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Highly recommended for fans of Patrick McGoohan
on 2 July 2017
This box set suffers from one flaw, sadly, and that is the sound quality on some (thought certainly not all) episodes. On one or two episodes the sound quality is no better than appalling - although it is interesting that amidst the inaudible mumbling, Drake himself can always be heard. I have not felt this has been enough of a problem to detract from the five star rating.
Now, having started on that negative note, I should go on to report that this box set of Danger Man represented for me many, many hours of riveting TV watching - on a modern large TV without the 405 lines, without the maddening commercial breaks and without the unsuppressed interference from household electrical gadgets (not even my wife's sewing machine - my mother's old Singer used to obliterate the TV). These DVDs give a beautiful picture which is, let's face it, infinitely better than anything that could have been seen when they were originally broadcast. I guess it's a credit to the original filming and to any digital restoration that has been done that the episodes look so good when seen in a modern format.
I guess the problems with the sound quality perhaps relegate this collection from a general high recommendation for anyone interested in 60s TV drama to a highly recommended for fans of Danger Man and fans of Patrick McGoohan - of which there are many, of course. I, for one, thoroughly enjoyed watching this box set as a set of little dramas - this was not merely a nostalgia trip as I could remember none of the actual episodes although I'm sure many will have fond memories of Drake's exploits.
Since watching this box set I have up-graded my audio system and I shall re-watch all the episodes in the coming months - if the sound-quality of the DVDs improves I shall amend this review accordingly.