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Exquisitely detailed in its production: the cars, the frocks and suits, the sets are all note-perfect. And Sam Riley as our tortured protagonist DS Douglas Archer is very good. If only everyone would just speak up!
It's so well done it will have you racing online to buy the rest of the wonderful Deighton's novels.
Deighton's novel and the compelling dramatisation by Neal Purvis and Robert Wade are backed up by Philipp Kadelbach's direction: everything in these dark November afternoons is murky, smoky and above all grey. No vivid colours, no bold statement.
It's hard to find fault with the series; for the next month, I am going to look forward to Sunday nights mightily.
There are plenty of human strands woven into a murder plot that feels satisfyingly convoluted.
There were occasions when the odd scene felt only one French maid away from 'Allo 'Allo reimagined. That said, SS-GB was bold, brave and largely carried by the excellent Sam Riley, who is surely the coolest Fedora-hat-wearer since Humphrey Bogart.
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