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The Singing Detective


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A film with music in six parts by DENNIS POTTER starring with Janet Suzman Patrick Malahide and Alison Steadman
3: Lovely Days
'Summat's wrong! This 'int right! Where's our dad then? What be they looking at I for? Is it my fault? I'a gone and done it again!'
Directed by JON AMIEL


Unknown: Dennis Potter
Unknown: Janet Suzman
Unknown: Patrick Malahide
Unknown: Alison Steadman
Directed By: Jon Amiel
Philip Marlow: Michael Gambon
Nicola: Janet Suzman
Mark Binney/Raymond: Patrick Malahide
Mrs Marlow/Lili: Alison Steadman
Nurse Mills: Joanne Whalley
Dr Gibbon: Bill Paterson
Mr Hall: David Ryall
Reginald: Gerard Horan
MrTomkey: Leslie French
Mr Marlow: Jim Carter
First mysterious man: Ron Cook
Second mysterious man: George Rossi
Staff Nurse White: Imelda Staunton
Grandad Baxter: Wally Thomas
Philip Marlow (aged 10): Lyndon Davies
Schoolteacher: Janet Henfrey
George Adams: Charles Simon
Night nurse: Sharon D Clarke
Porter: Geff Francis
Cloth Cap: Trevor Cooper
Uncle John: Ken Stott
AuntEmily: Jo Cameronbrown
Mary, the lodger: Angela Curran
First soldier: Niven Boyd
Second soldier: David Thewlis
Rita: Claire Phelps
Brian: Neil Pittaway
First mortuary attendant: Errol Shaker
Second mortuary attendant: Astley Harvey

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