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P.D. James: The Adam Dalgliesh Chronicles in February

Network have announced the UK Region 2 DVD release of P.D. James: The Adam Dalgliesh Chronicles for 19th February 2007 priced at £99.99. This set includes ten acclaimed screen adaptations based on the novels of award-winning British author P.D. James. Titled P.D. JAMES: THE ADAM DALGLIESH CHRONICLES, this 16-disc set contains forty-four episodes of classic TV from the mind of one of the UK’s most successful and celebrated crime fiction writers, who has won nine awards for her work and been nominated for many further accolades.

Made by Anglia TV between 1983 and 1998, all ten stories star Roy Marsden (The Sandbaggers) as liberal detective Adam Dalgliesh of Scotland Yard and were originally broadcast on ITV. The dramas within this package are:

  • Death of an Expert Witness - Dalgliesh leads the hunt for an elusive strangler in the Norfolk Fens in this seven-part drama
  • Shroud for a Nightingale - Dalgliesh becomes entangled in a deadly murder hunt inside a training home for nurses in this five-part adaptation
  • Cover Her Face - Dalgliesh follows a young girl and a trail of death to a beautiful country home in this six-part show
  • The Black Tower - A reckless move in the drugs trade turns into a dice with death for Dalgliesh in this six-part drama
  • A Taste for Death - Dalgliesh sets up the Sensitive Crimes Squad and faces an immediate challenge.
  • Devices and Desires - Holidaying in Norfolk, Dalgliesh is caught up in a series of murders when he discovers a body in this six-part show
  • Unnatural Causes - Dalgliesh is drawn into a macabre murder case during his investigations into a currency scam in this feature-length drama
  • A Mind to Murder - Dalgliesh is called in following the grotesque murder of a middle-aged woman in this feature-length story
  • Original Sin - Dalgliesh discovers a body whilst investigating a series of alarming hate mail attacks on a poet in this three-part mystery
  • A Certain Justice - Dalgliesh becomes involved in the death of criminal barrister Venetia Aldridge in this three-part adaptation

    As well as the ten dramas above, this release also contains the following special features:

  • An exclusive introductory 4,000 word booklet written by Crime Time editor Barry Forshaw
  • Sunday Sunday – interview with Roy Marsden from 1985
  • 6’Oclock Live – Roy Marsden interview from 1991
  • This Morning – Roy Marsden interview from 1997
  • Anglia news report from 1990 on the stunts used for Devices and Desires
  • Anglia news report from 1991 on the dialects used for Devices and Desires

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