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Life On Mars (BBC TV Programme)  
User currently offlineBanco From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 14752 posts, RR: 53
Posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 1853 times:

Anyone else been watching this? It's rather good, and definitely unusual.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/drama/lifeonmars/


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User currently offlineAirEuropeUK733 From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2004, 978 posts, RR: 10
Reply 1, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 1853 times:

I think it's great - some of the one-liners have me laughing out loud...

and Liz White's quite nice as well!!



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User currently offlineSean377 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 1225 posts, RR: 40
Reply 2, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 1841 times:

Last nights episode was the first I'd seen. I thought it was brilliant. I'm pretty narked about missing the earlier episodes now!

Have the previous episodes been as good as last nights?



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User currently offlineCornish From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2005, 8187 posts, RR: 54
Reply 3, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 1838 times:

Thoroughly enjoying it so far - makes a nice change from the usual police serials that keep cropping up.

We're trying to spot any errors and they've done a very good job of concealing them - UPVC windows apart last night !



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User currently offlineBanco From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 14752 posts, RR: 53
Reply 4, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 1836 times:

Quoting Sean377 (Reply 2):
Have the previous episodes been as good as last nights?

Very much so. It's been getting better and better.



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User currently onlineAleksandar From Serbia, joined Jul 2000, 3236 posts, RR: 32
Reply 5, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 1834 times:

Mars, you say. Well, it seems like a perfect place to forcefully move Pe@rson to  stirthepot  What do you say about that, Cornish?


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User currently offlineAirEuropeUK733 From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2004, 978 posts, RR: 10
Reply 6, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 1833 times:

Some of the things they come up with are priceless...

chicken...in a basket!!

and from the first episode where Sam asks where his PC Terminal is..

PC Who?!!  laughing 

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User currently offlineBanco From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 14752 posts, RR: 53
Reply 7, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 1827 times:

Second series already commissioned, and a possible film!

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main...Sheet=/news/2006/02/05/ixhome.html



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User currently offlineGDB From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 13252 posts, RR: 77
Reply 8, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days ago) and read 1790 times:

Excellent stuff, I'll admit to thinking the opposite when the series was being mooted before broadcast, however John Simm is an actor who seems only prepared to appear in decent stuff.

I'm sure a series 1 DVD will be out soon, the BBC in recent years have made a pile on other releases, (recently, the 5 millionth DVD of 'The Office' was sold).

But Life On Mars is cracking stuff, naturally someone like me who still thinks 'The Sweeney' is still the best TV cop show ever, I would like a show that is an unashamed homage to it.

BBC Cardiff seems to be the centre of excellence for new BBC drama, look at 'Dr Who', so easy to make a mess of, but turned out a triumph.

Aside from Channel 4's 'Shameless', and BBC's positively evil political comedy 'The Thick Of It', Life On Mars is about the only programme worth watching right now.

Can you imagine ITV doing this now (30 years ago yes, The Sweeney being an example), 'Life On Mars' with Ross Kemp in the lead role?


User currently offlineBanco From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 14752 posts, RR: 53
Reply 9, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 1783 times:

Quoting GDB (Reply 8):
Can you imagine ITV doing this now [...] 'Life On Mars' with Ross Kemp in the lead role?

Funny you should say that. My nightmare scenario when thinking that very thing was Robson Greene.  yuck 



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User currently offlineGDB From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 13252 posts, RR: 77
Reply 10, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 1774 times:

AAARRGHHH! Robson Greene-The Horror, The Horror!

ITV do seem to churn out feelgood, mediocre stuff, I suspect this dates back to the late 1980's, when the Broadcasting Act led to the loss of ITV centers of excellence, like Granada.

But my fav BBC drama of recent times was the savage but often darkly humorous medical drama 'Bodies', test flown on BBC4 first, then to BBC2.


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