Monday, 6 February 2017
602 Death of an Expert Witness
First viewed : 8 April 1983
This one reminds me that I was still going down to my gran's on a Friday evening as we watched this seven part adaptation of a P D James crime novel together.
This was the first of a number of James books brought to the screen with Roy Marsden as her detective hero Adam Dalgleish. The expert witness was forensic biologist Edwin Lorrimar ( Geoffrey Palmer ) a man so arrogant and disagreeable it gave Dalgleish a number of likely suspects including lesbian sister Brenda Blethyn, professional rival Barry Foster , unstable young colleague Andrew Ray , troubled pathologist Ray Brooks and venal police detective Malcolm Terris. I remember which one did it but as it's on YouTube I don't want to spoil anyone's enjoyment of what was a pretty good whodunnit with an excellent theme tune.