Irked by the grandiose boasts of the warden of Grangemoor prison, Prof. Van Dusen wagers he can escape from the vaunted high-security facility in less than a week. Daring him to "think his way out," ...
A junior bank clerk elopes with a fortune-but without his fiancee. The police reconstruct the absconder's route, from bank to train station to the Continent. However, Martin Hewitt believes the trail...
A series comprised of mysteries written by Conan Doyle's contemporaries. Many of these authors were virtually unknown to modern audiences, although all of the detectives portrayed had appeared in popular on-going series of short stories or novels. "Rivals" featured the only dramatizations to date of such period characters as Jacques Futrelle's "The Thinking Machine" and W. H. Hodgson's "Carnacki The Ghost Finder".Written by
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This series was largely adapted from a collection of then obscure, but genuine Victorian short stories collated and edited by Hugh Greene, who is also credited as the series creator. He was a retired Director General of the BBC and the brother of Graham Greene. See more »
Quite good but so very ancient by today's standards.
These are very interesting stories, told in a very literate manner. Most are understandable, others are very obtusely written. The acting is very good but more suited for British theater rather than TV. The production standards are very dated, and the heavy use of "greasepaint" type makeup is distracting, especially in the harsh lighting. However, since the episodes are not connected, it's a good series to insert in your streaming queue and pull out an episode when your own queue is thin on the ground, and you need something to watch.
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