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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
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
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
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
Unnatural Causes (TV Movie 1993)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

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
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
A Certain Justice (TV Series 1998)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Stars: Roy Marsden, Ricci Harnett, Britta Smith
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
Prime Suspect 6: The Last Witness (TV Mini-Series 2003)
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

Detective Superintendent Jane Tennison's investigation of the murder of a Bosnian refugee leads her to one, or possibly two, Serbian war criminals determined to silence the last witness to a massacre a decade before.

Stars: Helen Mirren, Liam Cunningham, Oleg Menshikov
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Series cast summary:
Roy Marsden ...
 Adam Dalgliesh (5 episodes, 1984)
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 Stephen Courtney-Briggs, surgeon (5 episodes, 1984)
Sheila Allen ...
 Matron Mary Taylor (5 episodes, 1984)
Liz Fraser ...
 Sister Mavis Gearing (5 episodes, 1984)
Thelma Whiteley ...
 Sister Ethel Brumfett (5 episodes, 1984)
Andree Evans ...
 Sister Hilda Rolfe (5 episodes, 1984)
John Vine ...
 DS John Massingham (5 episodes, 1984)
Rosalyn Elvin ...
 Madeleine Goodall (5 episodes, 1984)
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 Christine Dakers (5 episodes, 1984)
Judi Maynard ...
 Julia Pardoe (5 episodes, 1984)
Sarah Thomas ...
 Maureen Burt (5 episodes, 1984)
Marcia Tucker ...
 Shirley Dalston (5 episodes, 1984)
John Pennington ...
 Len Morris (4 episodes, 1984)
Nicholas Coppin ...
 Sergeant McPherson (4 episodes, 1984)
Annette Robertson ...
 Morag Smith (4 episodes, 1984)
Graham Faulkner ...
 Staff Nurse (4 episodes, 1984)
Margaret Whiting ...
 Delia Dettinger (3 episodes, 1984)
Eleanor David ...
 Jo Fallon (3 episodes, 1984)
Forbes Collins ...
 Chief Superintendent Bailey (3 episodes, 1984)
Robin Kermode ...
 Arnold Dowson (3 episodes, 1984)
Lennard Pearce ...
 Mr. Coles (3 episodes, 1984)
Ellen Thomas ...
 Staff Nurse (3 episodes, 1984)
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A Nurses Home full of bed time secrets!
23 August 2000 | by (Melbourne, Australia) – See all my reviews

Unfortunately this show is not readily available to the public on Video! Having seen the show on television, I must say that I thoroughly enjoyed it. It is a fairly accurate adaptation of P D James's Novel"A Shroud for a Nightingale" The cast is excellent and Roy Marsden is perfectly cast as the central hero, Adam Dalgliesh. Joss Ackland, plays the egotistical Courtney-Briggs to perfection and Sheila Allen, the seemingly aloof Matron Mary Taylor, exuding vibes of attraction for Adam.

One scene stole the show! The scene where Dalgliesh interviews a slightly drunk Delia Dettinger (Margaret Whiting) The parody of 'above and beyond the call of duty' is beautifully played by Marsden and Whiting. The result, is humour underscored by underlying erotica between the two, with only a necktie being removed! Great stuff, which only such British actors can succeed in ! If it comes to your screens in a repeat, I recommend it!


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