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The Chinese Detective: Series 1 And 2 (4 Disc DVD Boxset) £8.99 + Free Delivery @ Listen2Online
The Chinese Detective: Series 1 And 2 (4 Disc DVD Boxset) £8.99 + Free Delivery @ Listen2Online

The Chinese Detective: Series 1 And 2 (4 Disc DVD Boxset) £8.99 + Free Delivery @ Listen2Online

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The series was influenced by the internationally successful Charlie Chan detective films of the 1930s and '40s, but in line with industry attitudes of the time, that particular Chinese detective was invariably played by a white actor in 'yellow-face'. The BBC's update of the archetype, cast the British-born Chinese actor David Yip as Detective Sergeant John Ho. Instead of the barely intelligable English typically spoken by Chinese actors in British drama, Yip's accent has a strong Cockney influence. Ho fits the pattern of the maverick detective, prepared to use unorthodox methods to solve his cases, which emerged in series like Z Cars (BBC, 1962-78) and further developed in The Sweeney.

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[SIZE="3"][COLOR="Blue"]Yip's accent has a strong Cockney influence[/COLOR][/SIZE]

WHAT he is a scouser !!! knew his brother years ago

good series in its day

used to enjoy ths show when i was a kid

me too!

not a bad price - got it from Borders online for 7.98 in june

Definitely a scouser.

H+R added, this is one of those forgotten classics.

unfortunately not available now, i'll keep an eye out as i loved this when it was on.

also features charlie slater from eastenders

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