Van Der Valk: The Complete Series
A huge success for Thames Television, Barry Foster stars as Van der Valk - the no-nonsense Dutch detective who delighted audiences for three decades on ITV. As head of Amsterdam CID he is aided by the young CID Inspector Johnny Kroon (Michael Latimer - The Sweeney) as they work their way through murders, blackmail, missing persons and the more tricky cases that come the way of the Dutch police. Supported by his wife Arlette (Susan Travers/Joanna Dunham/Meg Davies) and Hoofd-Commisaris Samson (Nigel Stock/Barry Hines), it’s no wonder that this entertaining and absorbing drama series topped the ratings and is well-remembered to this day.
Created by Nicolas Freeling, and with an unprecedented level of co-operation from the Dutch authorities and police, Van der Valk offered the viewing public a different twist on the standard detective format. This complete box set of all Van der Valk’s adventures contains all five series, including the feature-length specials that were made in the early 1990s.