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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:
One of The Best Television Miniseries Ever Made 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)
 
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

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Joe Don Baker was so impressed by the script he agreed to a reduced fee to be in the series.See more »
Quotes:
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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Movie Connections:
Remade as Edge of Darkness (2010)See more »
Soundtrack:
Edge of DarknessSee more »

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49 out of 51 people found the following review useful.
One of The Best Television Miniseries Ever Made, 25 June 2004
Author: Terence Allen from Atlanta, Georgia

Edge of Darkness is in a class by itself as far as filmmaking is concerned.

This troubling, disturbing, haunting film is a classic, and a must-see for people who enjoy riveting stories, great performances, and who have more than a few questions about how governments discreetly solve their problems.

Bob Peck gives a tour-de-force performance that encompasses so many different emotions. He represents the average British citizen who finds himself caught up in events he cannot control, nor completely understand. Joe Don Baker is appropriately over the top as Jedburgh, and the rest of the cast sparkles with an adroit script and keen, sharp direction.

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