Dead Head (TV series)

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Dead Head
Format Drama
Created by Howard Brenton
Starring Denis Lawson
Lindsay Duncan
George Baker
Simon Callow
Leonie Mellinger
Country of origin United Kingdom
No. of episodes 4
Production
Running time 50 Minutes
Broadcast
Original channel BBC2
Original airing 1986

Dead Head is a four-part crime thriller scripted by Howard Brenton. Juxtaposing 1940s film noir style and costume with contemporary London settings, it aroused controversy due to scenes featuring male and female nudity, as well as some strong violence.[citation needed] It was directed by Rob Walker.

Plot[edit]

Petty criminal Eddy Cass (Lawson) receives a mysterious box that proves to contain the head of a young woman. This involves Cass in a conspiracy by the British security services to frame him for the crimes of a sadistic serial murderer of prostitutes.

Home media[edit]

The series was released on DVD in the UK on the 15 April 2013. [1]

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