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A series of killings of bank managers has London in a turmoil, all the way up to Parliament. And the killer regularly calls about his handiwork, but only to a street-wise, and usually rather tipsy, radio reporter, about to be sacked for his habitual irreverence toward his station and the BBC. And while everything seems to point to a lead singer of a rock group famous for the "In The Red" music which has been connected to the killings, in typical British mystery fashion, there are also other sub-plots to be considered.Written by
Too many half-baked ideas crammed together to succeed
Unlike other reviewers, I failed to see any magic here. An over-contrived attempt at satirical comedy drama which can't decide if its target should be the political establishment, cliched detective dramas, or the internal machinations of the BBC so it takes aim at all three and fails to hit any of them successfully. The "plot" is stretched too far to retain even the slightest vestige of credibility or logical development, so relies on its satire and humour to plug the gaps. Unfortunately -despite some funny moments, a witty script and an excellent cast - these are not enough to save the day. And- without giving away a spoiler - the finale with its denouement exposing The Bad Guy fingers someone other than the shadowy character who is previously seen directing events, and there is no explanation for this jump from A to B or who A is.
Previous reviewers pleaded for a DVD release, which occurred in 2015 and can be easily found..
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