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Line of Duty

Postby JamesSherbourne » Mon Jan 07, 2019 6:30 pm

Just finished all 4 series of Line of Duty - What a brilliant series. Anybody watched anything similar that they reccomend ? Can’t wait for the new series in April.
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Re: Line of Duty

Postby theroyaldyche » Mon Jan 07, 2019 6:33 pm

Luther
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Re: Line of Duty

Postby jedi_master » Mon Jan 07, 2019 6:33 pm

I think you’d like Bodyguard (not the Whitney Houston film!).

It’s by the same writer and is similarly as intense. Great series.

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Re: Line of Duty

Postby FactualFrank » Mon Jan 07, 2019 6:33 pm

Manhunt is on tonight. 9pm ITV. Sounds pretty good.

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Re: Line of Duty

Postby kentonclaret » Mon Jan 07, 2019 6:42 pm

The first episode of Manhunt was last night and is based on a factual investigation, unlike Line Of Duty and Luther that are so far removed from reality as to be unbelievable.

The cockney gangster in Luther has to be a spoof character surely?

Bodyguard started off OK and then descended into farce in the final episode.
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Re: Line of Duty

Postby Spijed » Mon Jan 07, 2019 6:48 pm

Safehouse is worth watching as well.

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Re: Line of Duty

Postby FactualFrank » Mon Jan 07, 2019 6:49 pm

Spijed wrote:Safehouse is worth watching as well.


Yeah I liked that, too. Not heard anything about another series though.

Unforgotten, is another... forgot about that *boom boom*.

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Re: Line of Duty

Postby alpo » Mon Jan 07, 2019 6:49 pm

The sinner on iPlayer and netflix .....2 x 8 part series available at the moment.

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Re: Line of Duty

Postby SussexDon1inIreland » Mon Jan 07, 2019 6:49 pm

Line of Duty was fantastic

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Re: Line of Duty

Postby conyoviejo » Mon Jan 07, 2019 6:51 pm

Killing Eve was quite good.

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Re: Line of Duty

Postby Quickenthetempo » Mon Jan 07, 2019 6:56 pm

I clicked on the thread hoping it was to say when the next series was starting.

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Re: Line of Duty

Postby FactualFrank » Mon Jan 07, 2019 6:57 pm

Quickenthetempo wrote:I clicked on the thread hoping it was to say when the next series was starting.


February, I read. They started filming in September. So I've got time to watch it all from the start.

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Re: Line of Duty

Postby taio » Mon Jan 07, 2019 7:04 pm

One of best TV series...ever.
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Re: Line of Duty

Postby JamesSherbourne » Mon Jan 07, 2019 7:04 pm

April apparently

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Re: Line of Duty

Postby DCWat » Mon Jan 07, 2019 7:19 pm

alpo wrote:The sinner on iPlayer and netflix .....2 x 8 part series available at the moment.


Not seen the second season yet but enjoyed the first.

Can’t wait for the next Line of Duty, quality programme.

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Re: Line of Duty

Postby AlargeClaret » Mon Jan 07, 2019 7:25 pm

LOD been very good and managed to keep the quality consistent too which is a rarity . Bodyguard was also good . Luther appears to have been written by a 14yr old fantasist with zero grip on reality or continuity .

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Re: Line of Duty

Postby AlargeClaret » Mon Jan 07, 2019 7:31 pm

As for “ Manhunt” with Martin Clunes I at first couldn’t hide my utter delight at the thought of Clunes being hunted, by hounds ? Wild dogs? Baboons? or ( sweet lord) Lions? Alas I discovered he was merely staring in some new drama

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Re: Line of Duty

Postby Rileybobs » Mon Jan 07, 2019 7:34 pm

Line of Duty is great. Far better written than Luther which to be fair is at least entertaining but full of holes. I’m not going to bother with Manhunt because if it’s on ITV the chances are I’ll waste an hour of my life.

