I had been thinking about this series for months, and on the spur of the moment, ordered thru Amazon. Delivery next day, good price, nice prints. Sadly I have to mostly agree with C. O'Hare (Paris Writer?). I had my doubts all along because I didn't see the series on its TX in 1988, but I love Buchan and thought Powell did a good job in "39 Steps" (better than More, Donat and Penry-Jones in my opinion). However the episodes I have seen so far are mostly studio sets, and, well, frankly, not very well acted, no names, but the women do come off worst. I thought the scripts less than wonderful, OK perhaps for the time, but sadly, none are Buchan stories, and everything does rather tend to plod along. Powell is good tho and I do seem to be in the minority looking at the other reviews. I am sure buyers will mostly enjoy it, just be thoughtful perhaps, before you buy? 3 stars for Powell and the chance to see what a lot of people I am sure will enjoy.