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Death of an Expert Witness (TV Mini-Series 1983)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

When Dr. Edwin Lorrimer, a forensic scientist working at a private laboratory is found killed, Detective Superintendent Adam Dalgliesh is sent to investigate. Dalgliesh had been in the area... See full summary »

Stars: Roy Marsden, Barry Foster, Ray Brooks
Original Sin (TV Series 1997)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

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. ... See full summary »

Stars: Roy Marsden, Ian Bannen, Cathryn Harrison
The Black Tower (TV Mini-Series 1985)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Stars: Roy Marsden, Martin Jarvis, John Franklyn-Robbins
Devices and Desires (TV Mini-Series 1991)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Stars: Roy Marsden, Susannah York, Gemma Jones
Cover Her Face (TV Mini-Series 1985)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Chief Superintendent Adam Dalgliesh investigates the death of Alice Liddell who ran a home for unwed mothers. One of those residents is Sally Jupp who was a witness in a drugs smuggling and... See full summary »

Stars: Roy Marsden, Phyllis Calvert, Mel Martin
A Taste for Death (TV Mini-Series 1988)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Sir Paul Berowne (Bosco Hogan) - a prominent Government Minister - turns to his old friend Adam Dalgleish following a series of threatening letters delivered to his London home. The ... See full summary »

Stars: Roy Marsden, Wendy Hiller, Fiona Fullerton
Shroud for a Nightingale (TV Mini-Series 1984)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Stars: Roy Marsden, Joss Ackland, Sheila Allen
A Mind to Murder (TV Movie 1995)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Scotland Yard Commander Adam Dalgliesh has been on leave following the death on duty of a member of his team, DS Sarah Hillier. His superiors order him back to work to investigate the ... See full summary »

Director: Gareth Davies
Stars: Roy Marsden, Mairead Carty, Sean Scanlan
Death in Holy Orders (TV Mini-Series 2003)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Detective Adam Dalgliesh looks into the death of a young ordinand who died under mysterious circumstances.

Stars: Jesse Spencer, Alan Howard, Martin Shaw
The Murder Room (TV Mini-Series 2004)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Adam Dalgliesh looks into the connection between the grisly exhibits at the Dupayne family museum and the murder of adopted son Neville.

Stars: Martin Shaw, Janie Dee, Samantha Bond
Unnatural Causes (TV Movie 1993)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
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Commander Dalgleish of Scotland Yard investigates the apparent murder of a well-known author who is found floating in a dinghy with his hands chopped off. The man, Maurice Seton, had ... See full summary »

Director: John Davies
Stars: Roy Marsden, Simon Chandler, Kenneth Colley
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Cordelia Gray is the reluctant owner of a ramshackle investigation agency following the suicide of her boss. Watching over her as she hunts down clues in the murky and sinister world of ... See full summary »

Stars: Helen Baxendale, Annette Crosbie, Rosemary Leach
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 Commander Adam Dalgliesh (3 episodes, 1998)
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 Gary Ashe (3 episodes, 1998)
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 Mrs. Carpenter (3 episodes, 1998)
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 Edmund Froggett (3 episodes, 1998)
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 Hubert St. John Langton (3 episodes, 1998)
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 Valerie Caldwell (3 episodes, 1998)
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 Harry Naughton (3 episodes, 1998)
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 Octavia Aldridge (3 episodes, 1998)
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 Mrs. Buckley (3 episodes, 1998)
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 Lois Costello (3 episodes, 1998)
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 Kate Miskin (2 episodes, 1998)
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 Young Venetia (2 episodes, 1998)
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 Father Presteign (2 episodes, 1998)
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 Mark Rawlstone (2 episodes, 1998)
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 Mrs. O'Keefe (2 episodes, 1998)
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 Michael Gates (2 episodes, 1998)
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 Mrs. Page (2 episodes, 1998)
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A truly great adaptation of the book
7 September 2002 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is one of the best adaptations of PD James' novels in the Adam Dalgliesh series. It follows the book very closely except for the character of Octavia's father who is just mentioned in the movie. "A Certain Justice" is one of Baroness James' best works. The story is about the murder of Venetia Aldridge, a QC (Queen's Council) in a London "Chambers" and a very ambitious barrister who has a track record of winning her cases. She doesn't necessarily prove that her clients are innocent, she simply disproves the prosecution's case against them. In the course of her career ,she has made enemies and one of them kills her and she is found in a very ritualistic setting. She has a daughter who has little use for her and who is a total thorn in her side. When Octavia gets involved with a psycho that Venetia has just gotten off for murder it is the last straw for her.There are several sub plots that all come together in the end. And as Adam Dalgliesh, Roy Marsden is a little older (of course he has played AD for 15 years) but still fabulous. He keeps me spellbound every time he enters a scene. I could not picture anyone else playing Commander D. I highly recommend this video even if you have not read the book. It is truly first rate.


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