BBC Original British Drama

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  1. Serial thread killer

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    I enjoyed it but I felt Bell could have been a stronger character.
     
  2. Bob The Skutter

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    How so? I guess she was defined by Freddie and Hector to a certain extent but she stood up for what she believed in, and pushed things herself from time to time.
     
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    Putting her career on line just for a quick shag and how she let Freddie run lose.
    She reminded me a bit of Cuddy from House.
     
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    Plenty of people risk their careers for a shag, and I think most of the time she agreed with Freddie and that's why she let him get away with it.
     
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    Page Eight is on tomorrow at 9 on BBC Two.

     
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    Yep, I read that yesterday. Very glad to hear it. I really enjoyed the first series.
     
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    BBC One have a new show reel of upcoming shows from the Edinburgh international TV festival...
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/aboutthebbc/2011/08/bbc-one-reflecting-the-nation.shtml

    More information on some of the shows mentioned in the blog...
    I believe that was announced, then dropped a while ago, seems to have been picked up again.

     
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    I'm looking forward to Page Eight on BBC2 tonight.
     
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    What did you think of it?

    Me and the missus watched it, she enjoyed it more than me. Although good, it felt to me like a wish-fullfillment exercise by the writer and their fantasy of bringing down the government and in particular the PM over the sorry mess of the last decade or so when it comes to global/The UKs security.

    It was a good ending though and had a few highlights.
     
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    I thought it was absolutely excellent, as did my OH. The consensus at work was the same. Good story, good script, stellar cast. There was a lot of wistfulness about how the Beeb couldn't afford that cast for a series.
     
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    Have to get it watched later then. BBC Two really has upped its game in the drama department this year. They were saying next year will be even better, I'll believe it when I see it.
     
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    I''l have to let you know after I've caught it on iPlayer later. I got dragged out to the pub last night, so I ended up missing it.
     
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    Bet you fought hard against it, didn't you?
     
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    His arm's still sore from all that twisting.
     
  17. Servo

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    Kicking and screaming mate.

    I could barely lift my pint. :scream:


    Just finished watching Page Eight. Very good stuff. Top notch script with some great dialogue, and a really strong cast all came together to deliver a compelling piece of drama. Nice work BBC.

    Also, Rachel Weisz is still hot, and I laughed at the little dig at Nick Clegg.
     
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    I thought Page 8 was very good, nothing stunningly original, but well handled, and not quite as sanctamonious as it could have been. At the end of the day I liked that Nighy's character was more annoyed that the PM had not disclosed the information generated by torture, than by the torture itself. Not that I have any love for what the Americans did, but I think making the character some kind of bleeding heart liberal would have felt completely fake. I like as well that he didn't bring the govt down, he settled for giving Weisz's character closure.
     
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    Yeah, I enjoyed it, too. Interesting different take on the secret services, not so much action, bang, boom, more quiet intelligence. I liked that. Could get used to more stuff like that being shown.
     
  20. Servo

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    Yeah, same here. I wouldn't mind seeing a Johnny Worricker series, or at least another one or two feature length stories like this one. Makes a change from gadgets and gunfire.