To be Honest , I never thought I would get Hooked on these shows. However, Box 1/Set 1, was Very Good, and Set two surpasses the quality in writing, and superb acting. Great production values are still par for the course, and whilst the sets may be a bit over-priced, sometimes Amazon offers good deals, and at the base of it all, this stuff works in the hand of past masters.
The Second string players, are not second rate actors, in fact, you basically find a who's who of acting. Now, if you know the NINTH GATE, one actress appears in this set who plays the Baroness in GATE, but is soooo different.
The stories: Dead Man's Eleven, Death of a Stranger, Blue Herrings, Judgement Day, are all superb; each one has so many twists , turns and convolutions that to comment on any disc is to give something away.
In many respects it is like a thinking man's CSI, without the false CSI stuff that mis-leads.
All in all, a very intriguing set that just shows that British detective Drama has few contempraries, outside of a Chris Carter show like MILLENNIUM... after all, The Plays the Thing !!!