Rent Shadow Squad: Series (1959)

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Synopsis:
A highly successful crime show from the late 1950's, 'Shadow Squad' initially featured the adventures of Detective Vic Steele (Rex Garner) who, tired of being boxed in by rules and regulations, quit his job to form his own detective agency with the help of crafty Cockney Ginger Smart (George Moon) and their stalwart cleaning lady, Mrs. Moggs (Kathleen Boutall). Steele subsequently disappeared on a mission to Australia and the running of the Squad was then taken up by ex-DI Don Carter (Peter Williams). Its longevity and popularity provided a training ground for key television writers of the 1960's and '70s, including BAFTA-nominated Julian Bond and 'Coronation Street' creator Tony Warren.
179 episodes were transmitted between 1957 and 1959, but only four now remain in the archive. These classic examples of a bygone age of television are featured on this set alongside the sole remaining episode of the 'Shadow Squad' spinoff 'Skyport', which features Ginger Smart as an airport security guard.
Actors:
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Directors:
, , , , , , , , , Michael Scott,
Producers:
Barry Baker, Cliff Owen
Writers:
Barry Baker, Peter Yeldham, Phillip Grenville Mann, Lloyd Barclay, Bill Hitchcock, Bob Kellett, David Carr, Edward Dryhurst, Geoffrey Bellman, Julian Bond, H.V. Kershaw, Tony Warren, John Whitney
Studio:
Network
Genres:
British TV, TV Classics, TV Crimes, TV Dramas
Countries:
UK
BBFC:
Release Date:
01/07/2013
Run Time:
125 minutes
Languages:
English Dolby Digital 1.0
Subtitles:
None
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Full Screen 1.33:1 / 4:3
Colour:
B & W
Bonus:
  • Skyport: The Spanish Girl - the only existing episode of this 'Shadow Squad' spinoff

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