Chris Adams

Helpful votes received on reviews: 78% (217 of 279)
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Top Reviewer Ranking: 30,546 - Total Helpful Votes: 217 of 279
Outlaws, Complete Series 1 [DVD] <b>DVD</b> ~ Phil Daniels
5.0 out of 5 stars Just brilliant, 8 Aug 2014
Funny, touching, poignant, really well scripted and acted, perfect soundtrack.

An insight into the British justice system, far away from the smarmy Judge John Deed.

Just shows what soap actors can do with a better vehicle, rather like Hill St Blues.

Phil Daniels is a revelation, but for me the best performance is Annabelle Apsion as Custody Sergeant Elaine Ross, a work of human nature.
Edge Of Darkness - The Complete Series [1985] [DVD&hellip <b>DVD</b> ~ Bob Peck
I missed the series first time round in 1985 and second time round in 1992. Just luck that I noticed the recent BBC4 repeat, became entranced, and bought the DVD.

It is a wonderful piece of television drama, one of the first British works starting to explore the possibilities of the medium. The writing and the direction generate scenes of extreme tension, especially through the extensive use of close-ups. The dialogue is engagingly oblique, and nothing is made obvious. And what about the key characters dying of radiation sickness on screen? Indescribably powerful.

I note that some reviewers didn't get the dramatic device of having Craven's daughter return frequently to… Read more
Landmann 0566 Charcoal Wagon Barbecue by Landmann Ltd
1.0 out of 5 stars Cheap and nasty, 2 April 2014
Bought this to replace my B&Q samba (now discontinued), a breed of which I'd had two over nearly 25 years. Finally succembed to rust.

Not in the same league, very dissatisfied and have returned.

The design is poor. The assembly does not use locknuts and there are too many connections. Expected it to fall to pieces in a few months of moving around. the wood is of a type which will become unhygenically dirty after a few barbecues.

Many of the metal bits were deformed and had sharp edges: I sustained three cuts to fingers before I'd done 6 nuts and bolts.

It's small. The dimensions given on Amazon don't tell you the cooking area, which is 75% of my… Read more

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