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Death of an Expert Witness (1983–1983)

TV Mini-series | 50 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

When Dr. Edwin Lorrimer, a forensic scientist working at a private laboratory is found killed, Detective Superintendent Adam Dalgliesh is sent to investigate. Dalgliesh had been in the area a few months previously investigating the murder ...See moreWhen Dr. Edwin Lorrimer, a forensic scientist working at a private laboratory is found killed, Detective Superintendent Adam Dalgliesh is sent to investigate. Dalgliesh had been in the area a few months previously investigating the murder of a young woman found in an abandoned car. There are several suspects: Lorrimer's subordinate, Clifford Bradley, who despises him; the new head of the laboratory, Maxim Howarth, who is jealous of his sister's relationship with him; a colleague, Paul Middlemass, who had a fight with Lorrimer. There is also a gruff and likely unethical policeman who was on the grounds of the laboratory at the time of the killing and a local pathologist who is raising his two young children after his wife leaves him for another man. When one of the suspects is also murdered, Dalgliesh learns a key piece of information. Written by garykmcd See less
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Apr 8, 1983 (United Kingdom)

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53 cast members
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Roy Marsden
Adam Dalgliesh Adam Dalgliesh   See fewer
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Barry Foster
Dr. Maxim Howarth Dr. Maxim Howarth   See fewer
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Ray Brooks
Dr. Henry Kerrison Dr. Henry Kerrison   See fewer
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Ivor Roberts
Inspector Blakelock Inspector Blakelock   See fewer
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Andrew Ray
Clifford Bradley Clifford Bradley   See fewer
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Brenda Blethyn
Angela Foley Angela Foley   See fewer
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Malcolm Terris
DI Tom Doyle DI Tom Doyle   See fewer
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Chloe Franks
Brenda Pridmore Brenda Pridmore   See fewer
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John Vine
DS John Massingham DS John Massingham   See fewer
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Fiona Walker
Stella Mawson, aka 'Star' Stella Mawson, aka 'Star'   See fewer
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Stephen Thorne
Paul Middlemass Paul Middlemass   See fewer
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Valerie Testa
Claire Easterbrook Claire Easterbrook   See fewer
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Meg Davies
Domenica Howarth Domenica Howarth   See fewer
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John Bryans
Chief Superintendent Mercer Chief Superintendent Mercer   See fewer
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Annabelle Lanyon
Nell Kerrison Nell Kerrison   See fewer
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Geoffrey Palmer
Dr. Edwin Lorrimer Dr. Edwin Lorrimer   See fewer
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Rhoda Lewis
Miss Willard Miss Willard   See fewer
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Kate Lansbury
Mrs. Pridmore Mrs. Pridmore   See fewer
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Wendy Gifford
Anne Kerrison Anne Kerrison   See fewer
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Sheridan Ball
Sue Bradley Sue Bradley   See fewer
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Maryann Turner
Mrs. Bidwell Mrs. Bidwell   See fewer
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Richard Foxton
Sergeant Reynolds Sergeant Reynolds   See fewer
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Carl Adams
Police Constable Police Constable   See fewer
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Toby Scopes
William Kerrison William Kerrison   See fewer
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Cyril Cusack
Mr. Lorrimer Mr. Lorrimer   See fewer
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Jack Carr
Mr. Pridmore Mr. Pridmore   See fewer
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Peter Howell
Sir Charles Freeborn Sir Charles Freeborn   See fewer
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Stacey Tendeter
Jean Dalgliesh Jean Dalgliesh   See fewer
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Rob Gillion
Mortuary Attendant Mortuary Attendant   See fewer
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Philip Guard
Dr. Green Dr. Green   See fewer
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Dorothy White
Dora Meakin Dora Meakin   See fewer
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Joy Allen
District Nurse District Nurse   See fewer
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John Cater
Alfred Goddard Alfred Goddard   See fewer
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Richard Beale
Mr. Bidwell Mr. Bidwell   See fewer
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Janet Davies
Mrs. Winifred Swaffield Mrs. Winifred Swaffield   See fewer
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Noel Johnson
Major Hunt Major Hunt   See fewer
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Anthony Dawes
Mr. Mitching Mr. Mitching   See fewer
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Edgar Stokes
Scientist in Library Scientist in Library   See fewer
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Allan Mitchell
Dr. Michael Woods Dr. Michael Woods   See fewer
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Gloria Stewart
Sophie Middlemass Sophie Middlemass   See fewer
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Patrick Marley
Father Martin Father Martin   See fewer
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Michael Quinto
Duty Sergeant Barry Duty Sergeant Barry   See fewer
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Margaret Lang
Woman Administrator Woman Administrator   See fewer
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John Last
Police Constable Police Constable   See fewer
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Tony Sheene
Other Official Other Official   See fewer
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Harold Woolnough
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Simon Wright
Police Constable Police Constable   See fewer
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Cherie Laine
Girl Typist Girl Typist   See fewer
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Barry Noble
Local Detective Local Detective   See fewer
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Elizabeth Broom
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7.7 / 10 | 261 votes