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Dead Head

A controversial four-part drama by Howard Brenton, in which the British secret service frames a petty crook (Denis Lawson) for murders committed by a member of the royal family. Eddy goes on the run when he discovers a severed head, wrapped up in the hatbox he has been entrusted with. At various points he is intercepted by the army and anarchic coke-snorting aristos, and seduced and tortured by a naked woman in Wellington boots. The top-notch cast includes Lindsay Duncan, George Baker, Simon Callow and James Warwick. Never repeated, but never forgotten – never miss an opportunity to see it!