|| Ken Hannam
||Robert Powell, Gavin Richards
| Based on the
characters created by John Buchan, Hannay is an adventurer who has
lived 30 years in South Africa and now he's back to England to live
pacefully, but... in these days of pre-war he is confronted to many
| For me
these series worth a perfect 10/10, these series made me discover
Robert Powell! And also I loved the subject, I found it different.
Hannay isn't there to solve the problem, but exactly as in The
steps, he is just the victim
of the circumstances.
Also the episodes are well
stories are intelligent. Among the current characters I loved the
respect-hate relationship between Hannay and the bad guy, Count Von
Schwabig, a patriot who is prepared to kill for his country. However,
his last appearance in The
Terrors Of The Earth
in which he saves Hannay amazed me, I don't know why he just appeared
once in the second series, too bad because I would have loved to know
what happened after this episode (could he have returned as the bad
There's also something else
I loved from
these series : even if there's a different "Hannay girl" in each
episode, the series are very feminist. All the female leads are strong
women for their time, cultivated, independent and - sometimes - wiser
it's difficult because each episode is different and had many memorable
scenes. I loved the complete series, thanks God they are now available
on dvd, because it took me ages to get all the series by my own means!
Anyway, my favorite episodes were definitely Coup de Grace and The Terrors Of The Earth,
but when I saw the complete series I enjoyed Death With Due Notice.