lawyer, while partner Drew finds himself diving... Episodes10 hours ago The Zoo: The Marvelous Mott Mott (Season 3 Premieres 24 Feb 2019 on Animal Planet) The Marvelous Mott Mott: Animal Planet’s THE ZOO goes behind the scenes at the world-famous Bronx Zoo for a third... Episodes10 hours ago SMILF: Single Mom In Love Forever (S2EP5 Showtime Sun 24 Feb 2019) Single Mom In Love Forever: In 2014, Bridgette and Rafi prepare for the realities of parenthood as Bridgette experiences contractions,... Episodes10 hours ago Crashing: The Viewing Party (S3EP6 HBO Sun 24 Feb 2019) The Viewing Party: Pete (Pete Holmes) and Kat (Madeline Wise) attend a viewing party for Ali’s late-night spot on Seth... Episodes10 hours ago Black Monday: 243 (S1EP5 Showtime Sun 24 Feb 2019) 243: Mo takes Dawn to the Predator’s Ball in an effort to raise the capital The Jammer Group needs to... search EPISODES Episodes10 hours ago The 91st Annual Academy Awards airs Sun 24 Feb 2019 on ABC Oscar producer Donna Gigliotti, and co-producer and director Glenn Weiss, today announced the first round of presenters for the Academy... Episodes10 hours ago When Calls The Heart: Phone Rings and Heartstrings (Season 6 Premieres Sun 24 Feb 2019 on Hallmark) In the “When Calls the Heart” season six premiere “Phone Rings and Heartstrings” the town of Hope Valley adjusts to... Episodes10 hours ago Evil Lives Here: I Hate Being Daddy’s Girl (S4EP8 ID Sun 24 Feb 2019) I Hate Being Daddy’s Girl: When Robin Doll was rescued from her mother’s violence and went to live with her... advertisement MOVIES Movies1 week ago Private Worlds (Paramount 1935, Charles Boyer, Claudette Colbert) Charles Boyer stars as the new superintendent of a progressive mental hospital. His apparent coldness first arouses resentment among the... Movies1 week ago Yucatán (2018, Luis Tosar, Stephanie Cayo) In farcical comedy Yucatán a pair of white collar thieves compete fiercely against each other trying to steal from an... Movies1 week ago The Breaker Upperers (Netflix Fri 15 Feb 2019, Jackie van Beek, Madeleine Sami) Two women run a business breaking up couples for cash but when one develops a conscience their friendship unravels. production... MY TV TONIGHTWhat's on and when. Broadcast, cable and streaming... BRITISH FILM 1930-1990The Viewer's Guide to British Film 1930-1990 Indepth guide to six decades of cinema in the UK.