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The Blackheath Poisonings – #2/3

04/02/2019

Excellent cast in this drama

A drama by Simon Raven, based on the novel by Julian Symons, and first broadcast from 7-9 December 1992 (ITV

The Blackheath Poisonings is a murder mystery, set in the nineteenth century.

The Collards and the Vandervents, owners of a successful toy-making company, appear to be the very epitome of the respectable gentry.  When their adversary, Robert Dangerfield, returns after his self-imposed exile abroad, however, his presence reawakens old rivalries and exposes long-buried secrets.  Matters are not helped when he begins a relationship with Charlotte Collard.

After members of both families die in suspicious circumstances, young Paul Vandervent begins an investigation into their deaths.  It soon becomes apparent that there are more revelations to come.

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