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The Singing Detective (1986)

The Singing Detective
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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
Tags: Thriller (1), Mystery (1), Drama (1), Mini-series (1)
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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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