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)
South Pacific Television
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