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Terrific - Loved the lot
on 30 August 2015
Terrific acting and adherence, generally, to the books make this a superb collection with not a single Poirot or Marple in sight. When one watches these earlier productions, and reads to list of actors, one sees so many great names, a great number of which are no longer with us (sadly). Because of these names, the viewer is given a lesson in acting skill where even a 'silly' character has depth.
The Tommy and Tuppence disc (10 episodes + a feature length introduction) should not be compared with the 2015 BBC production. These are much truer to the books and remain set in the period originally intended. I'm not knocking the new series, I actually quite like them, but the episodes in this collection are 1st rate.
Whilst the acting style is based on a era long gone, I thoroughly enjoyed the whole lot.