Saw "Private Schulz" when it premiered in 1981 & it knocked me sideways; six first-class scripts by Jack Pulman, and each of them expertly directed by Robert Chetwyn. Michael Elphick anchored the show with a surprisingly engaging and sympathetic character, leaving Ian Richardson free to cut loose with one of the greatest acting tour-de-forces of all time. And as for Billie Whitelaw, I don't think I'd ever seen her looking so beautiful or projecting such warmth and intelligence.
Yet somehow the show slipped off the radar screen, overshadowed by higher-profile British imports like "Brideshead Revisited," "The Jewel in the Crown" and "House of Cards." But in spite of this, I never forgot the incredible saga of Private Schulz and his scheme to forge British bank notes. The show never received a Region 1 DVD release, which meant American audiences were deprived of the opportunity to revisit a long-forgotten masterpiece. Fortunately, some terrific person made the entire series available on YouTube, which gave me the chance to savor its brilliance all over again.
So see it however you can; just don't miss it.