British Universities Film & Video Council

moving image and sound, knowledge and access

King’s Crystal

Synopsis
Murder/mystery detective drama series. An amateur production of Hamlet, in which his daughter plays Ophelia, gives DCI Barnaby a clue to the murderer. The story also has Hamlet parallels in that soon after her husband dies Hilary King (Tracy) marries his brother (Castle) who now has sole control over the family business; her son Ian (Heughan) is deeply upset.
Series
Midsomer Murders
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Television
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Transmission details
26 Jan 2007 at 20:30 (Channel: ITV1)
Duration
120 mins

Credits

Director
Peter Smith (2)
Producer
Brian True-May
Cast
Sam HeughanIan King (Hamlet)
John CastleCharles King (Claudius)
Susan TracyHilary King (Gertrude)
Hugh SachsHarold Bumstead (Polonius)
Laura HowardCully Barnaby (Ophelia)
Jane WymarkJoyce Barnaby
Jason HughesDS Ben Jones
John NettlesDCI Tom Barnaby
Oliver Ryan (2)Hamlet
Steve Trafford 

Additional Details

Production type
Television and Radio Drama
Plays
Hamlet
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); Amateur theatre; Mystery

Production Company

Name

Bentley Productions

Archive

Name

BFI National Archive

Web
http://www.bfi.org.uk/archive-collections/searching-access-collections/research-viewing-services External site opens in new window
Phone
020 7255 1444
Fax
020 7436 0165
Address
21 Stephen Street
London
W1T 1LN
Name

Learning on Screen Off-Air Recording Back-up Service

Email
services@bufvc.ac.uk
Web
http://bufvc.ac.uk/tvandradio/offair External site opens in new window
Phone
020 7393 1514
Fax
020 7393 1555
Address
For Learning on Screen Members only
77 Wells Street
London
W1T 3QJ

Record Stats

This record has been viewed 494 times.