Dead Head (TV series)
|Created by||Howard Brenton|
|Directed by||Rob Walker|
|Country of origin||United Kingdom|
|No. of episodes||4|
|Running time||50 Minutes|
|Original release||15 January 1986 - 5 February 1986|
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.
The Times called it an "intriguing tale," though "neither a pleasant thriller to watch nor to contemplate"; while The Guardian thought it had "lashings of panache and style"; and writing in 1996, the Evening Standard called it the "only British series that came close to Twin Peaks jocular malice."
The series was released on DVD in the UK on 15 April 2013.
- "Dead Head". 15 January 1986. p. 59 – via BBC Genome.
- "Anything for England (1986)". BFI.
- Burton, Alan (31 January 2018). "Looking-Glass Wars: Spies on British Screens since 1960". Vernon Press – via Google Books.
- "Dead Head". 15 April 2013 – via Amazon.