- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 5 hours, 10 minutes
- Video: Color
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Released: August 5, 2008
- Originally Released: 1991
- Label: Koch Vision
- 2-Disc Set
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
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Memorable Quotes and Dialog:
"This is certainly one of the most exciting and chillingly intricate of my Adam Dalgliesh mysteries and I hope that this excellent production will be as popular with my American fans as it has been in the United Kingdom..."
- P. D. James
In this miniseries adaptation of P.D. James' best-selling mystery novel a Scotland Yard investigator hoping to take a break from crime becomes entangled in a serial murder case while vacationing at the coast.
Description by Koch Entertainment:
A serial killer known as "The Whistler" has been terrorizing the women of London and detective Adam Dalgliesh (Roy Marsden) gets caught up in a search in this televised adaptation of P.D. James' best-selling mystery. With twists and turns around every corner, Dagliesh must navigate through an assortment of bizarre suspects to stop the murderer once and for all.
P.D. James earned the moniker "Queen of Crime" for twisty mysteries just like this one, which features her ace sleuth Adam Dalgliesh.
The Scotland Yard commander leaves his post to go on holiday. He arrives on the East English seashore intent on little more than rest and recreation.
His planned vacation, though, is disrupted by several nasty occurrences -- suicide, blackmail and murder. A troublesome nuclear power facility nearby appears to be the crux of these events.
Then police find the acting administrative officer of the power plant slain. Local officials chalk up the incident to a serial killer, who has already left behind a trail of dead bodies.
But Dalgliesh hasn't yet drawn his own conclusions...
- This boxed set includes six individual tapes.