The Singing Detective (TV Mini-Series 1986)

TV Mini-Series   |    |  Drama, Musical, Mystery

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


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17 May 2003 | AndyEN
A Great Series, Now Out on DVD
I discovered this at my local library and it is truly one of the all time great TV shows. A complex plot that rewards viewers' patience. Great performances, particularly by Gambon. Thus far the movie hasn't been released nationwide so I can't speak for the quality, but even if it proves to be terrible, at least it appears to have paved the way for the DVD version, which I pretty much expected when I learned of the film. This series deserves to be better known world-wide than it is, and hopefully the DVD set (which includes a director/producer Commentary track for every episode, specials on Dennis Potter, etc.) will make the series better known to people.

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Release Date:

16 November 1986



Country of Origin

Australia, UK

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