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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)
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 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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Director Martin Campbell later adapted the series into a feature film, with Mel Gibson in Bob Peck's role. 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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Edge of Darkness
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rarity!
7 May 2000 | by (finland) – See all my reviews

unbelievably sophisticated, strikingly intense story of a british policeman trying to solve a mystery behind his daughter's death. the path he follows goes right down the dark woods - revealing an uglier world where personal grief becomes irrelevant to all sides and individual suffering is disposable

  • like nuclear waste. rarely have the deep human tragedy and impending


political scheme been intervened in such a raw, yet subtle manner.

although regarded as a temporal masterpiece, in 14 years the edge of darkness has not lost its credibility and sharpness. one thing you might find funny though is the way computers look and work (oh yeah...). furthermore, in vhs copy one looses the endings of almost all the individual episodes - that is - all the different versions of the theme. beware, that's a big loss!




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