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The Man in Room 17 - The Complete Series 1 [DVD]

Richard Vernon , Michael Aldridge , Richard Everitt , David Boisseau    Suitable for 12 years and over   DVD
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
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Product details

  • Actors: Richard Vernon, Michael Aldridge, Denholm Elliott, Willoughby Goddard, Amber Kammer
  • Directors: Richard Everitt, David Boisseau, David Cunliffe, Peter Plummer, Philip Casson
  • Format: PAL
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 4
  • Classification: 12
  • Studio: Network
  • DVD Release Date: 17 Jun 2013
  • Run Time: 650 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00B5SDFO4
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 43,331 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Product Description

The Man is Oldenshaw: an immodest, ex-Oxford type with a mind trained to devour information like a computer. He rose to prominence during the planning of D-Day.

His partner is Dimmock, a former student of the Ohio Institute of Criminology: Oldenshaw's red-brick equal.

Room 17 is the secret centre of operations for the Department of Special Research, a unit set up to study the criminal mind and handle cases that have baffled the police and security services. Answerable only to the Prime Minister, the men in Room 17 pull the strings that make the undercover world dance, without even leaving the confines of their Whitehall office.

Starring Richard Vernon and Michael Aldridge as the celebrated super-sleuths, The Man in Room 17 featured clever plot twists, dry humour and innovative production. Created by Big Breadwinner Hog's Robin Chapman, this brilliantly inventive Granada series gained cult status early on and remains very much so to this day.

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United Kingdom released, PAL/Region 2 DVD: LANGUAGES: English ( Dolby Digital 2.0 ), SPECIAL FEATURES: Black & White, Interactive Menu, Multi-DVD Set, Scene Access, SYNOPSIS: The Man is Oldenshaw: an immodest, ex-Oxford type with a mind trained to devour information like a computer. He rose to prominence during the planning of D-Day. His partner is Dimmock, a former student of the Ohio Institute of Criminology: Oldenshaw's red-brick equal. Room 17 is the secret centre of operations for the Department of Special Research, a unit set up to study the criminal mind and handle cases that have baffled the police and security services. Answerable only to the Prime Minister, the men in Room 17 pull the strings that make the undercover world dance, without even leaving the confines of their Whitehall office. Starring Richard Vernon and Michael Aldridge as the celebrated super-sleuths, The Man in Room 17 featured clever plot twists, dry humour and innovative production. Created by Big Breadwinner Hog's Robin Chapman, this brilliantly inventive Granada series gained cult status early on and remains very much so to this day. ...The Man in Room 17 (Complete Series 1) - 4-DVD Set ( The Man in Room Seventeen - Complete Series One )


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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A really good set of stories 29 Nov 2013
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Once upon a time, o dearly beloved, British television made mysteries which were intelligent, educated, and ( horrible word) quirky. These stories qualify, without a doubt. There may be a few items which stretch credulity to the limit, but the verbal interplay more than compensates for any such stretches.
A very satisfying way to waste a few hours and indulge in nostalgia for quality old television.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Lousy quality, great programme 23 July 2013
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The quality of the video transcription is awful, I kept wanting to clean the screen, but I imagine the original was partly to blame. However it was lovely to see them again after so many years.
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3 of 8 people found the following review helpful
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Throughly enjoyed this as a kid but years later it looks dull, static and has lots of very flimsy scenery only just staying up.Also the stories seem rather banal and obvious.Even the acting by some very good British character actors of the period seem rather arch and stilted.Sometimes nostalgia for something from the past does not pay off.
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