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Seasons:
1
Release Date:
4 August 1986 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
The cult 80s eco-thriller starring Bob Peck and Joanne Whalley.
Plot:
The mysterious murder of an environmental activist leads her straight-laced father, an Inspector of the local police force... See more »
Awards:
7 wins & 5 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
rarity! See more (53 total) »

Cast

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Bob Peck ... Ronald Craven (6 episodes, 1985)

Joe Don Baker ... Darius Jedburgh (6 episodes, 1985)
Charles Kay ... Pendleton (6 episodes, 1985)

Ian McNeice ... Harcourt (5 episodes, 1985)

Joanne Whalley ... Emma Craven (5 episodes, 1985)

Hugh Fraser ... Bennett (4 episodes, 1985)

John Woodvine ... 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)

Zoë Wanamaker ... 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)

Tim McInnerny ... Terry Shields (2 episodes, 1985)
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Series Directed by
Martin Campbell (6 episodes, 1985)
 
Series Writing credits
Troy Kennedy-Martin (6 episodes, 1985)

Series Produced by
Michael Wearing .... producer (6 episodes, 1985)
 
Series Original Music by
Eric Clapton (6 episodes, 1985)
Michael Kamen (6 episodes, 1985)
 
Series Cinematography by
Andrew Dunn (6 episodes, 1985)
 
Series Film Editing by
Ardan Fisher (3 episodes, 1985)
Dan Rae (3 episodes, 1985)
 
Series Production Design by
Graeme Thomson (6 episodes, 1985)
 
Series Costume Design by
Denver Hall (6 episodes, 1985)
 
Series Makeup Department
Daphne Croker .... makeup designer (6 episodes, 1985)

Norma Webb .... assistant makeup artist (unknown episodes)
 
Series Production Management
Rosemary Padvaiskas .... production manager (6 episodes, 1985)
 
Series Art Department
Robin Rumbelow .... properties buyer (6 episodes, 1985)
Andy Coward .... graphic designer (2 episodes, 1985)
 
Series Sound Department
Lyndon Bird .... film sound (6 episodes, 1985)
Rob James .... dubbing mixer (6 episodes, 1985)
Steve Thomas .... boom operator (6 episodes, 1985)
Bruce Wills .... boom operator (6 episodes, 1985)
Chris Swanton .... dubbing editor (5 episodes, 1985)
 
Series Visual Effects by
Mat Irvine .... visual effects (4 episodes, 1985)
 
Series Stunts
Terry Cade .... stunts (1 episode, 1985)
Frank Henson .... stunts (1 episode, 1985)
Dave Holland .... stunts (1 episode, 1985)

Terence Plummer .... stunts (unknown episodes)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
John Palmer .... film lighting electrician (6 episodes, 1985)
Jim Monks .... grip (3 episodes, 1985)

Phil Brookes .... electrician (unknown episodes)
Martin Healey .... electrician (unknown episodes)
John Ward .... Steadicam operator (unknown episodes)
 
Series Other crew
Alison Barnett .... location manager (6 episodes, 1985)
Michael Bartley .... production associate (6 episodes, 1985)
Simon Cellan Jones .... assistant floor manager (6 episodes, 1985)
Scott Thompson .... assistant floor manager (6 episodes, 1985)
Valerie Tuner .... production assistant (6 episodes, 1985)
Mark Lyons .... assistant floor manager (2 episodes, 1985)

Richard Bonehill .... stand-in (unknown episodes)
Walt Patterson .... series advisor (unknown episodes)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Runtime:
317 min (6 parts) (25 fps) | Australia:307 min | Brazil:270 min (video version)
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Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Australia:M | Finland:K-18 (self applied) (2010) | UK:15

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Trivia:
Director Martin Campbell later adapted the series into a feature film, with Mel Gibson in Bob Peck's role.See more »
Quotes:
Ronald Craven:[referring to Darius Jedburgh] . A man of few words.
Clemmy:When he's sober.
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Movie Connections:
Remade as Edge of Darkness (2010)See more »
Soundtrack:
Edge of DarknessSee more »

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21 out of 22 people found the following review useful.
rarity!, 7 May 2000
Author: kh from finland

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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