Tuesday, 6 June 2017
703 Cover Her Face
First viewed : March 1985
Another partly-glimpsed serial from the first half of 1985, Cover Her Face was ITV's third P.D. James adaptation with Roy Marsden as poetry-loving detective Adam Dalgleish. This one had a particularly convoluted plot shifting from the murder of a Cypriot drug dealer that Dalgleish was already investigating in London to the country mansion of the Maxie family living a highly anachronistic lifestyle for the 1980s. The connecting link, or one of them at least , was Sally Jupp ( Kim Thomson ) a single mother and scheming minx who doesn't make it to the final episode. Life On Mars 's Philip Glenister had an early role as her bumpkin patsy.
I came in about halfway through and was intrigued enough to see it through to the end where the murderer, as usual, turned out to be the least likely suspect.