Callan: That Lightbulb Moment.

Espionage fans of a certain age will remember Edward Woodward’s eyes following a lightbulb as it swings back and forth to that theme music. The bulb shatters before the shot cuts back to Woodward, the image splintered by a telltale bullet hole. Callan was a hit in its day, some of the dramatic devices and subject matter are still relevant, so why no repeats?

As mentioned, contemporary resonances make the case for repeating Callan, and some of the storytelling is surprisingly modern. Shows like The Sopranos and Game of Thrones think nothing of casually bumping off main characters...

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