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The Singing Detective [1986] Volume 2 [VHS]

4.6 out of 5 stars 113 customer reviews

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  • Actors: Michael Gambon, Patrick Malahide, Joanne Whalley, David Ryall, Gerard Horan
  • Format: Colour, PAL
  • Language: English
  • Classification: 15
  • Studio: BBC
  • VHS Release Date: 19 July 2004
  • Run Time: 194 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (113 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00004CP45
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 308,538 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)
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Episodes 3-6 of this popular, award-winning Dennis Potter series: a mixture of fantasy, reality and hit songs from the 1940s. Michael Gambon stars as the unsuccessful writer who, whilst lying in a hospital bed suffering from a very bad case of psoriasis, escapes from his misery by 'dreaming' about one of his own pulp thrillers along with some of his childhood memories.

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The late Dennis Potter was a master at mining the popular songs of the 1930s and '40s for dramatic effect, but he never did it better than in this mini-series starring the inestimable Michael Gambon. Gambon plays a mystery writer named Philip E. Marlow, who is suffering a torturous bout of psoriatic arthritis in hospital, where he is a victim of both his disease and the national health service. Unable to move without pain, he escapes into his imagination, plotting out a murder tale in which he is both a big-band singer and a private eye. But Potter and director Jon Amiel also mix in flashbacks of Marlow's youth and his unhappy marriage to explain how the real Marlow reached this sorry pass. Flawlessly, intricately, kaleidoscopically assembled, the six one-hour episodes fly by like some fantastic fever dream. --Marshall Fine


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