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15 January 1986 (UK) See more »
4-part drama series. A dark tale about a small-time crook, Eddie Cass, who finds himself threatened by the state's shadowy security agencies.
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"A very satisfying and thought provoking production with Jack the Ripper overtones." See more (2 total) »


 (Series Cast [8])

Denis Lawson ... Eddie Cass (4 episodes, 1986)

Lindsay Duncan ... Dana Cass (3 episodes, 1986)

George Baker ... Eldridge (3 episodes, 1986)

Simon Callow ... Hugo Silver (2 episodes, 1986)
Norman Beaton ... Caractacus (2 episodes, 1986)
Susannah Bunyan ... Jill (2 episodes, 1986)
Larrington Walker ... Stoker (2 episodes, 1986)
Winston Crooke ... Clyde (2 episodes, 1986)

Series Directed by
Rob Walker (4 episodes, 1986)
Series Writing credits
Howard Brenton (4 episodes, 1986)

Series Produced by
Robin Midgley .... producer (4 episodes, 1986)
Series Original Music by
Richard Hartley (4 episodes, 1986)
Series Film Editing by
John Rosser (3 episodes, 1986)
Series Production Design by
Gavin Davies (4 episodes, 1986)
Series Costume Design by
Kathryn Ayerst (4 episodes, 1986)
Series Makeup Department
Vivien Oldham .... make-up designer (4 episodes, 1986)
Series Production Management
David Attwood .... production manager (4 episodes, 1986)
Sue Bennett-Urwin .... production manager (4 episodes, 1986)
Series Art Department
Bob Cosford .... graphic designer (4 episodes, 1986)
Mike Preece .... properties buyer (3 episodes, 1986)
Series Sound Department
Alastair Askham .... sound assistant (4 episodes, 1986)
Roger Seward .... sound (4 episodes, 1986)
John Parker .... film recordist (3 episodes, 1986)
Series Visual Effects by
Colin Mapson .... visual effects designer (4 episodes, 1986)
Series Stunts
Gareth Milne .... stunt arranger (1 episode, 1986)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
John Abbott .... studio lighting (4 episodes, 1986)
David Bushell .... studio lighting (4 episodes, 1986)
John Kenway .... film cameraman (4 episodes, 1986)
Keith Salmon .... camera supervisor (4 episodes, 1986)
Keith Froggatt .... assistant film cameraman (3 episodes, 1986)
Dick Bentley .... O.B. lighting (2 episodes, 1986)
Series Editorial Department
Ivor Williams .... videotape editor (4 episodes, 1986)
Series Other crew
Sam Hill .... assistant floor manager (4 episodes, 1986)
Dawn Robertson .... production associate (4 episodes, 1986)
Cathy Daniels .... production assistant / assistant floor manager (3 episodes, 1986)
Roger Gartland .... assistant floor manager (3 episodes, 1986)
Diana Coxon .... production assistant (2 episodes, 1986)
Pauline Pearson .... production assistant (2 episodes, 1986)

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Additional Details

UK:50 min (4 episodes)
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
UK:15 (DVD rating) (2013)


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6 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
"A very satisfying and thought provoking production with Jack the Ripper overtones.", 26 December 2000
Author: Paul Vanezis ( from Birmingham, UK

"Dead Head" is a superb work which some viewers may fail to understand because of it's great complexity. Outstanding performances, particularly from Denis Lawson and Lindsay Duncan, plus a perfect supporting cast and a brilliant script have created a very satisfying and thought provoking production with Jack the Ripper overtones.

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