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Mr Rose - The Complete Series 2 [DVD]

William Mervyn , Donald Webster , Ian Fordyce , Barry Davis    Suitable for 12 years and over   DVD
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
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  • Actors: William Mervyn, Donald Webster, Jennifer Clulow, Barbara Shelley, Robert Urquhart
  • Directors: Ian Fordyce, Barry Davis
  • Format: PAL
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Classification: 12
  • Studio: Network
  • DVD Release Date: 22 Oct 2012
  • Run Time: 300 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B008D1ZO1I
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 65,775 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)


Scotland Yard's Chief Inspector Rose (played by William), was first introduced in The Odd Man and It's Dark Outside, Granada's cult crime series of the early '60s, and this sequel sees the acerbic detective taking on a further series of intriguing cases. Jennifer Clulow is Rose's secretary, Jessica Dalton, and Donald Webster his enigmatic manservant, John Halifax; this series also features guest turns from Barbara Shelley, Tenniel Evans and Robert Urquhart.

Mr. Rose has now retired from the force to cultivate his cottage garden and concentrate on writing his memoirs. But a number of people have good reason to fear Rose's vast personal collection of case files; a veritable library of crime, it contains a wealth of incriminating detail that villains and former colleagues alike would rather remain unpublished. Time may have mellowed Mr. Rose, but he's as sharp as ever as he deals with their attempts to stop him revealing all...

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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Going ... 24 May 2013
By A. J. Bradbury VINE VOICE
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
The first of these three series was what encouraged me to buy seasons 2 and 3 along with the prequel, "It's Dark Outside". As it turns out season 1 of Mr. Rose is (IMO) head and shoulders above the others, though season 2 is still quite good.

In this second season Mr Rose, played to perfection by William Mervyn, has moved home. He has retained his manservant, Halifax (Donald Webster), but his secretary from series 1, Drusilla (Gillian Lewis), is replaced by a series of "dolly birds" whose principle function seems to be to model increasingly brief mini skirta.
Unfortunately, where the cottage in series 1 was maybe slightly OTT, the design of the new residence goes - for no apparent reason - in exactly the opposite direction being as bland as a bar of soap. For me this completely lacked any equivalent to the "cosy" atmosphere that provided a background for much of the action in series 1. Though having said that, the new setting was a very accurate copy of the kind of soulless, minimalist "Homes and Gardens" style that has been fashionable in so many periods that it is representative of none.

The downside of the second series is the reduction in the number of episodes, from 13 on 4 disks in series 1 to a mere 6 on 2 disks in series 2. The upside is the first episode of this series (The Frozen Swede, by Robert Holmes), which is arguably the funniest of all three series.

Bottom line, despite the changes, if you enjoy William Mervyn's rather fulsome portrayal of his character, this second series is still definitely worth the asking price.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Same as everyone else 8 Feb 2014
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If you have the first series don't bother buying this. The first was far superior and this is not so good.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Mr Rose 6 July 2013
By potter
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I have not had a chance to view this but when I do perhaps I will then purchase other dvds from this series.
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