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The fictional British policeman, in all his (or her) vulnerable glory

Roy Marsden - Commander Adam Dalgliesh

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?

P.D. James: A Taste for Death (1988) Comm. Dalgliesh (Roy Marsden) just finished getting Scotland Yard's Sensitive Crime Squad up and running when he's buttonholed to investigate the mysterious and deadly world that lurks behind Government Minister Sir Paul Berowne's (Bosco Hogan) seemingly respectable façade. Adapted from author P.D. James's best-selling whodunit, this miniseries features the popular gumshoe from many of James's novels.