I was an avid fan of the The Chief when it was first shown by Anglia Television back in the early 1990's. I still have video tapes of the series, and have been eagerly awaiting the arrival of the DVD collection, and will view each episode consecutively when I have them all. The series takes a look at a different aspect of the police service - The Role of a Chief Constable, well-acted by Tim Piggott-Smith and later by Martin Shaw, both of whom were well casted for the role of the Chief Constable of a fictitious police force known as Eastlands. Having come from a police background, and having worked at a similar level in the Metropolitan Police, I can relate to the constant tug of politics between the Chief Constable's Office, the Home Office, Local Police Authority and the community. The series deals very well with the way The Chief Constable and his closest advisors deal with the day-to-day running of a suburban police force, including the trials and tribulations in the domestic lives of his most senior colleagues. This is a first class police drama series, which was obviously well researched and advised by ex-Chief Constable John Anderton. Unlike the Bill and many of the current police dramas, which tend to focus on the frontline hands-on policing, this series looks at the top of tree, and anyone remotely interested in politics in the workplace will enjoy viewing it. 5 Stars right out of the box from series 1.