Monthly Archives: September 2012

Patrick Malahide in The Singing Detective, Episode Four

In Singing Detective part 4, Clues, we are introduced to a new Patrick Malahide character, Mark Finney.  He is having an affair with Marlow’s wife Nicola, but things aren’t quite what they appear. With all the jumping around, one era … Continue reading

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Patrick Malahide as Lord Glendenning: The Paradise S01E01

The basic premise to episode one can be found in an earlier blog post. This new drama boasts a large and excellent cast so there should be lots of room for compelling stories and interesting characters. Right now, Lord Glendenning … Continue reading

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Patrick Malahide in The Singing Detective, Episode Three

The jumping from reality, memory and fiction is getting a lot more prevalent now. The banter between Marlow and Binney is great. Honestly, I really like the noir scenes even if Dr. Gibbon thinks the book is a bit derivative … Continue reading

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Patrick Malahide in “A Short Stay in Switzerland”

Patrick Malahide has a small part in the BBC’s “A Short Stay in Switzerland” (2009), a made-for-television movie based on the true story of Dr. Anne Turner’s quest to end her own life after discovering she has a progressive, terminal … Continue reading

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Patrick Malahide as Mr. Alfred Jingle in “The Pickwick Papers”, S01E02 and E03

Two episode recap, since Episode 2 is rather light in Jingle content! Episode Two – Duellus Interruptus When last seen, intrepid Pickwickian Mr. Winkle (Jeremy Nicholas) was facing a duel, due to the boorish conduct of someone wearing his clothes … Continue reading

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Patrick Malahide as Lord Glendenning in The Paradise BBC One

On September 25, 2012, BBC ONE will start airing a new series called The Paradise.  It is written by Bill Gallagher who wrote for Lark Rise to Candleford so I’d say that is good news. It is based on Au … Continue reading

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Patrick Malahide in “The Franchise Affair”

In 1988, Patrick Malahide starred in the BBC’s “The Franchise Affair“, an adaptation for television of Josephine Tey’s 1948 mystery novel.  Malahide plays Robert Blair, a small-town lawyer in Milford who is called upon to handle a case far beyond … Continue reading

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Patrick Malahide in The Singing Detective, Episode Two

Episode Two “Heat” In “Heat”, Marlow agrees to meet with the staff psychiatrist Dr. Gibbon (Bill Paterson). As he is being wheeled to the doctor’s office, we see more of the noir novel play out it in his head. Binney … Continue reading

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Patrick Malahide in The Singing Detective, Episode One

In 1986, the BBC aired a six-part miniseries entitled The Singing Detective.  Penned by Dennis Potter, it is considered a masterpiece.  The Guardian included it in their Six to watch: British Miniseries list.  Patrick Malahide plays three characters: Mark Finney, … Continue reading

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