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It doesn’t occur to Trevor (James Bolam, New Tricks) that dishy blondes don’t usually sell jazz records door-to-door. He orders a set of Bix Beiderbecke LPs but receives the wrong items. While trying to locate the missing music, he and his girlfriend, Jill (Barbara Flynn, Cracker), stumble upon black market goods in a church basement, secret meetings in a parking lot, and corruption at the highest levels.
Several colorful characters enliven their adventures: Big Al and Little Norm, an overzealous police officer, an elderly snoop with a dog named Jason, and a town planner with a drawer full of incriminating files. Written by Alan Plater (Oliver’s Travels) and set in Yorkshire, this quirky British mystery glides along on witty banter, a sly sense of fun, and a soundtrack by award-winning musician Frank Ricotti. "Bolam and Flynn play the latter-day Nick and Nora Charles with relish" --The Courier-Mail.
DVD SPECIAL FEATURES INCLUDE Bix Beiderbecke biography.
Yes, I am a fan of James Bollum but largely who he has become, for example his role in the New Tricks series. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Tom
This may be a very old series, but it is very funny. The script is particularly clever, the relationships really interesting and the storyline keeps you wanting more. Read morePublished 15 months ago by R Harris
I was expecting more from this series, but only watched the first episode and found it lacking. I may watch more but it won't be my first priority. I found it plodding.
The first disc does not contain the first two episodes - instead, you get 2 of the 3 disks with episodes 5 and 6 on them! Read morePublished on June 3, 2012 by Thomas Preston
If you like dry strange sarcastic intellectual comedy. Well this is for you. If you don't than this is not.Published on December 2, 2011 by C. P.
On the trilogy UK edition: There are no extras and the film quality is good, but not crystal clear (remember this was made before the digital age really took off). Read morePublished on December 5, 2010 by Terry Broome
Yes, I suppose there is sufficient "unknown" to qualify this mini-series as a mystery; however, that is purely a technical definition. Read morePublished on September 13, 2010 by drkhimxz
An earlier Amazon reviewer described the writing of this British series as brilliant. Another reviewer noted the resemblance of the two main protagonists to Nick and Nora Charles. Read morePublished on May 12, 2010 by L. E. Cantrell
The Beiderbecke Affair (and the sequels) are kind of puzzling at first. You just don't know what is going on; why did someone actually make such an odd film? Read morePublished on April 23, 2010 by Scott FS