Dead Head (1986)

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London based petty crook, Eddie Cass agrees to pick up a package and courier it across the capital. When nobody answers the door at the drop off address Eddie opens the package and finds a woman’s severed head in a hatbox. He panics and dumps it in the River Thames. Returning home Cass is kidnapped by the mysterious Eldridge and his heavies who inform Eddie that he has been framed for the murder.

  1. Howard Brenton


Series Cast

  1. Denis Lawson as Eddie Cass

    Denis Lawson

    Eddie Cass

    4 Episodes

  2. Lindsay Duncan as Dana Cass

    Lindsay Duncan

    Dana Cass

    4 Episodes

  3. George Baker as Eldridge

    George Baker


    4 Episodes

  4. Simon Callow as Hugo Silver

    Simon Callow

    Hugo Silver

    4 Episodes

  5. Norman Beaton as Caractacus

    Norman Beaton


    4 Episodes

  6. James Warwick as Lord Clive Ludlow

    James Warwick

    Lord Clive Ludlow

    4 Episodes

  7. Don Henderson as Detective Inspector Malcolm

    Don Henderson

    Detective Inspector Malcolm

    4 Episodes

  8. Susannah Bunyan


    4 Episodes

  9. Tacy Kneale


    4 Episodes

  10. View More

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Last Season


1986 | 4 Episodes

Season 1 of Dead Head premiered on January 15, 1986.

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Status Ended


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Type Miniseries

Original Language English


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