The Widower

The Widower

DVD - 2015
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Rating: TV-14.
Based on a chilling true story, tells how a seemingly mild-mannered male nurse, Malcolm Webster, poisoned and murdered his first wife, attempted to do the same to his second wife, and further schemed to deceive his third fiancée.
Publisher: [Arlington, Virginia] : PBS Distribution, [2015]
Edition: U.K. edition
ISBN: 9781627894401
1627894403
Characteristics: video file,DVD video,region 1,rda
digital,optical,stereo,rda
1 videodisc (180 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in

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bby604
Jun 28, 2017

Scary to think that he could have got away with it had he been more careful.

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ROBERTFREDALLEN
Nov 15, 2016

British TV show. Interesting. Glad of the final outcome, hope that does not spoil it for anyone. Personally Britain, which includes, Scotland, N. Ireland, Wales, and England put out the best TV shows. More realistic, normal, everyday people. Not the most gorgeous or handsome. Real life.

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bobbles1
Sep 14, 2016

A very exciting and tense thriller about an obsessive compulsive psychopath, the three women in his life whom he has plotted to kill for their money - and he has medical knowledge so he knows how to cover his tracks - and how it all works out....great movie, and true to boot, these people (the psychopath that is) really exist, makes you wonder about the neighbours.... the movie is especially effective because he is so gentle and caring apparently, there is a snakelike charm about the fellow and he is quite smart as well so he knows how to get away with some pretty nasty stuff.....very good movie, well done, the characters are very realistic, and the women at least and their families quite lovely.....the cops are like terriers with a bone....

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chriscoleman
Jun 19, 2016

The true story of Malcolm Webb, a Scotsman who murdered his first wife and was in the process of murdering his second when her father figured it out and got wise to him. He had murdered several children in the United Arab Emirates but they were unable to prosecute him because, due to religious beliefs, the families would not allow autopsies. (He poisoned them with insulin.) This was really just incredibly boring. The wedding takes all of 2 minutes, then we're already three months into the marriage and they're fighting over money already. Then he's moved onto poisoning her already. Take some time to make us like the characters and get into the film. Otherwise it's just senseless and dull, like this film.

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sldphotonut
May 05, 2016

This movie had me glued to the tv the entire 3 hours. I put off going to the restroom until it was almost too late because I didn't want to leave the story! The story develops well and the acting is good.

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bitsysmom
Feb 18, 2016

Very good movie. Based on a true story of a man who lives beyond his needs and marries and then plans to kill the women to finance his lifestyle.

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jimg2000
Feb 16, 2016

An average Joe somehow charmed above average women in looks and intelligence to marry. Unfortunately, he was a super deceiver, had access to TLC (Temazepam, Lorazepam and Clonazepam) and would do anything to maintain his carefree life. As a viewer, I felt infuriated how the women and their loved ones were so blind to the lies and red flags ... guess the director, actors and script writers did a good job.

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13SabreD
Jan 16, 2016

Mildly entertaining.
A bit bland, as British productions sometimes are.

jpozenel Nov 28, 2015

Worthwhile watching and not overly long (three episodes total).

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21221018293347
Nov 26, 2015

This three part series was shown on PBS earlier this fall. It is a very good presentation. Well worth the watch. It is the story of a male nurse who courts his wives and once married, steals their money and attempts to murder them. It is many years and different continents until he is caught.

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jimg2000
Feb 16, 2016

Psychologists said, to him, people are just money in his wallet to be spent when he chooses, without a second thought. ... Likes to portray himself as a sufferer. I'll bet my house there's nothing wrong with him.
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"For she is wise if I can judge of her,
And fair she is...if that mine eyes be true,
And true she is, as she hath proved herself;
And therefore, like herself, wise, fair and true,
Shall she be placed...in my constant soul."
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We need to somehow keep him off balance. Keep after him for the little things and stop him concentrating on the big one.
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You've betrayed us. You know that? You've ruined...everything. Smashed all the windows in our little house.
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Honestly, Trisha, he... he was the best boyfriend I ever had. He swore that he loved me and he... he'd never do anything to hurt me... I know. But those things that he's being accused of, that just... that just doesn't seem like the same man.

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jimg2000
Feb 16, 2016

Husband: So I discovered today that you have a colleague I'm interested in. Malcolm Webster?
Wife: He's got an office in our corridor. What's he done?
Husband: Oh, I can't say. Operational.
Wife: He always seems a bit twee to me. Maybe just English.
Husband: Maybe that. Does he have a girlfriend, anyone special?
Wife: He's chasing after Simone Banarjee, the theatre manager. Very pretty.
Husband: Hm. So, what's for dinner?
Wife: Can't say. Operational.
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-So how come he still gets a job with the National Health?
-I have no idea. But if I get sick, I'm going private.

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jimg2000
Feb 16, 2016

As nurses we're always ready with a cup of tea and some soothing words, and if that doesn't work, some good old TLC. That's Temazepam, Lorazepam and Clonazepam by the way.
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I never intended for it to go on this long, my darling. It's just that I don't like people telling me what to do.
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But...it's not just what he's done. It's what he's gonna do next. A leopard doesn't change his spots, does he?
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"Good King Wenceslas phoned Domino's for a pizza. The sales girl asked, 'Do you want your usual - deep pan, crisp and even?'"
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"What did the reindeer say before launching into his comedy routine?" "This'll sleigh you."

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