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Seasons:
1
Release Date:
9 March 1984 (UK) See more »
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A Nurses Home full of bed time secrets! See more (4 total) »

Cast

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Roy Marsden ... Adam Dalgliesh (5 episodes, 1984)

Joss Ackland ... 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)
Natalie Ogle ... 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 Superintendant 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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Series Directed by
John Gorrie (5 episodes, 1984)
 
Series Writing credits
Robin Chapman (5 episodes, 1984)
P.D. James (5 episodes, 1984)

Series Produced by
John Rosenberg .... producer (5 episodes, 1984)
 
Series Original Music by
Richard Harvey (5 episodes, 1984)
 
Series Cinematography by
Geoff Greenleaf (unknown episodes)
Trevor Vaisey (unknown episodes)
 
Series Casting by
Jenia Reissar (5 episodes, 1984)
 
Series Production Design by
Jon Pusey (5 episodes, 1984)
 
Series Costume Design by
Gwenda Evans (5 episodes, 1984)
 
Series Makeup Department
Christine Penwarden .... makeup supervisor / makeup artist (5 episodes, 1984)
 
Series Production Management
Eddie Watts .... unit manager (5 episodes, 1984)
Ted Williams .... unit manager (5 episodes, 1984)
 
Series Art Department
William G. Fawcett .... production buyer (5 episodes, 1984)
 
Series Sound Department
Colin Lovewell .... sound (5 episodes, 1984)
Walter Sparrow .... sound (5 episodes, 1984)
Vic Thurston .... post production sound (4 episodes, 1984)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Chris Brown .... lighting technician (5 episodes, 1984)
Philip S. Burne .... vision controller: location (5 episodes, 1984)
John Elphick .... vision controller: studio (5 episodes, 1984)
Geoff Greenleaf .... camera operator (5 episodes, 1984)
Peter Harvey .... vision controller: location (5 episodes, 1984)
Stan Thorpe .... lighting technician (5 episodes, 1984)
Trevor Vaisey .... camera operator (5 episodes, 1984)
 
Series Editorial Department
Mike Aston .... vision mixer (5 episodes, 1984)
John Bourne .... vision mixer (5 episodes, 1984)
Philip Bunn .... technical supervisor: post-production (5 episodes, 1984)
Tim Jeffes .... vision mixer (5 episodes, 1984)
Jill Shaw .... vision mixer (5 episodes, 1984)
Kevin Waters .... editor: video tape (5 episodes, 1984)
 
Series Other crew
Christine Buck .... production assistant (5 episodes, 1984)
Alan Cordner .... location technical supervisor (5 episodes, 1984)
Walter G. Judd .... technical supervisor: studio (5 episodes, 1984)
Gerry Line-Parker .... floor manager (5 episodes, 1984)
Sally Montague .... production assistant (5 episodes, 1984)
Alethea Wigzell .... stage manager (5 episodes, 1984)
Peter Grant .... floor manager (3 episodes, 1984)
Tony George .... floor manager (2 episodes, 1984)
 

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UK:50 min (5 episodes)
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Followed by "The Black Tower" (1985)See more »

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18 out of 21 people found the following review useful.
A Nurses Home full of bed time secrets!, 23 August 2000
Author: Wendy Laing (wendy@laing.ws) from Melbourne, Australia

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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