Britain is striving to ride out a secret war between the Raven Society (who wish to overthrow the government to set up a fascist utopia) and the No Name League (who wish to overthrow the government to set up a socialist utopia). There is a Turing-equivalent to be rescued, and he apparently invented a self-powered “computer” whose CPU and energy source core can be pulled out and carried in the trunk of a car and doesn’t require punch cards or magnetic tape to store data and programming
They mentioned Alfred (sounding very much like Michael Caine) is an SAS war veteran … probably from the Malayan Emergency, which would make sense, as it did occur in the Far East, ended in 1960, and probably received relatively little press back home.
Anyhow, Alfred, son of a butler, wants to start his own business (security firm), fall in love and get married, and generally become his own man. Alas, he’s starting out living with his parents, has fallen in love with an heiress whose father doesn’t approve of such a match, and falls afoul of the machinations of both the Raven Society and the No Name League. During this, he becomes entangled with a pair of Americans, a Dr. Thomas Wayne (MD, and forensic accountant) and a Ms. Martha Kane (before she has met Dr. Wayne), both of whom are favorably impressed by his skill set.
Admittedly, I am only the first three episodes in, however I am enjoying it – pleased to see the showrunners actually telling the adventures of Alfred, as well as the untold adventures of the once and future Mr. and Mrs. Wayne long before Bruce was even born. Of course, we have the typical comic book tropes being enhanced by the semi-historical setting, with notable liberties being taken with the history.
Has anyone else caught this series?
If so, what did you think?
the G-man Himself
Edited by G-man, 10 July 2020 - 09:58 AM.