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The Singing Detective. / Creeber, Glen.

BFI Publishing, 2007. 192 p. (BFI TV Classics).

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Creeber, G 2007, The Singing Detective. BFI TV Classics, BFI Publishing. <http://hdl.handle.net/2160/1134>

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Creeber, G. (2007). The Singing Detective. (BFI TV Classics). BFI Publishing. http://hdl.handle.net/2160/1134

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Creeber G. The Singing Detective. BFI Publishing, 2007. 192 p. (BFI TV Classics).

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Creeber, Glen. / The Singing Detective. BFI Publishing, 2007. 192 p. (BFI TV Classics).

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