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Madame Sara

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Madame Sara

Madame Sara is the 7th episode in season 1 of the BBC TV series: The Rivals of Sherlock Holmes. Aired on 1st november 1971. 50 min.

Dixon Druce is a fictional character created by L. T. Meade and Robert Eustace in 1902.

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Plot summary

While investigating death threats against two sisters, Dixon Druce falls under the charms of their friend, the mysterious Madame Sara. Druce tries to track down the sisters' estranged half brother, who stands to inherit a fortune upon their deaths. The smitten detective also starts to uncover the secrets of their alluring friend.


  • Dixon Druce : John Fraser
  • Inspector Vandeleur : George Murcell
  • Mrs Sara : Marianne Benet
  • Jack Selby : William Corderoy
  • Beatrice Selby : Jasmina Hilton
  • Edith Dallas : Caroline Jones
  • Finch : Clifford Parrish
  • Silva : Roberto Delgado
  • Dr. Sanchez : Morris Farhi
  • Maid : Brenda Cowling
  • Arab servant : Nadim Sawalha

  • Director : Piers Haggard
  • Screenplay : Julian Bond
  • Producers : Robert Love, Lloyd Shirley
  • Music : Robert Sharples