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Clammy, sweatly, angry and totally brilliant!,
This review is from: Callan - The Monochrome Years [DVD]   (DVD)
Never have I seen so many sweaty top lips in one hour of television programming! This is however, quite outstanding writing and acting. The whole atmosphere is one of claustrophobia and bubbling anger, topped off with a big dollop of testosterone. Dear Edward Woodward is excellent as the lead role, a man who is really naffed off with his lot in life, the character of Lonely, a kind of cockney Gollum is also great and the whole thing hangs together beautifully. What we have here is what is left in the achieves of Callan made between 1967 and 1969 (some of the episodes have been wiped). Anthony Valentine also plays the psychotic Toby Meres with relish. A true high point of British television. If Network DVD could get their hands on the third and fourth series, that would be fabulous - they do such brilliant work at restoring classic television.
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Initial post: 2 Feb 2010 04:26:41 GMT
N. Green says:
According to Networks original press release they do plan to release the colour series in due course. Excellent news!
In reply to an earlier post on 15 Feb 2010 20:22:53 GMT
Armchair Pundit says:
I can't wait for this one.
Posted on 7 Apr 2011 12:55:49 BDT
Mr. P. J. Turner says:
Yes, damn good stuff. Have Network sorted themselves out with the colour ones? I hear they've got the series order mixed up.
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