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* AllWitchesHaveCats: Averted - [[spoiler:Elizabeth's familiar is a mouse.]]

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* AllWitchesHaveCats: Averted - [[spoiler:Elizabeth's Elizabeth's familiar is a mouse.]]



* BatDeduction: Elizabeth's pet mouse has a name, and since "named" backwards spells "deman", Warren decides the mouse must be a demon. [[spoiler: He's right.]]
* BitchInSheepsClothing: [[spoiler:Elizabeth.]]
* BoundAndGagged: Elizabeth [[spoiler:(actually Warren)]] before her execution.
* BurnTheWitch: This is Elizabeth's sentence. [[spoiler:Inverted - she apparently uses her magic to burn down the whole village.]]

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* BatDeduction: Elizabeth's pet mouse has a name, and since "named" backwards spells "deman", Warren decides the mouse must be a demon. [[spoiler: He's right.]]
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* BitchInSheepsClothing: [[spoiler:Elizabeth.]]
Elizabeth.
* BoundAndGagged: Elizabeth [[spoiler:(actually Warren)]] (actually Warren) before her execution.
* BurnTheWitch: This is Elizabeth's sentence. [[spoiler:Inverted Inverted - she apparently uses her magic to burn down the whole village.]]



* EvenEvilHasStandards: Thomas brags about having Elizabeth executed and tells her she's going to hell ([[spoiler:unaware he's actually speaking to Warren]]), but thinks it would be a little excessive if ''everyone'' in the village accused their elderly mothers of witchcraft.
* HeWhoFightsMonsters: Clarke warns Warren against this. [[spoiler:Also applies to Clarke himself when he has Warren killed in Elizabeth's place.]]

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* EvenEvilHasStandards: Thomas brags about having Elizabeth executed and tells her she's going to hell ([[spoiler:unaware (unaware he's actually speaking to Warren]]), Warren), but thinks it would be a little excessive if ''everyone'' in the village accused their elderly mothers of witchcraft.
* HeWhoFightsMonsters: Clarke warns Warren against this. [[spoiler:Also Also applies to Clarke himself when he has Warren killed in Elizabeth's place.]]



* KillEmAll: [[spoiler:Implied by the ending.]]

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* KillEmAll: [[spoiler:Implied Implied by the ending.]]



* WickedWitch: Elizabeth is [[spoiler:correctly]] accused of being one.
* TheWitchHunter: Warren and Clarke's profession.

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* WickedWitch: Elizabeth is [[spoiler:correctly]] correctly accused of being one.
* TheWitchHunter: Warren and Clarke's profession.profession.
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* ShoutOut: The witch-finders are named in homage to the actor Warren Clarke of ''Film/AClockworkOrange'' fame.

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The witch-finders are named in homage to the actor Warren Clarke of ''Film/AClockworkOrange'' fame.


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** Mr Warren and Mr Clarke are named in homage to ''Series/DalzielAndPascoe'' actor Warren Clarke.


* PunnyName: Two-Shoes and his wife, Goody Two-Shoes ("Goody" being the standard address for a married woman at the time.)

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* PunnyName: The villages of Little Happens and Much Happens; cobbler Richard Two-Shoes and his wife, wife Goody Two-Shoes ("Goody" being the standard address for a married woman at the time.) time), and Mr. and Mrs. Nutter (after Alice Nutter, a defendant in the real-life Pendle witch trials, but also British slang for a crazy person.)


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* SomethingCompletelyDifferent: The only episode of the first three series with a straightforward period setting.

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** Warren's first name is Matthew, after England's real-life "Witchfinder General" Matthew Hopkins.

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* EvenEvilHasStandards: Thomas brags about having Elizabeth executed and tells her she's going to hell ([[spoiler:unaware he's actually speaking to Warren]]), but thinks it would be a little excessive if ''everyone'' in the village accused their elderly mothers of witchcraft.


Clarke believes Elizabeth is innocent and questions whether the trial should be going ahead. Warren makes it plain that he wants to execute her, and will also have Clarke burned as a witch if Clarke objects. When the trial resumes the following morning, Warren covertly crumbles some cheese on the floor in front of Elizabeth; then brings in her supposed familiar (her pet mouse), asking it to point out the witch. When the mouse goes directly to Elizabeth, she is sentenced to be burned at the stake. However Clarke, believing Warren to be possessed by the devil, substitutes Warren in Elizabeth's place (bound and gagged under a hood so that no one notices.) Clarke frees Elizabeth, only for her to reveal that she is a real witch. She kills Clarke by breaking his neck; and seemingly sets fire to the whole village. She announces that she will return to "her master", turns into a raven, and flies away.

