Dead Head

Dead Head (1986)

  • Genre: Drama
  • Creator: Howard Brenton
  • First Air Date: 1986-01-15
  • Last Air Date: 1986-02-05
  • Total Seasons: 1
  • Total Episodes: 4
  • Status: Ended
  • Episode Runtime: 50 min.
  • Production Company: BBC
  • Networks: BBC Two
  • Director: Rob Walker
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London based petty crook, Eddie Cass agrees to pick up a package and courier it across the capital. When nobody answers the door at the drop off address Eddie opens the package and finds a woman’s severed head in a hatbox. He panics and dumps it in the River Thames. Returning home Cass is kidnapped by the mysterious Eldridge and his heavies who inform Eddie that he has been framed for the murder.

  • Keywords: miniseries
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    Dead Head Seasons

    Season 1

    First Air Date: 1986-01-15
    4 Episodes

    Dead Head Episodes

    Title Air Date Duration
    Season 1Episode 1Why Me?50 min
    Season 1Episode 2Anything for England50 min
    Season 1Episode 3The War Room50 min
    Season 1Episode 4The Patriot50 min
    • Denis Lawson

      as Eddie Cass
    • Lindsay Duncan

      as Dana Cass
    • George Baker

      as Eldridge
    • Simon Callow

      as Hugo Silver
    • Norman Beaton

      as Caractacus
    • James Warwick

      as Lord Clive Ludlow
    • Don Henderson

      as Detective Inspector Malcolm
    • Susannah Bunyan

      as Jill
    • Tacy Kneale

      as Sandra
    • Ellen Sheean

      as Mrs Epworth
    • Larrington Walker

      as Stoker
    • Winston Crooke

      as Clyde
    • Leonie Mellinger

      as Angela
    • Ernest Clark

      as The Man
    Writing Howard Brenton Writer
    Directing Rob Walker Director
    Sound Richard Hartley Original Music Composer