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It’s Murder. But Is It Art? (BBC-1 1972, Arthur Lowe, Dudley Sutton)



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Comedy thriller serial It’s Murder – But Is It Art? centred on Phineas Drake, an amateur detective, who investigates the murder of a young woman. The police are convinced that Brigadier Binghop is the culprit. Phineas though is convinced they have the wrong man, so he sets out to find the real murderer.

Arthur Lowe as Mr. Phineas Drake
Dudley Foster as Inspector Hook
Arthur Howard as Sillitoe
Anthony Sagar as Det. Sgt. Watson
John Nolan as Brian Gower
Ambrosine Phillpotts as Lady Skerrington-Mallett
Richard Hurndall as Brigadier Austin Binghop
Sheila Keith as Mrs. MacPherson
Philip Dunbar as Tony Holland
Christopher Owen as Julian Tomkin
Vicki Woolf as Helen Hunter
Jill Allen as Samantha Preston
Petronella Barker as Fanny Templer
John Charnley as Barman
Howard Lang as Chief Constable
Norman Mitchell as Police Constable

crew details
Writer: David Pursall, Jack Seddon
Producer: Graeme Muir

production details
Country: UK
Network: BBC One
Duration: 6×30 minute episodes
Aired From: 23 March – 27 April 1972