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P.D. James (novel)
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Release Date:
2 January 1995 (UK) See more »
Scotland Yard Commander Adam Dalgliesh has been on leave following the death on duty of a member of his team... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Roy Marsden ... Commander Adam Dalgliesh
Mairead Carty ... DS Sarah Hillier
Sean Scanlan ... Neil Casey

Robert Pugh ... DCI John Martin
Peter Tuddenham ... Priest
Donald Douglas ... Asst Commissioner Hart

Cal MacAninch ... Philip Tippett
Ann-Gisel Glass ... Estelle Challon

Frank Finlay ... Professor Etherege
Sian Thomas ... Dr. Saxon
Christopher Ravenscroft ... Dr. Robert Baguley

Jerome Flynn ... Peter Nagle

Biddy Hodson ... Jennifer Priddy
Craig Edwards ... D.C. Neilson
Suzanne Burden ... Sister Ambrose
Susannah Corbett ... DS Kim Horrocks
Jerome Willis ... Dr. Kynaston, Pathologist

George Costigan ... Robin Cheeseman
Juliet Prew ... D.C. Shelley
Peter Whitbread ... Rich Male Patient
Robert East ... Mr. Lampton

David Hemmings ... Godbolt
Sheila Mitchell ... Mrs. Fenton
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Paul T.T. Easter ... Witness (uncredited)

Directed by
Gareth Davies 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
P.D. James  novel
Russell Lewis  written by

Produced by
Hilary Bevan Jones .... producer
Rebecca Eaton .... executive producer: WGBH Boston
David Fitzgerald .... executive producer
Chris Pye .... executive producer
Original Music by
Richard Harvey 
Cinematography by
Bill Broomfield 
Film Editing by
Colin Goudie 
Casting by
Jane Davies 
Production Design by
Spencer Chapman 
Costume Design by
Tudor George 
Makeup Department
Jane Atkinson .... makeup artist
Carol Cadwell .... makeup artist
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jane Denholm .... second assistant director
Tim Riddington .... third assistant director
Heather Simmons .... third assistant director
Jim Thomson .... first assistant director
Sound Department
Peter Edwards .... sound recordist
Ian Tapp .... dubbing mixer
Peter Brayham .... stunt coordinator
Mark Lisbon .... stunt performer
Casting Department
Celia Peart .... casting consultant
Editorial Department
Trevor Brown .... colorist
Music Department
Mark Berrow .... musician: violin
Other crew
Mike Gizzy .... police advisor
Gary Jackson .... psychiatric advisor (as Dr. Gary Jackson)
Sarah Lucraft .... production accountant

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101 min
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21 out of 25 people found the following review useful.
Nothing like the book!, 14 March 2002
Author: georgigems from United States

First I have to say that I am a big fan of ADAM DALGLIESH and think Roy Marsden is fabulous in the part. I read this book and loved it. The story begins with Adam at a cocktail party getting called away to investigate the brutal murder at a London Psychiatric Clinic which caters to upper class neurotics. The body of the admin officer is found with a chisel thru her heart. How Dalgliesh uncovers the motive for the killing and the wonderful cast of characters PD James created are all lost in this filmed version. The first thing that they did was change the location from the central area of London to some far remote location that Adam arrives to by helicopter.The characters are very weak and there is none of the suspense of the book. Who writes these screen plays anyway? (obviously they don't bother to read the book) and the ending is so far fetched. If I was PD James I would be very ticked that they made such a hash out of my work.

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