on 10 August 2011
Follow up to Strangers series from Granada. Mainly filmed around Manchester with Beech Road filling in for Shanghai Road, with subtle signs placed to give the illusion of London.
Never intended to be like The Sweeney, George Bulman and sidekick Lucy (also appering in the latest series of Taggart)go round solving cases like a fast food cartel and antique robbery, along with some under cover work for the Ministry. Some nice light hearted humour particularly between George & Lucy.
Many characters from the latter series of Strangers pop up again in this series and also series 2.
Don Henderson at his gravely voiced best!
on 14 March 2014
A successful spin-off from Strangers of a very well developed character (although Don Henderson's Bulman role first appeared in The XYY Man, there was little sign there of more than a nasty grumpy detective). The 13 episodes on this DVD unleash the Bulman personna with good acting, sparky dialogue and some good storylines - although there are a few dud episodes in the mix. Overall it was fun to revisit, but I'm not convinced it deserves quite as much fulsome praise as given by other reviews. It is a lot better than the 2nd series, which descended into stupid silliness too often.
on 1 February 2016
Having already purchased the complete series of strangers and done it to death over a wonderfully nostalgic three weeks, this was the obvious next choice and myself and the wife could hardly wait for this to arrive. This is the show we remember best and the indefatigable Bulman has lost none of the brutish charm that made him a tv favourite. His new partner Lucy Mcginty is a far more enjoyable partner than his two previous leading ladies and they fairly spark off each other. A time when telly forced the viewer to actually think for themselves.