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Wonderful collection of classic stories,
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This review is from: PD James: The Adam Dalgliesh Chronicles [DVD]  (DVD)
I've long been an admirer of Roy Marsden's portrayal of Adam Dalgliesh, and PD James' stories, so the opportunity to own them in one very well priced box set was too good to miss. The lack of extras doesnt bother me; the dramas themselves are the real material, and the quality of picture and sound is fine, especially given the age of the first couple of programs. One thing that I do think could have been done better was the handling of the ad-breaks. These programs were on ITV, and so every so often the break music and program title overlays a few seconds of the program at the beginning of what would have been the ad break. This is followed by the music and scene for the restart after the break. Since these overlaid a few seconds of scene from the drama I can understand why they couldnt have been just cut - the transition would have been obvious. But instead there are several seconds where nothing is happening except a still screen with the program title; I think a little more effort could have been made to fade out and back in more seamlessly to make the absent ad break less obvious. Nit picking though, it doesnt really detract from the enjoyment of the drama. Very happy with these.