Dead Head (TV series)

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

Dead Head is a four-part crime thriller scripted by Howard Brenton. It juxtaposed 1940s film noir style and costumes with contemporary London settings. It was directed by Rob Walker.


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 15 April 2013.[1]


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