Richard Vernon and Michael Aldridge star as Home Office-appointed criminologists in this clever, humorous and highly original Granada series. Devised and co-written by the award-winning Robin Chapman - the creator of the series' famous prequel The Man in Room 17 and a veteran screenwriter and novelist whose credits also include the highly controversial Big Breadwinner Hog - The Fellows charts the continuing work and often strained relationship of Room 17's former occupants Oldenshaw and Dimmock. Now appointed to the Peel Research Fellowship at All Saints' College,... Cambridge, they no longer simply solve crimes, trap spies and hunt traitors; their new brief is to investigate the changing nature of crime, ultimately advising the police, legislature and government. But the familiar cat-and-mouse game with the criminal fraternity isn't over yet, and and their ingeniously unorthodox tactics help to ensnare several lynchpins of organised crime - including infamous gangland boss Spindoe, who would take centre-stage in the eponymous cult spin-off series of 1968. [show more]
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The complete series of the 1960s crime drama set within the Peel Research Fellowship at All Saints' College in Cambridge. A sequel to 'The Man in Room 17' (1965), the series follows ex-Oxford braniac Oldenshaw (Richard Vernon) and his partner Dimmock (Michael Aldridge) as they study the changing nature of crime in the area. Through their work they advise police and government on the best way of tackling the criminal behaviour, but it's not all paper shuffling when local gangster Spindoe (Ray McAnally) comes to their attention... The episodes are: 'Arson', 'Inside Out: Part One', 'Inside Out: Part Two', 'Where in Justice Lies', 'The Golden Goose', 'Spindoe's Move', 'A Snatch in Time', 'The Domestic Diplomat', 'Final Demand', 'No Cage for This Bird', 'Violence', 'The Straight Way' and 'The Solicitor'.