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Cover Her Face (TV Mini-Series 1985)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 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
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
The Black Tower (TV Mini-Series 1985)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Stars: Roy Marsden, Martin Jarvis, John Franklyn-Robbins
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  
Stars: Roy Marsden, Joss Ackland, Sheila Allen
Death of an Expert Witness (TV Mini-Series 1983)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

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 »

Stars: Roy Marsden, Barry Foster, Ray Brooks
Unnatural Causes (TV Movie 1993)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 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
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
Original Sin (TV 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 Certain Justice (TV Series 1998)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Stars: Roy Marsden, Ricci Harnett, Britta Smith
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 7.3/10 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  

Cordelia Gray is the reluctant owner of a ramshackle investigation agency following the suicide of her boss. Watching over her as she hunts down clues in the murky and sinister world of ... See full summary »

Stars: Helen Baxendale, Annette Crosbie, Rosemary Leach
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 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)
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 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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