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Edge of Darkness 

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When his daughter Emma is murdered, cop Craven discovers, that she was in a GAIA group of activists occupied with exposing Northmoor nuclear waste storage facility for illegal activities.
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Complete series cast summary:
Bob Peck ...  Ronald Craven 6 episodes, 1985
Joe Don Baker ...  Darius Jedburgh 6 episodes, 1985
Charles Kay ...  Pendleton 6 episodes, 1985
Ian McNeice ...  Harcourt 5 episodes, 1985
Joanne Whalley ...  Emma Craven 5 episodes, 1985
Hugh Fraser ...  Bennett 4 episodes, 1985
John Woodvine ...  Ross 4 episodes, 1985
Jack Watson ...  James Godbolt 4 episodes, 1985
Allan Cuthbertson ...  Chilwell 4 episodes, 1985
Kenneth Nelson ...  Grogan 3 episodes, 1985
David Fleeshman David Fleeshman ...  Jones 3 episodes, 1985
Zoë Wanamaker ...  Clemmy / ... 3 episodes, 1985
Bill Stewart ...  Dingle 3 episodes, 1985
T.R. Bowen T.R. Bowen ...  Childs 3 episodes, 1985
Imogen Staley Imogen Staley ...  Young Emma 3 episodes, 1985
Paul Humpoletz Paul Humpoletz ...  Elham 2 episodes, 1985
Sarah Martin Sarah Martin ...  Polly Pelham 2 episodes, 1985
Paul Williamson Paul Williamson ...  Bewes 2 episodes, 1985
Tim McInnerny ...  Terry Shields 2 episodes, 1985
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The mysterious murder of an environmental activist leads her straight-laced father, an Inspector of the local police force, through a haunting revelation of the murkiness of the British Nuclear Policy of the eighties. Written by Bryn Coope <bryncoop@eden.com>

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The cult 80s eco-thriller starring Bob Peck and Joanne Whalley.


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The scenes in Northmoor were filmed in Wales. See more »

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Ronald Craven: [referring to Darius Jedburgh] . A man of few words.
Clemmy: When he's sober.
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A brilliant thriller ahead of its time.
30 December 1998 | by Rocko-6See all my reviews

Bob Peck, perhaps best known to American audiences as game warden Robert Muldoon in JURASSIC PARK, portrays a police inspector obsessed with solving his daughter's murder. His investigation leads him not only into his own past but into subversive anti-government groups, international intelligence conspiracies, and globalist elitism. This brilliant program, produced in 1986, goes beyond the Cold War and successfully predicts the darker side of globalism, the rise of New Age, pagan belief systems, and the government paranoia which keeps "The X-Files" in business. Another plus is Joanne Whalley-Kilmer as the murdered girl, who keeps appearing and conversing with her father. This cleverly serves not only an expository device, externalizing for the viewer the motivations and rationales behind one man's solitary mission, but also reminds us how unbalanced Peck's character truly is. This is an intelligent, thought-provoking program that only improves upon further viewings.


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4 August 1986 (USA) See more »

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