Gritty British-made police drama series set in the beautiful location of Amsterdam. Cynical Dutch detective Commissaris "Piet" van der Valk and his colleagues investigate murders, kidnappings and political corruption.
During the Suez Crisis of 1956, two young clerks at the stuffy Foreign Office in Whitehall display little interest in the decline of the British Empire. To their eyes, it can hardly compete... See full summary »
Three part BBC TV series from 1991 which has vanished into obscurity. A pretty good thriller - vaguely Edge of Darkness themes about environmental conspiracies, plus local government corruption and freemasonry, and classic Scottish hardman clichés - loners, family rifts, impenetrable accents, black humour, and they only ever drink shots of whisky. Mostly filmed in Dundee (the city of 3 Js - jam, jute and journalism) and some scenes in and around Ullapool. Well worth tracking down, and an excellent soundtrack by Dave Stewart of Eurythmics which was released as a single and a full LP. Both can still be found cheaply on CD if you trawl through bin-ends on ebay or Amazon.
Deserves a reissue - never released on DVD and not sure if it even appeared on VHS.
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