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This review is from: Gideon's Way - The Complete Series  [DVD] (DVD)
You may not remember this series. I didn't. It's from the days when police were the salt of the earth, everyone hated a bent copper, and villains were precisely that. That said, these programmes aren't simplistic: there's a reason for most criminal behaviour seen in these programmes (perhaps unlike real life) and no criminal is wholly bad. The stories are interesting and above the usual cops and robbers fare.
I like them particularly for the scenes of city life they show, Unlike the Saint, for example, there was no need in Gideon to show exotic locations. As it is, you see London as it was in the 1960s.
One correction to an earlier reviewer (I suspect he is kicking himself anyway): the author of the Gideon series was John Creasey, not Leslie Charteris. Creasey's prose was never a patch on Charteris'.
If you want a generous helping of bygone London, look no further than Gideon's Way.