Death of a Hollow Man | 1998
Inspector Barnaby is persuaded by his wife to paint the scenery for the Causton Amateur Dramatic Society's performance of Amadeus. In the final act, Salieri, played by Esslyn Carmichael, has to slit his throat with a razor-sharp knife. He is protected from the blade by a clear plastic tape. On the first night, Esslyn, suspecting that his wife is having an affair, tries to wring the truth from the guilty party during the performance. In the final act, he reaches for the razor and slits his own throat, but it is real blood that flows. Barnaby's professional skills are immediately called upon.