Episode Detail: Death in Holy Orders - Mystery!
P.D. James' Scotland Yard Cdr. Adam Dalgliesh (Martin Shaw) investigates “Death in Holy Orders” in this two-part puzzler set in a coastal seminary where a student is found dead on the beach, buried under a mound of sand. St. Anselm's, an elite---and decidedly elitist---institution, is a financial drag on the diocese, which wants to shut it down and sell off its artworks. Seminary authorities are resisting, but, curiously, they stand to benefit financially from its closure. This is where things stand when Dalgliesh, a one-time St. Anselm's student, arrives at the request of the dead student's father, who doesn't quite believe the coroner's ruling that the death was accidental. Emma Lavenham: Janie Dee. Archdeacon Crampton: Clive Wood. Father Martin: Robert Hardy.