Adapted from P.D. James’ international bestselling murder mysteries, DALGLIESH (for Channel 5/Acorn) is a formidable new crime drama about a uniquely enigmatic detective. A recent widower, Detective Chief Inspector Adam Dalgliesh is a mysterious, controlled detective of exceptional emotional intelligence who also happens to be an acclaimed poet. Set in 1975, series one sees Dalgliesh investigate murders at a nursing school in Hampshire, a home for the disabled on the Dorset coast and a church in Paddington, whilst trying to come to terms with his grief.
Bertie Carvel takes the role of DCI Adam Dalgliesh, with Jeremy Irvine as DS Charles Masterson and Carlyss Peer as DS Kate Miskin. The cast also includes Natasha Little, Richard Dillane, Fenella Woolgar, Helen Aluko, Steven Mackintosh, Mirren Mack, Jonjo O’Neill, George Robinson, Jane Lapotaire, Lily Sacofsky, Laura Elphinstone and Fra Free.
Written by: Helen Edmundson (Episodes 1, 2, 5 & 6) and Stephen Greenhorn (Episodes 3 & 4)
Directed by: Jill Robertson (Episodes 1 & 2), Andy & Ryan Tohill (Episodes 3 & 4) and Lisa Clarke (Episodes 5 & 6)
Producer: Georgie Fallon
Executive Producers: Elaine Pyke, Willow Grylls and Charlie Pattinson