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"Get your knickers on WDC Bennett"....
on 18 December 2010
Say's the un-pc Detective Sergeant Bullman (Don Henderson) on the surface an old time hardman rozzer, but is in fact a renaissance man improving himself through the Open University. Along with his "OPO" (opposite number, an old army term) Derek Willis (Dennis Blanch) moves from the Metropolitan Police on secondment to Greater Manchester Police as "Strangers" under cover police unknown to local crooks and police.
This Box set comprises all five series along with many extras such as episodes of one off dramas and singular episodes of series featuring Don Henderson such as "Crown Court" and "Crossroads".
The writing is a somewhat ropey in the first series (along with the audio quality) but once Murray Smith takes the helm it improves in leaps and bounds the characters becoming fuller and the story lines less parochial.
Series three see's the ad hoc team from Manchester moved back to "The Met" and expanded into the "Inter City Squad" under the leadership of Superintendent Jack Lambie (played by Mark McManus) a character similar to Detective Chief Inspector Jim Taggart he played a year after Strangers last aired in 1982 in the Taggart Pilot episode.
A quality series presented in a well put together box set. Well worth the money and a must for those lovers of classic 1970's British TV.