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Peter Capaldi as Zeno.

Some Lie and Some Die

It all happens around the periphery of a music festival, where we find a body. In Kingsmarkham is living, or has come down to live, a great star, played by Peter Capaldi, a very fine actor. But he’s also a good singer, because he stood up and sang in front of the audience of a real music festival crowd, and was very well received.

George Baker 1

John Burden’s hero, the rock star Zeno, comes to Kingsmarkham to perform at the Sunday’s Festival. The event passes peacefully until a young woman is murdered. Why was the dead girl wearing someone else’s clothes? And could a secret relationship have led to her death?


DCI Wexford
George Baker
DI Burden
Christopher Ravenscroft
Dora Wexford
Louie Ramsay
Jenny Ireland
Diane Keen
Peter Capaldi
Leonard Dunsand
David Lyons 2
Nell Tate
Susan Watkins
Godfrey Tate
Joseph Long
DCC Freeborn
Dave Hill
Mrs Peveril
Gemma Jones
Edward Peveril
Donald Sumpter
Mrs Stoner
Mary MacLeod 3
Granny Peckham
Joan White 4
Joan Miall
Bella Enahoro
Louis Mbowele
Kwabena Manso
Martin Silk
Hugh Millais 5
Carol Kenyon
DS Martin
Ken Kitson
Grace Woodville
Marian McLoughlin
John Burden
Noah Huntley
Pat Burden
Emma Smith
Jean Burden
Ann Penfold
Mrs Clarke
Annette Kerr 6
PC Stevens
Robert Hands
WPC Elaine Palmer
Jane van Hool
Hotel Porters
Andrew Schofield, Glyn Pritchard
Cathy Underwood
Paul Ansdell
Supermarket Manager
Reg Presley 7
University Porter
Peter Mair
Dawn Stoner
Tessa Vale
Hotel Receptionist
Petra Markham
TV Newsreader
Fred Dinenage
Script Executive
Corinne Cartier 8
Original music composed by
Brian Bennett
Let Me Believe lyrics by
Michael Richards
Let Me Believe music by
Brian Bennett, Warren Bennett
Performed by
Peter Capaldi (vocals), Brian Bennett (drums), Warren Bennett (guitar, vocals), Ray Minhinnett (guitar), Mark Griffiths (keyboards)
Casting Director
Doreen Jones 9
Production Manager
Lars MacFarlane 10
Location Manager
Martin Robinson
1st Assistant Director
Francesco Reidy
Gwen Hughes
Stage Manager
Kerry Bignall
Production Secretary
Jill Partington
Graphic Designer
John Hamon
Costume Designer
Serena Brown
Makeup Supervisor
Toni Holmes
Dubbing Mixer
Tony Cunningham
Dubbing Editor
Peter Dansie
Camera Grip
Alan Imeson
Sound Recordist
Maurice Hillier
Camera Operator
Julian Barber
Lighting Cameraman
Michael D Smith
Mark Ward
Film Editor
Christopher Wentzell
Executive Producer
Graham Benson
Neil Zeiger




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