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Release Date:
8 November 1985 (UK) See more »
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A desolate clifftop retreat is witness to a series of bizarre and inexplicable deaths...
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Cast

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Roy Marsden ... Adam Dalgliesh (5 episodes, 1985)

Pauline Collins ... Maggie Hewson (5 episodes, 1985)

Martin Jarvis ... Wilfred Anstey (5 episodes, 1985)

Rachel Kempson ... Grace Willison (5 episodes, 1985)
John Franklyn-Robbins ... Henry Carwardine (5 episodes, 1985)
Carol Gillies ... Dot Moxon (5 episodes, 1985)
Richard Heffer ... Dr. Eric Hewson (5 episodes, 1985)
Heather James ... Helen Rainer (5 episodes, 1985)
Harriet Bagnall ... Ursula Hollis (5 episodes, 1985)

Art Malik ... Julius Court (4 episodes, 1985)
Martyn Hesford ... Dennis Lerner (4 episodes, 1985)
Valerie Whittington ... Jennie Pegram (4 episodes, 1985)
Albie Woodington ... Albert Philby (3 episodes, 1985)
Maurice Denham ... Father Michael Baddeley (2 episodes, 1985)
Gillian Barge ... Millicent Hammitt (2 episodes, 1985)
Gawn Grainger ... Bob Loder (2 episodes, 1985)
Andrew Hawkins ... Steve Hollis (2 episodes, 1985)
David Webb ... Inspector Rouse (2 episodes, 1985)
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Series Directed by
Ronald Wilson (5 episodes, 1985)
 
Series Writing credits
William Humble (5 episodes, 1985)
P.D. James (5 episodes, 1985)

Series Produced by
John Rosenberg .... producer (5 episodes, 1985)
 
Series Original Music by
Richard Harvey (5 episodes, 1985)
 
Series Cinematography by
Geoff Greenleaf (4 episodes, 1985)
Trevor Vaisey (4 episodes, 1985)
 
Series Film Editing by
Kevin Waters (4 episodes, 1985)
 
Series Casting by
Jenia Reissar (1 episode, 1985)
 
Series Production Design by
Spencer Chapman (1 episode, 1985)
 
Series Costume Design by
Joan Ellacott (1 episode, 1985)
 
Series Makeup Department
Jane Atkinson .... makeup artist (1 episode, 1985)
 
Series Production Management
Geoff Fletcher .... unit manager (1 episode, 1985)
 
Series Art Department
Jo Clatworthy .... production buyer (1 episode, 1985)
 
Series Sound Department
Colin Lovewell .... sound (5 episodes, 1985)
Walter Sparrow .... sound (5 episodes, 1985)
Vic Thurston .... post-production sound (4 episodes, 1985)
 
Series Stunts
Peter Brayham .... stunt arranger (1 episode, 1985)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Chris Brown .... lighting (1 episode, 1985)
Geoff Greenleaf .... camera operator (1 episode, 1985)
Peter Harvey .... vision controller (1 episode, 1985)
Roger Law .... lighting (1 episode, 1985)
Spike Thorne .... vision controller (1 episode, 1985)
Trevor Vaisey .... camera operator (1 episode, 1985)
 
Series Editorial Department
Mike Aston .... vision mixer (1 episode, 1985)
Philip Bunn .... technical supervisor: post-production (1 episode, 1985)
Tim Jeffes .... vision mixer (1 episode, 1985)
Jill Shaw .... vision mixer (1 episode, 1985)
Kevin Waters .... editor: video tape (1 episode, 1985)
 
Series Other crew
Averil Brennan .... stage manager (1 episode, 1985)
Alan Cordner .... technical supervisor: location (1 episode, 1985)
Tony George .... floor manager (1 episode, 1985)
Elizabeth Hare .... production assistant (1 episode, 1985)
Alethea Wigzell .... stage manager (1 episode, 1985)
Christine Wilson .... production assistant (1 episode, 1985)
 

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50 min (6 episodes)
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4 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
A polished product - delightful viewing, 25 January 2011
Author: suzanne-959-956081 from Australia

This perfectly polished period piece does full justice to P D James' erudition and her beautifully honed cast of almost Dickensian characters. The dramatic scenery of Dorset provides the ideal setting for this complex and absorbing mystery. Roy Marsden portrays the detective poet, Adam Dalgliesh with his usual panache and is ably supported by fellow cast members. Those who have not read PD James' brilliant novels will not be able to guess the identity of the murderer until the last episode, despite the meticulous and perfectly timed trail of clues, interspersed with a plethora of red herrings, necessary to ensure the enjoyment of both crime buffs and novices to the genre.

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