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The Singing Detective


We have produced a Style Guide to help editors follow a standard format when editing a listing. If you are unsure how best to edit this programme please take a moment to read it.
Philip Marlow has now been lying in his hospital bed for three months suffering from chronic psoriasis. "Do you know what you do overthat period, lying flat on your back?" he asks his ex-wife. "You think. About everything."
In Clues, the fourth episode of Dennis Potter 's acclaimed drama series, Marlow has plenty to think about when he hears that a film company wants to take out an option on his book about the detective who sings in a dance band.
Mark Binney (aged 10).. WILLIAM SPEAKMAN Producers John Harris and Kenith Trodd
Director Jon Amiel


Unknown: Philip Marlow
Unknown: Dennis Potter
Unknown: Mark Binney
Unknown: Kenith Trodd
Director: Jon Amiel
Philip Marlow: Michael Gambon
Nicola: Janet Suzman
MarkBinney/Finney: Patrick Malahide
MrsBarlow/Lili: Alison Steadman
Nurse Mills: Joanne Whalley
Mr Ha/l: David Ryall
Reginald: Gerard Horan
Mr Tomkey: Leslle French
Mr Marlow: Jim Carter
Grandad Baxter: Wally Thomas
Philip Marlow (aged 10): Lyndon Davies
Dr Finlay: Simon Chandler
George Adams: Charles Simon
Amanda: Charon Bourke
NurseGodfrey: Heather Tobias
Uncle John: Ken Stott
Aunt Emily JO: Cameron Brown
Mary (lodger): Angela Curran

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The Singing Detective

BBC One London, 1 August 1994 22.10

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