The Private Files of Rex Saunders is really the Harrison role that I've been looking for; he's his usual dapper British self, with that relaxed style and incredibly smooth diction, but here he's also a fearless man of action. I'm a sucker for 'gentleman detective'-type stuff, so it really hits the spot. Rex Saunders has very much of the Ronald Colman Bulldog Drummond in him, which is a very good thing, in my book.
As a general description of The Private Files of Rex Saunders, I would say that if you imagined a hard-edged crime thriller like Broadway is my Beat, but with E.W. Hornung's gentleman thief Raffles as the main character, this would be that show. Saunders is very similar, but without the high-class burglary or (sadly enough) Cricket. He has an air of indestructibility about him, and in the most serious situations he's as calm as if he's at a cocktail party. I find that entirely amusing. His earnest American sidekick, Alec (played by former 1930's child star Leon Janney), is a mildly more inept version of Raffles' bumbling associate Bunny Manders, and I can see why some listeners (according to web chatter) don't care for him.
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