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The Mind of Mr J.G. Reeder DVD Review

Network DVD have been trawling the forgotten archives of British TV, and have come up with a bizarre series of detective stories made from 1969 to 1970, and set in London in the 1920's. They feature Hugh Burden as Mr. J. G. Reeder, a shy civil servant who's really a super sleuth. I couldn't believe I'd missed it, so I was very happy to step into the Shadowlocked time machine to check it out.

The writer of the original stories from which the show is dramatised is Edgar Wallace, a classic name to men of a certain age. My father recounted to me the story of the man himself, forced into a life of production-line detective creativity by his own dire financial circumstances. I spent my youth watching Tales Of Edgar Wallace 1 hour black & white stories, drenched in atmosphere and usually with a twist in the tale, sometimes absurdly unbelievable, and sometimes emotionally shocking.

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