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Shroud for a Nightingale 

When a student nurse with a penchant for petty blackmail is lethally poisoned during a routine procedure, Commander Dalgliesh and Inspector Massingham have to discover which, of the many ... See full summary »
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Roy Marsden Roy Marsden ...  Adam Dalgliesh 5 episodes, 1984
Joss Ackland ...  Stephen Courtney-Briggs, surgeon 5 episodes, 1984
Sheila Allen Sheila Allen ...  Matron Mary Taylor 5 episodes, 1984
Liz Fraser ...  Sister Mavis Gearing 5 episodes, 1984
Thelma Whiteley Thelma Whiteley ...  Sister Ethel Brumfett 5 episodes, 1984
Andree Evans Andree Evans ...  Sister Hilda Rolfe 5 episodes, 1984
John Vine John Vine ...  DS John Massingham 5 episodes, 1984
Rosalyn Elvin Rosalyn Elvin ...  Madeleine Goodall 5 episodes, 1984
Natalie Ogle ...  Christine Dakers 5 episodes, 1984
Judi Maynard Judi Maynard ...  Julia Pardoe 5 episodes, 1984
Sarah Thomas ...  Maureen Burt 5 episodes, 1984
Marcia Tucker Marcia Tucker ...  Shirley Dalston 5 episodes, 1984
John Pennington John Pennington ...  Len Morris 4 episodes, 1984
Nicholas Coppin Nicholas Coppin ...  Sergeant McPherson 4 episodes, 1984
Annette Robertson Annette Robertson ...  Morag Smith 4 episodes, 1984
Graham Faulkner ...  Staff Nurse 4 episodes, 1984
Margaret Whiting Margaret Whiting ...  Delia Dettinger 3 episodes, 1984
Eleanor David ...  Jo Fallon 3 episodes, 1984
Forbes Collins Forbes Collins ...  Chief Superintendent Bailey 3 episodes, 1984
Robin Kermode ...  Arnold Dowson 3 episodes, 1984
Lennard Pearce Lennard Pearce ...  Mr. Coles 3 episodes, 1984
Ellen Thomas ...  Staff Nurse 3 episodes, 1984
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When a student nurse with a penchant for petty blackmail is lethally poisoned during a routine procedure, Commander Dalgliesh and Inspector Massingham have to discover which, of the many guilty secrets held by the staff and students at Nightingale House, was a strong enough motive for murder.

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Country:

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English

Release Date:

9 March 1984 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Døde nattergale See more »

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Anglia Television See more »
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(5 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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A Nurses Home full of bed time secrets!
23 August 2000 | by wendylaingSee all my reviews

Unfortunately this show is not readily available to the public on Video! Having seen the show on television, I must say that I thoroughly enjoyed it. It is a fairly accurate adaptation of P D James's Novel"A Shroud for a Nightingale" The cast is excellent and Roy Marsden is perfectly cast as the central hero, Adam Dalgliesh. Joss Ackland, plays the egotistical Courtney-Briggs to perfection and Sheila Allen, the seemingly aloof Matron Mary Taylor, exuding vibes of attraction for Adam.

One scene stole the show! The scene where Dalgliesh interviews a slightly drunk Delia Dettinger (Margaret Whiting) The parody of 'above and beyond the call of duty' is beautifully played by Marsden and Whiting. The result, is humour underscored by underlying erotica between the two, with only a necktie being removed! Great stuff, which only such British actors can succeed in ! If it comes to your screens in a repeat, I recommend it!


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