Wow... Now what can I say about this little gem... anyone know when series 2 is on!?
I loved this series and it is worth every penny. It is a series of different tales of different crimes that the new formed "Bow Street Runners" are trying to solve. They have just been established and trying to prove that they are worth funding with their leaders, the two brothers fieldings (henry and John) One is blind but can guess over three hundred criminals just by their voices.
As the stories go on we visit a Brothel where a poor woman has been brutally raped and stabbed but miraculously survives but refuses to say who did it then dies. (typical.) so off the lads go, tracking down the clues and you feel like you are right there with them trying to help them figure it out as well it is that good. Like cluedo only without communication. :-)
You get to see Sarah Smart as a hooker (from Sparkhouse and at home with the Braithweightes... not sure how you spell that.) and the gorgeous Nigel Hartman from Eastenders (Dennis Rickman) only unfortunately he is gay but what a laugh. It is extremely funny seeing him in what those days called a "molly house" a gay club basically.. pretending to give birth. Trouble is he is in love and in a relationship with one of the bow street runners.. but which one? you will have to buy the boxset and find out! Its not nice for poor nicky though as in them days being gay mean't being hanged.. but as I said it is up to you to buy it and find out if he does.
There are lots of other mysteries and adventures and each episode gets better than the last with great scenery and spot on costume and background.
It is terrible, wrechid 18th century london with laughs and action mixed in at all points and turns. It's a definate DO NOT MISS! YOU GOT TO BUY! sort of boxset.
I'm still waiting for my series 2!!??...... (cry. :-( )