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Going back in time.,
This review is from: The Adventures of Inspector Steine (BBC Audio - the Complete Third Radio Series) (Audio CD)
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I had never heard of this series before, but had my curiosity piqued by the fact the writer has written a book I greatly enjoyed (Eats, Shoots & Leaves). I thought I'd give it a go.
It proved to be good, heart-warming, nostalgic listen, providing, if not belly-laughs, then gentle chuckles & many smiles. I thought it was well acted (how lovely to hear Janet Ellis popping up), though one or two of the characters were rather stereotypical, the language used rather quaint (though, to be fair, in keeping with the time in which it's set), & the pace somewhat pedestrian. However, the further I listened, the more I was drawn in to this safe, innocent by-gone age, & it did remind me of the various drama series I would listen to when I was a child on the 'wireless'.
It gave me several hours of good, innocent, gentle fun. It would have provided something more, however, if the pace had been picked up & a little excitement injected into the proceedings. Yes, it is set in the 50s, but even that time could be exciting, quite brutal & fast-paced.