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4.0 out of 5 stars ACTION DEPARTMENT, 10 Oct 2001
This review is from: Department S: Six Days/The Trojan Tanker [DVD] [1969] (DVD)
Department S is classic Brittish Tv, at its best. Humour, Action, Espeanage. A hip cool show that takles all the cases, however unusual in its own carismatic way. This Special Department is a branch of the famous Interpol that makes for a show that, one look and your hooked.
Department S makes you realise how we are sadely missing out with TV these days.....Switch on to 'Department S'
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5.0 out of 5 stars Department S, 4 Jun 2011
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This review is from: Department S: Six Days/The Trojan Tanker [DVD] [1969] (DVD)
Department S was another successful series from ITC. It was made in 1969. It is a really good series and this is a fabulous DVD set of these episodes.

Department S is the Paris based secret wing of Interpol. The international police force. They undertake assignments that baffle regular detectives and government agents alike. In the team there is the rakish Jason King who is a thriller novelist. He helps to solve the riddle of the case by putting himself in the shoes of his fictional character Mark Caine. The equally perceptive American character Stewart Sullivan joins him. He often scoffs at the wild theories of Jason king. Also on the team is Annabelle Hurst, an attractive computer buff with an eye for detail. Their head of section is Oxbridge educated Sir Curtis Seretse.
The team investigates unusual cases such as the opening episode when an airliner returns after being lost for six days. All of the crew and passengers believe they have only been in the air for a few hours and have no other memory than the flight. The cases require a lot of lateral thinking.
All of the characters are good. And it is clear that the original idea was to copy the same formula as previous ITC shows by having an American actor in the cast to help make the show appealing to the American audience when ITC would try to sell the product to the US. And in the first few episodes the American character has strong presence. But as the series develops the more interesting, unusual and original character of the English Jason King becomes much more of the focus of attention. So much so that after Department S the character gets his own spin off series "Jason King".

This British TV show is excellent and the whole product is highly recommended.
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5.0 out of 5 stars very good, 13 Mar 2014
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This review is from: Department S: Six Days/The Trojan Tanker [DVD] [1969] (DVD)
70s episodes based on a think tank solver unit out of interpol classic stuff if you like 70s tv ok
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