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Edge of Darkness 

When his daughter Emma is murdered, cop Craven discovers, that she was in a GAIA group of activists occupied with exposing Northmoor nuclear waste storage facility for illegal activities.
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Complete series cast summary:
Bob Peck ...  Ronald Craven 6 episodes, 1985
Joe Don Baker ...  Darius Jedburgh 6 episodes, 1985
Charles Kay ...  Pendleton 6 episodes, 1985
Ian McNeice ...  Harcourt 5 episodes, 1985
Joanne Whalley ...  Emma Craven 5 episodes, 1985
Hugh Fraser ...  Bennett 4 episodes, 1985
John Woodvine ...  Ross 4 episodes, 1985
Jack Watson ...  James Godbolt 4 episodes, 1985
Allan Cuthbertson ...  Chilwell 4 episodes, 1985
Kenneth Nelson ...  Grogan 3 episodes, 1985
David Fleeshman David Fleeshman ...  Jones 3 episodes, 1985
Zoë Wanamaker ...  Clemmy / ... 3 episodes, 1985
Bill Stewart ...  Dingle 3 episodes, 1985
T.R. Bowen T.R. Bowen ...  Childs 3 episodes, 1985
Imogen Staley Imogen Staley ...  Young Emma 3 episodes, 1985
Paul Humpoletz Paul Humpoletz ...  Elham 2 episodes, 1985
Sarah Martin Sarah Martin ...  Polly Pelham 2 episodes, 1985
Paul Williamson Paul Williamson ...  Bewes 2 episodes, 1985
Tim McInnerny ...  Terry Shields 2 episodes, 1985
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The mysterious murder of an environmental activist leads her straight-laced father, an Inspector of the local police force, through a haunting revelation of the murkiness of the British Nuclear Policy of the eighties. Written by Bryn Coope <bryncoop@eden.com>

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The cult 80s eco-thriller starring Bob Peck and Joanne Whalley.


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English

Release Date:

4 August 1986 (USA) See more »

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Edge of Darkness See more »

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(6 parts) | (video)

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Mono

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1.33 : 1
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Joanne Whalley was the same age as Emma Craven in 1985. See more »

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Ronald Craven: [referring to Darius Jedburgh] . A man of few words.
Clemmy: When he's sober.
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Referenced in James Bond: Licence to Thrill (1987) See more »

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TV can be Good
9 September 2005 | by steve_heatonSee all my reviews

While you could make a good argument that TV doesn't have much to offer as a medium, this mini series stands as a blazing example to the contrary.

I doubt if this story would of worked as a movie. The suspense is slowly built per episode. Nothing blatant. Lots inferred. Brilliant writing. Superb acting. Haunting. Funny. Disturbing. The story is probably as relevant now (2005) as it was back in '85.

The music score alone makes it worth adding to your DVD collection. Michael Karmen and Eric Clapton work magic on the score. (A poor copy following in Lethal Weapon 3).

When it's over your heart won't sing; you probably won't have a smile on your face. Maybe a tear on the cheek? However, you'll be glad you watched it and rave about it later.

It's a moving, gripping piece of work.


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