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 »
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Roy Marsden ...
 Adam Dalgliesh 7 episodes, 1983
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 Dr. Maxim Howarth 7 episodes, 1983
Ray Brooks ...
 Dr. Henry Kerrison 7 episodes, 1983
Ivor Roberts ...
 Inspector Blakelock 7 episodes, 1983
Andrew Ray ...
 Clifford Bradley 6 episodes, 1983
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 Angela Foley 6 episodes, 1983
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 DI Tom Doyle 6 episodes, 1983
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 Brenda Pridmore 6 episodes, 1983
John Vine ...
 DS John Massingham 5 episodes, 1983
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 Stella Mawson, aka 'Star' 5 episodes, 1983
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 Paul Middlemass 5 episodes, 1983
Valerie Testa ...
 Claire Easterbrook 5 episodes, 1983
Meg Davies ...
 Domenica Howarth 4 episodes, 1983
John Bryans ...
 Chief Superintendent Mercer 4 episodes, 1983
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 Nell Kerrison 4 episodes, 1983
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 Dr. Edwin Lorrimer 3 episodes, 1983
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 Miss Willard 3 episodes, 1983
Kate Lansbury ...
 Mrs. Pridmore 3 episodes, 1983
Wendy Gifford ...
 Anne Kerrison 3 episodes, 1983
Sheridan Ball ...
 Sue Bradley 3 episodes, 1983
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 Mrs. Bidwell 3 episodes, 1983
Richard Foxton ...
 Sergeant Reynolds 3 episodes, 1983
Carl Adams ...
 Police Constable 3 episodes, 1983
Toby Scopes ...
 William Kerrison 3 episodes, 1983
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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 a few months previously investigating the murder of a young woman found in an abandoned car. There are several suspects: Lorrimer's subordinate, Clifford Bradley, who despises him; the new head of the laboratory, Maxim Howarth, who is jealous of his sister's relationship with him; a colleague, Paul Middlemass, who had a fight with Lorrimer. There is also a gruff and likely unethical policeman who was on the grounds of the laboratory at the time of the killing and a local pathologist who is raising his two young children after his wife leaves him for another man. When one of the suspects is also murdered, Dalgliesh learns a key piece of information. Written by garykmcd

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25 August 2000 | by (Melbourne, Australia) – See all my reviews

This was the first of the adaptations of the P D James books of Adam Dalgliesh, which is unfortunately unavailable to the public in video. If it come again onto your local television station, it is a must see!

Roy Marsden makes a perfect Dalgliesh! Tall, mysterious Dalgliesh is the best man available and is picked by New Scotland Yard to investigate murder and intrigue in a highly sensitive government department.

Jowly Geoffrey Palmer plays a part far different from the relaxed comedy parts of late, and Barry Foster cuts a dash as Dr Maxim Howarth. The plot twists and turns and the viewer will be kept literally guessing 'Who done it' until the last scene! A great night of entertainment for mystery fans. Well worth a look!


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