Roy Anderson

"War Buff - and civilian combattant."
(REAL NAME)
 
Helpful votes received on reviews: 88% (21 of 24)
Location: Mount Brydges, Ont. Canada.
Birthday: March 24
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Writer, W.W.2., buff, civilian combattant with peace-time naval service. Career Police/Detective both in London, England, (Metropolitan Police Det. Sgt.) and a much smaller Municipal Force in Canada. Emigrated to Canada, with family, in 1967. Now, a … Read more
 

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Top Reviewer Ranking: 202,504 - Total Helpful Votes: 21 of 24
Wycliffe Series 2 <b>DVD</b> ~ Jack Shepherd
Wycliffe Series 2 DVD ~ Jack Shepherd
6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
To compete in the highly competitive market of Crime drama - a market having in its ranks such 'heavyweights' as Poirot, Morse, Lewis, Frost and Tom Barnaby - is, in itself, an achievement.

Wycliffe is not, quite, in the same class but; the show deserves to be spoken of in the same breath. Both Series 1 and Series 2 are very good. The acting, throughout, is excellent and Shepherd excels in the role of 'Wycliffe'. As a bonus, the rugged moorland scenery (which provides a fairly constant backdrop) is breathtaking in many instances.

The scripts, while perhaps not masterpieces of the genre, are believable and eminently sensible. Viewing these first two Series is a… Read more
Bogie and Bacall: The Signature Collection (The Bi&hellip <b>DVD</b> ~ Humphrey Bogart
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Personally, I find myself annoyed when Reviewers comment adversely about the quality of 'old' movies.This isn't to deny that the quality - generally - isn't up to current standards - BUT, neither was the original print! The technology involved in film-making has improved immeasurably over the years.

Bogie and Bacall worked - together - mainly in the 40's and early 50's - even the first run of their movies was to see blotches, scratches and streaks etc., on the screen. It is hardly surprising that modern copies are not 100% perfect.

Considering everything, the standards, I find, are quite acceptable. The big thing is that the performances of the actors - when dealing… Read more
All Creatures Great and Small [Import] <b>DVD</b> ~ Christopher Timothy
All Creatures Great and Small [Import] DVD ~ Christopher Timothy
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
This fact based autobiographical series was among the best ever produced on British TV. Based on a series of books by 'James Herriot', a pseudonym, they cover the adventures and misadventures of a rural veterinary surgeon in the mid 20th Century.

This is still a superbly produced and directed classic series and it is hard to imagine any sensible person not being pleased to view it.

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