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Clarke believes Elizabeth is innocent and questions whether the trial should be going ahead. Warren makes it plain that he wants to execute her, and will also have Clarke burned as a witch if Clarke objects. When the trial resumes the following morning, Warren covertly crumbles some cheese on the floor in front of Elizabeth; then brings in her supposed familiar (her pet mouse), asking it to point out the witch. When the mouse goes directly to Elizabeth, she is sentenced to be burned at the stake. However Clarke, believing Warren to be possessed by the devil, substitutes Warren in Elizabeth's place (bound and gagged under a hood so that no one notices.) Clarke frees Elizabeth, only for her to reveal that she is a real witch. She kills Clarke by breaking his neck; neck. Outside, the flames from the pyre rage out of control, and seemingly sets fire screams are heard. Elizabeth tells the mouse they must go to the whole village. She announces that she will sabbath and return to "her master", turns "their master"; before turning into a raven, raven and flies away.
flying away.


Clarke believes Elizabeth is innocent and questions whether the trial should be going ahead. Warren makes it plain that he wants to execute her, and will also have Clarke burned as a witch if Clarke objects. When the trial resumes the following morning, Warren covertly crumbles some cheese on the floor in front of Elizabeth; then, when the court resumes, brings in Elizabeth's supposed familiar (her pet mouse) which he claims will point out the witch. When the mouse goes directly to Elizabeth, she is sentenced to be burned at the stake. However Clarke, believing Warren to be possessed by the devil, substitutes Warren in Elizabeth's place (bound and gagged under a hood so that no one notices.) Clarke frees Elizabeth, only for her to reveal that she is a real witch. She kills Clarke by breaking his neck; and seemingly sets fire to the whole village. She announces that she will return to "her master", turns into a raven, and flies away.

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Clarke believes Elizabeth is innocent and questions whether the trial should be going ahead. Warren makes it plain that he wants to execute her, and will also have Clarke burned as a witch if Clarke objects. When the trial resumes the following morning, Warren covertly crumbles some cheese on the floor in front of Elizabeth; then, when the court resumes, then brings in Elizabeth's her supposed familiar (her pet mouse) which he claims will mouse), asking it to point out the witch. When the mouse goes directly to Elizabeth, she is sentenced to be burned at the stake. However Clarke, believing Warren to be possessed by the devil, substitutes Warren in Elizabeth's place (bound and gagged under a hood so that no one notices.) Clarke frees Elizabeth, only for her to reveal that she is a real witch. She kills Clarke by breaking his neck; and seemingly sets fire to the whole village. She announces that she will return to "her master", turns into a raven, and flies away.


Clarke believes Elizabeth is innocent and questions whether the trial should be going ahead. Warren makes it plain that he wants to execute her, and will also have Clarke burned as a witch if Clarke objects. When the trial resumes the following morning, Warren uses very spurious "evidence" to have Elizabeth convicted - asking her supposed familiar (Elizabeth's pet mouse) to lead him to the witch, then sprinkling a trail of bread crumbs to direct the mouse to Elizabeth. She is then sentenced to be burned at the stake. However Clarke, believing Warren to be possessed by the devil, substitutes Warren in Elizabeth's place (bound and gagged under a hood so that no one notices.) Clarke frees Elizabeth, only for her to reveal that she is a real witch. She kills Clarke by breaking his neck; and seemingly sets fire to the whole village. She announces that she will return to "her master", turns into a raven, and flies away.

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Clarke believes Elizabeth is innocent and questions whether the trial should be going ahead. Warren makes it plain that he wants to execute her, and will also have Clarke burned as a witch if Clarke objects. When the trial resumes the following morning, Warren uses very spurious "evidence" to have Elizabeth convicted - asking her covertly crumbles some cheese on the floor in front of Elizabeth; then, when the court resumes, brings in Elizabeth's supposed familiar (Elizabeth's (her pet mouse) to lead him to which he claims will point out the witch, then sprinkling a trail of bread crumbs to direct witch. When the mouse goes directly to Elizabeth. She Elizabeth, she is then sentenced to be burned at the stake. However Clarke, believing Warren to be possessed by the devil, substitutes Warren in Elizabeth's place (bound and gagged under a hood so that no one notices.) Clarke frees Elizabeth, only for her to reveal that she is a real witch. She kills Clarke by breaking his neck; and seemingly sets fire to the whole village. She announces that she will return to "her master", turns into a raven, and flies away.


