Wednesday, 8 April 2015
133 Scotland Yard Casebook
First watched : Summer 1973
Another one glimpsed at the house next door one Monday morning that summer.
This series was actually made for cinema in the 1950s and comprised 30 minute dramatisations of notable cases - usually from the thirties - from the files of Scotland Yard with an introduction and narration from celebrated crime writer Edgar Lustgarten. Because of its cinematic origins it had a noir-ish feel that has held up well, making repeat showings on Channel 4 and Bravo and a DVD release feasible.
I only recall seeing one episode, where they had to identify an unknown female corpse found on the London Underground, but I remember we found it quite engrossing.