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Wimbledon Poisoner, The (BBC-1 1996, Robert Lindsay, Alison Steadman)

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Who would have ever thought attempting murder could become so messy and complicated? Homicides, mishaps and mistaken identity combine for a potent mix in the deliciously wicked black comedy.

Robert Lindsay stars as Henry, a mild-mannered lawyer living a rather boring life in the leafy green London suburb of Wimbledon. Fed up with being bullied by his overbearing, demanding wife Elinor (Alison Steadman, Secrets and Lies, Topsy-Turvy), he decides that the only way to solve his problem is to do away with her.

production details
UK | BBC One | 2×70 minutes | Broadcast 11-18 December 1994

Writer: Nigel Williams
Producer: Linda Agran
Director: Robert Young

cast
Robert Lindsay as Henry Farr
Alison Steadman as Elinor Farr
Philip Jackson as Detective Inspector Russell Rush
Larry Lamb as Dr. Donald Templeton
Art Malik as Karim Jackson
Simon Chandler as No. 47
Wendy Nottingham as Mrs 47
Michael Mellinger as Gunther
Catherine Schell as Mrs. Gunther
Bill Stewart as David Sprott
Melanie Kilburn as Edwina Sprott
Ian McNeice as Dent
Richard Cubison as Hack
Tim McMullan as Sebastian Williams
Andy de la Tour as Graham Beamish
Roger Ashton-Griffiths as Vicar
Paul Butterworth as Roger from the Practice