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The Singing Detective

Episode 5: Pitter Patter

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC One WestLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Dennis Potter's surreal drama with music. Marlow is getting better and the different strands of his fiction and reality begin to occupy the same time and place. Show more


Philip Marlow:
Michael Gambon
Patrick Malahide
Nurse Mills:
Joanne Whalley
Mr Tomkey:
Leslie French
Jon Amiel
Kenith Trodd
Mrs Marlow:
Alison Steadman
Mr Hall:
David Ryall
Gerard Horan
Mr Marlow:
Jim Carter
First Mysterious Man:
Ron Cook
Second Mysterious Man:
George Rossi
Staff Nurse White:
Imelda Staunton
Janet Henfrey
Young Philip:
Lyndon Davies
Dr Gibbon:
Bill Paterson
Dance hall drummer:
John Sheraton
Mark Binney:
William Speakman