Friday, June 24, 2011
I don't want to think about how many years ago it was that I sat enchanted before the TV watching this wonderful BBC production. All about James Herriot and his (mis)adventures as a veterinarian in Yorkshire. One of the actors was Peter Davison who played the younger, ne'er-do-well brother, Tristan Farnon, of the head vet, Seigfried, where Herriot eventually practiced. Siegfried was played by Robert Hardy, a wonderful British character actor.
Tristan is now back, or at least Peter Davison is, in a delightful BBC series called "The Last Detective." Davison plays "Dangerous Davies", the so-called Last Detective because he is the very last person anyone would ever send on an investigation. He is mistreated by everyone he comes in contact with; his boss, his associates, his ex-wife, even the suspects. But he always solves the case and never complains. I get very vexed by him; he won't stand up for himself! But it's great fun.