BBC Original British Drama

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  1. Serial thread killer

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    Have not seen that one yet.
    One good thing about moving out soon is I will have access to the TV when I want it.
     
  2. Bob The Skutter

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    That's definitely a good thing of having your own place.
     
  3. Starkers

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    Yeah it was good, and shocking, although I guessed Rea likely wasn't a nice man. Is he Glickman do you think?

    What I find v interesting about it is that I can't really see where it's going, that's refreshing, and there's another 4 episodes I think!
     
  4. Zulu Romeo

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    I just want to say that The Shadow Line is one of my favourite shows on right now. Great cast throughout, especially Rafe Spall and Stephen Rea, and the always excellent Eccles. Great plot that keeps you on your toes constantly, which I like very much. Can't wait for tomorrow's episode. :)

    I also caught The Field of Blood which was a surprising gem with another great cast (hello to David Morrissey) and interesting plot. Also saw (and liked) Exile earlier too - John Simm, Jim Broadbent and Olivia Colman all on fine form.

    Did anyone see United, the dramatisation of the 1958 Munich air crash? I liked that programme too, although I thought Dougray Scott's portrayal of Matt Busby seemed a little... strange.

    Overall, between these shows and an enjoyable series of Doctor Who, this is proving to be quite a fascinating season of programmes. Bring on Torchwood! :D
     
  5. Bob The Skutter

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    There's been a lot of chances to say hello to Auntie David lately. He's in Blitz, too.
     
  6. lurok

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    ^Cool! Thanks for that. Very interesting to see him just sit and chat. Part 5 (as it's posted 2 of 5, 3 of 5, etc) seems to be missing, darn it.
     
  8. Bob The Skutter

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    Today the BBC Press Office have announced the commissioning of 7 new shows for next year.

    Anthony And Cleopatra, 6x60 series, written by Sally Wainwright and made by Red Production Company
    New series for BBC One about love and second chances, set in the autumn years of two old school friends. Alan and Celia, both widowed and in their 70s, unexpectedly fall for each other when they meet again after nearly 50 years. Their relationship is a celebratory tale of the uplifting power of love at any age. But this is also a story about family, and about history. Both Alan and Celia have families, and with family comes baggage.



    Savage, new series, written by Stephen Butchard, made by BBC Drama Production
    A young, honest, Liverpool beat cop witnesses the brutal murder of his closest friend and is torn between his desire to protect his family, his sense of duty to the public and a sudden, intoxicating, compulsion for revenge.



    May Day, 5x60 serial, written by Ben Court and Caroline Ip, made by Kudos Film and Television
    When a young girl goes missing, feared dead, the community in which she lives looks to one another for answers. Four of the girls neighbours fear someone within their family may be involved. A sophisticated thriller about suspecting those closest to you of committing an appalling crime.


    Inside Men, 4x60 serial, written by Tony Basgallop, made by BBC Drama Production
    Inside Men is the story of three employees of a security depot who plan and execute a £15 million cash heist. Told entirely from their perspective, our protagonists are not seasoned criminals – just honest, hard working men who see an opportunity, weigh up the risks and take a leap.


    Restless, 2x90 serial, written by William Boyd, made by Endor Productions
    Adaptation of William Boyd's award-winning book about a young woman who discovers her mother was a British spy in theSecond World War, specialising in espionage in America


    Bert And Dickie, 1x90 single, written by William Ivory, made by BBC Drama Production
    Just six weeks before the final of the 1948 London Olympics, Bert Bushnell and Dickie Burnell are teamed together to race for Olympic gold in the double sculls. This is the uplifting story of their achievement and how London managed to pull off a brilliant, if make do and mend Olympic Games at a challenging time for the city and the nation


    Noah, 1x90 single, written by Tony Jordan, made by Red Planet Pictures
    The retelling of the classic Noah's Ark story, told from a very human perspective.
     
  9. lurok

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    sorry about that :alienblush: Only got to part 3 before had to quit...

    See trailers currently running for new BBC Jason Isaacs (cop/crime?) drama. Anyone know more? One of those rare contemporary Brit actors I think shines in pretty much everything he does. Also noticed he's due up soon in new US SF/'Sliding Doors' type cop show.

    (ironic writing about cop theme as multitude of Met police arrest a youth below window while 20-strong group of teens barrack them :) )
     
  10. Zulu Romeo

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    It's called Case Histories and is an adaptation of Kate Atkinson's Jackson Brodie series of detective novels. It starts on Sunday.

    Oh, and hello to Jason Isaacs too. :)
     
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    how far apart are the tudors and the borgjias time line wise and if the intercontect do they crossover any?
     
  12. Bob The Skutter

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    I'm thinking of watching Case Histories just so I can say 'Hello to Jason Isaacs' as well.
     
  13. Deckerd

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    Be honest, that's not the only reason you would watch it.
     
  14. Bob The Skutter

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    Is David Morrissey in it so I can say hello to him, too?
     
  15. Zulu Romeo

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    I bet you also saw Basic Instinct 2. :guffaw:
     
  16. Deckerd

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    Next ep of The Shadow Line tonight.
     
  17. Bob The Skutter

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    I can happily confirm I have not seen Basic Instinct 2. :p

    I've still only watched the first episode. It was good, but I've not got round to the other 3.
     
  18. lurok

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    Catching up on iplayer so only seen first two. Love the acting and pacing; sort of feels like Ken Loach-meets-David Lynch (but I'm sure no-one will agree :)). Beginning to wonder though if it's all a dream/nightmare...
     
  19. Pauln6

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    The dialogue is extremely stylised and why has nobody pointed out that the boss is breaking the law by smoking in his office? It must be a dream. Chris Eccleston is pretty amazing in it though.
     
  20. Bob The Skutter

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    ^Do we know it's present day and not 5 years ago?