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Murder Most Horrid

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Comedienne Dawn French starred in this colourful pastiche of the television mystery/thriller genre,

Adopting a new character every episode – kid’s TV presenter Bunty Breslaw, social worker Tina Mellish, secretary Sally Fairfax, surgeon Kate Marshall, abattoir worker Daisy Talwinning, dinner lady Tiffany Drapes etc – French found herself embroiled in the most grisly and gruesome situations yet always managed to prove that murder is a funny business.

Among the major guest stars were Nigel Havers, Timothy Spall, Timothy West, Sarah Lancashire, Jane Asher, Hywel Bennett, Hugh Laurie, Stratford Johns and Frances Barber.