Edge Of Darkness - The Complete Series - 2 DVD Set - £3.99 @ BBC Shop
Starring Bob Peck, Joe Don-Baker and Joanne Whalley Director Martin Campbell
Winner of nine awards including six BAFTAs
This futuristic chiller features music by Michael Kamen and Eric Clapton. Escorting his daughter home from college, Detective Inspector Craven watches helplessly as she is gunned down in cold blood. Hell-bent on revenge, his search for her killer leads him on a terrifying one-way trip to the heart of the nuclear state.
Peck interview on 'BBC Breakfast Time'. The BAFTAs 1986 - including interviews with Bob Peck and Joe Don Baker. BBC Arts programme 'Did You See ...?' reviews Edge of Darkness. 'Magnox - The Secrets of Edge of Darkness', featuring contributions from writer Troy Kennedy Martin, producer Michael Wearing, composer Michael Kamen, the cast, technical advisor Walt Patterson and visual effects designer Mat Irvine. The Broadcasting Press Guild Awards 1986, featuring interviews with producer Michael Wearing and actor Bob Peck.
Groundbreaking environmental-espionage shocker Edge of Darkness (1985) begins routinely enough but then ratchets the suspense to levels that would have turned Hitchcock green with envy. Emma Craven (Joanne Whalley in her first starring role) is a young environmental activist killed in mysterious circumstances. Emma's father Ron Craven (Bob Peck in a star-making performance) will not be silenced and, as a police detective, is uniquely positioned to pursue his own unofficial investigation. He moves from grief to a determination to find the truth, all the while advised and comforted by Emma, but is she a ghost or a manifestation of his haunted psyche? Craven digs deeper, uncovering labyrinthine conspiracy in the nuclear industry and, as the body-count rises, encounters the garrulous CIA agent Darius Jedburgh (a superb Joe Don Baker) with a mysterious agenda of his own. Accompanied by a haunting musical score by Michael Kamen and Eric Clapton, Edge of Darkness builds on the legacy of Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy and Smiley's People to become quite simply the best television thriller ever.