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Great reminder from the 70's
on 20 September 2013
I had split emotions after watching this.
I was thrilled to have watched my favourite programme from the 70's, with Sgt Bert Lynch, P.C. Quilley and Det Sgt Stone all bringing back happy memories.
But were these the best episodes the compiler could find? I was actually becoming quite bored towards the end and was starting to think my memory had let me down and the programme was this bad. But I don't think it was. I am sure there were far better episodes and hope that Z Cars 2, which will surely follow in a few months, will have a better selection.
I loved both of the Dixon of Dock Green DVD's, from about the same era, as at least they were INTERESTING, but there was none of that in this Z Cars DVD. I was almost hoping that Gene Hunt from 'Life on Mars' would put in an appearance and liven it up, as L O M was set in 1973, the same year as some of these Z Cars episodes, but whereas L O M had loads of action, this was almost total INACTION.
So do I recommend or not? YES, if you used to watch it in the 70's and want to see it again, but NO if you are too young to have seen it first time round - buy Dixon of Dock Green instead.