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Devices and Desires

Episode #1.5 (Season 1, Episode 5)
TV Episode | Crime, Drama, Mystery

While strolling on the beach, Adam Dalgliesh comes across a tramp who is wearing relatively new trainers that may match some of the footprints found at one of the murder sites. The computer virus in the nuclear facility's computer system ...See moreWhile strolling on the beach, Adam Dalgliesh comes across a tramp who is wearing relatively new trainers that may match some of the footprints found at one of the murder sites. The computer virus in the nuclear facility's computer system is getting out of control and they are forced to take the reactors off-line. Miles Lessingham sees a reason for Alex Mair to want Hilary Robarts out of the way. Jonathan Reeves travels to London to see what he can learn about Caroline Amphlett. While he learns little, it turns out she has quite a bit to hide. The Whistler commits suicide in a local seaside hotel and is identified as local handyman Neville Potter. He leaves a note for Dalgliesh claiming he is not responsible for Hilary Robarts' murder. Written by garykmcd See less
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Director
Writers
P.D. James (novel) | Thomas Ellice (dramatisation)
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Status
Edit Released
Updated Feb 1, 1991

Release date
Feb 1, 1991 (United Kingdom)
Awards
Series awards
1 nomination

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21 cast members
Name STARmeter Known for
Roy Marsden
Commander Adam Dalgliesh Commander Adam Dalgliesh   See fewer
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Susannah York
Meg Dennison Meg Dennison   See fewer
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Gemma Jones
Alice Mair Alice Mair   See fewer
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James Faulkner
Dr. Alex Mair Dr. Alex Mair   See fewer
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Tony Haygarth
Chief Inspector Terry Rickards Chief Inspector Terry Rickards   See fewer
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Tom Georgeson
Ryan Blaney Ryan Blaney   See fewer
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Robert Lang
Jonah the Tramp Jonah the Tramp   See fewer
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Tom Chadbon
Miles Lessingham Miles Lessingham   See fewer
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Nicola Cowper
Amy Camm Amy Camm   See fewer
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Robert Hines
Neil Pascoe Neil Pascoe   See fewer
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Helena Michell
Caroline Amphlett Caroline Amphlett   See fewer
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Jamie Newall
Jonathan Reeves Jonathan Reeves   See fewer
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Paul Hargreaves
Neville Potter Neville Potter   See fewer
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Lisa Ellis
Theresa Blaney (as Lisa Taylor) Theresa Blaney (as Lisa Taylor)   See fewer
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Al Ashton
Det Sgt Stuart 'Jumbo' Oliphant Det Sgt Stuart 'Jumbo' Oliphant   See fewer
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Benedict Martin
Det Con Price Det Con Price   See fewer
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Sheila Burrell
Miss Beasley Miss Beasley   See fewer
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Daniel Strauss
Bill Carter Bill Carter   See fewer
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Alwyne Taylor
Joy Carter Joy Carter   See fewer
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David Crossley
Technician Technician   See fewer
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Richard Hastings
Timmy Camm Timmy Camm   See fewer
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Ratings Breakdown

6.1 / 10 | 15 votes