P.D. James: A Taste for Death

Author P.D. James' iconic English detective Adam Dalgliesh is called in by an old friend, Conservative politician Sir Paul Berowne after he receives a series of threatening letters. Dalgliesh finds Sir Paul heads a dysfunctional family who all seem to have a reason to send the government minister the letters. Dalgliesh agrees to investigate the letters in an informal way to avoid the press getting hold of the story, the informal investigation quickly becomes an important and pressing concern when more and more people associated with the politician and his family begin to turn up dead.

Anglia Television
1 Season, 6 Episodes
November 22, 1988
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Mini-Series
P.D. James: A Taste for Death

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  • A curious button that shows up in the church offering box could be the clue that Commander Dalgliesh has been looking for.

  • After talking with a woman who saw Sir Paul Berowne on the day he died, Commander Dalgliesh suspects Berowne's brother in law is the killer.

  • While continuing his investigation of Sir Paul Berowne's mysterious death, Commander Dalgliesh discovers his friend had a mistress.

  • As Commander Dalgliesh digs deeper into Sir Paul Berowne's death, he unearths a complicated web of suspects with sketchy motives.

  • Commander Dalgliesh finds he has a murder case on his hands when Sir Paul Berowne is found dead next to the lifeless body of a homeless man.

  • A troubled friend whose wife is having an affair asks Commander Adam Dalgliesh to examine some curious correspondence from an anonymous sender.

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