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PostPosted: Wed Mar 05, 2014 4:55 pm    Post subject: Line of duty  Reply with quote

Been watching a lot of telly recently  

Another belter from the BBC. Gripping, shocking , complex and terrific acting.

Three police officers die in a witness protection ambush and someone has to take the can, quickly. The anti corruption squad wade through the regular police ranks like an enemy within but who is the real enemy? They think they have found her but very quickly it is apparent that within this labyrinth of loyalty, conflict, corruption, compromised morality and secret agendas enemies are not so apparent. Brilliant.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 05, 2014 7:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Totally agree with you Late Doors. A gem.
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PostPosted: Wed May 04, 2016 1:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Blimey, what an incredible piece of British drama.

However, rest assure everyone that if brilliant and fearless contemporary and pertinent drama like this appears on the BBC again it will be on Monday morning or something as the astonishingly cultureless culture secretary Mr Whittingdale does not want it clashing with Sweeney repeats or other such gems on the commercial channels. Seems his masochistic tendencies extend beyond the boudoir.
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PostPosted: Wed May 18, 2016 6:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

All it's missing is some Johnny Cash.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 26, 2017 9:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Last one of series 4 coming up. Brilliant as usual. Hope this runs and runs, its nigh on perfect tv
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 26, 2017 9:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Last one of series 4 coming up. Brilliant as usual. Hope this runs and runs, its nigh on perfect tv


We thought episode one was ridiculous in parts but stuck with it, glad we did. Still no clue but I reckon Roz will come out a goodie in t'end.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 28, 2017 1:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

SPOILERS.

For a show about police procedure and what not they don't follow procedure very much. Thandie Newtown has been excellent but the story seems to be getting very silly with her returning to work after an amputation and then arresting her own husband also the cockney/Scottish copper goes back to work after a couple of days after almost breaking his back.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 29, 2017 11:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Forest wrote:
SPOILERS.

For a show about police procedure and what not they don't follow procedure very much. Thandie Newtown has been excellent but the story seems to be getting very silly with her returning to work after an amputation and then arresting her own husband also the cockney/Scottish copper goes back to work after a couple of days after almost breaking his back.


Absolutely, the beating and fall from the stairs would have killed a lesser man.
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PostPosted: Wed May 03, 2017 5:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Forest wrote:
SPOILERS.

For a show about police procedure and what not they don't follow procedure very much. Thandie Newtown has been excellent but the story seems to be getting very silly with her returning to work after an amputation and then arresting her own husband also the cockney/Scottish copper goes back to work after a couple of days after almost breaking his back.


Absolutely, the beating and fall from the stairs would have killed a lesser man.


Weren't they looking for a serial killer at the start of this. What happened to that story?
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PostPosted: Thu May 04, 2017 10:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Okay, there is suspending belief and there is suspending belief.

Stupid and daft.
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PostPosted: Mon May 08, 2017 9:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Chuffing hell lads that's a bit harsh. Cop shows not following regular protocol and procedures? really? Holes in the plot?  Do you really think Columbo's car is roadworthy? can he really take his dog to work with him? Injured coppers have been coming back to work too early since Softly Softly and Z Cars. Jack Frost was shot in the head for christs sake.

As far as the original serial killer crime goes that's where LOD begins. It's about Police Corruption and the fitting up of some simpleton easy victim for that crime. The original Crime was seemingly solved by that. It seems BBC dramas come under special scrutiny for this sort of thing like The Wire and those Scandi dramas are not. Brilliant as they are I'm sure the same holes could be found if one had a mind to. Anyway i thought LOD was fantastic *sticks twos up to the pair o'yers*
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PostPosted: Mon May 08, 2017 3:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I enjoyed it. Yeah a bit far fetched in places, but we'll written and acted. I bet nobody questioned Ironside turning up on the crime scene in the back of a van in a wheelchair.
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PostPosted: Tue May 09, 2017 8:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Don't get me wrong I did enjoy it, lots of twists, turns and suspense but too many ridiculous moments.

Tim about to cut up Roz at the end of episode one, chain saw inches from her face, roll credits.

Episode two begins with Roz a picture of health and where is Tim.

Then the whole hand thing!

Minor scratch to amputation in double quick time.

It would be a top drama if they put just a little more thought into the script and dropped the downright daft bits.


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