Colonel March of Scotland Yard: Decidedly Patchy.

It’s a familiar story: British actor makes it big in Hollywood and then returns to Blighty to do a TV series before scooting back to do more films. More remarkable that this was 1956, TV was still in its infancy and the star in question was Boris Karloff. The series, Colonel March of Scotland Yard, would indirectly sow the seeds for much of the ITC output of the 60s and 70s and, even later, shows like Jonathan Creek.

Like many leads of the time, Colonel March is a seemingly starchy man in a utility suit that represents the establishment. Less obvious is that...

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