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Agatha Christie’s the Pale Horse, The

Alternative title
Pale Horse, The
Synopsis
Television mystery drama based on Agatha Christie’s novel of the same name. The story begins with Mark Easterbrook (Buchanan), a young sculptor, leaving a production of Macbeth. He stumbles across a dying priest, Father Gorman, and is later accused of murdering him by the uncompromising Inspector Lejeune. With only a list of names given to him by Father Gorman before his death, Mark, with the help of his girlfriend, Kate, sets out to prove his innocence. Their investigations lead them to an old coaching inn called The Pale Horse, the home of three modern-day witches whose occult powers include death by auto suggestion. Mark suspects there is a connection between the witches and Father Gorman’s list of names which is some kind of hit-list. Mark finally discovers the truth, but only after Kate’s life had been put at risk to prove his theory.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Television
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Transmission details
23 Dec 1997 at 21:00 (Channel: ITV)
Duration
120 mins

Credits

Director
Charles Beeson
Producer
Adrian Bate
Cinematographer
Witold Stok
Writer
Agatha Christie
Screenplay
Alma Cullen
Music
Colin Towns
Cast
Colin BuchananMark Esterbrook
Geoffrey BeeversFather Gorman
Jayne AshbourneKate Mercer
Trevor ByfieldInspector Lejeune

Additional Details

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

Production Company

Name

Anglia Television Entertainment

Name

Mai Productions

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United Film and TV Productions

Archive

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BFI National Archive

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Fax
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Learning on Screen Off-Air Recording Back-up Service

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