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Gideon's Way - The Complete Series [Repackaged] [DVD] [1965]

John Gregson , Gerald Harper    Parental Guidance   DVD
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (44 customer reviews)
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  • Actors: John Gregson, Gerald Harper, Alfie Bass, George Cole, Ray McAnally
  • Format: PAL
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 4:3 - 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 7
  • Classification: PG
  • Studio: Network
  • DVD Release Date: 14 Jun 2010
  • Run Time: 1300 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (44 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000RJEIAM
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 7,798 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Product Description

John Gregson plays Scotland Yard police commander George Gideon in this groundbreaking British television crime drama, one of the first regular series to be shot on location. Includes all 26 episodes: 'State Visit'; 'The V Men'; 'The Firebug'; 'The Big Fix'; 'The Housekeeper'; 'The Lady-Killer'; 'To Catch a Tiger'; 'Big Fish, Little Fish'; 'The White Rat'; 'How to Retire Without Really Working'; 'Subway to Revenge'; 'The Great Plane Robbery'; 'Gang War'; 'The Tin God'; 'The Alibi Man'; 'The Wall'; 'The Thin Red Line'; 'A Perfect Crime'; 'The Millionaire's Daughter'; 'Morna'; 'Boy With Gun'; 'Fall High Fall Hard'; 'The Prowler'; 'The Reluctant Witness'; 'The Rhyme and the Reason' and 'The Nightlifers'.

Product Description

United Kingdom released, PAL/Region 2 DVD: LANGUAGES: English ( Dolby Digital 2.0 ), SPECIAL FEATURES: Box Set, Interactive Menu, Multi-DVD Set, Scene Access, Uncut, SYNOPSIS: The complete series of the 1960's police drama featuring the character Commander George Gideon, based on the novels by John Creasey. This rarely seen series is presented here, with all 26 episodes being complete and uncut. ...Gideon's Way - Complete Series - 7-DVD Box Set ( Gideon C.I.D. )


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79 of 79 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Cracking series 14 Oct 2006
By Amazon Customer TOP 500 REVIEWER TOP 1000 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
Format:DVD
You may not remember this series. I didn't. It's from the days when police were the salt of the earth, everyone hated a bent copper, and villains were precisely that. That said, these programmes aren't simplistic: there's a reason for most criminal behaviour seen in these programmes (perhaps unlike real life) and no criminal is wholly bad. The stories are interesting and above the usual cops and robbers fare.

I like them particularly for the scenes of city life they show, Unlike the Saint, for example, there was no need in Gideon to show exotic locations. As it is, you see London as it was in the 1960s.

One correction to an earlier reviewer (I suspect he is kicking himself anyway): the author of the Gideon series was John Creasey, not Leslie Charteris. Creasey's prose was never a patch on Charteris'.

If you want a generous helping of bygone London, look no further than Gideon's Way.
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51 of 52 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A Good Old Cop Show 5 Sep 2006
Format:DVD
This seven dvd set contains twenty six hour long episodes all made in glorious black and white from 1964. The series was filmed alongside the first episodes of the Saint starring Roger Moore, and based on the Gideon books written by Leslie Charteris or his nom de plume J.J. Marric. Script supervisor on the series was Harrry W. Junkin who also wrote on the Saint series
Starring John Gregson as commander George Gideon who had been in many British films including Genevieve and The Lavender Hill Mob.
The episodes contain many gripping plots and are full of familiar faces whose names you may not recall but remind us of the time when almost everyone watched t.v. and most people had a "did you see so and so last night" conversation at work the next day.

I love this set and it brings a smile to the face to see fire engines rushing to a fire with a firemen hanging out of the front window of the fire truck ringing the bell to warn traffic, and to see the old blue police boxes as in Dr. Who with the flashing blue light on top. There seemed to be a policeman on every street corner who ran to answer the phone.

