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142 Ratings

The Singing Detective

Directed by Jon Amiel
United Kingdom, Australia, 1986
TV Mini-series, Mystery, Musical


The story of The Singing Detective unfolds in three time periods: the Forest of Dean in the 1930s, a 1980s hospital ward, and a film-noir fantasy London of the 1940s. The link between these ‘worlds’ is Philip Marlow, a writer of crime fiction recovering from psoriasis in hospital.

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The Singing Detective Directed by Jon Amiel

Awards & Festivals

BAFTA Awards

1987 | 3 wins including: Best Actor (Television)

1987 | 8 nominations including: Best Drama Series (Television)

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