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The Singing Detective (1986)

The Singing Detective
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(23 ratings)
8.8 IMDB rating

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Michael Gambon

Michael Gambon

 Philip Marlow
Patrick Malahide

Patrick Malahide

 Mark Binney / ...
Joanne Whalley

Joanne Whalley

 Nurse Mills
David Ryall

David Ryall

 Mr. Hall
Gerard Horan

Gerard Horan

Leslie French

Leslie French

 Mr. Tomkey / ...
Ron Cook

Ron Cook

 First Mysterious Man
George Rossi

George Rossi

 Second Mysterious Man

Written by
Dennis Potter

Dennis Potter

(6 episodes, 1986)


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Tormented and bedridden by a debilitating disease, a mystery writer relives his detective stories through his imagination and hallucinations.
Release date: 16 November 1986
UPC: 794051169921
Thriller (1), Mystery (1), Drama (1), Mini-series (1)
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The evolution of Michael Gambon (74 movies items)

"as Philip Marlow "

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""Jon Amiel was the director of this magnificent six-part BBC series, and a suave job he made of it. But the true guiding and compelling force was the author, Dennis Potter. He poured much of his own biography into the script—a childhood in the Forest of Dean, a lifelong siege of crippling eczema—then extended it into the interior epic of a hospitalized pulp-fiction writer (named Philip Marlow!) whose agonized misery drives him into dark fantasy and bitter memory. It's Potter's voice that rag"

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