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Great 60's series,
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This review is from: Man In A Suitcase - The Complete Series (8 Disc Box Set)  [DVD] (DVD)
This is a really great 60's spy series - okay, some of the storylines are a bit thin (some even bordering on the bizarre!) - but McGill (Richard Bradford) holds it all together.
The boxed set is superbly packaged and contains all 30 episodes plus an interview with Richard Bradford and other extras. Considering the series is 40 years old the picture quality is excellent - no doubt cleaned up.
If you liked the series,this boxed set is a must. Even if you only remotely liked it, it is still worth having.
The style is very 60's, and I loved the shots of London (the streets seemed so deserted compared to today!) and the 60's cars. McGill, most of the time, seemed to drive a Hillman Imp I think it was.
With todays anti-smoking attitudes he may not have been popular - there was hardly a shot where he wasn't smoking or lighting one up !
Some reviewers have criticised the interview, saying that he was very negative about the series - but he was only stating his views of the time - after all, he was there - we weren't. He wasn't totally negative anyway,and he was right in what he said about some of the poor scripts and somewhat dubious acting from some of the support actors -although most were okay. But dont be put off by that, it was, after all, somewhat light-hearted entertainment and thoroughly enjoyable.
I'd highly recommend this boxed set. I shall be sitting through all 30 episodes again soon !