A Manhattan priest with a penchant for solving crimes goes to the aid of a young actress. She is becoming enmeshed in a series of bizarre incidents she can't explain, and her complaints to the police have gone ignored.
John Llewellyn Moxey
With the help of DS John Bacchus, Inspector George Gently spends his days bringing to justice members of the criminal underworld who are unfortunate enough to have the intrepid investigator assigned to their cases.
As WWII rages, DCS Foyle fights his own war on the home-front; investigating crime on the south coast of England. Later series, see the retired detective working as an MI5 agent in the aftermath of the war.
British crime investigation series based around aristocratic, Oxford-educated Detective Inspector Thomas Lynley ( Nathaniel Parker ) and his working-class assistant Sergeant Barbara Havers ( Sharon Small ).
Set in a dismal, rainy, foggy England, this awful adaptation projects an equally foggy interpretation of Chesterton's work. Probably the worst dialog and screenwriting I have ever witnessed is dismally spewed out in this wretched adaptation of Chesterton's stories. The protagonist aside, the fact paced barely audible dialog races through each scene as if it had a better place to be. The actors too seem eager to get to the end of the day and go home. I think part of the problem is that there is no music that sets the mood. The sets are claustrophobic and it appears there is only one camera used instead of a more versatile two camera set up. Happily, the sunny cheerful melodramatic Mark Williams remake of this has come to the rescue. I give it two stars instead of one out of a sense of charity and compassion.
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