Cadfael

Cadfael

The Sanctuary Sparrow

DVD - 1994
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Suspected of robbing the town goldsmith, a young juggler seeks refuge at the abbey where Brother Cadfael is given the job of keeping an eye him while the authorities investigate. But things become more complicated when the goldsmith's neighbor is found floating dead in the river.
Publisher: [England] : Central Video ; Betheseda, Md. : Distributed by Acorn Media Pub., c1994
ISBN: 9781569386316
1569386315
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (75 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in

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patch666
Apr 20, 2017

Love this series !! Been watching it on pbs since grade school ~ 420

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Onewhoissaved
Sep 07, 2015

"The sanctuary sparrow" sure makes living in medieval times look HORRIBLE. As for Brother Cadfael pulling modern day CSI I have a hard time believing it. The behaviors of just about everyone are astounding. If you have position then you have everything. If you are subservient then pray for the day you pass on.

Froster Sep 08, 2013

I’ve found that there are two types of these “Masterpiece Mystery” series from the UK. One, in the Agatha Christie mode, is simply a puzzler; a way to keep boredom in check, rather like doing Sudoku. (“Midsomer Murders” comes to mind). The other mode illuminates the issues of a particular period, using a crime to explore those times; in this camp belong series like “Prime Suspect”, “Foyle’s War”, and “Inspector George Gently”. I much prefer the latter, and so I rented “Cadfael” for the first time, hoping both for entertainment and illumination. Sad to say, “Cadfael” falls squarely into the first type, a pleasant-enough time waster that uses the period as a colorful background to a rather pedestrian, uninvolving puzzle, with stick figure characters and lackluster dialogue. Pity that Derek Jacobi, one of the Patron Saints of Good British Telly (“I Claudius”, anyone?) lent his prestige to this mediocrity.

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