Volume 6 goes from strength to strength
Posted by Robert on 26/09/2017
The show has been going from strength to strength. I am now up to episode #134 and I think that Crawford's has now managed to work in the entire original cast of "The Box" into at least one episode. Closing credits are now updated so that the cast and production crew credits roll up the screen. Looking forward to watching more of Matlock Police and of course my quarterly plug for volume 5 of The Box
Good on you Tom!
Posted by Kym on 15/03/2017
Nice to see your post Tom - these Matlock DVDs are obviously bringing another round of enjoyment to us viewers and having a cast member contribute to this forum is very pleasing. I think watching these episodes again has brought back happy memories of being with the family around the telly egging on the good guys and berating all the villains. And - of course - we all had serious car envy!
Great Australia Drama
Posted by Tom Richards on 15/03/2017
Actually I like the show because I was a cast member.
Hear great feedback from England
Country Hospitality and Wheelchair bound lunatics come to Matkock.
Posted by Tony Crossley on 15/03/2017
Volume 6 of Matlock Police is the most interesting release to date.
The look of the show is improving, however we are still being subjected to drab Black and White, but not for much longer, as colour is'nt far off.
The most memorable episode is 'Poppy and the Closet Junkie', written by the American Writer Everette De Roche.
The episode is haunting and even though the opening scenes are overdone, the interplay between real time and past events is well documented.
We get a glimpse of what happened to Luke Reed and how he got addicted to Morphine.
'Poppy and the Closet Junkie' is totally Harold Hopkin's episode
and he knows it, playing the embattled Reed to the hilt.
The tension between Luke's brother and his wife and Luke's manipulation of them is well explored.
Another personal favourite is 'Country Hospitality', one of the first experimental episodes where the action takes place leading up to the theme music.
Earlier episodes had the Music first, then the action.
"Country Hospitality' shines because it's a character driven episode.
Keith Kay is hilarious as Harold, however his constant swatting of imaginary Flies is annoying.
Walter Pym as Elliot Barker is a stand-out.
The actor was in his early 70's and perfectly cast as an oddball living a strange lifestyle in the never never with his sons.
The Actor who played Billy excelled himself as one of Elliot's retarded sons.
The character is annoying, however it's easy to feel sorry for him.
Actress Sandy Gore is miscast as Evelyn, as she's too young and attractive to be living a Pension lifestyle in the Bush.
Serge Lazereff is menacing as Elliot's Psycho son, Arnie and is completely unlikeable.
The episode states the area is called 'Chinaman's Creek', however the wording on the Slick says 'Arthur's Creek'.
Tom Farley's portrayal of 'Holy Joe'
(..'Don't bother looking for his Halo, he lopped it off years ago'....
says Gary Hogan)
is one of his typical old Codger roles he got stuck with, despite being articulate and well educated in real life.
'Country Hospitality' is a character driven and effective episode on many levels.
Volume 6 of Matlock Police has a lot going for it and I will continue purchasing further episodes as they are released.
Crawfords.....the best of the best.
Posted by Carol on 15/03/2017
I'm absolutely hooked on all of Crawford's shows.......especially the Police ones. I can't get enough of them. Please keep them coming.
Posted by Mike Terry on 15/03/2017
Im enjoying every one of the crawfords police shows. I can't believe Matlock in colour is almost among us after this volume. Looking forward to more :)
Matlock Police vol 6
Posted by Christine on 15/03/2017
Still loving this series grew up watching MP looking forward to Solo One coming to DVD.
Posted by Tracey on 15/03/2017
Still loving this series about country life in 70's Victoria, if you love nostalgia and clever policing before lots of science and country characters this one is for you.
Posted by paul on 15/03/2017
another great edition of dvds from this great tv show
Posted by Colleen Lawson on 15/03/2017
glad now have season 6 of Matlock Police. I grew up with this show so it is like welcoming an old friend into my home