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Quite Ugly One Morning (2004)

Investigative reporter Jack Parlabane stumbles across the aftermath of a murder scene in Edinburgh, and when he shows little sign of shock at the gruesome killing of a respected doctor, ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
James Nesbitt ... Jack Parlabane
Annette Crosbie ... Mrs. Kinross
Daniela Nardini ... Sara Slaughter
Mark Benton ... Darren Mortlake
Eddie Marsan ... Stephen Lime
Kevin McMonagle Kevin McMonagle ... Inspector Gregor McGregor
Morven Christie ... DS Jenny Dunlop
Ralph Riach Ralph Riach ... Alexander Kinross
Sandy McDade ... Sister Sheila Kennedy
Sandy Welch Sandy Welch ... David Forbes
Eileen McCallum Eileen McCallum ... Dame Edith Slater
Billy McElhaney Billy McElhaney ... Security Guard
Richard Thomson ... DC Flynn
Jan Moffatt Jan Moffatt ... Old Woman
Fish ... Finlay Price
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Investigative reporter Jack Parlabane stumbles across the aftermath of a murder scene in Edinburgh, and when he shows little sign of shock at the gruesome killing of a respected doctor, Detective Inspector McGregor suspects that he is the killer and Parlabane must clear his name. Written by Anonymous

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 September 2004 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

En hemsk morgon See more »

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Clerkenwell Films See more »
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Stereo

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1.78 : 1
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How the hell did this come from that book?!
6 September 2004 | by palagrimSee all my reviews

What an absolute pile of pants. Having read Chris Brookmyre's books religiously since I came across "Quite Ugly...", I was delighted to find out that this drama had been commissioned.

I obviously had too much faith.

Nesbitt is probably the best thing in this show - and even he doesn't quite fit. How anyone can read the book, and then adapt it to this piece of dross is beyond me.

Entire characters are changed, situations are dropped, and to see Parlablane's dramatic break-in reduced to Nesbitt doing a quick chin up and sliding open a bay window... it brought tears to my eyes.

I dread to think what's going to happen with "Country Of The Blind" if this is the benchmark...

Please, just avoid it...


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