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Early '70s whodunnit (and it will have you guessing...)
on 8 December 2009
I really enjoyed this, and bought it knowing little about it other than it was made by Southern TV in 1973/74 and the cover had John Thaw upon it. It is a whodunnit centred around a £60,000,000 investment made in the 1920s and those who will murder to get their hand on it. John Thaw is good in it, but the person who really shines in Peter Sallis, best known in these enlightened times as Clegg in Last of the Summer Wine. His performance here is quite outstanding and makes one wonder why he spent the mid 70s onwards in a Mac with a flat cap, when he was capable of such wonderful acting. Money, I guess. Anyway, filmed in the Hampshire area (with some shots of Kensington), and also starring Glyn Owen, who plays a wonderfully grumpy DCI. Someone should have told Peter Sallis how to pronounce Capone, but that aside, this is a great bit of viewing, and comes highly recommended. More like this please.