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Silent Witness - Series 7-8-9-10-11-12 (collection box set)
Silent Witness - Series 7-8-9-10-11-12 (collection box set)
Offered by MMRSALES
Price: £32.95

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars incredible enyertainment, wonderful value, 17 Jan. 2017
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Obviously a dutch product, easy to lose dutch sub titles. Superb, highly addictive and entertaining tv series (or 6 to be exact). All way doom and gloom, when Amanda Burton left the series at the start of the 8th Series, but replacement Emelia Fox was a master stroke.

Series 7 - 12, was a golden period of the show, and a huge part of this is down to the chemistry that William Gaminara (Professor Leo Dalton) and Tom Ward (Doctor Harry Cunningham) bought to the show. Both joined, at the start of series 6. Tom Ward was writen out at the end of Series 15, and William Gaminara at the end of Series 16.

I paid £29, for 6 complete series , during the golden period. Hours and hours of top draw entertainment. Surely was of the best value pakages ever from the Amazon site.


Bodyline
Bodyline
by Philip Derriman
Edition: Hardcover

4.0 out of 5 stars cracking value, 16 Jun. 2016
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A large paged book, with bags of rare photographs and illustrations. For those interested in the subject material, the book is wonderful value. The Author has no axe to grind, and this is an honest unbiased account of events, as he sees it. You may, or may not, be in total agreement with some of the conclusions, but can still feel very comfortable with where the author is coming from. Certainly, interesting reading for those with no knowledge of the subject material.


Gubby Allen: Man of Cricket
Gubby Allen: Man of Cricket
by E.W. Swanton
Edition: Hardcover

2.0 out of 5 stars Gubby Allen, two faced hypocrite, 11 Jun. 2016
Mainly thanks to Bruce Rendell (Gubby Allen bad boy of bodyline) and Michael Arnold (The bodyline hypocracy), much of what has been stated in this book, has been torn to shreds. E.W.Swanton version of events was mainly based from conversations with Gubby Allen and access to all of his letters sent home during the bodyline series. It was latter discovered (by Bruce Rendell) that many of letters had been edited, and used out of sequence to give a quite different impression.

It is hard to say whether E.W.Swanton wrote the book in good faith, or was also involved. Should you read this book you really need to read the other two mentioned books, as well.

What seems to make matters worse is that Gubby Allen contributed (and wrote the 'forward') on at least 2 other books. It is now very clear that at best, he had, a selective memory. He certainly tried to rewrite history. For what reason???????

Even after the series he went out of his way to make trouble for Jardine and Larwood.


Rumpole of the Bailey - Series Seven
Rumpole of the Bailey - Series Seven
Offered by Helgy
Price: £6.99

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5.0 out of 5 stars classic Rumpole, 14 Jan. 2016
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The final series was probably the best one. The final episode see Rumpole in court himself, with a very unwilling Head of Chambers, defending him. It seems that he has fallen foul of the judges and the local lodge. Marvelous stuff.


S&M (Album Version)
S&M (Album Version)
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4.0 out of 5 stars Super offering by Rihanna, 14 Jan. 2016
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Super offering by Rihanna. with cracking video. A few media stations wouldn't play it, but it didn't make any difference. A top front line hit with big sales. Energetic, cool and memorable.


Express Deliveries
Express Deliveries
by Bill BOWES
Edition: Hardcover

4.0 out of 5 stars straight talking from Yorkshire, 14 Jan. 2016
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Yet another must read, from yorkshire. Bill Bowes is as frank and straight with pen, as he was with the cricket ball. Yet another directly involved in the Bodyline Series. The small section on this part of cricketing history provides further evidence that Jardine, Larwood & Co, got a pretty raw deal.


For England and Yorkshire / by Herbert Sutcliffe
For England and Yorkshire / by Herbert Sutcliffe
by Herbert (1894-1978) Sutcliffe
Edition: Hardcover

4.0 out of 5 stars honest and to the point, 14 Jan. 2016
Surely one of the greatest cricketers that ever live, both on and off the pitch. Yet another 'must have' from this era of cricket. Although this was purchased to assist with mt Bodyline Series research, it is, never the less, a damn good read.

Herbert Sutcliffe, as a yorkshire man, is very frank and fearless with his views when called to be. After the famous Bodyline Series series most of the cricketing professionals were heavily leaned on, to keep their thoughts to themselves. Being sypathetic to Jardine and Co, was not a good career move, however Sutcliffe is very forthright in his views on the matter and deserves much credit.


Jack Fingleton: The man who stood up to Bradman
Jack Fingleton: The man who stood up to Bradman
by Greg Growden
Edition: Hardcover

4.0 out of 5 stars very bad form with the Bradman mafia, 13 Jan. 2016
Such a book as this, would not be popular (nor would the author) with the Bradman mafia. To try and appease them, he used the standard method of sticking the boot into Jardine and Larwood.

For the last 80 years, it has been considered very bad form to point out that Bradman was a very vindictive man and a not very good or popular captain, A ruthless gatherer of the limelight, money and runs, who didn't like sticky wickets or really fast bowlers. On more than one occasion he deliberately put himself down the order, or got himself out when the going got tough. The other side of the coin was that he was the prolific scorer that has ever walked on a cricket pitch, on standard or feather bedded pitch.

This book doesn't dodge these issues, and seems to be very well researched. Years after his death, authors still choose to tread very carefully with the Bradman legend.

If Jack Fingleton is put across as bitter, he probably has good reason to. He suffered more than most at Bradmans hands, and not only because he was a catholic. It is almost certain that Fingleton was excluded from a tour to England, and blamed for the famous press leak during the Bodyline Series, when in later years it has been revealed that Bradman was almost certainly the culprit.

As the title suggests, Fingleton wasn't the sort to take things laying down and was quite outspoken. And yet, many years later proved himself to be the best journalist from that era. Outspoken yes, just honest, sincere and reliable.


Archie Jackson
Archie Jackson
by David Frith
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £5.00

3.0 out of 5 stars a cricketing tragedy, 13 Jan. 2016
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A very sad story, about a man who might well of finished up as one of crickets finest. Well documented and quite well told. What spoilt this for me? Once again, the Author just can not resist putting the boot into Larwood (who was a good friend of Jackson) and Jardine. Jackson knew them both well, and was very much of the opinion that while Bodyline was very tough, it was playable and was within the rules of the game. The author for most of the book hangs on to every Jackson utterance, but suggests that Jackson is clueless in this matter.

Had Jackson not been so terribly ill, he would of played in the bodyline series. It is something he clearly would of relished


A Cricket Pro's Lot
A Cricket Pro's Lot
by Fred Root; Illustrator-16 B/W Illustrations - Including A Frontispiece
Edition: Hardcover

4.0 out of 5 stars a must read for anyone interested in the subject material, 12 Jan. 2016
This review is from: A Cricket Pro's Lot (Hardcover)
This very rare book, is amazingly interesting, for those with an interest in cricket of that age. Fred Root was years ahead of his time. Dismissed as a crank when he suggested that County Cricket should have a knockout each year, and even more so when suggested that some forms of cricket could be regional. Gives a real insight into cricket and its issue during this age.

However, my motive for buying this book, was of part of my never ending research into the so called Bodyline Series. Fred Root, was to many, the ultimate authority on Leg Theory (and he knew Harold Larwood). In less than a page, he clearly explains what this meant and the implications. He does not mince his words and fearlessly puts his neck on line with his no nonsense take on the situation, and there he leaves it.


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