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9 January 1997 (USA) See more »
Peverell Press, respected London publishing house with two hundred years of tradition, is taken over by new management... See more »
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 (Series Cast [17])
Roy Marsden ... Adam Dalgliesh (3 episodes, 1997)

Ian Bannen ... Gabriel Dauntsey (3 episodes, 1997)
Cathryn Harrison ... Claudia Etienne (3 episodes, 1997)

Amanda Root ... Frances Peverell (3 episodes, 1997)

Sylvia Syms ... Esme Carling (3 episodes, 1997)
Lizzy McInnerny ... Kate Miskin (3 episodes, 1997)

Jonathan Coy ... 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)

Tim Dutton ... Daniel Aron (2 episodes, 1997)

James Wilby ... Gerard Etienne (2 episodes, 1997)

Gabrielle Lloyd ... Agnes Clements / ... (2 episodes, 1997)
Vicky Murdock ... Mrs. Reed (2 episodes, 1997)

Series Directed by
Andrew Grieve (3 episodes, 1997)
Series Writing credits
Michael Chaplin (3 episodes, 1997)
P.D. James (3 episodes, 1997)

Series Produced by
Andrew Benson .... producer (3 episodes, 1997)
Rebecca Eaton .... executive producer: WGBH Boston (3 episodes, 1997)
Simon Lewis .... executive producer (3 episodes, 1997)
Lars MacFarlane .... associate producer (3 episodes, 1997)
Series Original Music by
Julian Nott (3 episodes, 1997)
Series Cinematography by
Chris O'Dell (3 episodes, 1997)
Series Film Editing by
Andrew McClelland (3 episodes, 1997)
Series Casting by
Susie Parriss (3 episodes, 1997)
Paddy Stern (3 episodes, 1997)
Series Production Design by
Barbara Gosnold (3 episodes, 1997)
Series Art Direction by
Fiona McNeil (2 episodes, 1997)
Series Costume Design by
Phoebe De Gaye (3 episodes, 1997)
Series Makeup Department
Suzan Broad .... makeup artist (3 episodes, 1997)
Series Production Management
Philip Leach .... executive in charge of production (3 episodes, 1997)
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Andrew Foster .... second assistant director (3 episodes, 1997)
Martin Harrison .... first assistant director (3 episodes, 1997)

Andrew Foster .... second assistant director (unknown episodes)
Series Art Department
Jayne Libotte .... property buyer (3 episodes, 1997)
Series Sound Department
Rudi Buckle .... sound recordist (3 episodes, 1997)
Dave Humphries .... dubbing mixer (3 episodes, 1997)
Kevin Brazier .... dubbing editor (2 episodes, 1997)

Robert Jackson .... dialogue editor (unknown episodes)
Series Stunts
Andy Bradford .... stunt arranger (2 episodes, 1997)

Tom Delmar .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Steve Alcorn .... camera operator (3 episodes, 1997)
Dave Cook .... electrician (3 episodes, 1997)

Russell Diamond .... grip (unknown episodes)
James Moss .... camera operator (unknown episodes)
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Sharon Long .... assistant costume designer (3 episodes, 1997)
Series Editorial Department
Joanna Garrard .... assistant editor (1 episode, 1997)
Series Location Management
Adam Richards .... location manager (3 episodes, 1997)
Series Music Department
Richard Harvey .... composer: title theme (3 episodes, 1997)
Series Other crew
Dani Gordon .... assistant to producer (3 episodes, 1997)
Alan John .... production accountant (3 episodes, 1997)
Amanda Lean .... script supervisor (3 episodes, 1997)
Adele Steward .... production coordinator (3 episodes, 1997)

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UK:50 min (3 episodes)

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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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14 out of 24 people found the following review useful.
No shtick, Sherlock., 2 August 2003
Author: George Parker from Orange County, CA USA

"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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