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The Black Tower 

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 »
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Roy Marsden ...  Adam Dalgliesh 6 episodes, 1985
Martin Jarvis ...  Wilfred Anstey 6 episodes, 1985
John Franklyn-Robbins ...  Henry Carwardine 6 episodes, 1985
Carol Gillies Carol Gillies ...  Dot Moxon 6 episodes, 1985
Richard Heffer ...  Dr. Eric Hewson 6 episodes, 1985
Harriet Bagnall ...  Ursula Hollis 6 episodes, 1985
Pauline Collins ...  Maggie Hewson 5 episodes, 1985
Art Malik ...  Julius Court 5 episodes, 1985
Rachel Kempson ...  Grace Willison 5 episodes, 1985
Heather James ...  Helen Rainer 5 episodes, 1985
Martyn Hesford Martyn Hesford ...  Dennis Lerner 5 episodes, 1985
Valerie Whittington Valerie Whittington ...  Jennie Pegram 5 episodes, 1985
Albie Woodington Albie Woodington ...  Albert Philby 4 episodes, 1985
Gillian Barge ...  Millicent Hammitt 3 episodes, 1985
David Webb David Webb ...  Inspector Rouse 3 episodes, 1985
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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, something happening at the Grange is making the Father uneasy, and Dalgliesh quickly finds himself investigating a series of mysterious deaths. Written by Diariser

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A desolate clifftop retreat is witness to a series of bizarre and inexplicable deaths...

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Crime | Drama | Mystery

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The Clavell Tower (built in 1830) was partially painted black for this show. The tower has since been fully restored and moved 82 inland from the cliff's edge because of erosion. See more »

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Followed by Original Sin (1997) See more »

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The ending could have been better (last 3 minutes)
27 December 2019 | by bob-601-813214See all my reviews

After 6 hours of watching, it ended like this? Have not read the book so I can't compare the endings. I guessed the identity of the murderer and why in the very first episode. I had seen a very similar plot in an Inspector Morse episode but I don't know who inspired whom.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 November 1985 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Det sorte tårn See more »

Company Credits

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Anglia Television See more »
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Runtime:

(6 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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