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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:
Haunting series See more (52 total) »

Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 19 of 21)

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)
 
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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:
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 »
Quotes:
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.See more »
Movie Connections:
Remade as Edge of Darkness (2010)See more »
Soundtrack:
Edge of DarknessSee more »

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18 out of 21 people found the following review useful.
Haunting series, 4 January 2003
Author: Alex-372 from The Hague, The Netherlands

Edge Of Darkness is and was an awesome series when it came out. Lean, melancholy, it exudes a sense of loss that almost perfectly mimics the bleak mood of the day - the Thatcher era, when Europe and the US were attempting to pull themselves out of a long running recession.

Bob Peck is the copper with the intelligence service background whose daughter and only child is murdered when an operative from his own past tries to kill him. How did he find him, was her death purely accidental, and can he find out, without cracking up first?

Soon enough, various British secret services, the CIA, dubious businessmen and national security are thrown into mix, and Peck must survive being thrown into the trickbag.

More than just a detective thriller, this series exudes the atmosphere of Margaret Thatcher's England, the eighties, recession and psychological and economic depression.

This is a very compelling detective series that transgresses into several other genres and issues (ghost stories, environmentalism and nuclear power) and thereby creates ever more interest in the viewer. Great, haunting score by Eric Clapton and Michael Kamen. Great acting from Bob Peck, Joanne Whalley, and a host of local British acting talent.

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