Dandelion Dead

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Dandelion Dead
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Written by Michael Chaplin
Directed by Mike Hodges
Starring Michael Kitchen
Sarah Miles
David Thewlis
Lesley Sharp
Peter Vaughan
Diana Quick
Opening theme Barrington Pheloung
Country of origin United Kingdom
Original language(s) English
No. of series 1
No. of episodes 2
Executive producer(s) Sarah Wilson
Producer(s) Patrick Harbinson
Cinematography Gerry Fisher
Editor(s) Malcolm Cooke
Running time 101 minutes (including commercials)
Production company(s) LWT
Original network ITV
Picture format 14:9
Audio format Stereo
Original release 6 February (1994-02-06) – 13 February 1994 (1994-02-13)

Dandelion Dead is the title of a British TV mini-series produced by LWT for ITV and aired for two parts between 6 and 13 February 1994, telling the true story of Herbert Rowse Armstrong, a practising 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, Mr. Oswald Martin.

The series starred Michael Kitchen as Major Armstrong, Sarah Miles as Catherine Armstrong, David Thewlis as Oswald Martin and Lesley Sharp as 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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