Superb!
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38 of 39 people found the following review helpful
Format:DVD
the one difference you will notice straight away about this series, is its gritty realism and lack of glamour. just what this should be.

the main character(well played by john gregson), is simply an ordinary police officer from scotland yard faced with the everyday problem of solving crime.

the extensive location footage is a bonus to say the least; not the usual studio-bound stuff that we are used to.

one of the best british t.v programmes ever made and certianly different at the time.
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5.0 out of 5 stars gripping and nostalgic 21 Aug 2007
By Colby
Format:DVD
What a treat. This really brings back the memories of a Britain long gone.
Policemen walked the streets back then; didn't have personal radio's, police telephone boxes of Tardis fame sufficed for communication. They drove around in black Wolseley cars - equipped with the latest in radiophone technology. Seeing the decor of the houses featured in the series, interior design wasn't even a twinkle in the eye, Laurence Llewelyn Bowen would have had a field day. The location filming is a running documentary on Sixties Britain, shopping, fashion, attitudes, London Docklands before it went up market, cars(Humbers, Zephyrs, Jaguars,et al), London's gangland it's all in the mix.

Apart from the nostalgia the storylines are surprisingly gritty too, with endings that occasionally catch you on the hop with an unexpected twist in the tail. John Gregson is great as Commander George Gideon, warm and sociable with an uncanny knack of apprehending the villain in the very act of committing the dastardly deed. The medley of actors that appear will have your head spinning, from Finlay Currie near the end of his career to an early outing for John Hurt.

I loved this set for all of the above and more, it is British television at it's best.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A great ITC show 7 Mar 2011
By Miss M. Potter TOP 100 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
Format:DVD
This series was based on the novels by John Creasey. It is an outstanding series that has sadly been largely forgotten about. It is a most enjoyable set of stories. This DVD set brings together all of the episodes of this classic series originally produced by ITC. It was originally transmitted in 1965 to 1966 in the UK.
Gideon's Way is about the CID investigations of Commander George Gideon and his partner, Chief Inspector David Keen. They have both worked their way up through the Police force. They tackle all sorts of crime.
The series was made in Black and White and the Picture and sound are excellent. The directing, acting and production is very good.
This series doesn't rely on exotic locations. Instead we get a slice of life in sixties London. There are many outside location shots which give us a great insight into the real world of the mid sixties. These location shots were rare for a series of this era. Most other series would rely on brief clips taken from stock footage backed up with a few studio street scenes. This series is like a modern day show in that we are actually taken outside into the streets.
The series is also about a variety of crimes including petty crimes and domestic problems. It has an element of the ordinary which makes it stand out from other glamorous ITC shows. And yet the production still has a slick style that makes ordinary life situations seem just as interesting as the other sort of series with international locations.
If you liked other ITC shows you will definitely like this one. It has not been remembered as well as other shows like" The Saint" or "The Prisoner" but I suspect that this is because this show was made in black and white.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars A treat
Gregson as Gideon was a delight, - as were the episodes! Each was a perfectly formed, beautifully crafted tale and, watching now, a beautiful social comment.
Published 1 month ago by Marran Grey
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic trip back in time
I thoroughly enjoyed every episode on this dvd, it was a lovely look back on how london used to be, the stories were very good, and i was surprised to see how many actors and... Read more
Published 1 month ago by staffie girl
5.0 out of 5 stars loved it
loved it took me back to my youth dont make them like that any more, great to watch going to get this next series if there is one
Published 3 months ago by binkie
5.0 out of 5 stars Gideon's Way.
John Gregson as Commander Gideon, has a tough patch to work.
Trying to keep Law and Order, with some of the toughest villains in the London area,... Read more
Published 6 months ago by Jo
5.0 out of 5 stars What Memories
60's London, enormous amount of shooting on Location, great stories and some of our finest actors in their start up roles. Watch it time and time again. John Gregson - A Legend
Published 6 months ago by New outlook comms
5.0 out of 5 stars superb series
Loved watching Gideon it is a good old fashioned crime series with some great storylines that you can enjoy without it being to gory or violent like some modern TV programmes.
Published 7 months ago by Susan Hoult
4.0 out of 5 stars Great Nostalgia
London or New York -- old crime dramas are great to see. Always a good story and not always an ending you can see coming -- that is what i like.
Published 8 months ago by irish75
4.0 out of 5 stars Crime
Good delivery time remember watching this with my dad when I was young looking forward to a quiet night curled up remembering special times
Published 8 months ago by Mrs Susan Woodberry
5.0 out of 5 stars classic tv at its best
great series as im a fan of black and white series of this period great sipport from well known tv stars of the time
Published 9 months ago by keith
5.0 out of 5 stars very happy
thankyou this also was for a friend, he to was very happy about this, and said it was a good buy.
Published 13 months ago by lorraine knight
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