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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:
Dont worry about the length, feel the quality! 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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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:
Joanne Whalley was the same age as Emma Craven in 1985.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 »
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Soundtrack:
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37 out of 40 people found the following review useful.
Dont worry about the length, feel the quality!, 4 November 2002
Author: neonwhite

I am unsurprised to find this miniseries rated 9.2. It remains one of the most powerful, heart and gut wrenching thrillers of all time. Some other reviewers have commented that Edge of Darkness represents the true potential of television as a dramatic medium. It's length (as a miniseries) probably presaged the future of high quality per hour viewing that has become a staple output of English 'Crime/Thriller' miniseries(nobody does crime better) or perhaps the Sopranos - however -all comparisons aside, the sheer power of the story is remarkable.

If a key to a story is to have sympathy and empathy for its characters, Bob Peck's portrayal of the descent into despair and insanity of Inspector Ronald Craven is a powerhouse. We experience the absolute depths of his personal horror at the loss of his child in curious circumstances and as he delves deeper, we are drawn into his pain and shock at the secret life of his child.

Edge of darkness has so many things going for it , it's hard to know where to start - honest, egdy performances, crisp writing and dialogue, layers of intrigue, the eerie and beautiful soundtrack of Michael Kamen and Eric Clapton - (sigh) - its smart, scary and challenging.

If you are a student of film/tv, see it. If you are jaded with current shows, go back and watch it and see the possibilities. It is an example of the art form at its most effective, making us part of the story and carrying us into its emotion.

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