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Patrick Malahide as Albert Speer on BBC Radio 4

Albert Speer’s Walk Around the World aired on BBC Radio 4, January 30. For a limited time, you can listen (irregardless of where you live) to  it on the Radio 4 website (link here). Patrick Malahide’s performance was absolutely brilliant.  … 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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