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Well, What a load of pish that was. 

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And it turns out Buckles was a Villa fan. Or to use their old fashioned nickname he was a Villan. Crafty.

 

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1971fozzy

Where do I apply for witness protection to get a house like that?
I will even turn lesbian.....

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6 minutes ago, Tazio said:
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And it turns out Buckles was a Villa fan. Or to use their old fashioned nickname he was a Villan. Crafty.

 

I got the Holt End reference but forgot about the club nickname. Good spot. 

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Carl Fredrickson

Line of Duty ending was a bigger disappointment than losing my virginity. 

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JamesM48
13 hours ago, 1971fozzy said:

Line of Duty finale - damp squib or what 😥 very disappointing 

I dont know about that.  

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I dont think Buckles is really H.  He is a patsy.  However it was very clever of the writers to suggest this as we assumed H was an intelligent criminal mastermind who has evaded detection for years.  However we are now lead to beleive it was this buffoon.  I dont think so.  Show was never the same after Lindsey Denton was killed off. 

I liked the scene were Joanna Davidson was rescued and that hatchet faced miserable cow of a prison screw got caught. The highlight really. 

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Dusk_Till_Dawn

Funny seeing how surprised people are that a series without any decent plot lines and any decent acting served up a shite ending :rofl:

 

Line Of Duty is a perfect way of distinguishing those who know a good programme from those who don’t.

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Line Of Duty was a massive let down. surely the ending was not the way they wanted to end it. with James Nisbett and Spain I wonder if they had plans to have him in the show and film in Spain but with Covid maybe they had to change the ending. It might just be a thought but why use James Nesbitt for a few still pictures could of used anyone.  

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30 minutes ago, Stu_HMFC said:

Line Of Duty was a massive let down. surely the ending was not the way they wanted to end it. with James Nisbett and Spain I wonder if they had plans to have him in the show and film in Spain but with Covid maybe they had to change the ending. It might just be a thought but why use James Nesbitt for a few still pictures could of used anyone.  

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i wonder if they will make it that the bodies found are not his and he faked his death and is running things from somewhere else

 

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31 minutes ago, Stu_HMFC said:

Line Of Duty was a massive let down. surely the ending was not the way they wanted to end it. with James Nisbett and Spain I wonder if they had plans to have him in the show and film in Spain but with Covid maybe they had to change the ending. It might just be a thought but why use James Nesbitt for a few still pictures could of used anyone.  


The script reads like it’s been written by my daughter (she’s six). Most of the actors are like competitor winners. This was always going to happen because when Line of Duty’s appeal seem/ to be that it is shite, how were they supposed to deliver a decent ending?

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1 minute ago, milky_26 said:
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i wonder if they will make it that the bodies found are not his and he faked his death and is running things from somewhere else

 

 

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i thought that maybe faking his own death and corrupt Spanish police covering it up 

 

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ri Alban
2 hours ago, Dusk_Till_Dawn said:

Funny seeing how surprised people are that a series without any decent plot lines and any decent acting served up a shite ending :rofl:

 

Line Of Duty is a perfect way of distinguishing those who know a good programme from those who don’t.

So we see. 

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Tazio
2 hours ago, Dusk_Till_Dawn said:

Funny seeing how surprised people are that a series without any decent plot lines and any decent acting served up a shite ending :rofl:

 

Line Of Duty is a perfect way of distinguishing those who know a good programme from those who don’t.

As you’ve just proved. 

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Dusk_Till_Dawn
5 minutes ago, Tazio said:

As you’ve just proved. 


People who like LOD just don’t have the gumption to hold their hands up and admit that it’s pish

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9 minutes ago, Dusk_Till_Dawn said:


People who like LOD just don’t have the gumption to hold their hands up and admit that it’s pish

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A disappointment as a 'final episode'.

 

But as a reordering of things before the next set of series a decent effort. 

 

Watch out for the new DCS Carmichael. 

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4 hours ago, Mikey1874 said:

A disappointment as a 'final episode'.

 

But as a reordering of things before the next set of series a decent effort. 

 

Watch out for the new DCS Carmichael. 


