I first saw this series when it first came out and thought it was the best Dennis Potter had written after 20 years it is still brillant it is sad that Dennis Potter is not here to write more nobody has replaced him he was a genius
Many regard The Singing Detective as Dennis Potter's masterpiece, bringing together old and new themes in a murder mystery-musical-thriller-romance the like of which has not been seen before or since on television. Recognised as a seminal TV series, it was voted number 20 in the British Film Institutes all time top TV 100.
Incapacitated both physically and emotionally and trapped in his hospital bed, detective novel writer Philip Marlow escapes into his imagination, plotting out a murder tale in which he is both a big-band singer and a private eye. As fantasy and reality merge into one, his excruciating pain plays with the memories of a tormented childhood and sexual treachery in a tortuous session of self-analysis and personal discovery.
- Michael Gambon, Alison Steadman, Patrick Malahide, Joanne Whalley, Ron Cook, Janet Suzman, David Ryall, Gerard Horan, George Rossi, Geff Francis, Lyndon Davies, Leslie French, Sharon D. Clarke
- Jon Amiel
- Music , Musical , Mystery , Suspense & Thriller