Clarke is no longer sure that he and Warren are doing God's work by finding witches; he believes Elizabeth is innocent. Warren makes it plain that he wants to execute her, and will also have Clarke burned as a witch if Clarke objects. When the trial resumes the following morning, Warren uses very spurious "evidence" to have Elizabeth convicted - asking her supposed familiar (Elizabeth's pet mouse) to lead him to the witch, then sprinkling a trail of bread crumbs to direct the mouse to Elizabeth. She is then sentenced to be burned at the stake. However Clarke, believing Warren to be possessed by the devil, substitutes Warren in Elizabeth's place (bound and gagged under a hood so that no one notices.) Clarke frees Elizabeth, only for her to reveal that she is a real witch. She kills Clarke by breaking his neck; and seemingly sets fire to the whole village. She announces that she will return to "her master", turns into a raven, and flies away.

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Clarke is no longer sure that he and Warren are doing God's work by finding witches; he believes Elizabeth is innocent.innocent and questions whether the trial should be going ahead. Warren makes it plain that he wants to execute her, and will also have Clarke burned as a witch if Clarke objects. When the trial resumes the following morning, Warren uses very spurious "evidence" to have Elizabeth convicted - asking her supposed familiar (Elizabeth's pet mouse) to lead him to the witch, then sprinkling a trail of bread crumbs to direct the mouse to Elizabeth. She is then sentenced to be burned at the stake. However Clarke, believing Warren to be possessed by the devil, substitutes Warren in Elizabeth's place (bound and gagged under a hood so that no one notices.) Clarke frees Elizabeth, only for her to reveal that she is a real witch. She kills Clarke by breaking his neck; and seemingly sets fire to the whole village. She announces that she will return to "her master", turns into a raven, and flies away.

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* BoundAndGagged: Elizabeth [[spoiler:(actually Warren)]] before her execution.


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* TortureAlwaysWorks: How Warren and Clarke get accused witches to confess.

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* DeadpanSnarker: Clarke throughout the trial.


In court the following day, Elizabeth's daughter and son-in-law claim to have seen her talking to a demon in the form of a mouse, and drinking from the teats of a furry creature. Warren seems determined to find Elizabeth guilty, while Clarke is more cautious. Meanwhile, Pike is unusually interested in the witch-finders' instruments of torture, and the lewd acts Elizabeth is accused of engaging in with the devil. Elizabeth gives a humorous, foul-mouthed defence and everyone in the court starts laughing, causing Pike and the witch-finders to decide the rest of the trial should be conducted in private. Elizabeth claims the "furry creature" is the village cobbler, Two-Shoes, who wears a fur coat; he has been secretly paying her for sex. Two-Shoes is questioned but denies it.

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In court the following day, Elizabeth's daughter and son-in-law claim to have seen her talking to a demon in the form of a mouse, and drinking from the teats of a furry creature. George Waterhouse, to whom Elizabeth's late husband had owed money, testifies to witnessing her fly on a shovel and "kissing the Devil's arse" at a witches' sabbath. Warren seems determined to find Elizabeth guilty, while Clarke is more cautious. Meanwhile, Pike is unusually interested in the witch-finders' instruments of torture, and the lewd acts Elizabeth is accused of engaging in with the devil. Elizabeth gives a humorous, foul-mouthed defence and everyone in the court starts laughing, causing Pike and the witch-finders to decide the rest of the trial should be conducted in private. Elizabeth claims the "furry creature" is the village cobbler, Two-Shoes, who wears a fur coat; he has been secretly paying her for sex. Two-Shoes is questioned but denies it.


In 17th-century England, Sir Andrew Pike summons professional witch-finders Mr. Warren and Mr. Clarke to the village of Little Happens. A local woman named Elizabeth Gadge is accused of witchcraft, and Warren and Clarke are to preside over her trial. Clarke believes in giving her a fair trial, although it is clear that Pike wants to convict her and use her execution to revive outside interest in the village.

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In 17th-century England, Sir Andrew Pike summons professional witch-finders Mr. Warren and Mr. Clarke to the village of Little Happens. A local woman named Elizabeth Gadge is accused of witchcraft, and Warren and Clarke are to preside over her trial. Clarke believes in giving her a fair trial, although it is clear that Pike wants to convict her and use her execution has devised the trial to revive outside interest in the village.
village and intends for Elizabeth to be executed.



* HypocriticalHumor: After warning the court that Elizabeth must not be referred to as a witch unless found guilty, Pike shouts out "Bring in the witch!"

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* HypocriticalHumor: After warning the court that Elizabeth must not be referred to as a witch unless found guilty, Pike shouts out "Bring in forth the witch!"

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