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The Mind of Mr. J.G. Reeder 

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Series cast summary:
Hugh Burden ...  Mr. J.G. Reeder 16 episodes, 1969-1971
Willoughby Goddard ...  Sir Jason Toovey 16 episodes, 1969-1971
Mona Bruce Mona Bruce ...  Mrs. Houchin 10 episodes, 1969-1971
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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 April 1969 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Der Spürsinn des Mr. Reeder See more »

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Thames Television See more »
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(16 episodes) | (8 episodes)

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Mono

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Banjo Boy
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Composed by Roger-Roger
[Series theme tune]
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The Color is there- but only in 2!!
16 December 2009 | by zebulonguySee all my reviews

The Mind of Mr.J.G.Reeder was a unique British series. Based on the Edgar Wallace novels it features Hugh Burden as the mild, meek and seemingly bumbling investigator. Of course in reality he is highly efficient, he always gets his man! Burden is quite brilliant and the series has an evocative atmosphere that lingers in the mind. Willoughby Goddard is also superb as his arrogant, doubting boss, he is quite happy to take the credit for Reeder's successfully solved cases. One of the running gags is that there is a different secretary in every episode. Presumably the boss is too much for them. There were only 16 episodes, two are in colour. At the time colour TV was in it's infancy on British TV. We can assume that either only 2 episodes were filmed in colour or that the colour prints for the rest of the series no longer exist and only survive in black and white. However we are presented with a thoroughly enjoyable series that really does capture the flavour of Wallace's books. Reeder investigates all aspects of crime ranging from murder, through blackmail to burglary.Sit back, relax and enjoy.


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