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The Singing Detective, 1986

The Singing Detective
Directed by: Jon Amiel
Written by: Dennis Potter
Language:  English
Country:  Australia, UK
Runtime:  415 min
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The mood of The Singing Detective is clever, contemplative, and stylized. The plot centers around being haunted by the past, psychological motives, and themes of life is a bitch. It features dark humor. The Singing Detective is a drama, thriller, and mystery TV show. Stylistically, it is neo-noir, is a mini-series, and is surreal. In approach, it is serious. The pacing of The Singing Detective is slow. It takes place, at least partly, in a hospital. The setting is England. The Singing Detective happens in the 1980s. The musical score is oldies. It is based on a book. The Singing Detective is known for being a hit series, a masterpiece, and essential viewing. Note that it includes sexual content.

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The Singing Detective (1986)

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Dennis Potter's surreal musical mystery mini-series finds hack writer P.E. Marlow adrift between reality... more

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Language: English
Country: Australia, UK
Release date: 16 November 1986
Runtime: 415 min
Seasons: 1

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Michael Gambon Michael Gambon As Philip Marlow 6 episodes, 1986
Janet Suzman Janet Suzman As Nicola 5 episodes, 1986
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This BBC miniseries, written by Dennis Potter, is a real litmus test for how dark you like your dark humor. It is also one of a very few television productions that makes the medium worthwhile. Michael Gambon plays a hospitalized mystery writer with...
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