• Show TV Channels

    Hide TV Channels

    TV
  • Show Radio Channels

    Hide Radio Channels

    Radio
  • Show Years

    Hide Years

    Year
  • Issues

Close group

Close group

The Singing Detective: 1: Skin

Synopsis

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.
A film with music in six parts by Dennis Potter
Starring Michael Gambon with Patrick Malahide and Joanne Whalley
What is the connection between the beady private eye crooning soft songs at the Laguna, and the disfigured man struggling for his sanity in a hospital bed?
Why does the small boy spy from the top of the tree, and who is the naked girl dragged out of the murky Thames? The clues are bloody and tangled, but the singing detective knows that the answers will eventually jump out of him as long as he keeps singing the right tunes.

0 FEATURE: page 98
* CEEFAX SUBTITLES

Contributors

Writer: Dennis Potter
Designer: Frances Hannon
Produced By: John Harris
Produced by: Kenith Trodd
Directed By: Jon Amiel
Make-up designer: Frances Hannon
Film: editor Sue Wyatt
Photography: Ken Westbury
Designer: Jim Clay
Philip Marlow: Michael Gambon
Busker: Nigel Pegram
Mark Binney: Patrick Malahide
Staff Nurse White: Imelda Staunton
Mr Tomkey: Leslie French
Mr Hall: David Ryall
Reginald: Gerard Horan
Porter: Geff Francis
Barman: Trevor Cooper
Amanda: Charon Bourke
Ali: Badi Uzzaman
Dr Finlay: Simon Chandler
Nurse Mills: Joanne Whalley
Mysterious men: Ron Cook
Mysterious men: George Rossi
Sonia: Kate McKenzie
Consultant: Richard Pescud
Houseman: Paul Lacoux
Registrar: Thomas Wheatley
Visiting doctor: John Matshikiza
Sister Malone: Mary McLeod
Philip Marlow (aged 10): Lyndon Davies
Night nurse: Sharon D. Clarke

Tell us more or contact us

Do you know something about this programme that we have not included above?
Or would you like to ask the Genome team a question?

Tell us more or contact us

The Singing Detective: 1: Skin

BBC One London, 16 November 1986 21.05






About this project

This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

We hope it helps you find information about that long forgotten BBC programme, research a particular person or browse your own involvement with the BBC.

Through the listings, you will also be able to use the Genome search function to find thousands of radio and TV programmes that are already available to view or listen to on the BBC website.

There are more than 5 million programme listings in Genome. This is a historical record of the planned output and the BBC services of any given time. It should be viewed in this context and with the understanding that it reflects the attitudes and standards of its time - not those of today.

Feedback about The Singing Detective: 1: Skin, BBC One London, 21.05, 16 November 1986
Please leave this link here so we can find the programme you're referring to: http://genome.ch.bbc.co.uk/c18d6f072efd499e87344abb18435fe4

Welcome to BBC Genome

Genome is a digitised version of the Radio Times from 1923 to 2009 and is made available for internal research purposes only. You will need to obtain the relevant third party permissions for any use, including use in programmes, online etc.

This internal version of Genome, which includes all the magazine covers, images and articles as well as the programme listings from the Radio Times, is different to the version of BBC Genome that is available externally/to the public. It is only available inside the BBC network.

Your use of this version of Genome is covered by the BBC Acceptable Use of Information Systems Policy and these terms.

BBC Guidance

This historical record contains material which some might find offensive
Continue Cancel