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on 20 February 2009
If anything this is better than series one ! The cast rise to the challenge superbly ! Victoria Rowell is perfect as the ever demure & graceful Dr Bentley and Scott Baio is first class as the Italian-American charmer. Jack Stewart is one of the more complex & darker characters - his criminal past in hinted at when he tries to help Amanda get her money back from a con-man and he is superb at fishing around for clues. But he has a heart of gold and feels a real debt of loyalty to his good friend Dr Mark Sloan ( played superbly by Dick Van Dyke ) - this a golden thread running through season two of this fine drama series.

Barry Van Dyke is excellent as Lt Steve Sloan - as with Poirot in the early days 1989-1994 it made sense to have the same investigating officer every time. Barry can play the part of Mark Sloan's long suffering son very well on TV because he is Dick Van Dyke's son in real life - talk about acting with conviction ! Delores Hall is a great actress who wisely plays the part for laughs with just enough wry social comment and the personal chemistry between her & the rest of the cast is a joy to behold.

Michael Tucci plays the part of the hapless Norman Briggs very well indeed. Although initially set up as the penny-pinching bogeyman we do discover that he has done much good work in the past and really does care about other people. Norm is not just a single dimensional idiot of a character- far from it ! I feel sorry for Norm & Delores who try in vain to get Dr Sloan to focus on hospital paperwork rather than fighting crime.

This part plays to Dick Van Dyke's musical hall acting skills and as such is a joy to behold. I know that the plot-lines do retread the past successes of other American detective dramas like Quincy , Murder She Wrote , Colombo , Perry Mason and even Kojak but the acting is so great that it really does not matter. The episode about vampires will certainly appeal to fans of Bram Stoker & Arthur Conan-Doyle - it is one of the darker , sombre and more powerful installments of season two. But like previous famous American TV sleuths Dr Sloan is filled with compassion & a desire to do justice as well as being a wise person.

I have really enjoyed this great series and am looking forward very much to future DVD releases ! Well done Amazon for offering such excellent retro- TV classics such as Diagnosis Murder at a nice low price. This set will only enhance any DVD collection for any discerning viewer ! Don't delay - buy today !
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VINE VOICEon 27 June 2007
the excellent diagnosis murder returnsfor a second series in this dvd set. The immpecable dick van Dyke is wonderful as Dr Mark Sloan. his son Barry is Steve sloan the very lovely LAPD detective. Michael tucci, Scott Baio, and the brilliant victoria rowell all return for the second season.

highlight : the last laugh, a hilarious two parter in which Mark having worked to prove a close friend didn't murder her husband with laughing gas is caught up in intruige and mayhem when he discovers that she may not in fact be as innocent as she seems. who will get the last laugh? Enjoy the brilliant second season all over aain, and again.
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on 13 March 2015
arrived on time, a great series of whodunits with plenty humour,picture quality is better in season 2-3 than season 1, but still a great whodunnit series with humour. wish the rest of the series would come to Amazon on region 2
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on 2 March 2015
I got season 1 2 3 of diagnosis murder really great to watch but I when to get the other's season's of diagnosis murder and it is olny US imported Which mean US dvd's don't work over here which is really disappointing...
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on 5 February 2010
Box set is great. Video quality is excellent. It's Dick Van Dyke, so hours of fun.

Just one small niggle - Box is slightly wierdly designed, the 1st series box (Slim Cases) was easier to use.
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on 19 November 2013
what can i say about diagnosis mutder only that this is a brilliant comedy with a touch of mystery ,murder nand mayhem its so humourous i loved it and great acting with dick van dyke ,its a show for all ages
catherine fletcher
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on 5 October 2013
I'm a murder mystery fan but not the new type with all the technology so these types of shows are my favorite. You never know who did it but with simple means you can find out!! Simplicity in an age of over complication!
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on 16 June 2009
Awesome. Dick van dyke is brilliant, a sleuthing doctor who helps his son solve difficult crimes.
Barry van dyke his on-screen and real-life son works great together. Victoria Rowel aka Amanda Bently is the hot pathologist who helps the duo out and also Scott Baio aka dr jack stewart can be quite funny and also Michael Tucci aka Norman Briggs as the admin of community general hospital who is the comedy value, hes just class.

Diagnosis Murder season 2 is brilliant, as are all the series. Im a big fan.

If you loved Dick van dyke in Mary Poppins then you'll this doctor/crime drama. oh and amanday bently is so sexy. Buy it! i cant wait for season 4 n 5, CBS hurry up n release it here in uk.
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on 26 April 2009
Diagnosis murder is one of my all time favourite tv shows! I just love Dick Van Dyke and his son Barry is actually a really talented actor too. All the storylines through-out all the seasons of this are brilliant, season 2 is just as good!
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on 18 May 2014
this was a present for my sister i received this product on time and was happy with the service there has been no problems with them at all
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