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The Singing Detective

Episode 2: Heat

Duration: 1 hour, 10 minutes

on BBC One West

Dennis Potter's drama about a patient struggling to keep his sanity, with the help of his alter ego, the singing private eye. Marlow faces a talking cure with a psychologist. Show more


Philip Marlow:
Michael Gambon
Mark Binney:
Patrick Malahide
Nurse Mills:
Joanne Whalley
Staff Nurse White:
Imelda Staunton
Mr Tomkey:
Leslie French
Jon Amiel
John Harris
Kenith Trodd
Mrs Marlow:
Alison Steadman
Dr Gibbon:
Bill Paterson
Mr Hall:
David Ryall
Gerard Horan
Mr Marlow:
Jim Carter
First Mysterious Man:
Ron Cook
Second Mysterious Man:
George Rossi
Night Nurse:
Sharon D Clarke
Dr Finlay:
Simon Chandler
George Adams:
Charles Simon
Thomas Wheatley
Sister Malone:
Mary MacLeod
Janet Henfrey
Philip (aged 10):
Lyndon Davies

BBC One West

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