Mr. Rose (1967–1968)

The Bright Bomber 

Everyone knows that ex-Chief Inspector Rose is writing his memoirs, but few know he keeps putting off its start. Meanwhile, Rose is anonymously threatened with death if he dares to includes the "Bomber Bolt" case in the memoirs.

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David Cunliffe

Writers:

Philip Mackie (creator), Philip Mackie
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Episode complete credited cast:
William Mervyn William Mervyn ... Charles Rose
Gillian Lewis Gillian Lewis ... Drusilla Lamb
Donald Webster Donald Webster ... John Halifax
John Stratton ... Edwin R. Eager
George Sewell ... Bomber Bolt
Melissa Stribling ... Mrs. Prior
Graham Armitage ... Nigel Chinnery
Antony Carrick ... Derek Penderel (as Anthony Carrick)
John Abineri ... Willis
Rio Fanning Rio Fanning ... Odgers
Julie Goodyear Julie Goodyear ... Miss Dean
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Everyone knows that ex-Chief Inspector Rose is writing his memoirs, but few know he keeps putting off its start. Meanwhile, Rose is anonymously threatened with death if he dares to includes the "Bomber Bolt" case in the memoirs.

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Crime | Drama

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17 February 1967 (UK) See more »

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Good intro episode to a fine series
22 May 2017 | by shaksprynSee all my reviews

Luckily for we fans of classy, intelligent British 1960's TV shows, this is a Granada series, as the BBC in this period tragically did not preserve their shows as they might have done. This series is available on DVD; it's PAL region 2, so if in the USA, you'll need a region free DVD player to watch it.

In this series opener, we meet Mr. Rose, played with a large serving of aplomb by William Mervyn. His male and female assistants are also introduced, and both are top-quality actors: Donald Webster and Gillian Lewis. We get the backstory on Rose, a retired senior police detective who is supposedly writing what may be explosive memoirs. This angle will be a plot hook for future episodes.

Be advised: the budget clearly wasn't big. This and other episodes have a "stage-play" feel, to an extent. No exterior shots in this one, and you get the feel our cast is gamely working on tiny sets! But the writing and acting quality is excellent--it's witty and fun.


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