One windy night at the nursing school, one of the students wakes up screaming when the alarm goes off.
At school, students understand who will play the role of “patient”:
During the demonstration that day. Heather Pierce (Becky Henderson) is a patient after native student Josephine Fallon (Shiobhan Cullen) falls ill. He was supposed to get warm milk through a throat tube to demonstrate the technique. But when he was given a milk substance. It became a caustic household cleaner instead. The school’s doctor in charge, Stephen Courtney-Briggs (Richard Dylan), cuts it off to massage his heart, but to no avail.
DCI’s Adam Dalglish (Bertie Carwell) is called onstage. When he meets his younger investigative partner, DS Charles Masterson (Jeremy Irvine), at school. Dalglish is an intelligent species with a second life as a published poet. And it is almost sure that Pierce’s death was not an accident and was not meant for anyone else.
Suspicion initially falls on Christine Dakers (Helen Aluco), who turns out to be the only nursing student Pierce has contacted. But Dalglish wasn’t sure; he still believes that dr. Courtney-Briggs, which turns out to be accurate, has a relationship with Fallon and Sister Bramfet (Amanda Route), one of the school’s teachers. Brumfet can be seen constantly beside schoolteacher Mary Taylor (Natasha Little). Who is less bothered by Daglish and Masterson’s presence than their staff.
As Dalgliesh surrounds who wants to get rid of Pierce. He learns more about Fallon and why he is treated in the school’s hospital wing.
James Dalglish novels, especially Shroud For A Nightingale:
What is the first secret of this new series that has been adapted for television? What makes this series, written by Stephen Greenhorn and Helen Edmundson. It is the placement of Adam Dalglish in 1975, shortly after he lost his wife. We know he’s a famous poet, and we know he wasn’t one of the detectives who killed his suspect confession. He is a sensitive and discreet detective. Who seems sovereign even in a three-piece suit with a wide collar from the 1970s.
But we didn’t learn more about Dalglish or his partner Charles Masterson than we did during the investigation. In this sense, Dalgliesh (actually pronounced almost like a “dog leash”) is a classic British policing procedure. You won’t learn much about the main characters. Unless you’re familiar with the James novels or one of Dagleish’s many adaptations.
And that’s good; we love Carvel universal’s warm yet no-nonsense portrayal of the main characters; he can grimace so tenaciously. As if it’s nobody’s business until we forget the last time we saw him as evil. Bob in Neil Best’s “Sister.” All supporting actors carry out their roles well.
In the second half of the first episode. Most of what we see is focused on Dalglish. And any red herrings that throw us are quickly forgotten. The only remaining problem is that the mystery there itself has a lot of interesting characters in it. But it eventually fades into the background while Dalgliesh narrows things down. It’s one of those actual viewing experiences that where you go, “Hey, what happened to this guy?” After realizing that the story is way more or less lost without much decision or resolution.
Carvel’s appearance is beautiful:
This smooths out some of the narrative issues of the first mystery. But not so completely that once they’re all resolved, you’ll have no more questions.
If you like clear English procedures based on classic characters, Dalgliesh will not disappoint. But it looks like a missed opportunity to dig deeper into Dalgliesh’s compelling character. Especially considering who’s playing the detective this time around.