Devices and Desires (1991)

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Roy Marsden ...
 Commander Adam Dalgliesh (6 episodes, 1991)
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 Meg Dennison (6 episodes, 1991)
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 Alice Mair (6 episodes, 1991)
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 Dr. Alex Mair (6 episodes, 1991)
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 Chief Inspector Terry Rickards (6 episodes, 1991)
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 Miles Lessingham (6 episodes, 1991)
Lisa Ellis ...
 Theresa Blaney (6 episodes, 1991)
Tom Georgeson ...
 Ryan Blaney (5 episodes, 1991)
Nicola Cowper ...
 Amy Camm (5 episodes, 1991)
Robert Hines ...
 Neil Pascoe (5 episodes, 1991)
Jamie Newall ...
 Jonathan Reeves (5 episodes, 1991)
Helena Michell ...
 Caroline Amphlett (5 episodes, 1991)
Al Ashton ...
 Det Sgt Stuart 'Jumbo' Oliphant (5 episodes, 1991)
Harry Burton ...
 Dr. Toby Gledhill (4 episodes, 1991)
Benedict Martin ...
 Det Con Price (4 episodes, 1991)
Paul Hargreaves ...
 Neville Potter (4 episodes, 1991)
John Judd ...
 George Jago (4 episodes, 1991)
Richard Hastings ...
 Timmy Camm (4 episodes, 1991)
Nathan Deakin ...
 Anthony Blaney (4 episodes, 1991)
Amanda Smith ...
 Maeve Blaney (4 episodes, 1991)
Georgina Smith ...
 Marie Blaney (4 episodes, 1991)
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 Hilary Robarts (3 episodes, 1991)
Mitzi Rogers ...
 Doris Jago (3 episodes, 1991)
Simon Cook ...
 Patrick Mitchell (3 episodes, 1991)
Cherith Mellor ...
 Grace Mitchell (3 episodes, 1991)
Ralph Michael ...
 Reverend Copley (3 episodes, 1991)
Aimée Delamain ...
 Mrs. Copley (3 episodes, 1991)
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Unforgettable, superb, riveting
18 June 2008 | by (California, U.S.) – See all my reviews

Couldn't disagree more with the sour reviewer who found this masterpiece and Roy Marsden to be disappointing. One wonders what this person's idea of a great mystery and detective is??

As a huge fan of Marsden (the PERFECT Dalgleish) and the P.D. James mysteries starring him, "Devices and Desires" is by far my favorite. I cannot believe that it is the only one which is not available on DVD. (Update: it is now available on DVD).

Everything about this production is excellent. What a cast! Full of fascinating twists, turns and bizarre subplots - not to mention a series of very creepy murders, this one is a winner. Available on VHS at many libraries.


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