This is a really great three part mystery. You should
definitely watch it because it's compelling, eerie and
creepy. An elderly man, Tom, fakes a fall at home, so that a
social worker comes and takes him to a rest home. Tom is
very strange, but he just seems like a harmless old man.
However, a woman there dies after falling out of his window,
and then we start seeing that there may be a supernatural
element as well. A self-doubting detective investigates, as
does a young woman named Hannah who works at the home.
Michael Palin is a fabulous actor; he's not just "that
guy from Monty Python." He plays Tom very well. I
can't wait to see the other two parts, to find out what the
mystery is all about!
Watch Michael Palin’s portrayal of pensioner Tom
Parfitt, who stages a fall in his eerie Yorkshire home
in order to escape into residential care, leading to a
chilling and macabre mystery.
Episode 1 - At the
age of ‘eighty-odd’, Tom Parfitt sits alone in his
terraced house in the otherwise entirely Asian community
of a small Yorkshire town and remembers a strange
drowned figure washed up on a beach. Tom carefully fakes
a fall, to trick his social worker into taking him into
Episode 2 - See how Hannah’s
nightmares about water and drowning foreshadow events,
including the appearance of Isha, an Indian woman in a
red sari. Find out the significance of Scarborough — the
town and the song.
Episode 3 -
Find out what happened to Isha and Dorothea
and why the police are questioning Tom. As the
true meaning of Scarborough Fair emerges,
witness the terrible decision Tom faces.
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