The Singing Detective, Paperback

The Singing Detective Paperback

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This is the unabridged original text of Dennis Potter's acclaimed six-part television serial.

The narrative counterpoints life in a hospital ward of a writer crippled by a horrific skin disease with the plot of his atmospheric thriller to the point where fantasy and reality seem to exchange places.

The result is the most painful and disturbing screen drama of the 1980s.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Faber & Faber
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Film scripts & screenplays
  • ISBN: 9780571145904



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Amazing to read with memories of the characters from two distant viewings of the TV series. Really highlights Potter's skill and the adventurous nature of TV in the 1980s; nothing similar would reappear until HBO became cutting edge television.