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The Singing Detective

Episode 4: Clues

Duration: 1 hour, 10 minutes

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

Dennis Potter's classic drama serial with music. Marlow as a child visits London, but is not impressed. A film option on Marlow's novel thickens the plot. Show more

Contributors

Philip Marlow:
Michael Gambon
Mark Binney:
Patrick Malahide
Nurse Mills:
Joanne Whalley
Mr Tomkey:
Leslie French
Director:
Jon Amiel
Producer:
John Harris
Mrs Marlow:
Alison Steadman
Mr Hall:
David Ryall
Reginald:
Gerard Horan
Mr Marlow:
Jim Carter
First Mysterious Man:
Ron Cook
Second Mysterious Man:
George Rossi
George Adams:
Charles Simon
Schoolteacher:
Janet Henfrey
Philip (aged 10):
Lyndon Davies
Grandad Baxter:
Wally Thomas

The Singing Detective

Episode 2: Heat

Duration: 1 hour, 10 minutes

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

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

Contributors

Philip Marlow:
Michael Gambon
Mark Binney:
Patrick Malahide
Nurse Mills:
Joanne Whalley
Staff Nurse White:
Imelda Staunton
Mr Tomkey:
Leslie French
Director:
Jon Amiel
Producer:
John Harris
Producer:
Kenith Trodd
Mrs Marlow:
Alison Steadman
Dr Gibbon:
Bill Paterson
Mr Hall:
David Ryall
Reginald:
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
Registrar:
Thomas Wheatley
Sister Malone:
Mary MacLeod
Schoolteacher:
Janet Henfrey
Philip (aged 10):
Lyndon Davies

The Singing Detective

Episode 3: Lovely Days

Duration: 1 hour, 10 minutes

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

Dennis Potter's drama serial with music. Marlow thinks back to the war when he was a little boy and remembers seeing his mother having illicit sex in the Forest of Dean. Show more

Contributors

Philip Marlow:
Michael Gambon
Mark Binney:
Patrick Malahide
Nurse Mills:
Joanne Whalley
Staff Nurse White:
Imelda Staunton
Mr Tomkey:
Leslie French
Director:
Jon Amiel
Producer:
Kenith Trodd
Mrs Marlow/Lili:
Alison Steadman
Dr Gibbon:
Bill Paterson
Mr Hall:
David Ryall
Reginald:
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
Schoolteacher:
Janet Henfrey
Philip (aged 10):
Lyndon Davies
Uncle John:
Ken Stott
Cloth Cap:
Trevor Cooper
Aunt Emily:
Jo Cameron Brown