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Colditz – Series 2: Review

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It was a terrible time, it really was.” Major Pat Reid, Colditz escapee.

 “You know, I’ve been here since 1940. In all that time all I’ve learnt is how to be a prisoner of war” Flight Lieutenant Simon Carter, Episode 12.

 Humanity is at the heart of Colditz. Yes, it is about the war. Yes, it is about life inside a prisoner of war camp. Ultimately, however, it is about human beings and how they cope with situations out of their control, and how they deal with war.

 The introduction, in the opening episode of Series 2, of Major Horst Mohn (Anthony Valentine) adds a touch of nastiness to the proceedings. This is not a pleasant man, and a direct contrast to the Kommandant who does what he can to make the lives of the prisoners at the very least bearable. Mohn goes out…

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The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes: The Illustrious Client (1991)

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Well, The Illustrious Client (1991) The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes: Season 1, Episode 5, dramatised by Robin Chapman, is not really a classic mystery to be solved by the application of brain power. Rather it’s a sad story of Sherlock Holmes (Jeremy Brett) completely failing to protect himself as he takes on a ruthless criminal who seduces women into marrying him and/or giving him money so he can collect very rare Chinese Porcelain. A wiser detective would quietly but thoroughly investigate our villain from a distance, giving no sign of his passing. This precaution would protect him from the fate that befell Le Brun, a French investigator who was beaten almost to death. But, of course, this would mean no melodrama. So not only does our hero confront the villain but, when threatened, ignores the warning and so gets beaten within an inch of his…

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