I love this series intelligently realised/written/acted, an object lesson in how to it to the alternatively dreadful "Vera".
Martin Shaw is excellent as are the rest of the cast,alot of time and thought has obviously gone into re creating the "real" NE as per 1967 not a geordie version of Carnaby Street.It is also the first series to filled back "home" in Co Durham rather than Ireland ,so there are some nice genuine locations.
There are only 2 episodes and my enjoyment of episode 2 was spoiled by the putting of the extras on disc 1 (and me being stupid enough to watch them - but in my defence at the time I thought there would ,maybe, be some more on Disc 2)....They contain a very,very major spoiler ,why do "they" do this? there is as much room on disc 2 to include it there,all very thoughtless..
So,to sum up if you like a quality well balanced,intelligent detective series this is definitely your cup of tea .. just stay away from the extras !!