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The Murder Room 

Adam Dalgliesh looks into the connection between the grisly exhibits at the Dupayne family museum and the murder of adopted son Neville.
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Complete series cast summary:
Martin Shaw ...  Adam Dalgliesh 2 episodes, 2005
Janie Dee Janie Dee ...  Emma Lavenham 2 episodes, 2005
Samantha Bond ...  Caroline Dupayne 2 episodes, 2005
Kerry Fox ...  Muriel Godby 2 episodes, 2005
Siân Phillips ...  Marie Strickland 2 episodes, 2005
Michael Maloney ...  Neville Dupayne 2 episodes, 2005
Nicholas Le Prevost ...  Marcus Dupayne 2 episodes, 2005
Jack Shepherd ...  James Calder-Hale 2 episodes, 2005
Anita Carey Anita Carey ...  Tally Clutton 2 episodes, 2005
Tilly Blackwood ...  DI Kate Miskin 2 episodes, 2005
William Beck ...  DI Piers Tarrant 2 episodes, 2005
Sid Mitchell Sid Mitchell ...  Ryan Archer 2 episodes, 2005
Lisa Kay ...  Angela Faraday 2 episodes, 2005
Kate Alderton ...  Sara Dupayne 2 episodes, 2005
Lesley Vickerage ...  Clara 2 episodes, 2005
Anthony Calf ...  Lord Martlesham 2 episodes, 2005
Thomas Wheatley Thomas Wheatley ...  A / ... 2 episodes, 2005
Harry Burton Harry Burton ...  Bruno Denholm 2 episodes, 2005
Ty Glaser ...  Celia Mellock 2 episodes, 2005
Richard Cubison Richard Cubison ...  Nobby Clarke 2 episodes, 2005
Sara Carver ...  Dalgliesh's P.A. 2 episodes, 2005
Greg Wakeham Greg Wakeham ...  Ryan's Flatmate 2 episodes, 2005
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The lease on the Dupayne Museum is almost up and under the terms of their father's will, all three of the Dupayne children must agree to continue or the museum is to close. Neville Dupayne is dead set against continuing the museum when the money could be used for a much better purpose. One of the museum's key attractions is the Murder Room, displaying information on a series of notorious murders from between the two World Wars. When Neville dies in a way reminiscent of one of the murders on display in the Murder Room, Commander Adam Dalgleish is asked to investigate. There are any number of suspects: his siblings, several museum employees who will lose their job, his secretary with whom he once had an affair and his daughter who felt he was an absentee father. A second murder reveals some of the activities of the upper classes and the solution lies in a long-ago wrong that someone is seeking to right. Written by garykmcd

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1 January 2005 (UK) See more »

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BBC Drama Group, WGBH See more »
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(2 parts)

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Martin Shaw's performance is that of Judge Deed, not Dagliesh.
2 June 2007 | by bobcarignanSee all my reviews

As an avid P.D. James fan and reader, I find myself critical of "The Murder Room" and Martin Shaw's performance in it. Unlike other comments, I feel that the movie must at least be true to the writer's creation of the character's personality. "Judge Deed" is NOT "Adam Dagliesh", but the portrayal by Shaw is similar. Adam Dagliesh is a classy, private, remote, creative intelligent, sensitive character, not the "Bull In a China Shop" personality that Martin Shaw portrays in Murder Room. Don't get me wrong, I love "Judge Deed" and Shaw's portrayal of him, but his performance simply doesn't fit as James's "Dagliesh" character. Let's dredge Mr. Roy Marsden out of his theater environment for these wonderful new productions of P.D. James excellent novels and enjoy his accurate and creative interpretation of the Dagliesh character. In closing I must say that the film itself was well written, well directed, and true to the novel.


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