Edge of Darkness (1985)

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 Ronald Craven (6 episodes, 1985)
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 Darius Jedburgh (6 episodes, 1985)
Charles Kay ...
 Pendleton (6 episodes, 1985)
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 Harcourt (5 episodes, 1985)
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 Emma Craven (5 episodes, 1985)
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 Bennett (4 episodes, 1985)
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 Ross (4 episodes, 1985)
Jack Watson ...
 James Godbolt (4 episodes, 1985)
Allan Cuthbertson ...
 Chilwell (4 episodes, 1985)
Kenneth Nelson ...
 Grogan (3 episodes, 1985)
David Fleeshman ...
 Jones (3 episodes, 1985)
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 Clemmy (3 episodes, 1985)
Bill Stewart ...
 Dingle (3 episodes, 1985)
T.R. Bowen ...
 Childs (3 episodes, 1985)
Imogen Staley ...
 Young Emma (3 episodes, 1985)
Paul Humpoletz ...
 Elham (2 episodes, 1985)
Sarah Martin ...
 Polly Pelham (2 episodes, 1985)
Paul Williamson ...
 Bewes (2 episodes, 1985)
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 Terry Shields (2 episodes, 1985)
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The mysterious murder of an environmental activist leads her straight-laced father, an Inspector of the local police force, through a haunting revelation of the murkiness of the British Nuclear Policy of the eighties. Written by Bryn Coope <bryncoop@eden.com>

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The cult 80s eco-thriller starring Bob Peck and Joanne Whalley.


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Bob Peck was only one of four actors shortlisted for Craven. See more »

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Ronald 'Ron' Craven: They all drowned.
Emma Craven: I know. I was there.
Ronald 'Ron' Craven: Why didn't you tell me?
Emma Craven: Dad... you were on their side
Ronald 'Ron' Craven: No!
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Superb, courageous television we're not likely to see again.
10 July 2000 | by (Connecticut, USA) – See all my reviews

This is television nothing like US commercial TV. (And I include in that category not only network, but the tragically disappointing cable outlets.) Certainly, US public TV generally shied away from EOD - even, I'm afraid, NYC's flagship station. It was just too hot in the Age of Reagan. Also, I'm afraid, after Maggie Thatcher's gutting of the BBC, it will be rare there as well. What EOD offers is the complexity, the density, the reality of life - much like reading a novel, say, by John Le Carré at his best. And the acting! My God, those Brits - as Jedburgh says, they deserve the Falklands! One note that I can't resist: when we finally first see the cooling pool of Northmoor's plutonium holding - and remember that plutonium was named after the Greek God of the Underworld - Michael Kamen's music gives us a contrabass passage from Walton's "Belshazzar's Feast." And in that British cantata, the chorus sings "Thy sons shall be made eunuchs in the palace of the King of Babylon....By the waters of Babylon, we sat down, yea we wept...." And we sense what will be spelled out for us: the limitless depths of Grogan's international nuclear despotism. Like a fine novel, EOD deserves attentive and multiple viewings.


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