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|Jericho of Scotland Yard - Set 1|
Director: Nicholas Renton; Diarmuid Lawrence
Genres: Drama, Television, Mystery & Suspense
Chief Inspector Michael Jericho of Scotland Yard is a respected, uncompromising and forward thinking detective investigating high-profile murders in 1950s London. The series is set in a fascinating period of Britain's soci... more »
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C.A. Arthur | Tacoma, Washington | 09/03/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This is pretty good detective series. It's better than Morse and not quite as good as Midsomer Murders. The format is very similar to the superior "A Touch of Frost" series. The two stories in these full length films are intelligent, and the acting is good. There are three basic flaws: the music is sometimes irritating and always too loud; the camera work is often choppy and gets in the way of the story; and some of the casting (the lead-athlete and the neighbor-hooker in Johnny Swan) is weak. Still, on the whole, this is good entertainment and worth the price."
Jericho: Set 1
Frankie | Devon | 02/10/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I used to work in the West End, near Soho, in the early '60's as a teenager and found that Jericho had captured the atmosphere and seediness of that time in Soho, wonderfully. It also bought back forgotten memories e.g. block mascara which had to be wetted before applying dipping the brush in it. Girls used to spit on to the block as it was found the mascara stayed on longer than with water and gave a better look!!
I think that Robert Lindsay was right for the part and is a strong lead to a good cast. I found it a good entertaining buy."
Jay Dickson | Portland, OR | 06/12/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This atmospheric BBC detective miniseries was clearly an attempt to capitalize on the success of the equally fine history-mystery miniseries FOYLE'S WAR; although the mystery plots themselves here are not the equal of the Michael Kitchen series, JERICHO features equally fine acting, better characters, a first-rate insistent piano-driven score, and a much more sophisticated evocation of period (the costumes, make-up, sets, and especially the cinematography could hardly be bettered). Robert Lindsay, looking here like Kevin Spacey's more sincere elder brother, plays the title role, a detective who is a London tabloid media darling but whose private life is nearly a giant void. Most of his cases somehow involve the café society of the time: in these two two-part episodes (the first in the series), he tries to solve the kidnapping of a wealthy titled Russian emigré and the murder of a great Mancunian track star's new wife and her lover in a London hotel. Among the casts, Francesca Annis particularly excels (as usual), here as the kidnapped lord's arrogant wife in the first two-parter. The superb title sequence evokes the famous Parisian photographs of Brassai."
Great British Film Noir AND MORE ......
miss demeaner | philly , pa. usa | 06/26/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"As someone else said on here , this is a great film noir . I received my set yesterday and am really happy with this detective series that I usually view on PBS t.v. all takes place during London of the 1950's .
Nicholas Renton, Diarmuid Lawrence , etc. all good stong performances and story lines .
I look forward to the next set out in Sept. which I will purchase as well from Amazon . where else can I get better prices and free S/H when buying over $25.00 ? saves me from driving to my nearest book store or video place which is over 20 miles away . My library doesn't have everything . No, I do not have any financial interest in Amazon nor do I work for them .
I also own Foyles War ...sets one, two and three . I shall order set four in July . I'm really looking forward to that set of four as well . A great cast and story lines , many of which are based on true happenings in world war two ...course with the exception of Det.Foyle being interjected for extra viewing interest as well as the rest of the cast . But, Michael Kitchen is great .and how all the senes, cars etc. are meticulously re-created that one feels like we are peeking back in time in Britains during that time.
I think the British do more with a 100 minute tele -movie then many of the multi-million dollar movies people pay to go and see here in the U.S.A. at $12.00 and up and more ( if going with friends or family ) and many times feel let down . It has gotten out of hand expense wise for families or just a guy taking his girl out for a movie and burgers afterward ... not to mention the highway robbery for the stale snacks bought in the movie theaters . Anyway, these bRITISH shows have class . KUDOS all round.
( sorry I digressed for a moment .) But, at least those folks who enjoy spending big bucks for a night out at the movie have the satisfaction knowing they are keeping their favorite movie stars in style ...lol.
Now I'll bet there will be someone offended ...lol...don't bother to write comments on my reviews it's a waste of time as I do not read them .
my reviews are my opinions ."