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Re: Line of Duty

Postby Stickers » Tue Jan 08, 2019 10:37 am

Just started watching Save Me on now tv but think it’s available from other places. Pretty sure it said it was written by the same people as Line of Duty.
Liking it so far think there’s 6 episodes it’s got Morgan from the walking dead as main actor and him from this is England in it.

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Re: Line of Duty

Postby Il Duce » Tue Jan 08, 2019 1:01 pm

Also just finished this series, thought it was brilliant too. Far better than Luther (especially the latest season).

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Re: Line of Duty

Postby smudge » Tue Jan 08, 2019 2:15 pm

Il Duce wrote:Also just finished this series, thought it was brilliant too. Far better than Luther (especially the latest season).

Too true about Luther absolute garbage.
Didn't understand half of it.Turned off half way through last episode.

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Re: Line of Duty

Postby sleeperclaret » Tue Jan 08, 2019 11:19 pm

"Informer" was also very good. Probably still available on iPlayer.

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Re: Line of Duty

Postby steve_f » Wed Jan 09, 2019 7:53 am

23 seasons of Silent witness available, another very good series

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Re: Line of Duty

Postby Shipclaret » Wed Jan 09, 2019 8:19 am

Try "Gone" - Nelly was a great character, some unpleasant twists and tight story telling

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Re: Line of Duty

Postby FactualFrank » Wed Jan 09, 2019 2:22 pm

I watched the final episode of Manhunt last night. When I watched the first episode, I wasn't aware it was regarding Milly Dowling and Levi Bellfield, but remember the incident and watching several documentaries about it over the years since.

I also read earlier that 3 women have come forward since episode 1 was aired, saying they were also attacked by him.

Very well acted out and as it says Series 1, I wonder if they'll do other cases, with the same cast.

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Re: Line of Duty

Postby simonclaret » Wed Jan 09, 2019 4:07 pm

FactualFrank wrote:I watched the final episode of Manhunt last night. When I watched the first episode, I wasn't aware it was regarding Milly Dowling and Levi Bellfield, but remember the incident and watching several documentaries about it over the years since.

I also read earlier that 3 women have come forward since episode 1 was aired, saying they were also attacked by him.

Very well acted out and as it says Series 1, I wonder if they'll do other cases, with the same cast.


A side to Martin Clunes I'd not seen before, he played it very well along with others, particularly the Bellfield character.

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Re: Line of Duty

Postby bobinho » Wed Jan 09, 2019 7:04 pm

Unforgotten is very good.

Line of duty was excellent.

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Re: Line of Duty

Postby BobSykes » Wed Jan 09, 2019 11:50 pm

This may get the juices flowing for series 5:

https://twitter.com/i/status/1077719390424944640

Can't be far off if the BBC itself is tweeting clips.

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Re: Line of Duty

Postby Test User » Thu Jan 10, 2019 3:54 am

BobSykes wrote:This may get the juices flowing for series 5:

https://twitter.com/i/status/1077719390424944640

Can't be far off if the BBC itself is tweeting clips.



June, February, March & March respectively are the months in which seasons 1-4 started to air.

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Re: Line of Duty

Postby Bordeauxclaret » Thu Jan 10, 2019 7:40 am

Bank job, Ted with money problems. Surely not.

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Re: Line of Duty

Postby Dublin7Claret » Thu Jan 10, 2019 11:12 am

LoD probably best BBC drama in recent years. Next best I'd say, and similar style, be Happy Valley - think there's only 2 series but there making another one.
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Re: Line of Duty

Postby Rileybobs » Thu Jan 10, 2019 1:39 pm

I'm only interested in one thing fella', and that's catching bent coppers.

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Re: Line of Duty

Postby Test User » Thu Jan 10, 2019 2:20 pm

Rileybobs wrote:I'm only interested in one thing fella', and that's catching bent coppers.



The correct terminology is "homosexual coppers".
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Re: Line of Duty

Postby hampsteadclaret » Thu Jan 10, 2019 5:08 pm

As above the three-part 'Manhunt' earlier this week was excellent I thought; Martin Clunes did a very good job.

