The BBC's greatest achievement, on the big screen
Regent Cinema – Britain's oldest cinema – was the first place in the country to ever show moving pictures, kickstarting British cinema with a screening of Cinematographe in 1896. Since its reopening in May 2015 the staff have been dedicated to both engaging with the cinemas legacy and ensuring its future for audiences and filmmakers. Often cited as one of the best pieces of British television ever made, Edge Of Darkness was originally broadcast in six 55 minute episodes by the BBC in 1985. A mixture of crime drama and political thriller, it revolves around the efforts of policeman Ronald Craven to unravel the truth behind the murder of his daughter. Craven's investigations soon lead him into a murky world of government and corporate cover-ups. "Edge Of Darkness shines as a work of quality at every level." – BBC "Nothing is wasted in Mr Martin's diabolically clever script." – NY Times Certificate 12A. Running time 5 hours and 45 minutes, including a 20 minute intermission.
"A ferociously beloved 1980s artefact."