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The Murder Room
P.D. James
Martin Shaw (Adam Dalgleish)
Cast + Credits
Dalgleish Retrospective
Links + Bibliography
Discussion
The Murder Room
Airing Sundays, August 20 + 27, 2006 on PBS
(Check local listings; dates and times may vary)

Aired previously October 2005

A family at war, a secret society for sexual favors involving lords of the realm and a copy-cat murderer... Martin Shaw returns as the enigmatic poet and detective Commander Adam Dalgliesh in P.D. James's The Murder Room.

When Neville Dupayne is found bound and burned to death on the grounds of his family's museum, the staff can't help but notice the murder resembles a murder from the museum's own chilling exhibition, the Murder Room, an exhibit featuring the most gruesome real-life murders in Britain's history.

The victim had no shortage of enemies -- he was determined to close the museum down and leave everyone there without a job or a home. But when the body of a prostitute is found murdered in a grisly reproduction of another Murder Room exhibit, it is clear something more than personal vendetta motivates the killer. With dozens more exhibits in the Murder Room, how many more murders are still to come?

The Murder Room has been adapted for the screen by Robert Jones from the novel by P.D. James. In addition to Martin Shaw, the drama also stars Janie Dee, Michael Maloney, Nicholas Le Prevost, Samantha Bond and Siân Phillips in a rare TV appearance.


P.D. James | Martin Shaw (Adam Dalgleish) | Cast + Credits
Dalgleish Retrospective | Links + Bibliography | Discussion

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Features:

P.D. James

Martin Shaw (Adam Dalgleish)

Cast + Credits

Dalgleish Retrospective

Links + Bibliography

Discussion




P.D. James's The Murder Room was previously a featured selection of the Masterpiece Theatre Book Club

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