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The Singing Detective: 1: Skin


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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.

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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

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The Singing Detective: 1: Skin

BBC One London, 16 November 1986 21.05

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