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Edge of Darkness 

The mysterious murder of an environmental activist leads her straight-laced father, an Inspector of the local police force, through a haunting revelation of the murkiness of the British ... See full summary »
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Complete series cast summary:
Bob Peck ...  Ronald Craven 6 episodes, 1985
Joe Don Baker ...  Darius Jedburgh 6 episodes, 1985
Charles Kay ...  Pendleton 6 episodes, 1985
Ian McNeice ...  Harcourt 5 episodes, 1985
Joanne Whalley ...  Emma Craven 5 episodes, 1985
Hugh Fraser ...  Bennett 4 episodes, 1985
John Woodvine ...  Ross 4 episodes, 1985
Jack Watson ...  James Godbolt 4 episodes, 1985
Allan Cuthbertson ...  Chilwell 4 episodes, 1985
Kenneth Nelson ...  Grogan 3 episodes, 1985
David Fleeshman David Fleeshman ...  Jones 3 episodes, 1985
Zoë Wanamaker ...  Clemmy 3 episodes, 1985
Bill Stewart Bill Stewart ...  Dingle 3 episodes, 1985
T.R. Bowen T.R. Bowen ...  Childs 3 episodes, 1985
Imogen Staley Imogen Staley ...  Young Emma 3 episodes, 1985
Paul Humpoletz Paul Humpoletz ...  Elham 2 episodes, 1985
Sarah Martin Sarah Martin ...  Polly Pelham 2 episodes, 1985
Paul Williamson Paul Williamson ...  Bewes 2 episodes, 1985
Tim McInnerny ...  Terry Shields 2 episodes, 1985
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The mysterious murder of an environmental activist leads her straight-laced father, an Inspector of the local police force, through a haunting revelation of the murkiness of the British Nuclear Policy of the eighties. Written by Bryn Coope <bryncoop@eden.com>

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The cult 80s eco-thriller starring Bob Peck and Joanne Whalley.


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4 August 1986 (USA) See more »

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(6 parts) | (video)

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Mono

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1.33 : 1
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Director Martin Campbell later adapted the series into a feature film, with Mel Gibson in Bob Peck's role. See more »

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Ronald Craven: [referring to Darius Jedburgh] . A man of few words.
Clemmy: When he's sober.
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rarity!
7 May 2000 | by kattahSee all my reviews

unbelievably sophisticated, strikingly intense story of a british policeman trying to solve a mystery behind his daughter's death. the path he follows goes right down the dark woods - revealing an uglier world where personal grief becomes irrelevant to all sides and individual suffering is disposable - like nuclear waste. rarely have the deep human tragedy and impending political scheme been intervened in such a raw, yet subtle manner.

although regarded as a temporal masterpiece, in 14 years the edge of darkness has not lost its credibility and sharpness. one thing you might find funny though is the way computers look and work (oh yeah...). furthermore, in vhs copy one looses the endings of almost all the individual episodes - that is - all the different versions of the theme. beware, that's a big loss!


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