this is a far better version of Norman Collins' novel than the awful film (even if it did star Alistair Sim) put out in 1948.
the TV series covered the whole of the book, from Christmas eve 1938 to late 1940,and was faithful to the plot. the film concentrated mainly on the murder by Percy Boon, and distorted the plot to the extent of inventing a role for Mr Squales (played by Sim) as a witness at the trial, and inventing a romance between Doris Josser and the police detective in charge of the case.
it is a terrible shame it has not been released on DVD. perhaps whoever now holds the copyright will agree to its release, as I and (I am sure) many others would welcome a chance to see it again (especially because I missed the last episode!)
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