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The Singing Detective Episode 2 of 6

Marlow faces his personal misery of the talking cure with the psychologist who wants to help him with his psychosomatic psoriasis and has actually read Marlow's novel. Nicola, an ambitious and demanding actress, appears in Marlow's hospital ward just as he is thinking about her. Marlow is suspicious of his former wife, and his wretched state exposes his vulnerability. Only the fact that his imagination is running riot keeps him occupied.

Release date:

1 hour, 10 minutes

Last on

Thu 9 Feb 2012 22:00


Role Contributor
Philip MarlowMichael Gambon
Mark BinneyPatrick Malahide
Nurse MillsJoanne Whalley
Staff Nurse WhiteImelda Staunton
Mr TomkeyLeslie French
WriterDennis Potter
DirectorJon Amiel
ProducerJohn Harris
ProducerKenith Trodd
NicolaJanet Suzman
Mrs MarlowAlison Steadman
Dr GibbonBill Paterson
Mr HallDavid Ryall
ReginaldGerard Horan
Mr MarlowJim Carter
First Mysterious ManRon Cook
Second Mysterious ManGeorge Rossi
Night NurseSharon D Clarke
Dr FinlaySimon Chandler
George AdamsCharles Simon
RegistrarThomas Wheatley
PorterGeff Francis
Sister MaloneMary MacLeod
SchoolteacherJanet Henfrey
Philip (aged 10)Lyndon Davies
GrancherRichard Butler
BarmanTrevor Cooper