Wow, what a lot of cops! That’s James Grout, Mark Eden, George Sewell, and Garfield Morgan joining Richard Bradford in this office. That’s Strange from Inspector Morse, Parker from Lord Peter Wimsey, Craven from Special Branch, and Haskins from The Sweeney. This might be taken down and used as evidence that I’ve watched a heck of a lot of British TV detective shows. Also joining in on this tale of coppers and villains trying to stay out of Wormwood Scrubs, Carol Cleveland and David Garfield. And a lot of slang.
This is the first time in I don’t know how long that our son tuned out, not because he couldn’t follow the plot, but because he couldn’t follow the words. Patch? Porridge? Pigeon? He missed that the villains have brought in a fixer from Liverpool who the local police don’t know. I did try and help him along, because I thought it was a very good episode absolutely packed with lovely location filming all around London, wrapping up with a visit to the gorgeous Syon House Gardens. I mean, you want to see what the city looked like in early 1967, this is for you. It’s an even better travelogue than the great-for-location-spotting Avengers episode “Take Me to Your Leader”. I think it was just a little too subtle for him in places, prompting several interruptions.