It’s Emperors New Clothes on an epic scale. Terrible script, terrible acting and - surprise, surprise - when it came to the crunch, no clever or credible plot.

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Tazio
52 minutes ago, Dusk_Till_Dawn said:


It’s Emperors New Clothes on an epic scale. Terrible script, terrible acting and - surprise, surprise - when it came to the crunch, no clever or credible plot.

So why did you watch it? 

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7 hours ago, Stu_HMFC said:

Line Of Duty was a massive let down. surely the ending was not the way they wanted to end it. with James Nisbett and Spain I wonder if they had plans to have him in the show and film in Spain but with Covid maybe they had to change the ending. It might just be a thought but why use James Nesbitt for a few still pictures could of used anyone.  

Yes i wondered that too. Maybe a red herring so we assumed he may turn up. I just wonder how much he got for his " role" 

7 hours ago, milky_26 said:
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i wonder if they will make it that the bodies found are not his and he faked his death and is running things from somewhere else

 

Yes i think 

9 hours ago, Dusk_Till_Dawn said:

Funny seeing how surprised people are that a series without any decent plot lines and any decent acting served up a shite ending :rofl:

 

Line Of Duty is a perfect way of distinguishing those who know a good programme from those who don’t.

What a terribly patronizing comment. 

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Samuel Camazzola

Watched the LOD finale for a second time. With the expectation of an explosive finish removed, the episode is far better than what was widely reported. There are still several plot holes but in no way as bad as made out to be. 

 

There still has to be someone with power involved to have the influence to place people in specific roles. The folk previously identified as bent are no longer in position to do this so there has to be someone else. 

 

Expect another series/mini-series to potentially wrap up some points. 

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ri Alban
15 minutes ago, Samuel Camazzola said:

Watched the LOD finale for a second time. With the expectation of an explosive finish removed, the episode is far better than what was widely reported. There are still several plot holes but in no way as bad as made out to be. 

 

There still has to be someone with power involved to have the influence to place people in specific roles. The folk previously identified as bent are no longer in position to do this so there has to be someone else. 

 

Expect another series/mini-series to potentially wrap up some points. 

To me, after thinking about it again and again. I think it was a point being made, that 'We're too powerful and you'll never catch/stop us' Plot ending. 

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A robust centre forward

Did anyone watch the Deutschland series (83,86 &89) shown on More 4. Three series, set before and up to the fall of the Berlin Wall from 1983. All about espionage and double agents within  East and West germany, CIA & South African terrorist organisations, to make 3. Although mostly in German it had English sub titles. It was tucked away on More 4 but deserved a wider audience. Plenty of violence and bonking! Great acting and story lines. In my opinion it is well worth a view

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14 hours ago, A robust centre forward said:

Did anyone watch the Deutschland series (83,86 &89) shown on More 4. Three series, set before and up to the fall of the Berlin Wall from 1983. All about espionage and double agents within  East and West germany, CIA & South African terrorist organisations, to make 3. Although mostly in German it had English sub titles. It was tucked away on More 4 but deserved a wider audience. Plenty of violence and bonking! Great acting and story lines. In my opinion it is well worth a view

Loved all three.  

All very different to each other.

I loved how they incorporated actual historic events into the storylines.

Well worth a watch.

 

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1971fozzy
17 hours ago, A robust centre forward said:

Did anyone watch the Deutschland series (83,86 &89) shown on More 4. Three series, set before and up to the fall of the Berlin Wall from 1983. All about espionage and double agents within  East and West germany, CIA & South African terrorist organisations, to make 3. Although mostly in German it had English sub titles. It was tucked away on More 4 but deserved a wider audience. Plenty of violence and bonking! Great acting and story lines. In my opinion it is well worth a view

Nice one thanks. Will give it a spin 👍

 

we just finished Manhunt Unabomber on Netflix which was very good 

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milky_26

jupiters legacy, superhero series on netflix im not sure if i like it or not. it feels like a dark version of the incredibles

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John Findlay
On 08/05/2021 at 19:53, benny said:

Mare of Easttown.....Very good so far.

Is that on Sky Atlantic?

