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Devices and Desires 

Whilst on holiday on the English coast in Norfolk, Commander Adam Dalgliesh becomes embroiled in the hunt for the serial killer - The Whistler - amidst a backdrop of mystery and intrigue ... See full summary »
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Series cast summary:
Roy Marsden ...  Commander Adam Dalgliesh 6 episodes, 1991
Susannah York ...  Meg Dennison 6 episodes, 1991
Gemma Jones ...  Alice Mair 6 episodes, 1991
James Faulkner ...  Dr. Alex Mair 6 episodes, 1991
Tony Haygarth ...  Chief Inspector Terry Rickards 6 episodes, 1991
Tom Chadbon ...  Miles Lessingham 6 episodes, 1991
Lisa Ellis ...  Theresa Blaney 6 episodes, 1991
Tom Georgeson Tom Georgeson ...  Ryan Blaney 5 episodes, 1991
Nicola Cowper ...  Amy Camm 5 episodes, 1991
Robert Hines Robert Hines ...  Neil Pascoe 5 episodes, 1991
Jamie Newall Jamie Newall ...  Jonathan Reeves 5 episodes, 1991
Helena Michell Helena Michell ...  Caroline Amphlett 5 episodes, 1991
Al Ashton Al Ashton ...  Det Sgt Stuart 'Jumbo' Oliphant 5 episodes, 1991
Harry Burton Harry Burton ...  Dr. Toby Gledhill 4 episodes, 1991
Benedict Martin ...  Det Con Price 4 episodes, 1991
Paul Hargreaves Paul Hargreaves ...  Neville Potter 4 episodes, 1991
John Judd ...  George Jago 4 episodes, 1991
Richard Hastings Richard Hastings ...  Timmy Camm 4 episodes, 1991
Nathan Deakin Nathan Deakin ...  Anthony Blaney 4 episodes, 1991
Amanda Smith Amanda Smith ...  Maeve Blaney 4 episodes, 1991
Georgina Smith Georgina Smith ...  Marie Blaney 4 episodes, 1991
Suzan Crowley ...  Hilary Robarts 3 episodes, 1991
Mitzi Rogers Mitzi Rogers ...  Doris Jago 3 episodes, 1991
Simon Cook Simon Cook ...  Patrick Mitchell 3 episodes, 1991
Cherith Mellor Cherith Mellor ...  Grace Mitchell 3 episodes, 1991
Ralph Michael Ralph Michael ...  Reverend Copley 3 episodes, 1991
Aimée Delamain ...  Mrs. Copley 3 episodes, 1991
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Whilst on holiday on the English coast in Norfolk, Commander Adam Dalgliesh becomes embroiled in the hunt for the serial killer - The Whistler - amidst a backdrop of mystery and intrigue surrounding the running of a local nuclear power station.

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4 January 1991 (UK) See more »

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Anglia Television See more »
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(6 episodes)

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Unforgettable, superb, riveting
18 June 2008 | by jeffhanna3See all my reviews

Couldn't disagree more with the sour reviewer who found this masterpiece and Roy Marsden to be disappointing. One wonders what this person's idea of a great mystery and detective is??

As a huge fan of Marsden (the PERFECT Dalgleish) and the P.D. James mysteries starring him, "Devices and Desires" is by far my favorite. I cannot believe that it is the only one which is not available on DVD. (Update: it is now available on DVD).

Everything about this production is excellent. What a cast! Full of fascinating twists, turns and bizarre subplots - not to mention a series of very creepy murders, this one is a winner. Available on VHS at many libraries.


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