Sunday, November 11, 2007

THE XYY MAN COMPLETE SERIES

This highly culty spy-crime drama series from the mid seventies has long been on most TV fan's must see list so all praise to Network for bringing us the entire series (including the original 3 part serial which led to the longer series). Besides the fact that the stories are intriguing the show has held interest because of it featuring the first appearance of a certain Detective Sergeant George Bulman who would later go on to appear in the legendary series Strangers and his own series, here (still played by Don Henderson of course) he is teamed with DC Derek Willis (who would also go on to Strangers) Bulman is a somewhat different beast to the character he became in the later series, single minded and dogged in the extreme Bulman has none of the quirkiness that makes him stand out in Strangers but it is more than interesting to see the genesis of a character though.

The star of the series is the excellent Stephen Yardley who is probably best known for having played greasy Ken Masters in BBC1 super soap Howard's Way but who has actually had some great roles over the years, notably this and his spell in Secret Army as the traitorous Max Brocard.

Distributor: Network DVD

Certificate: 12 | Region: 2 | 4 disc set

Extras: Yes

cast
Stephen Yardley, Vivienne McKee, Don Henderson, Dennis Blanch, Mark Dignam