Jericho of Scotland Yard - Series 1 & 2
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(Oct 09, 2007)
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The real star however is the sets and the costumes. It took Britain a long time to recover from the Second World War, rationing for instance continued into the fifties. At the time Jericho is set Glamour, which in practise meant all things American, was finally being introduced even if it was overlaid on a background of neglect, grime and disrepair. The series portrays that brilliantly.
All in all better than most TV detectives from either side of the Atlantic.
There is a certain manipulation of plot endings to give convenient solutions without the logical evil doer being the criminal. Nonetheless, this and other inconsistencies paled for me in the face of the strength of Lindsey's performance, the solid work of others in the cast. London is made interesting and one meets many characters within it. Not everyone will go for this limited series but I found it involving and interesting.
The stories almost lack romance and suspense.
But overall, Jericho is entertaining.
the acting by the whole cast was marvelous. Robert Lindsay was a great choice as Jericho. It was not renewed do to ratings, but it was up against Foyle's War enough said.
But then, his lack of a personal life does help him crack cases.
Episode 1: “A Pair of Ragged Claws” It’s a 1958 Newsflash! "Jericho Receives Queen's Medal." The newsreel continues, "Inspector Michael Jericho, just back from the palace, and showing his Queen's award for bravery to Assistant Commissioner Cherry." That night, Jericho spends his time at a nightclub by himself, trying to forget he's a hero.
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?
Episode 2: "The Killing of Johnny Swan"
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Jericho is very well done. Beautifully filmed, great period look, good actors, and entertaining stories. I wish they would have done more!Published on April 5, 2014 by Brook B. Petersen
These old British Murder Stories are great to watch for the whole family. They know how to create compelling
characters and good plot lines
Great stories and excellent acting.
Why did they cancel this series. It is so much better than almost everything on TV today.
Jerricho It was terrific, but the price was too high for 2 episodes, the "Series 1 & 2." was really a misnomer.Published on December 14, 2012 by barking wizard
I was not familiar with these movies before buying them. I am really glad I did! They are really interesting stories and the characters are really enjoyable and developed well. Read morePublished on July 6, 2012 by John L