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A particularly vicious serial killer is stalking the Norfolk coast in the vicinity of the Larksoken nuclear power station. The press have branded him 'The Whistler' because witnesses have heard a hymn being whistled in the vicinity of the murders. His trademark is the letter 'L' carved on the forehead of his victims. L for Larksoken? At first, his victims seem to be chosen entirely at random - women in the wrong place at the wrong time - but then two women employed at the nuclear power station are murdered in quick succession...

Series Cast

  1. Roy Marsden

    Roy Marsden

    Commander Adam Dalgliesh

    6 Episodes

  2. Susannah York

    Susannah York

    Meg Dennison

    6 Episodes

  3. Gemma Jones

    Gemma Jones

    Alice Mair

    6 Episodes

  4. James Faulkner

    James Faulkner

    Dr. Alex Mair

    6 Episodes

  5. Tony Haygarth

    Chief Inspector Terry Rickards

    6 Episodes

  6. Tom Chadbon

    Miles Lessingham

    6 Episodes

  7. Kate Beckinsale

    Kate Beckinsale

    Young Alice Mair (voice)

    1 Episode

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Last Season

Season 1

1991 | 6 Episodes

Season 1 of Devices and Desires premiered on January 4, 1991.

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Status Ended


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Type Scripted

Original Language English


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