'Dead Head' is a controversial four-part BBC noir drama written by Howard Brenton, in which the British secret service frame a petty crook Eddie (Denis Lawson) for murders committed by a member of the royal family. Entrusted with a hat box and given £500 to deliver it to an address in Regent's Park, Eddie's world is thrown upside down when he makes the fatal mistake of looking inside only to discover a severed head. At various points he is intercepted by the army, anarchic coke-snorting aristos, and seduced and tortured by a naked woman in Wellington boots. All along questioning "why me?", will Eddie ever find the answers he is looking for?