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Ngaio Marsh Theatre - Died in the Wool

Television (Full Length Episode) – 1978

Died in the Wool was part of an anthology series adapting the murder mysteries of Dame Ngaio Marsh. MP Flossie Rubrick has been found dead in a wool bale, and it's up to Inspector Roderick Alleyn (English actor George Baker, from Z Cars and I, Claudius) to unravel the secrets of a South Island sheep station. The tale of a cultured Englishman amidst World War ll spies and seamy colonial crimes found a global audience. Ngaio Marsh Theatre was the first New Zealand television drama to screen in the United States (on PBS). Included is a Cluedo-style sitting room inquest and a wool shed reveal.

I am a New Zealander but all my relations live in England.
– Ursula Harme (Ilona Rodgers)

Key Cast & Crew

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Brian McDuffie


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John McRae


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Christine McCourt


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Bill Juliff

As: Alf

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Don Kessell

As: Arthur Rubrick

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Pamela Seebold

As: Flossie Rubrick

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