Dead Head

London based petty crook, Eddie Cass agrees to pick up a package and courier it across the capital. When nobody answers the door at the drop off address Eddie opens the package and finds a woman's severed head in a hatbox. He panics and dumps it in the River Thames. Returning home Cass is kidnapped by the mysterious Eldridge and his heavies who inform Eddie that he has been framed for the murder. The hatbox belonged to his ex-wife and his fingerprints are all over it. Eddie panics and goes off the rails -boozing and sleeping rough. Eventually he ends up at his ex-wife Dana's house. Whilst he sleeps there, his former partner informs on him, and Eddie once again has to go on the run. The next morning the newspaper headlines reveal the discovery of the gruesome hatbox. Eddie's own private atom bomb has gone off...

Show Info

Network: United Kingdom BBC Two (1986 - 1986)
Schedule: Wednesdays at 21:25 (50 min)
Status: Ended
Show Type: Scripted
Genres: Drama Thriller
Episodes ordered: 4 episodes

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Previous Episode

The Patriot

Episode 1x04; Feb 5, 1986

Eddie Cass , small-time crook, throws this hatbox into the river. With the head still in it. Now they're all paying to find out who did it. But Eddie sees it isn't money makes the world go round. It's treachery. Everyone alive is a bent copper. With

Previous Episodes

Episode NameAirdateTrailer
1x04: The PatriotFeb 5, 1986
1x03: The War RoomJan 29, 1986
1x02: Anything for EnglandJan 22, 1986
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