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The Singing Detective 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 s


10 thoughts on “The Singing Detective

  1. says:

    I remember when this was first shown on television I remember the effect it had on me That television could be like that Here was something that proved television could be somethingthan mindless drivel Of course, I was wrong and The Singing Detective was just the exception that proves the rule This is a detective s


  2. says:

    I haven t read many plays outside of Shakespeare and Tennessee Williams and the occasional Ionesco in college French classes, and now I m wondering why Reading The Singing Detective was a remarkable visualization experiment It s strange that, even though there are fewer words here to make a picture with in my mind,


  3. says:

    Didn t have psoriasis but had eczema from head to toe throughout my childhood ahhh sob sob , I did sob, so this was on my page and my sympathy was heartfelt I also share a love of Raymond Chandler and this brought together physical memories and a love for mystery I also did a degree in podiatry and know something abo


  4. says:

    I made my discovery of Dennis Potter by accident when thirteen the cusp of fourteen Now I m all vaginal coming of age story Thirteen was my weird age of Sweet Valley Twins not even the mature high school version , gorging on the classics, and obsession with Homicide Life on the Street when googling myself I ll still f


  5. says:

    This is a beautiful book in its own right Most screenplays are blueprints for movies The Singing Detective is the exception The printed version of the script is a work of art Reading the script is a different experience from the viewing the film and just as compelling.


  6. says:

    Possibly the best play ever done for television Not an easy journey, as with Hide And Seek, and not for the faint of heart and mind, but a difficult life laid bare More a psychology text written by an English major.


  7. says:

    The best Tele play ever Notwithstanding the late Mr Potter s usual stock socialist characters, it all comes together here His finest work, and his epitaph.When first shown on BBC, it drew letters to the Times about shocking language, until a CofE Rev rebuked the lot, pointing out that this was among the most moving redem


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  9. says:

    I ve been rereading this script for almost thirty years and I m still digging new things out of it It s the story of Philip Marlow, failed novelist and psoriasis sufferer who is in hospital with his latest bout with the disease and how he spends his time reconciling his past life with what he is at the moment He s not a pa


  10. says:

    Dennis Potter is a writer s writer and for television, no less The Singing Detective isn t a quick and breezy ride it s meandering and inconsistent and painful yet often smirkingly funny It s got many different scenes and timeframes and one very unreliable narrator that results in something that s very meta in the end, and


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