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Blake's 7 - Series 2 [DVD] [1978] <b>DVD</b> ~ Gareth Thomas
Blake's 7 - Series 2 [DVD] [1978] DVD ~ Gareth Thomas
17 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best BBC show ever!, 11 Aug 2005
Season 1 of BLAKE'S 7 was a fun and intelligent adventure series that transcended it's modest budget to become something truly special. Towards the end however, it was clear that writer/creator Terry Nation was struggling a little, so for series 2 we were treated to the awesome talent of script editor Chris Boucher finally penning some stories.
After the rather clichéd (but fun) REDEMPTION that resolved the Season 1 cliff-hanger, we are immediately plunged into the "adult" drama that BLAKE'S 7 did so well: SHADOW deals with drugs dealers and BLAKE actually contemplating joining forces with them, and the ultimate revelation is both surprising & satisfying. WEAPON is also a… Read more
The Hound of the Baskervilles [2002] [DVD] <b>DVD</b> ~ Richard Roxburgh
14 of 17 people found the following review helpful
I read the novel of HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES several years ago, after having seen at least three of the many filmed versions. Despite my being forewarned of the plot I still found it an atmospheric and enthralling read, a true testament to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's writing talents. It remains my favourite SHERLOCK HOLMES story (I've read every single one!) thanks to the clever blending of superstition and modern thinking (perhaps reflecting the times in which Conan Doyle wrote it) and I always welcome any new adaptation of this classic tale.
Sadly, the time when the BBC produced quality television as a matter of course has long passed; They now treat such prestige productions as… Read more
Star Cops: The Complete Series [DVD] [1987] <b>DVD</b> ~ David Calder
38 of 40 people found the following review helpful
This criminally under exposed show (I can't say 'underated' as the few who watched it loved it) stems from 1987 and was tucked away on BBC 2 at a graveyard time. After just nine episodes and 'poor' viewing figures, it was cancelled. As I say, "criminal", as STAR COPS is a superb blend of genuine science fiction and thriller that proved way ahead of it's time (too much so, it would seem!). Devised by a major talent to emerge from the DOCTOR WHO writing stable, Chris Boucher (he also wrote five of the nine episodes), STAR COPS displays all the excellent dialogue and interesting characters we've come to expect from the man who made BLAKE'S 7 so enthralling. It helps that the cast was… Read more