The Singing Detective

  • 1986
  • TV Show
  • None

Dennis Potter's compelling, wonderfully surreal six-part musical miniseries probes the mind of cynical mystery writer Philip E. Marlow, who's bedridden in a hospital with a debilitating case of psoriasis when he begins to fantasize that he's a crooning 1940s gumshoe in one of his pulp novels. Blurred with his hallucinations are reflections from his troubled...read more

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02:25 — Suffering from the skin disease psoriasis and a crippling arthritis, detective novelist Dan Dark (Robert Downey Jr.) is in such pain in a hospital tha (more…)

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  • Premiered: November 16, 1986
  • Rating: None
  • Premise: Dennis Potter's compelling, wonderfully surreal six-part musical miniseries probes the mind of cynical mystery writer Philip E. Marlow, who's bedridden in a hospital with a debilitating case of psoriasis when he begins to fantasize that he's a crooning 194… (more)

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