Obsessed w/ British Detective Shows

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  1. diankra

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    Three seasons, 30 episodes. Michael Brandon and Glynis Barber are still married, so the chemistry didn't have to be faked.
     
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    That line doesn't make sense, and is probably contradicted by other episodes (Masonic Mysteries, for starters). If Morse had only just made DS in 1980, he couldn't be a maverick DCI by 87.
     
  3. Bob The Skutter

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    The discrepancies between Morse and Endeavour may be explained by the books taking place between 75 and 99 where the show started in 87.
     
  4. Asbo Zaprudder

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    How about the SF and crime genre crossover - Star Cops - a short-lived BBC series from 1987-88 devised by Chris Boucher? Nowhere near as cheesy as it sounds.
     
  5. diankra

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    Yes, one of the first things it does is establish that 'Star Cops' is an insulting tabloid nickname that has stuck.
     
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    The Justin Hayward theme tune, more of a dirge actually, was not a good choice. The stories are pretty consistently good though. Not to be confused with Space Precinct.
     
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    That's why you do not ever mention to the theme to Chris Boucher :)

    It took me a go or two to get into Star Cops but once I did I really enjoyed. Also Big Finish who do the Doctor Who (plus many others) had some Star Cop audios coming out next Month.

    I've also started on catching up with the some of other shows mentioned in here namely Shetland and George Gently with the first ep of the later featuring a pre-Endeavour Shaun Evans in a minor but important role.

    Mum likes these sorts of Show so will have to recommend them to her.
     
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    Thanks for the heads up on the audios!
     
  9. CorporalCaptain

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    I just started Maigret, but I've been enjoying it.
     
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    Just finished series 3 of marcella and all I can think is WTF did it just watch.
     
  11. auntiehill

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    Which one? On IMDB, I see a Michael Gambon version and a Rowan Atkinson version.
     
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    The Rowan Atkinson version (Mr. Bean!).
     
  13. diankra

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    The Gambon one started with a pilot starring Richard Harris, and before that was 60s version with Rupert Davies. I'd rate them as Davies, Atkinson and then Harris/Gambon.
     
  14. auntiehill

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    Ok, thanks. I will look for that. Right now, it's only available with a subscription to Britbox.
     
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    I've been watching it on Buffalo's PBS station.
     
  16. auntiehill

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    Really? Cool. Maybe I can find it on-demand somewhere.
     
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    Bumping this for updates:

    I watched the Rowan Atkinson version of Maigret on PBS--that was fantastic! I really enjoyed that. I wasn't sure I'd buy him in such a serious role, but he did an excellent job in the role.

    I have finished Hinterland and Shetland on Netflix---really enjoyed both of them.
    I recently received a dvd of "Line of Duty, season 1" as a gift and hope to get hubby to watch that with me; he seems not so keen on it.
    Also started The Tunnel on Amazon--two episodes in and I really like it. I had seen some awhile back but didn't get into it, but it was from a later season. Started from the beginning, and now I'm hooked. Yesterday, I watched the first two parts of
    The Suspicions of Mr Whicher; not too shabby but also not as engaging as I'd hoped.

    Any new suggestions to share?
     
  18. The Nth Doctor

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    No suggestions, but having just watched Blackadder again for the umpteenth time, I might have to check out Maigret myself. I've never heard of the books or any of the media that's based on them, but I always enjoy Rowan Atkinson.
     
  19. auntiehill

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    I saw it on PBS but it now belongs to Amazon's "Britbox" channel, which requires an EXTRA monthly subscription fee in addition to your Prime membership. You might be able to see it in the 7-day trial period.

    I really hate that. I already pay for cable, Netflix and Amazon Prime. I can't spend another cent. If we made more money, then I would in a heartbeat, but right now I can't justify the expense. Of course, most of the great British shows I want to see have now been locked away in specialty subscription channels. :sigh:
     
  20. The Nth Doctor

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    Yeah, that's really annoying. Fortunately, Blackadder comes with Prime (just the four series, none of the specials or documentaries), but some of the other classics like Fawlty Towers don't.