BBC Original British Drama

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  1. Angel4576

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    There were a few things - the "No one's what they seem" line, the following him around, the glances, the questions

    We thought that it was so obvious that it might have been a double bluff.

    Like I said, minor gripe though.
     
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    Review

     
  3. HappyDayRiot

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    I agree with all of this, though I didn't see that final twist coming at all. Then again, I relied on the Guardian's excellent liveblog to keep up with a lot of it some weeks!

    I demand a Gatehouse spin-off. Rea was simply fantastic, though I agree Eccleston made a late grab for best actor in this. I was sad to see him give up like that. Didn't really care what happened to Gabriel :)

    Perhaps a sequel set twenty years later where Gabriel's son goes all Gatehouse on Gatehouse and co. I'd watch!
     
  4. Serial thread killer

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    Are the TV crews running out of disuse factory's I have just seen the same factory in shadow line and in Luther.:lol:
     
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    Just caught finale. At times felt series very arch and almost gave up but glad persisted. Somewhere I imagine there's a media studies student feverishly writing essay on white/black, light/dark, surface/depth and religious metaphors. As for final shooting, ballistics anyone? But I'll give that a pass. :)

    Now on to fun that is Luther and looking forward to more of Alice...(I can happily skip over serial killer/kook-of-the-week)
     
  6. Bob The Skutter

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    New Original British Drama trailer for the Summer/Autumn season

    [yt]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zlg9shqbOvI&feature=player_embedded[/yt]
     
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    Not quite the level of the beginning of the summer trail but not bad either. Spooks should be taken out back and put out of its misery but the rest is almost exciting!
     
  8. HappyDayRiot

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    I'll be watching Page Eight.
     
  9. Starkers

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    Yeah Page 8 looks interesting, and I'll probably watch the Waking the Dead spin-off.

    I still adore Spooks so can't wait for that (am I right in thinking this will be the last series?) and of course it goes without saying that I'll be watching Merlin and Who!
     
  10. Bob The Skutter

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    I think this is the last series of Spooks, yeah, but I think that has been said before, too. I'll probably check most out, probably not Spooks though, as I check that out every year and give up a few episodes in anyway.
     
  11. Bob The Skutter

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    Anyone watching The Hour? I've just watched the first episode and I have to say I've found it very interesting. I guess the obvious comparison is Mad Men but more a conspiracy thriller than anything Mad Men.
     
  12. Serial thread killer

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    I'm also enjoying it, will be interesting to see whose on what side at the end.
     
  13. Bob The Skutter

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    Just watched the second one this morning. I'm really enjoying it. The Beeb have done some seriously good drama this year.
     
  14. Serial thread killer

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    I'm hoping they will be able to show room at the top soon.
     
  15. HappyDayRiot

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    I like The Hour, but to be honest it's solely down to Burn Gorman playing some kind of proto-Gatehouse. Some of it is just... I don't know. It could be better. It doesn't help I've fallen asleep during both episodes and missed ten minutes in the middle, though!
     
  16. Starkers

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    Sounds like the Hour is better than it looked, might have to catch up!
     
  17. Bob The Skutter

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    Well The Hour is finished. I thought it was a fantastic show. Well worth checking out while it's still on iPlayer for anyone who missed it.
     
  18. Starkers

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    How many episodes was it?

    Anyone know when the spy drama with Bill Nighy is starting, and the Waking the Dead spinoff?

    I'll be keeping my eyes out for Spooks at least!
     
  19. Bob The Skutter

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    ^It was 6 episodes. Apparently the writer is working on series 2 now but no official word on whether it's been picked up for a second series.

    Body Farm should be soon, they've put out the press pack for it already. So I wouldn't be surprised to see it first week of September or so. Not seen anything on Page Eight yet.
     
  20. Starkers

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    It's mentioned on the front cover of Radio Times so it can't be too far away.