The murders of Milly Dowler and a couple of other girls murdered on/near Twickenham Green about 16 years ago were central to this programme.

- the convicted killer Levi Bellfield was a very very evil person, now off the streets for good let's hope.


'PRESS' which was on TV about 6 weeks ago [BBC 1] was also top viewing - about two rival [and different] newspapers and quite a lot more...6 episodes.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0bjpsby

- the lead female role is played by the real life wife of Tom Hardy [Peaky Blinders and much else] Charlotte Riley I believe. Well worth a view.


TONIGHT ! - not embarrassed about mentioning this one bit.. :oops: I'm not that bothered about Reality TV generally, but tonight 'Hunted' returns on Channel 4 and yes I am a fan [9.00 pm] :)

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Re: Line of Duty

Postby Claret-On-A-T-Rex » Sat Mar 23, 2019 9:55 pm

Line of Duty returns for Season 5 on 31st March :)
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Re: Line of Duty

Postby Funkydrummer » Sat Mar 23, 2019 10:09 pm

Claret-On-A-T-Rex wrote:Line of Duty returns for Season 5 on 31st March :)


Cheers for the headsup - I thought I had seen an advert for it but I haven't seen
anything since - thought I was imagining it, so that's brilliant, cheers. :) :)

Excellent programme

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Re: Line of Duty

Postby Stalbansclaret » Sun Mar 24, 2019 8:24 am

Looking forward to Line of Duty starting again. I would strongly recommend Trapped the Icelandic police drama on the BBC iPlayer. It's series 2 and it helps to have seen Series 1 but is not essential. Great plot,good characters and fantastic Icelandic setting.

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Re: Line of Duty

Postby claretdj » Sun Apr 07, 2019 10:01 pm

Anyone watching? So far so good, you can't beat a bit of corruption! :D

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Re: Line of Duty

Postby Buxtonclaret » Sun Apr 07, 2019 10:03 pm

Ah, but who did she point to? ;)

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Re: Line of Duty

Postby jedi_master » Sun Apr 07, 2019 10:03 pm

Absolutely gagging for next week after how that ended.

Without spoiling anything, I’ll just say....surely not?
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Re: Line of Duty

Postby Buxtonclaret » Sun Apr 07, 2019 10:05 pm

Nah.
Can't be, .........





Can it?

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Re: Line of Duty

Postby taio » Sun Apr 07, 2019 10:06 pm

Nah, why would they have a photo of him on the board?

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Re: Line of Duty

Postby conyoviejo » Sun Apr 07, 2019 10:07 pm

Buxtonclaret wrote:Nah.
Can't be, .........





Can it?


It could be .. Roll on next week . :D

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Re: Line of Duty

Postby jedi_master » Sun Apr 07, 2019 10:08 pm

taio wrote:Nah, why would they have a photo of him on the board?


Kate grabbed a load off the board...but she also grabbed another from a random filing cabinet afterwards before going to the room...

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Re: Line of Duty

Postby TheFamilyCat » Sun Apr 07, 2019 10:08 pm

She took another sheet of paper out of a drawer

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Re: Line of Duty

Postby Buxtonclaret » Sun Apr 07, 2019 10:10 pm

And still the plot thickens....

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Re: Line of Duty

Postby jdrobbo » Sun Apr 07, 2019 10:12 pm

Absolutely brilliant!!

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Re: Line of Duty

Postby LeadBelly » Sun Apr 07, 2019 10:14 pm

It's got to be Corbett's boss Powell. All of that camera work showing Ted pacing around and the stuff re his financial /marriage problems are a red herring - surely?

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Re: Line of Duty

Postby boatshed bill » Sun Apr 07, 2019 10:15 pm

That was seriously good telly drama.

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Re: Line of Duty

Postby taio » Sun Apr 07, 2019 10:18 pm

jedi_master wrote:Kate grabbed a load off the board...but she also grabbed another from a random filing cabinet afterwards before going to the room...


Missed that bit.


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