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Roy Marsden ...
 Adam Dalgliesh (3 episodes, 1997)
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 Gabriel Dauntsey (3 episodes, 1997)
Cathryn Harrison ...
 Claudia Etienne (3 episodes, 1997)
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 Frances Peverell (3 episodes, 1997)
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 Esme Carling (3 episodes, 1997)
Lizzy McInnerny ...
 Kate Miskin (3 episodes, 1997)
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 James de Witt (3 episodes, 1997)
Carolyn Pickles ...
 Miss Blackett (3 episodes, 1997)
Raymond Gérôme ...
 Jean-Philippe Etienne (3 episodes, 1997)
Rowena Cooper ...
 Mrs. Demery (3 episodes, 1997)
Samantha Edmonds ...
 Mandy Price (3 episodes, 1997)
Eoin McCarthy ...
 Declan Cartwright (3 episodes, 1997)
Brooke Kinsella ...
 Daisy Reed (3 episodes, 1997)
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 Daniel Aron (2 episodes, 1997)
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 Gerard Etienne (2 episodes, 1997)
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 Agnes Clements / ... (2 episodes, 1997)
Vicky Murdock ...
 Mrs. Reed (2 episodes, 1997)
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Peverell Press, respected London publishing house with two hundred years of tradition, is taken over by new management. Gerard Etienne, new yuppie CEO, wants to implement radical changes. Soon he is found dead under bizzare circumstances. Commander Adam Dalgliesh, policeman in charge of the investigation, is convinced that the reasons for the death lie in the sinister past. Written by Dragan Antulov <dragan.antulov@altbbs.fido.hr>

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[Gerard Etienne's body has been discovered]
Adam Dalgliesh: Mr Etienne took over the firm fairly recently. Would you say that he was well liked?
[Mrs Demery looks quizzically at him]
Mrs. Demery: [factetiously] Well, he wouldn't have been carried out of here in a body bag if he'd been a little ray of sunshine, now would he, Commander?
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No shtick, Sherlock.
2 August 2003 | by (Orange County, CA USA) – See all my reviews

"Original Sin" is an almost 3 hour British t.v. miniseries "old school" mystery which centers on a murder at a waterfront publishing firm, numerous clues, and equally numerous suspects with the inscrutable Commander Dalgliesh (Marsden) and his trusty sidekicks hot on the trail. A rather convoluted mess of a story which is not particularly engaging given its length, viewers may find the conclusion to be too little too late. Recommended for those who have viewed the other films in this series, preferably in chronological order. Those unfamiliar with P.D. James' novels or this series of films should begin with the oldest first and work forward from there. The DVD I watched had no subtitles or CC and I did have some trouble with the audio and the dialects. (C+)


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