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The Unexpected Guest - September 2005

Lost in the fog, Michael Starkwedder stumbles into Richard Warwick’s study to find him dead and Richard’s wife, Laura, standing near him with a gun. Warwick was a detestable brute hated by his entire household, so when Laura confesses to his murder, Starkwedder agrees to give her an alibi.

The Unexpected Guest -  Sergeant Cadwallader, Henry Angell and Inspector Thomas

The police suspect everyone but are puzzled by a set of unidentified fingerprints. They discover that Warwick made a violent enemy of a man called MacGregor who had gone to Canada after Warwick had killed his child.

The Unexpected Guest -  Julian Farrar, Jan Warwick, Sergeant Cadwallader, Inspector Thomas and Laura Warwick

Are the fingerprints his? Or do they belong to Laura’s lover whom Laura has lied to protect? After a dramatic confession and another death the police leave, satisfied that the case is closed – whereupon Miss Christie produces one final surprise that twists everything upon its head!

The Unexpected Guest -  Michael Starkwedder and Mrs Warwick

Richard Warwick   ................. Werner Sommerfeld
Laura Warwick   ................. Caroline Fonda
Michael Starkwedder   ................. Ian Guy
Miss Bennett    ................. Stephanie Gray
Jan Warwick................. Doug Thomson
Mrs Warwick................. Meg Henkus
Henry Angell................. Robin Thwaytes
Sergeant Cadwallader................. Terence Dale
Inspector Thomas................. Werner Sommerfeld
Julian Farrar................. Richard Ware
Directed by................. Edward Heeley