Post by Kenny Dalglish 1979 on Apr 28, 2018 0:38:07 GMT
Two exciting thriller series featuring the unorthodoxed Shakespeare-quoting detective George Bulman and his long-suffering partner Derek Willis. There was almost a Sweeney-like feel to their adventures as they came across quite a few tasty villains as well as spooks. Strangers should have lasted longer I think.
Both series are worth a look, Strangers has an excellent two parter with Maurice Cole as guest star playing a villain, probably the highlight of the entire run I'd say.
Recently finished watching The XYY man and enjoyed it, it's a little slow in places but nicely made.
I thought that was a great episode too, very much like a Sweeney episode, the sort they could have done for the final series. Funnily enough, Murray Smith who wrote that two parter (Armed & Dangerous/A Racing Certainty) also wrote one of the best ever Sweeney episodes, Faces. The final two parter was also very good in which a colleague of Bulman & Willis' got killed and they were trying to locate the proceeds of an antiques blag. Patrick Mower and Suzanne Danielle were the main villains and also featured was a young Colm Meaney.
I watched The XYY Man all in one go back in 2008 before moving onto Strangers. Didn't get Bulman until in 2012.