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Release Date:
4 January 1991 (UK) See more »
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1 nomination See more »
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Unforgettable, superb, riveting See more (4 total) »

Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 27 of 33)
Roy Marsden ... Commander Adam Dalgliesh (6 episodes, 1991)

Susannah York ... Meg Dennison (6 episodes, 1991)

Gemma Jones ... Alice Mair (6 episodes, 1991)

James Faulkner ... Dr. Alex Mair (6 episodes, 1991)

Tony Haygarth ... Chief Inspector Terry Rickards (6 episodes, 1991)

Tom Chadbon ... 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)

Suzan Crowley ... 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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Series Directed by
John Davies (6 episodes, 1991)
 
Series Writing credits
Thomas Ellice (6 episodes, 1991)
P.D. James (6 episodes, 1991)

Series Produced by
Carol Gould .... assistant producer (6 episodes, 1991)
John Rosenberg .... producer (6 episodes, 1991)
 
Series Original Music by
Richard Harvey (6 episodes, 1991)
 
Series Cinematography by
Geoff Greenleaf (6 episodes, 1991)
 
Series Film Editing by
Keith Judge (6 episodes, 1991)
 
Series Casting by
Pat Jarvis (6 episodes, 1991)
 
Series Production Design by
Spencer Chapman (6 episodes, 1991)
 
Series Costume Design by
Tudor George (6 episodes, 1991)
 
Series Makeup Department
Penny Hunt .... makeup artist (6 episodes, 1991)
 
Series Production Management
Peter Durbidge .... unit manager (6 episodes, 1991)
 
Series Art Department
William G. Fawcett .... production buyer (6 episodes, 1991)
 
Series Sound Department
Nigel Clowes .... post-production sound (6 episodes, 1991)
Richard Collins .... post-production sound (6 episodes, 1991)
Colin Lovewell .... sound (6 episodes, 1991)
 
Series Stunts
Gerry Crampton .... stunt coordinator (3 episodes, 1991)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Chris Brown .... lighting (6 episodes, 1991)
Kevin Winch .... lighting (6 episodes, 1991)
 
Series Other crew
Michael Anderson .... floor manager (6 episodes, 1991)
Elizabeth Hare .... production assistant (6 episodes, 1991)
Bernard Lodge .... titles (6 episodes, 1991)
Sally Montague .... production assistant (6 episodes, 1991)
Spike Thorne .... technical coordinator (6 episodes, 1991)
Alethea Wigzell .... stage manager (6 episodes, 1991)
 

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

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20 out of 21 people found the following review useful.
Unforgettable, superb, riveting, 18 June 2008
Author: jeffhanna3 from California, U.S.

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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