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Money for old rope....
on 4 March 2009
This tv show can only be described as "a retirement home for well past it actors" and the sole purpose seems to be just to give Dick van dyke some extra beer money for his long overdue retirement, and giving his son some easy work.
Having seen this on BBC one accidentally, numerous times (it always on- no matter what time in the afternoon, or day it is) but only shown in the afternoon, as theres no way it would compete to other excellent tv shows that play in the prime-time slot, or even to classic Tv shows shown around the same time.
I think that this programme is too far on in van-dykes career, - by around 40 years, and it's just a re-hash of other detective shows that have been done much better, by others like Columbo,Quincy, Rockford files - but these were done 30-35 years ago, and are timeless classic shows that are endlessly re-watchable, if there was a recent detective series I would recommend over this trash, it would be the excellent "Monk" series, starring the Brilliant Tony shalhoub, or a grittier show such as
law and order - criminal intent. But this should be locked away in the studio vaults, and the key thrown away!