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Dandelion Dead – #1/2 – Michael Kitchen, Sarah Miles, David Thewlis, Lesley Sharp

25/11/2022

Watch soon as may disappear

Excellent cast also included Peter Vaughan, Don Henderson, Robert Stephens and Bernard Hepton

Dandelion Dead is a British TV mini-series produced by LWT for ITV that aired in two parts on 6 and 13 February 1994. It tells the true story of Herbert Rowse Armstrong, a solicitor in the provincial town of Hay-on-Wye, Wales, who was convicted and hanged in May 1922 for the murder of his wife and the attempted murder of a fellow solicitor and business rival, Oswald Martin.

The series starred Michael Kitchen as Major Armstrong, Sarah Miles as Catherine Armstrong, David Thewlis as Oswald Martin and Lesley Sharp as Constance, Martin’s wife. It was directed by Mike Hodges and won a BAFTA in 1995. As well as telling the main story of Major Armstrong’s crimes, the series develops the courtship of Martin and his wife and shows the effects of events on Armstrong’s children.

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