The Outsiders

Well, that was fun. Sort of. The Outsiders is a new ITV drama which was shown this evening. I think they may have permanently broken the cliché meter with this one, but it was quite watchable.

It opened with some Da Vinci Code inspired silliness involving a painting in a hidden vault under a church (Bishop in full regalia, UV light revealing mysterious writing under the paint, that kind of thing). Then we see the traditional former agent brought back for one more job, and would you believe it?? Yes!! The secret headquarters deep underground! Baddies with an offshore fortress! Ridickerous action sequences!

All quite harmless, and wears its influences openly. This is good traditional low-budget British TV. About as close to the Avengers as we’re likely to get these days.