IMDb > "Shroud for a Nightingale" (1984)

"Shroud for a Nightingale" (1984) More at IMDbPro »TV mini-series 1984-

Photos (See all 5 | slideshow)

Overview

User Rating:
7.6/10   215 votes »
Your Rating:
Saving vote...
Deleting vote...
/10   (delete | history)
Sorry, there was a problem
Popularity: ?
Down 28% in popularity this week. See why on IMDbPro.
Contact:
View company contact information for Shroud for a Nightingale on IMDbPro.
Seasons:
1
Release Date:
9 March 1984 (UK) See more »
Genre:
User Reviews:
an absorbing mystery; large and varied cast See more (5 total) »

Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 22 of 27)
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 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)
(more)

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 Film Editing by
Kevin Waters (5 episodes, 1984)
 
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)
 
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)
 

Production CompaniesDistributors

Additional Details

Also Known As:
Runtime:
UK:50 min (5 episodes)
Country:
Language:
Color:
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Certification:

Did You Know?

Movie Connections:
Followed by "Cover Her Face" (1985)See more »

FAQ

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
0 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
an absorbing mystery; large and varied cast, 21 March 2009
Author: zemboy from United States

A very interesting, varied and believable cast including numerous student nurses, their teachers and a hospital surgeon. Wonderful acting performances by the younger actresses and by the actress playing Mary Taylor. Interesting, sometimes difficult interactions between Dalgliesh and Massingham when one or both are experiencing stress, beautifully acted by both men.

The scene with Dalgliesh and the aging widow was not erotic at all but more painful and pathetic; only Dalgliesh's wish for information kept him in the room with this drunken person whose behavior was puzzling if not downright unbelievable. The Australian woman who found it erotic must be very young; it was actually an ugly scene.

A fascinating mystery, otherwise.

Was the above review useful to you?
See more (5 total) »

Message Boards

Discuss this movie with other users on IMDb message board for "Shroud for a Nightingale" (1984)
Recent Posts (updated daily)User
almost turned me off ROwenClan-1
Full cast? chouchoulane
Full cast? chouchoulane
See more »

Recommendations

If you enjoyed this title, our database also recommends:
- - - - -
"Death of an Expert Witness" "A Taste for Death" "Cover Her Face" "The Black Tower" "Devices and Desires"
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
Show more recommendations

Related Links

Episode guide Full cast and crew Company credits
External reviews IMDb TV section IMDb Crime section
IMDb UK section

You may report errors and omissions on this page to the IMDb database managers. They will be examined and if approved will be included in a future update. Clicking the 'Edit page' button will take you through a step-by-step process.

You may add a new episode for this TV series by clicking the 'add episode' button