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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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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Both Joe Don Baker and Manning Redwood have been in the James Bond series. Manning in A View to a Kill (1985). And Baker in three films. General Brad Whitaker in The Living Daylights (1987). And CIA agent Jack Wade in GoldenEye (1995) and Tomorrow Never Dies (1997). See more »

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Ronald Craven: [referring to Darius Jedburgh] . A man of few words.
Clemmy: When he's sober.
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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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