Carolyn & Howard Dover produced and directed this comedy whodunnit by Peter Gordon.
The characters in Murdered to Death are all deliberately based upon ‘whodunnit’ stereotypes. The characters are played straight and the comedy comes from the proposterous dialogue and situation.
Mildred – Late fifties – Carolyn Dover Moderately wealthy owner of Bagshot House – Carolyn Dover
Dorothy – Mildred’s niece. Late twenties and rather plain- Jackie Bingham
Bunting – The butler. Sixties. Pedantic and rather creepy – Anthony Bunting
Colonel Charles Craddock – Early sixties. Dresses in tweeds. Confident but blustering – Ian Fulcher
Margaret Craddock – The long-suffering but acerbic wife of Charles – Beth Rose-Waghorn
Elizabeth Hartley-Trumpington – Mid twenties. Attractive and stunningly dressed. Very high society – Sarah Morris
Pierre Marceau – A french art dealer in his early thirties. An exaggerated french accent – Mike Catling
Joan Maple – A spinster in her sixties. Amateur sleuth – Rosie Kipps
Constable Thomkins – Young, bright uniformed village policeman – Howard Dover
Inspector Pratt – Inept, posing and clumsy – Mark Fox