Series 2 starts of with a new direction for Hazell but straight away he is in his usual bother. I agree with the 1st reviewer that there are one or 2 eps that are not to the standard of series 1, with the episode written by Trevor Preston a huge letdown and also the episode 'Hazell gets the Part' not in keeping with the usual tone of the show.
However this aside there are some fantastic writing by Leon Griffiths, Willis Hall and more.
In my opinion the last episode is fantastic, wonderfully shoot with a moody atmosphere throughout.
Performances are brilliant, Nicholas Ball is great as Hazell and Desmond Mcnamara is entertaining as Cousin Tel. Many guest stars appear including Billy Murray, Ken Hutchinson, John Bindon and Brian Glover. The best performance by any of the guest stars has to be by the late Ronald Lacey in the episode entitled 'Hazell and the happy couple'. Lacey performs a quite unhinged performance of a man who is going to go off the boil at any minute - honestly you don't see this type of performance on TV anymore.
I would definitely recommend you buy this DVD as after series 2 there was no more, Nicholas Ball mentions on the special features why that was and its a shame.
If you like your private eye, noir, jazzy score, un-patronising old school british TV, you will love this - BUY IT!