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 ... See full summary »
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1985  
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 Ronald Craven (6 episodes, 1985)
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 Darius Jedburgh (6 episodes, 1985)
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 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)
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 James Godbolt (4 episodes, 1985)
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 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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4 August 1986 (USA)  »

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A sötétség pereme  »

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(6 parts) | (video)

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Jedburgh pronounces his name as "Jedburg" throughout. The town of the same name in Scotland, is usually pronounced "Jedburuh", which is the way that his Scottish land lady, Mrs Girvan, pronounces it. (It is also known as "Jeddart" locally) See more »

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Emma Craven: Millions of years ago when the Earth was cold, it looked like life on the planet would cease to exist. But black flowers began to grow, multiplying across the landscape until the entire surface was covered in blooms. Slowly, the blackness of the flowers sucked in the heat of the sun and life began to evolve again. That is the power of Gaia. The planet will protect itself. If man is the enemy, it will destroy him.
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Remade as Edge of Darkness (2010) See more »

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Christian Militia
New Model Army
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TV can be Good
9 September 2005 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

While you could make a good argument that TV doesn't have much to offer as a medium, this mini series stands as a blazing example to the contrary.

I doubt if this story would of worked as a movie. The suspense is slowly built per episode. Nothing blatant. Lots inferred. Brilliant writing. Superb acting. Haunting. Funny. Disturbing. The story is probably as relevant now (2005) as it was back in '85.

The music score alone makes it worth adding to your DVD collection. Michael Karmen and Eric Clapton work magic on the score. (A poor copy following in Lethal Weapon 3).

When it's over your heart won't sing; you probably won't have a smile on your face. Maybe a tear on the cheek? However, you'll be glad you watched it and rave about it later.

It's a moving, gripping piece of work.


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