The Singing Detective

Season 1 Episode 5

Pitter Patter

Aired Unknown Dec 14, 1986 on BBC



  • Trivia

    • In the first lip-synched musical number of this episode (Sammy Kaye's "The Umbrella Man") the trumpet player is shown playing a prominent lead melody. The sound of the trumpet is cup-muted, but the trumpet is "open".

  • Quotes

    • Mr. Hall to Reginald, who is going to talk to Marlow: "Ask 'im how it ends, for God's sake. And how soon!"

    • Part of Gibbon's free-association game: "money--shit, fish--Jesus, God--doctor, Guardian--misprint, Sun--trash, you--me, me--Tarzan, ... dream--wake, sleep--lie, politician--lie, table--lie, writer--liar, sentence--prison ..."

  • Notes

    • More crew:
      Choreography ... Quinny Sacks
      Properties Buyer ... David Morris
      Graphic Designer ... Joanna Ball
      Assistant Floor Managers ... Lynda Pannett, Garry Boon, Nick Wyse, Anna Price
      Production Associate ... Ian Brindle
      Production Assistant ... Diana Brookes
      Dubbing Editor ... Mark Day
      Film Recordists ... Clive Derbyshire, John Parry

  • Allusions