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They don't make them like they used to.
on 8 August 2015
As I no longer use television, and I'm sick of what passes for decent programming these days, I've been watching box sets of several great series over the last year or so. It was the sad news of George Cole's passing which made me look for this as I was in primary school when the best of it was shown (the Waterman years). Having just watched the first two episodes it's lost nothing in 36 years, absolutely brilliant. Waterman and Cole worked well together, it would be hard to imagine any other pairing playing these roles and it lasting as long as it did. Apart from the obvious changes with cars etc, there's nothing in the dialogue which makes it out of date (okay, some racial references they wouldn't be allowed to use today) and the humour is as fresh now as it was then. They just don't make great programmes like this anymore.