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  1.  The Saint in audio


    Paul Rhys does an excellent Saint and in these 2 audioversions of Leslie Charteris books he does a splendid job.


    There were three audioplays with Paul Rhys playing the Saint and for some odd reason they left one out of this box. That is a serious bummer even if the 2 tales are allright.

  2.  Once more Sarah Lund


    After the brilliance of the first series I was wary for this 2nd outing, and was I wrong. This series is somewhat shorter (10 instead of 20 episodes) but comes very close in quality to its 1st season. A different theme this time: terrorism and how a European society reacts.
    Well worth the time spend and ignore the US version unless your are a sucker for punishment.

    Another viewing advice would be BROCKEN (by the same folks who brought you the Killing)

  3.  Tom Baker at Big Finish


    This is the first one hour episode is a series that brings us Tom Baker at Big Finish. The big difference with the series released by BBC audio is that this one is a full cast episode.
    But if you have Tom Baker the rest stand a little chance.

    The Doctor in this tale starts at the end of a televised episode and continues to Georgian times and then goes to a place where the Doctor has been before but not just yet.

  4.  George Sanders' first time as the Saint


    The Saint Strikes Back, released in 1939, is the second film featuring the crimefighting crusader Simon Templar, alias "The Saint". George Sanders replaced Louis Hayward, who had played the Saint in The Saint in New York. The movie was produced by RKO and also featured Wendy Barrie as female gang leader Val Travers. Barrie would appear in two more Saint films, playing different roles each time, though not in the next film in the series, The Saint in London.

    The script was based on the Leslie Charteris novel She Was a Lady (Hodder and Stoughton, 1931) which was also published as Angels of Doom and The Saint Meets His Match. The screenplay was by John Twist, who set the story in San Francisco (the book is set in England). Robert Sisk produced and John Farrow directed.

    Odeonentertainment released this movie without subtitles and no extra's. Have released so far 3 of the nine in total b/w Saintmovies.

  5.  Excellent boxset of b/w movies series


    An excellent set of 14 b/w movies about the great Sherlock Holmes as played by Basil Rathbone. the first two movies actually play in Sherlocks original time, the next twelve play from WOII upwards but are still very well conceived. The movies look brilliant now that they have been restorded.

    Minus points-
    No subtitles and why does dvd 1 contain the first and the third movie & dvd2 the 2nd and 4th movie.

  6.  A Saintly Falcon


    George Sanders played The Saint before he changed to the character of Gay Lawrence who was essentially a similar charcter but with a different nom du guerre. In this 4th and also last adventure with Sanders in the role of the Falcon his plays gets taken by his brother played by Tom Conway (who was the real life brother of Sanders) who after this movie continues the Falcon series for quite a few adventures of The Falcon. The mystery is secondary to the witty Conway who like his brother Gay is cursed with the same problem, namely all women find themselves attracted to the Falcon. So starts each adventure and meeting a dame also ends a tale. In between is mostly an amusing tale a murder and mayhem. Too bad this studio doesn't release the whole series in a boxset. Tom Conway would also perform in the old form of radioplays the character of the Saint. So the circles closes. The Falcon is essentially the Saint with a different name but similar in style, only this movie series lasted 17 instalments with three Falcons of whom the Sanders are excellent and the Conways brilliant fun to excellent.