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The Commander: Blacklight (2006)

A psychiatric patient, Reginald Aitken, who has been hospitalised for the last 18 years manages to escape from hospital. The same night a 17 year old girl, Sadie Carr (Commander Blake's god... See full summary »

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Tristram Powell

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Lynda La Plante, Lynda La Plante (storyline deviser) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Amanda Burton ... Commander Clare Blake
Matthew Marsh ... DCI Mike Hedges
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Alex Beer Alex Beer ... Blacklight Dancer
Greg Bennett ... CID Detective
Paul Brightwell Paul Brightwell ... DS Brian Hall
Faith Brook ... Hilda Aitken
Brendan Coyle ... Carl Dirkwood
Simon Delaney ... Tony Leighton
Monica Dolan ... DC Pamela Hayes
Philip Fox Philip Fox ... Dr. Flaxen
Ian Gelder ... John Carr
Gillian Goodman Gillian Goodman ... Gina Moore
Nickolas Grace Nickolas Grace ... Reginald Aitken
Pippa Haywood ... Helen Dirkwood
Nicholai La Barrie Nicholai La Barrie ... Matt
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A psychiatric patient, Reginald Aitken, who has been hospitalised for the last 18 years manages to escape from hospital. The same night a 17 year old girl, Sadie Carr (Commander Blake's god daughter), goes missing from a night club. Reginald is discovered holding the girl's body and covered in his blood. Reginald is thought to be the killer as his fingerprints were found on the murder weapon, however, the body of an earlier victim is uncovered, and it is proven that she was killed when he was locked up in the hospital. DCI Bridges gets the unsolicited help from a rather rude DI from Amsterdam, Van Hauten, who had similar cases in Amsterdam. Written by Branny

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 March 2006 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Poliisikomentaja Blake: Mustaa valoa See more »

Filming Locations:

London, England, UK

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Production Co:

La Plante Productions See more »
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(2 parts)

Color:

Color
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Followed by The Commander: The Fraudster (2007) See more »

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Blacklight
18 February 2007 | by goldmonarchSee all my reviews

Outstanding group of actors in this series. Amanda Burton always at her best. Blacklight series was the first time I had ever heard of Yorick van Wageningen who played the role of DI Van Hautin from Holland. Now here is a wonderful actor with great abilities and appearance before the camera. I certainly would like to see more of this young actor in USA/Canada. After watching the Blackdog series, I wondered what Lynda LaPlantes' next exciting series would be and she did not disappoint me at all. Both Blackdog and Blacklight had exciting story contents. Lynda certainly does pick her cast very carefully and precisely. Cannot say enough good remarks about the cast in both of these series.


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