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 »
Reviews

On Disc

at Amazon

Episodes

Seasons


Years



1  
1985  
7 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama | Musical | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  

Tormented and bedridden by a debilitating disease, a mystery writer relives his detective stories through his imagination and hallucinations.

Stars: Michael Gambon, Patrick Malahide, Joanne Whalley
State of Play (TV Mini-Series 2003)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  

A thriller set in London, in which a politician's life becomes increasingly complex as his research assistant is found dead on the London Underground and, in a seemingly unrelated incident, a teenage pickpocket is shot dead.

Stars: John Simm, Kelly Macdonald, Bill Nighy
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

As homicide detective Thomas Craven investigates the death of his activist daughter, he uncovers not only her secret life, but a corporate cover-up and government collusion that attracts an agent tasked with cleaning up the evidence.

Director: Martin Campbell
Stars: Mel Gibson, Ray Winstone, Danny Huston
The Sandbaggers (1978–1980)
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.9/10 X  

The missions of an elite British Intelligence covert operations unit.

Stars: Roy Marsden, Ray Lonnen, Jerome Willis
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  

In the bleak days of the Cold War, espionage veteran George Smiley is forced out of semi-retirement to uncover a Soviet agent within MI6's echelons.

Stars: Alec Guinness, Michael Jayston, Anthony Bate
Smiley's People (TV Mini-Series 1982)
Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  

Called out of retirement to settle the affairs of a friend, Smiley finds his old organization, the Circus, so overwhelmed by political considerations that it doesn't want to know what ... See full summary »

Stars: Alec Guinness, Eileen Atkins, Bill Paterson
Edit

Cast

Complete series cast summary:
...
 Ronald Craven (6 episodes, 1985)
...
 Darius Jedburgh (6 episodes, 1985)
...
 Pendleton (6 episodes, 1985)
...
 Harcourt (5 episodes, 1985)
...
 Emma Craven (5 episodes, 1985)
...
 Bennett (4 episodes, 1985)
...
 Ross (4 episodes, 1985)
...
 James Godbolt (4 episodes, 1985)
...
 Chilwell (4 episodes, 1985)
Kenneth Nelson ...
 Grogan (3 episodes, 1985)
David Fleeshman ...
 Jones (3 episodes, 1985)
...
 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)
...
 Terry Shields (2 episodes, 1985)
Edit

Storyline

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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

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


Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

4 August 1986 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A sötétség pereme  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(6 parts) | (video)

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

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 »

Quotes

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

Connections

Remade as Edge of Darkness (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

Edge of Darkness
Eric Clapton
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

A brilliant thriller ahead of its time.
30 December 1998 | by (Natick, Massachusetts, USA) – See all my reviews

Bob Peck, perhaps best known to American audiences as game warden Robert Muldoon in JURASSIC PARK, portrays a police inspector obsessed with solving his daughter's murder. His investigation leads him not only into his own past but into subversive anti-government groups, international intelligence conspiracies, and globalist elitism. This brilliant program, produced in 1986, goes beyond the Cold War and successfully predicts the darker side of globalism, the rise of New Age, pagan belief systems, and the government paranoia which keeps "The X-Files" in business. Another plus is Joanne Whalley-Kilmer as the murdered girl, who keeps appearing and conversing with her father. This cleverly serves not only an expository device, externalizing for the viewer the motivations and rationales behind one man's solitary mission, but also reminds us how unbalanced Peck's character truly is. This is an intelligent, thought-provoking program that only improves upon further viewings.


49 of 53 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?