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4.0 out of 5 stars
A stylish crime drama very much of it time and place., 9 April 2013
This 80s underworld drama has the benefit of actually being made in the 80s. This means that the sense of time and place is spot on.The title suggests menace that is effectively put across by Carl (Glen) as an upwardly ambitious protection racketeer. There is a very complex interaction between the characters, the taut relationship between Carl and his wife (Susannah Harker) as well as the strain place on those around him as his endeavors create new dangers. Unlike more recent crime dramas there is a strong emphasis on manipulation rather than outright violence, what violence there is, is cleverly hinted at by implication. As with all stories of aggressive ambition there is fleeting triumph, followed by great conflict, and tragedy. Long lost and forgotten this is a must see for anyone interested in vintage television drama.