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The Singing Detective (1986–1986)

TV Mini-series | 415 min | Drama, Musical, Mystery

Tormented and bedridden by a debilitating disease, a mystery writer relives his detective stories through his imagination and hallucinations.
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Updated Nov 16, 1986

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Nov 16, 1986 (United Kingdom)

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Michael Gambon
Philip Marlow Philip Marlow   See fewer
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Patrick Malahide
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Joanne Whalley
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David Ryall
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Leslie French
Mr. Tomkey / Noddy Tomkey Mr. Tomkey / Noddy Tomkey   See fewer
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Ron Cook
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George Rossi
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Sharon D. Clarke
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Lyndon Davies
Philip (aged 10) Philip (aged 10)   See fewer
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Geff Francis
Porter Porter   See fewer
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Janet Suzman
Nicola Nicola   See fewer
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Alison Steadman
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Jim Carter
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Imelda Staunton
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Janet Henfrey
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Bill Paterson
Dr. Gibbon Dr. Gibbon   See fewer
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William Speakman
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Simon Chandler
Dr. Finlay Dr. Finlay   See fewer
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Charles Simon
George Adams George Adams   See fewer
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Wally Thomas
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Trevor Cooper
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Charon Bourke
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Mary MacLeod
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Thomas Wheatley
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Ken Stott
Uncle John Uncle John   See fewer
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Jo Cameron Brown
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John Sheraton
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Malcolm Storry
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Tricia George
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John Matshikiza
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Paul Lacoux
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Richard Butler
Grancher Grancher   See fewer
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Nigel Pegram
Busker Busker   See fewer
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Barbara Barbara   See fewer
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Martin Camm
Harold Harold   See fewer
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Joan White
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Dennis Plowright
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Mavis Wright
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Candyce Jane Brandl
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Sue Glasser
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Elaine Banham
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Tim Major
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8.7 / 10 | 3,772 votes