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Cast

Series cast summary:
Albert Finney ...  Daniel Feeld 4 episodes, 1996
Ciarán Hinds ...  Fyodor 4 episodes, 1996
Frances de la Tour ...  Emma Porlock 4 episodes, 1996
Grant Masters ...  Tony Watson 4 episodes, 1996
Ganiat Kasumu Ganiat Kasumu ...  Luanda 4 episodes, 1996
Carmen Ejogo ...  Blinda 4 episodes, 1996
Henry Goodman ...  David Siltz 4 episodes, 1996
Saffron Burrows ...  Sandra Sollars 4 episodes, 1996
Diane Ladd ...  Martina Masdon 3 episodes, 1996
Joe Roberts Joe Roberts ...  Chris / ... 3 episodes, 1996
Tara Woodward Tara Woodward ...  Beth 3 episodes, 1996
Rob Brydon ...  Karl 3 episodes, 1996
Anna Chancellor ...  Anna Griffiths 3 episodes, 1996
Claudia Malkovich Claudia Malkovich ...  Kaya 2 episodes, 1996
David Foxxe David Foxxe ...  Andrew Milton 2 episodes, 1996
James Peck James Peck ...  Fyodor's Apartment Guard 2 episodes, 1996
John Light ...  Student Daniel 2 episodes, 1996
Terence Maynard ...  1st MSC Guard 2 episodes, 1996
Guy Masterson Guy Masterson ...  Police Chief 2 episodes, 1996
Jonathan Cake ...  Nat 2 episodes, 1996
Adam Bareham Adam Bareham ...  Daniel's Father 2 episodes, 1996
Rupert Penry-Jones ...  Militiaman / ... 2 episodes, 1996
Malcolm Rogers Malcolm Rogers ...  Preacher 2 episodes, 1996
Harry Ditson ...  Harry Schumpet 2 episodes, 1996
Silas Carson ...  1st Sentry / ... 2 episodes, 1996
Jason Salkey ...  2nd Sentry / ... 2 episodes, 1996
Donald Sumpter ...  Dr. Rawl 2 episodes, 1996
Roy Hudd ...  Ben Baglin 2 episodes, 1996
Richard E. Grant ...  Nick Balmer 2 episodes, 1996
Natascha McElhone ...  Angie 2 episodes, 1996
Katy Carmichael ...  2nd Hostess 2 episodes, 1996
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Dr. Emma Porlock and her colleagues, attempting to unlock the secrets of human memory for the Masdon drug empire, get a cryogenically stored 400-year-old human head to project its memories through virtual reality displays. But Porlock and her team are chronically under-funded, and she may have to go around Masdon to a media sleaze merchant to get the money she needs to maintain the project. But an even more complex world of secret police, RON (Reality-Or-Nothing) riots, and murder is going on outside the lab. And the deeper Porlock goes into the frozen memories of the writer Daniel Feeld, the more twisted the labyrinth of intrigue becomes. Written by Kathy Li

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 June 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Cold Lazarus See more »

Filming Locations:

Gloucestershire, England, UK See more »

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Runtime:

(4 parts)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

"Snoop Kestrels" predicted contemporary surveillance drones. See more »

Goofs

When Dr. Glazunov destroys Daniel Feeld's frozen head at the end, the wall screen still displays his voyage through the tunnel of light to heaven, despite not being plugged into anything any more. See more »

Quotes

Cop: You have an intruder!
Martina Masdon: I'm doing some important research. I'm trying to put brains in a man's ass.
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Connections

Edited from Karaoke (1996) See more »

Soundtracks

PENNIES FROM HEAVEN
Written by Johnny Burke and Arthur Johnston
Sung by Bing Crosby
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Parts OK - parts unwatchable
11 March 2008 | by SpydySee all my reviews

I'm a big fan of British TV and this series sounded as though it was going to be right up my alley.

While the parts with the scientists were fine enough, too much time was spent with "Martina" the American financier - her bits were absolutely unwatchable, contained zero entertainment or interest value and effectively torpedoed what would have otherwise escaped as a passable sci-fi yarn.

Perhaps this could be remade with more focus on what makes the story interesting.

3 out of 10


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