A New lease of Death is one of the most intriguing outings for Wexford and co. A very different story in comparison to the rest of the cases. The production itself is paced so differently to the other cases for George Baker's Wexford. Naturally Baker and Ravenscroft do a fine job in their lead roles, but it's the supporting cast that add a great deal, Peter Egan is fantastic, seemingly cast against type he does a great job as the inquisitive vicar, Sharon Maughan is great too, but it's arguably Dorothy Tutin who steals the show, the acting is very natural throughout. The flashback sequences work very well, well filmed, and surprisingly authentic looking, they could have failed big time, but far from it.
It's nice to get a bit of history about Reg's character, this being his first case, he's almost secondary in this story too, it concentrates heavily on the characters, and not on Reg and his family.
Some of the Wexford entries are a little slow, but this one keeps the interest throughout, the start is very interesting, and the ending is great. All in all, this is a goody. 8/10
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