Writer Dennis Potter's acclaimed television serial follows the labyrinthine mindscape of pulp fiction writer Philip Marlow, confined to a hospital bed and unable to move due to extreme psoriasis. While trying in his lucid moments to deduce the cause of his condition, Marlow's daydreams cast him as his fictional sleuth/big band singer, working to solve the "Skinscapes" murders. Haunting musical-noir-dramedy stars Michael Gambon and Patrick Malahide. 7 1/2 hrs. total on three discs. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital stereo; audio commentary; documentaries; photo gallery.