P.D. James: Devices and Desires (1991) Roy Marsden stars as Scotland Yard sleuth Adam Dalgliesh in this epic miniseries based on the popular mystery novel by P.D. James, a tale that also features a brief appearance by a young Kate Beckinsale. After inheriting a seaside cottage from his aunt, Dalgliesh escapes the city for a little R, only to find himself neck-deep in a string of serial killings. Can he expose the killer before his vacation is completely ruined?