Tag Archives: Dennis Potter

Patrick Malahide in Drama Connections: The Singing Detective

In 2005, Patrick Malahide took part in “Drama Connections“, a program that looks at highly regarded and ground-breaking television dramas, to discuss his work in “The Singing Detective“. This was the second “Drama Connections” episode Mr. Malahide participated in as … Continue reading

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The Singing Detective at the British Film Institute

The British Film Institute will be airing The Singing Detective on Sunday 26 July 2015 11:00.  Click here for more information. This is your chance to experience the series that’s widely regarded as Potter’s finest achievement, screened over the course … Continue reading

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Analysis of a Scene XIII: Singing Detective — Feeling Small

The Singing Detective episode 2 Heat (recap here) is aptly named because Mark Binney is still feeling pretty hot under the collar.  Only this time it is because Sonia, who we met briefly in episode 1 Skin, has left his … Continue reading

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Patrick Malahide & Janet Suzman to discuss The Singing Detective

  From the Institute of Contemporary Arts: The Singing Detective 24 November 2012 – 25 November 2012 A rare one-day screening of all six episodes of Dennis Potter’s widely acclaimed 1986 TV series The Singing Detective. This is the first time the whole series … Continue reading

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Patrick Malahide in The Singing Detective, Episode Six

Coming to Terms with the Past Episode six, Who Done It?, opens with a young Marlow on the train, only this time is mother isn’t there.  He passes by the familiar scarecrow which now has a hideous face that is … Continue reading

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Patrick Malahide in The Singing Detective, Episode Five

Episode Five, Pitter Patter Again, I’ll divide the synopsis into a few key parts. Marlow’s reality, memories and fantasies are blending together still so it is easier this way. Noir Story Marlow is performing a cute number called The Umbrella … Continue reading

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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 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 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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