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

  1. Dennis Potter


Series Cast

  1. Michael Gambon as Philip Marlow

    Michael Gambon

    Philip Marlow

    6 Episodes

  2. Jim Carter as Mr. Marlow

    Jim Carter

    Mr. Marlow

    6 Episodes

  3. Patrick Malahide as Mark Binney

    Patrick Malahide

    Mark Binney

    6 Episodes

  4. Alison Steadman as Mrs. Marlow

    Alison Steadman

    Mrs. Marlow

    6 Episodes

  5. Janet Suzman as Nicola

    Janet Suzman


    6 Episodes

  6. Joanne Whalley as Nurse Mills

    Joanne Whalley

    Nurse Mills

    6 Episodes

  7. Imelda Staunton as Staff Nurse White

    Imelda Staunton

    Staff Nurse White

    6 Episodes

  8. David Ryall as Mr. Hall

    David Ryall

    Mr. Hall

    6 Episodes

  9. Ron Cook as First Mysterious Man

    Ron Cook

    First Mysterious Man

    6 Episodes

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Full Cast & Crew

Last Season

Season 1

1986 • 6 Episodes

Season 1 of The Singing Detective premiered on November 16, 1986.

Who Done It

(1x6, December 21, 1986) Season Finale

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The Singing Detective
The Singing Detective


Status Ended


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Type Miniseries

Original Language English


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