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4 minutes ago, milky_26 said:

yes

Thanks

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JamesM48
On 08/05/2021 at 19:53, benny said:

Mare of Easttown.....Very good so far.

It’s excellent . Kate Winslet and Evan Peters have great chemistry together . I could see this being a successful series if it gets recommissioned for further seasons . It’s  also a good drama about community and family life as well as a murder mystery 

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On 08/05/2021 at 19:53, benny said:

Mare of Easttown.....Very good 

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scott herbertson

My wife and I are into the third series of Martin Beck (swedish detective series on Amazon Prime)

 

I'd recommend it for pretty consistent entertaining detective stories of the whodunit variety. It's a bit dated in places but plenty o good content - each episode is complete in itself and about 1 hour 20 long.

 

Interestingly they didn't use a single on of the husband and wife authors' original plots so far.

 

For those who like reading I would also thoroughly recommend the book series  -written in the 60s and 70s. The first Scandi noir series ever written and still by a long way the best IMO

 

I am a bit biased in that respect, having written about them way back in the 80s. Well worth a read - make sure you read them in the right order though - they were published in the wrong order in the UK at first!

 

My article about them is in this book

 

http://georgekelley.org/forgotten-books-281-100-great-detectives-edited-by-maxim-jakubowski/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Image 1 - Martin Beck Series Collection 10 Books Set Pack, Sjowell & Wahloo. 2006

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5 hours ago, scott herbertson said:

My wife and I are into the third series of Martin Beck (swedish detective series on Amazon Prime)

 

I'd recommend it for pretty consistent entertaining detective stories of the whodunit variety. It's a bit dated in places but plenty o good content - each episode is complete in itself and about 1 hour 20 long.

 

Interestingly they didn't use a single on of the husband and wife authors' original plots so far.

 

For those who like reading I would also thoroughly recommend the book series  -written in the 60s and 70s. The first Scandi noir series ever written and still by a long way the best IMO

 

I am a bit biased in that respect, having written about them way back in the 80s. Well worth a read - make sure you read them in the right order though - they were published in the wrong order in the UK at first!

 

My article about them is in this book

 

http://georgekelley.org/forgotten-books-281-100-great-detectives-edited-by-maxim-jakubowski/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Image 1 - Martin Beck Series Collection 10 Books Set Pack, Sjowell & Wahloo. 2006

 

 

Good shout, i read all of these years ago but haven't seen the series. Books are brilliant, nice seeing them solve crimes without mobiles and computers, old school.

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23 hours ago, scott herbertson said:

My wife and I are into the third series of Martin Beck (swedish detective series on Amazon Prime)

 

I'd recommend it for pretty consistent entertaining detective stories of the whodunit variety. It's a bit dated in places but plenty o good content - each episode is complete in itself and about 1 hour 20 long.

 

Interestingly they didn't use a single on of the husband and wife authors' original plots so far.

 

For those who like reading I would also thoroughly recommend the book series  -written in the 60s and 70s. The first Scandi noir series ever written and still by a long way the best IMO

 

I am a bit biased in that respect, having written about them way back in the 80s. Well worth a read - make sure you read them in the right order though - they were published in the wrong order in the UK at first!

 

My article about them is in this book

 

http://georgekelley.org/forgotten-books-281-100-great-detectives-edited-by-maxim-jakubowski/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Image 1 - Martin Beck Series Collection 10 Books Set Pack, Sjowell & Wahloo. 2006

Might look out for them . I’m a big whodunnit variety type of reading from Agatha Christie when I was younger and the great Dorthy L Sayers to PD James and Ruth Rendell aka Barbara Vive . My favourite crime writer is Patricia Highsmith . Outstanding books and adaptations to films too ( Talented Mr Ripley being one ) 

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4 hours ago, JamesM48 said:

Might look out for them . I’m a big whodunnit variety type of reading from Agatha Christie when I was younger and the great Dorthy L Sayers to PD James and Ruth Rendell aka Barbara Vive . My favourite crime writer is Patricia Highsmith . Outstanding books and adaptations to films too ( Talented Mr Ripley being one ) 

 

 

Funnily enough Patricia Highsmith is one of my favourites too - to the extent I got some of her first editions signed for me when she was over on a visit to London in the late 70s/ early 80s. Worth a fair bit now 

 

I don't know if you are aware, but I deal in second hand/ antiquarian books and specialise in Crime fiction and Scottish books.

