Obsessed w/ British Detective Shows

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  1. auntiehill

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    ^Ah. Thanks. I will probably pass on that, then.
     
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    Most of the series have been mentioned. I would argue that the most run out of steam after two or three seasons, however good they were. Prime Suspect and Touching Evil are excellent examples I think.

    But two obscure ones overlooked that I really like were Second Sight, a preposterous but really entertaining Clive Owen series about, I kid you not, a detective losing his sight. But this is so old it had Tom Felton in one story before he did Harry Potter. The other was Criminal Justice, especially season one. Despite the title it is very much about the detective, not just lawyers. This was remade by HBO with Riz Ahmed in the Ben Whishaw role, which I couldn't watch after seeing the English version.

    Not properly a detective series, nor properly a series, but an anthology, The Ruth Rendell Mysteries was pretty decent because they were adaptations of her non-Wexford books. Standalone stories are always better than series detectives, which was stretched to the breaking point by Sherlock Holmes.
     
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    Something similar happened to Nick Pegg on EastEnders - he had a regular extra gig as a market trader nicknamed Queer Jack, until he improvved a line ("Sure, Mark") which got left in. That bumped up his pay to speaking, so they stopped using him as background.
     
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    This is FINALLY available on Netflix; hubby and I watched it all over three nights. WOW. I really enjoyed it. It is SO nice to see a show where the plot is full of surprises-- ones that work and make logical and psychological sense, instead of predictable, formulaic time-filler. I really hope they make another season with PS Budd.
     
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    That could depend on whether Daniel Craig bails on the next Bond movie. Madden has been tipped to take over.

    Can't really imagine a Scot playing Bond, can you ?

    ;)
     
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    Handsome young British man seen running in a suit tipped to be next Bond (again)
     
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    Bodyguard is so good I'm watching Medici, because Richard Madden. (Medici is watchable, but all I'm sure is there really was a city called Florence, and Medici was the name of some real people.) This, not The Crown etc., is why Netflix.
     
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    Morse was promoted to sergeant in 1970, not 1980, so not beyond the realms of possibility for him to be DCI by 1987.
     
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    That's reffing a post so old I can't remember it, but particularly now we have Endeavour, it makes sense for it to be D.C. 1964, DS 68, DI mid 70s, DCI early 80s, nuisance by 87.
     
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    There's more than a hundred Maigret books by Simenon, a bit over 50 Rupert Davies episodes (Roger Delgado killed his assistant in a late episode, the evil swine!), a radio version with Nicholas le Prevost, the Harris/Gambon version, and most recently the Atkinson one.
    The best versions get the point that makes Maigret an awkward central character: he is quiet and passive, until he springs the proof.
     
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    It was in response to a post I made about the apparent contradiction between the timeline in Inspector Morse for his promotions and what we were getting in Endeavour.

    Some-one commented that the episode writer was taking from a novel set in the 70s so the timelines would have fitted though the episode was produced and set in the late 80s/early 90s.
     
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    ^cool! Sounds interesting. I'll keep an eye out for it.
     
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    I don't come over to these parts of the boards very often, so I never aw this thread until now.
    My mom and I have both really fallen in with British detective shows over the last few years. Most of the ones we've watched are aired on our local PBS station. My mom just signed us up for BritBox yesterday, so that will give us even more options now.
    My favorites right now are the current Father Brown and Death in Paradise. I've also watched and enjoyed Inspector Lewis, New Tricks, Rosemary & Thyme, and DCI Banks.
     
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    It will, apparently, be on Acorn TV in the US from the 17th.
     
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    ^ of course it will. Dang it. I can't afford subscribing to more channels just to watch a show. All the shows I want to watch are being siphoned off to different speciality channels so there's no way I could justify the expense of it all.
     
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    Before we know it streamers will be teaming up in to bundles and you'll need a £60 per month bundle to get the handful of shows you want. Though Acorn does seem to be dedicated to British mystery dramas.
     
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    They're really cute about that. Anything to nickle and dime folks to death