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British Drama: A Guide (Part II: The Mystery Tier 4)

Tier 4: The Butler Did It! I preface this with the possibly obvious comment that these are the shows I like least and have, accordingly, seen least.  If they improve dramatically after a first series, I accept my ignorance of … Continue reading

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British Drama: A Guide (Part II: The Mystery Tier 3)

Tier 3:  Hey, I Saw That On PBS, Hmm Cadfael (1994-96) A former crusader turns to God and becomes a monk and a healer.  Cadfael (Derek Jacobi) is a sharp man still and, like Liam Neeson, has a very particular set of … Continue reading

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British Drama: A Guide (Part II: The Mystery Tier 2)

Tier 2: “So I’m at the library…Hey, sweet!” Cracker (1993-96) To be left at the airport, Fitz, that’s one thing. But to be left by a big, fat, egocentric, middle-aged man, well, that’s a different thing altogether.  Dr. Eddie Fitzgerald (Robbie … Continue reading

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British Drama: A Guide (Part II: The Mystery Tier 1)

Tier One – Buy Low, Sell NEVER! Inspector Morse (1987-2000) Morse, everyone just calls me Morse. DCI Morse (John Thaw) is the prickly, classical-music loving, educated, snobby, crossword-solving detective who investigates the incredibly over-abundant murders of Oxford.  Helping him in this … Continue reading

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