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The Black Tower 

Frustrated with his career, Commander Dalgliesh is invited to Toynton Grange, a home for the disabled, by his old teacher, Father Baddeley, who is resident there. But unbeknown to Dalgliesh... See full summary »
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Series cast summary:
Roy Marsden Roy Marsden ...  Adam Dalgliesh 6 episodes, 1985
Martin Jarvis ...  Wilfred Anstey 6 episodes, 1985
John Franklyn-Robbins John Franklyn-Robbins ...  Henry Carwardine 6 episodes, 1985
Carol Gillies Carol Gillies ...  Dot Moxon 6 episodes, 1985
Richard Heffer ...  Dr. Eric Hewson 6 episodes, 1985
Harriet Bagnall ...  Ursula Hollis 6 episodes, 1985
Pauline Collins ...  Maggie Hewson 5 episodes, 1985
Art Malik ...  Julius Court 5 episodes, 1985
Rachel Kempson ...  Grace Willison 5 episodes, 1985
Heather James Heather James ...  Helen Rainer 5 episodes, 1985
Martyn Hesford Martyn Hesford ...  Dennis Lerner 5 episodes, 1985
Valerie Whittington Valerie Whittington ...  Jennie Pegram 5 episodes, 1985
Albie Woodington Albie Woodington ...  Albert Philby 4 episodes, 1985
Gillian Barge ...  Millicent Hammitt 3 episodes, 1985
David Webb David Webb ...  Inspector Rouse 3 episodes, 1985
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Frustrated with his career, Commander Dalgliesh is invited to Toynton Grange, a home for the disabled, by his old teacher, Father Baddeley, who is resident there. But unbeknown to Dalgliesh, something happening at the Grange is making the Father uneasy, and Dalgliesh quickly finds himself investigating a series of mysterious deaths. Written by Diariser

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A desolate clifftop retreat is witness to a series of bizarre and inexplicable deaths...

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Crime | Drama | Mystery

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 October 1986 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

Det sorte tårn See more »

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Anglia Television See more »
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(6 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

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1.33 : 1
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The Clavell Tower (built in 1830) was partially painted black for this show. The tower has since been fully restored and moved 82 inland from the cliff's edge because of erosion. See more »

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Follows Death of an Expert Witness (1983) See more »

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A very depressing film
21 March 2009 | by zemboySee all my reviews

Compared with other films in the Roy Marsden/Dalgliesh series, this one must have the most unpleasant cast of characters. The acting is unremarkable except for the actors playing the old priest and the old woman named Grace. Ugly interpersonal relationships abound, dialog filled with sarcasm, very far-fetched, unrealistic attitudes and motivations of several characters. Painful to watch all the way to the end. A more normal cross-section of humanity would have been better. There could not be so many unpleasant people all in one place. Of course I don't live in England, so what do I know? Other films in the series are better.


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