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Jericho of Scotland Yard - Set 1
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I think that Robert Lindsay was right for the part and is a strong lead to a good cast. I found it a good entertaining buy.
Buy and enjoy.
In the early morning, his loyal sergeant, Clive Harvey, picks him up. A man's been shot in a working class part of London, a young black man who worked at the bus depot. It just so happens that he had a friend who is a young white woman. Which didn't sit too well with some parties.
Meanwhile, in a mansion in the posh Belgravia area, a maid finds an envelope carrying a note made of words cut out of the newspaper: "We have got Sir Nicholas. You will have £120,000 in cash when we ring. Call the police and we'll kill him."
Can the murder and the kidnapping, from different sides of the track, be related? So starts episode 1: "A Pair of Ragged Claws."
Episode 2; "The Killing of Johnny Swan"
First a preview: It's the 1957 international cross country championship in White City Stadium. The whole of England seems to be watching on TV. It's the final lap and everybody goes crazy as Johnny Swan, the best British contender, passes the Soviet world record holder. The announcer cries, "Come on, Johnny! And the world record has been taken by Britain!... And the Soviets are humiliated."
Move to almost a year later, and Johnny Swan is now a star. The world champion race is coming round again but he's not letting that slow down the party.Read more ›
Nicholas Renton, Diarmuid Lawrence , etc. all good stong performances and story lines .
I look forward to the next set out in Sept. which I will purchase as well from Amazon . where else can I get better prices and free S/H when buying over $25.00 ? saves me from driving to my nearest book store or video place which is over 20 miles away . My library doesn't have everything . No, I do not have any financial interest in Amazon nor do I work for them .
I also own Foyles War ...sets one, two and three . I shall order set four in July . I'm really looking forward to that set of four as well . A great cast and story lines , many of which are based on true happenings in world war two ...course with the exception of Det.Foyle being interjected for extra viewing interest as well as the rest of the cast . But, Michael Kitchen is great .and how all the senes, cars etc. are meticulously re-created that one feels like we are peeking back in time in Britains during that time.
I think the British do more with a 100 minute tele -movie then many of the multi-million dollar movies people pay to go and see here in the U.S.A. at $12.00 and up and more ( if going with friends or family ) and many times feel let down . It has gotten out of hand expense wise for families or just a guy taking his girl out for a movie and burgers afterward ... not to mention the highway robbery for the stale snacks bought in the movie theaters . Anyway, these bRITISH shows have class . KUDOS all round.
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Be sure if you ever order this series to write in "Jericho of Scotland Yard" or else you get another series simply called Jericho. This one is really good. Read morePublished 5 months ago by CBack
Great, great , great, super enjoyable, I love the box set - it is a great way to spend a Sunday afternoon (and evening) , the scenery, the characters and the stories are each... Read morePublished on December 26, 2013 by Judi Boone
Not the best British series by a long shot, but watchable. Rather droll, but the product was in good shape. Thank you.Published on July 24, 2013 by Marion E. Fairley
This could be the worst British mystery series I've ever seen. The period setting basically involves a few costumes and extras milling around on dimly lit streets. Read morePublished on September 1, 2008 by J. Guthertz