 

Here's the Highsmiths I have on sale at present

 

Search Results for “highsmith” – Had We But Known

 

 

 

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On 08/05/2021 at 19:53, benny said:

Mare of Easttown.....Very good so far.

Really good. Thought the end of episode 3 was good but the end of the 4th episode was excellent.  

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The 7th and final season of Bosch will be available from 25th June on Amazon. I'm a big fan of Michael Connelly's books (have read every Bosch one) and have enjoyed the show too. They changed some of the stories and characters (what show doesn't) but they've mainly stayed true to the novels.

 

And I'm also looking forward to the new Lincoln Lawyer series that Netflix are making. It would be good to see Bosch appearing as a guest in the show (he appears in the books, but won't spoil by saying why), but I imagine they might have to re-cast him as would be surprised if Titus Welliver will be able to jump from an Amazon series to a Netflix one. Matthew McConaughey starred as Mickey Haller in a Lincoln Lawyer film a few years back, which was ok, but like a lot of book it probably lends itself better to a TV series rather than a film.

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12 hours ago, PortyJambo said:

The 7th and final season of Bosch will be available from 25th June on Amazon. I'm a big fan of Michael Connelly's books (have read every Bosch one) and have enjoyed the show too. They changed some of the stories and characters (what show doesn't) but they've mainly stayed true to the novels.

 

And I'm also looking forward to the new Lincoln Lawyer series that Netflix are making. It would be good to see Bosch appearing as a guest in the show (he appears in the books, but won't spoil by saying why), but I imagine they might have to re-cast him as would be surprised if Titus Welliver will be able to jump from an Amazon series to a Netflix one. Matthew McConaughey starred as Mickey Haller in a Lincoln Lawyer film a few years back, which was ok, but like a lot of book it probably lends itself better to a TV series rather than a film.

I’ve read most of the Bosch books and wasn’t convinced by the casting of the TV series at first but changed my mind very quickly. I would have liked more jazz in the soundtrack as it’s a big part of his character. I also got confused when the did mash ups of different novels into one season but that wouldn’t be an issue to anyone who hasn’t read them. 

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On 13/05/2021 at 19:58, GinRummy said:

Really good. Thought the end of episode 3 was good but the end of the 4th episode was excellent.  

Mare of east town episode 5, :vrwow:

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1 minute ago, Muppetboy said:

Mare of east town episode 5, :vrwow:

Never saw that coming. Passed really quickly that episode. Couldn’t believe it had finished when it did. Great acting from Kate Winslet. 

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7 minutes ago, GinRummy said:

Never saw that coming. Passed really quickly that episode. Couldn’t believe it had finished when it did. Great acting from Kate Winslet. 

Winslet is awesome. Plays the weary and downtrodden detective to perfection. Be interesting where it goes from here though there may not be many episodes left

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3 minutes ago, Muppetboy said:

Winslet is awesome. Plays the weary and downtrodden detective to perfection. Be interesting where it goes from here though there may not be many episodes left

7 episodes in total I think. There are two people who I’m sus about. The priest is obviously coming into it more but I think her boyfriend (the author) could be a dark horse. I don’t think the person tonight was involved in the murder.

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4 minutes ago, GinRummy said:

7 episodes in total I think. There are two people who I’m sus about. The priest is obviously coming into it more but I think her boyfriend (the author) could be a dark horse. I don’t think the person tonight was involved in the never even considered guy Pearce to be honest,may be a good shout

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8 minutes ago, Muppetboy said:

Started watching the nevers, 15 mins in and it’s wtf already 😂

Saw it was available. Will give it a try. Some great series on sky Atlantic. 

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Watching a BBC mini series we had on the planner called ‘Life’


4 episodes in (6 in total) and it’s very good. About 4 flat households in a large house and all the intervening connections. 
Has Peter Davidson in it as well as the stunning Saira Choudry 

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