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 »
Reviews

On Disc

at Amazon

Episodes

Seasons


Years



1  
1983  
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

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
Cover Her Face (TV Mini-Series 1985)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 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
Shroud for a Nightingale (TV Mini-Series 1984)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

When a student nurse with a penchant for petty blackmail is lethally poisoned during a routine procedure, Commander Dalgliesh and Inspector Massingham have to discover which, of the many ... See full summary »

Stars: Roy Marsden, Joss Ackland, Sheila Allen
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Frustrated with his career, Commander Dalgliesh is invited to Toynton Grange, a home for the disabled, by his old teacher, Father Baddeley, who is resident there. But unbeknown to Dalgliesh... See full summary »

Stars: Roy Marsden, Martin Jarvis, John Franklyn-Robbins
A Certain Justice (TV Series 1998)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Dalgliesh and his team investigate the murder of a top flight lawyer with an abrasive reputation and turbulent private life.

Stars: Roy Marsden, Ricci Harnett, Britta Smith
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
Unnatural Causes (TV Movie 1993)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 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
Original Sin (TV Mini-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
A Mind to Murder (TV Movie 1995)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 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 7.2/10 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
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

British crime investigation series based around aristocratic, Oxford-educated Detective Inspector Thomas Lynley and his working-class assistant Sergeant Barbara Havers.

Stars: Nathaniel Parker, Sharon Small, Lesley Vickerage
Edit

Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Roy Marsden ...
 Adam Dalgliesh (7 episodes, 1983)
...
 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)
...
 Angela Foley (6 episodes, 1983)
...
 DI Tom Doyle (6 episodes, 1983)
...
 Brenda Pridmore (6 episodes, 1983)
John Vine ...
 DS John Massingham (5 episodes, 1983)
...
 Stella Mawson, aka 'Star' (5 episodes, 1983)
...
 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)
...
 Nell Kerrison (4 episodes, 1983)
...
 Dr. Edwin Lorrimer (3 episodes, 1983)
...
 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)
...
 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)
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Mystery

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

8 April 1983 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Døden i laboratoriet  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(7 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Martin Jarvis was offered Dr. Kerrison. See more »

Connections

Followed by A Mind to Murder (1995) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

excellent viewing with one story line question
11 February 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This series has become one of our most enjoyable to watch with Roy Marsden being the "perfect" Adam Dalgleish. Having not watched these video adaptations in order, we noticed in some episodes of other stories mention made of Dalgleish's wife and child and the fact that they were killed in some vehicle accident. Now in this episode we find Dalgleish bidding his very pregnant wife goodbye as they await a taxi to take her (presumably) to hospital. Nothing more is said of her or her demise except for two very brief statements from Dalgleish referring to his wife's death "a month ago". Surely something better of this traumatic episode could have been made for the viewer! We did find it touching to see Dalgleish toying with his wedding band in several scenes as the story progressed...wonder if this was a little touch that Marsden added on his own. We also cannot quite come to grips with a "new" Dalgleish (Martin Shaw) in the most recent episodes.


9 of 11 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?