The Adam Dalgliesh Chronicles [16 Disc Box Set] DVD


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Roy Marsden plays Commander Adam Dalgliesh of London’s Metropolitan Police in P.D. James’ The Adam Dalgliesh Chronicles, ten acclaimed screen adaptations based on the novels of the award-winning British author.

This sixteen-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. These detective dramas were made between 1983 and 1998. Ratings winners when first shown on ITV, Marsden’s portrayal of a liberal policeman with a love for poetry have established him in the mind of the public as the definitive Commander Adam Dalgliesh to this day. This collection is a must for all fans of high-quality police shows.


  • Death of an Expert Witness Dalgliesh leads the hunt for an elusive strangler in the Norfolk Fens.(7 x 50 mins)
  • Shroud for a Nightingale Dalgliesh becomes entangled in a deadly murder hunt inside a training home for nurses.(4 x 50 + 1 * 70 mins)
  • Cover Her Face Dalgliesh follows a young girl and a trail of death to a beautiful country home.(6 x 50 mins)
  • The Black Tower A reckless move in the drugs trade turns into a dice with death for Dalgliesh.(6 x 50 mins)
  • A Taste for Death Dalgliesh sets up the Sensitive Crimes Squad and faces an immediate challenge.(6 x 50 mins)
  • Devices and Desires Holidaying in Norfolk, Dalgliesh is caught up in a series of murders when he discovers a body.(6 x 50 mins)
  • Unnatural Causes Dalgliesh is drawn into a macabre murder case during his investigations into a currency scam.(1 x 100 mins)
  • A Mind to Murder Dalgliesh is called in following the grotesque murder of a middle-aged woman.(1 x 100 mins)
  • Original Sin Dalgliesh discovers a body whilst investigating a series of alarming hate mail attacks on a poet.(3 x 50 mins)
  • A Certain Justice Dalgliesh becomes involved in the death of criminal barrister Venetia Aldridge.(3 x 50 mins)

Special Features:

  • An exclusive introductory 4,000 word booklet written by Crime Time editor Barry Forshaw
  • Interviews with Roy Marsden from Sunday Sunday (1985), Six O’Clock Live (1991) and This Morning (1997)
  • Archive news report from 1990 on the stunts used for Devices and Desires
  • Archive news report from 1991 on the dialects used for Devices and Desires

Product Details

  • 2
Aspect Ratio:
  • 1.33:1
Number of Discs:
  • 16
Main Language:
  • English
Run Time:
  • 2320 mins approx.
  • Network
  • 15

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