Given that she leads a comfortable life-style, lacking for nothing, Lady Shaw is one of the last people one would expect to be caught shop-lifting. However, when reports are called for and she gets ...
For the life of me I cannot understand why this gets such good reviews.
Despite the best efforts of Herbert Lom, a superb actor, the cod 'psychology' of the script is risibly simplistic. The directing isn't up to much either. The actors haven't a chance dealing with such an appalling script, so I'll let them off.
Portentous & pretentious rubbish. Compare & contrast to the Scales Of Justice or Scotland Yard series from a similar era, which are generally sharp, fast paced, intriguing & narrated in an understated ironic & intelligent manner by the excellent, if slightly odd, Edgar Lustgarten.
For Lom's sake I really wanted to like this series, but it really is awful. Oh - the theme music was rather good. I'll give it an extra star for that
2 of 18 people found this review helpful.
Was this review helpful to you?
| Report this