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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Where is series two?
This is from an age when most TV programmes were worth watching. The acting is good as are the story lines. Just waiting for series two to be released. Lets hope it is not too long.
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3.0 out of 5 stars sound ?
sound is bad & disstorted makes story hard to follow! not good value for money!! would not recomend it worth buying!
Published on 27 Mar. 2013 by D. elliott


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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Where is series two?, 6 May 2014
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This is from an age when most TV programmes were worth watching. The acting is good as are the story lines. Just waiting for series two to be released. Lets hope it is not too long.
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14 of 19 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars sound ?, 27 Mar. 2013
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sound is bad & disstorted makes story hard to follow! not good value for money!! would not recomend it worth buying!
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3.0 out of 5 stars Not the best of 60's TV, 23 Jun. 2014
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There is a tendency, when watching TV series almost 45 years old to attribute percieved deficiencies in the production to merely a change in the style of acting and direction. Things were different then, you should judge by different standards. But when you compare this series with other shows that were being broadcast at the same time it is clear that even then this really wasn't up to much.

At the same time as this was being broadcast, we were seeing the last series of the Saint, the Avengers and Man from Uncle. Apart from being on film and in colour (which this is not) those series clearly had a level of acting and direction that way exceeded "Fraud Squad". Perhaps, considering the smaller budget and more modest technology a fairer comparison would be with the fourth and fifth series of Public Eye or final run of Softly Softly - both largely studio bound monochrome video productions. But even here the acting is in a different league.

The stories arent too bad - pursuing fraud from the petty to the corporate, sometimes with an interesting twist, But the characters are two dimensional, unloveable and starved of realistic dialogue. How much of this is in the script and how much the acting is hard to determine but Patrick O'Connell's one-size-fits-all delivery (which consists mainly of shouting) becomes wearisome very quickly. The blurb claims that in Joanna Van Gyseghem's character we have "the first British television drama to feature a female detective in a leading role" - but this is not so. Gyseghem is at best a characterless foil to O'Connell and at worst merely set dressing. Various directors are used but they seem to take their cue from the most prevalent, Michael Currer-Briggs who seems to regard all characters as either frivolous or confrontational and there's an end to it.

Ok so having been so critical I nevertheless got some pleasure out of the set if only because they were so "of their period" and thereby a touch nostalgic. But if you are into 60's TV gems there is Ghost Squad, Mr Rose, Sergeant Cork, Its Dark Outside and many more that are significantly better. Start with those then come back here when there is nothing else left.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 15 Jan. 2015
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Good item.
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8 of 24 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars i can't wait for this one!, 7 Mar. 2013
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jeremiah harbottle (Littlebourne, Kent.) - See all my reviews
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it always gives me a good feeling when "networkonair" go through the british t.v archives and release some of the classic programmes from yesteryear.
i have read and heard good things about "the fraud squad." generally, popular opinion is that this series benefitted from good storylines, some fine writing and of course the usual standard of acting. it also has been said that this programme was a slightly different kind of police drama, completely unlike those of "callan," "sweeney" or "special branch."
as with most of these dvd releases, there isn't anything in the way of special features but that doesn't bother me in the slightest.
i have reasonably high hopes that this will turn out to be another watchable series from "networkonair."
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