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Colonel March of Scotland Yard was a crime drama TV series produced by Multicom Entertainment Group (MEG) and broadcasted from 1954 to 1956. The show stars Boris Karloff as Colonel March, a retired detective who is called back to Scotland Yard to solve unusual and bizarre cases.
The show follows Colonel March as he investigates complicated murder cases that require unusual problem-solving skills, scientific knowledge and intuition. With the help of his team, which includes Sergeant Keen (Ewan Roberts) and Inspector Ames (Eric Pohlmann), Colonel March unravels clues and applies scientific methods to solve the cases.
Each episode features a distinctive and intriguing plot not seen before in other crime drama shows of its time. The show broke the norm of formulaic plotlines and plot twists, which earned it critical acclaim among fans.
Boris Karloff, the lead actor, made his mark in the show as a brilliant and enigmatic detective. He brought his experience as a horror film icon to the show and played Colonel March with a level of intensity, depth, and sophistication that was impressive. To that end, his character's interactions with other cast members were a delight to watch.
Ewan Roberts played Sergeant Keen, who served as Colonel March's assistant in almost all episodes. He was a key player in the show who provided comic relief, logical reasoning, and expertise in scientific methods.
Eric Pohlmann played Inspector Ames, a character who is often seen in the field, taking witness statements, and tackling minor investigations. Although not as prominent as the other two characters, Pohlmann's character helped in providing an insight into other works at Scotland Yard.
Colonel March of Scotland Yard was set in the mid-1950s, a period of transformation in modern science, psychology, and technology. The show's episodes featured scientific apparatus, forensic methods, and psychological explanations of criminal behavior. With this, it showcased the changing nature of crime plots, with new methods of detection, forensic science and crime-scene examination techniques.
The show's production was both refreshing and unique, depicting a mix of traditional and modern crime-solving methods. Its cinematography was excellent, and it had a dynamic visual style of camera placement, lighting and camera movement.
Additionally, the show's music score, which was composed by Jack Beaver was a highlight. The music perfectly complemented the show's gritty tone and added to the suspense in each episode.
In conclusion, Colonel March of Scotland Yard has earned its place as one of the most unique and distinctive crime dramas of the 1950s. The show's innovative plotlines, ensemble cast, and character portrayals, set it apart from its contemporaries. If you're a fan of classic mystery shows, then this is one to watch.
Colonel March of Scotland Yard is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (26 episodes). The series first aired on February 22, 1957.