Customer Review

37 of 41 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars When the BBC were good value..., 27 Jan 2006
By 
This review is from: Between The Lines : Complete BBC Series 2 [1992] [DVD] (DVD)
World Productions have seen sense and released series 2 of Between the Lines just 5 months after the first. This show is the finest piece of drama the BBC has ever produced and it's 35 episodes are still as engaging to watch some 12-14 years later.
Nothing in my eyes has ever really come close - there could be an argument for 'Spooks' and 'The Cops' but you could soon pick holes in it. The writing/storylines, the characters, the acting, and the the direction are all top notch and Series 2 is as equally good as the first. I'm sure if Pearson, Georgeson and Redmond were questioned on their acting career highlights 'Between the Lines' would spring to the forefront. I cant imagine 'Trevor's world of Sport' being quite as exciting to make for Pearson as playing the complex but endearing Tony Clark and I'm certain Georgeson would rather be portraying streetwise Harry Naylor than appearing as himself on 'Call my Bluff'.
This show had everything you could want - there will probably never be another quite like it as we are now in 2006 and TV drama is generally sh*te. In the 90's you had 'BTL', 'Civvies', 'Cracker' even 'Casualty' was better, unfortunately these days we have become saturated with mind numbing Celebrity and Reality TV, and big budget/poor quality drama such as 'Rome' interspersed with monotonous rolling news programmes. The TV license has never been such a financial burden.
So thank the DVD for being invented, grab yourself a copy of 'BTL 2', turn off that foul 'different shades of red' BBC wallpaper, and the stupid idiots performing martial arts on a roof somewhere while some pretentious fool tells you what 'the ONE to watch' is and go back to the good old 90's when the Beep were good value, 'BTL' was the ONE to watch, and TV programmes were introduced with the good old revolving globe which had a big fat '1' stamped on the front of it....
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No

[Add comment]
Post a comment
To insert a product link use the format: [[ASIN:ASIN product-title]] (What's this?)
Amazon will display this name with all your submissions, including reviews and discussion posts. (Learn more)
Name:
Badge:
This badge will be assigned to you and will appear along with your name.
There was an error. Please try again.
Please see the full guidelines ">here.

Official Comment

As a representative of this product you can post one Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.   Learn more
The following name and badge will be shown with this comment:
 (edit name)
After clicking on the Post button you will be asked to create your public name, which will be shown with all your contributions.

Is this your product?

If you are the author, artist, manufacturer or an official representative of this product, you can post an Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.  Learn more
Otherwise, you can still post a regular comment on this review.

Is this your product?

If you are the author, artist, manufacturer or an official representative of this product, you can post an Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.   Learn more
 
System timed out

We were unable to verify whether you represent the product. Please try again later, or retry now. Otherwise you can post a regular comment.

Since you previously posted an Official Comment, this comment will appear in the comment section below. You also have the option to edit your Official Comment.   Learn more
The maximum number of Official Comments have been posted. This comment will appear in the comment section below.   Learn more
Prompts for sign-in
 

Comments


Sort: Oldest first | Newest first
Showing 1-1 of 1 posts in this discussion
Initial post: 11 Jan 2012 21:32:26 GMT
davidinator says:
Well said coach !! uk tv , like uk has hit massive decline since the 90s . BTL is my favorite uk drama ,next to cracker . Favorite comedy , only fools and horses , Blackadder .All things of the past ! Be greatfull for DVD !!
‹ Previous 1 Next ›

Review Details

Item

4.8 out of 5 stars (15 customer reviews)
5 star:
 (12)
4 star:
 (3)
3 star:    (0)
2 star:    (0)
1 star:    (0)
 
 
 
54.99
Add to basket Add to wishlist
Reviewer


Location: Canterbury

Top Reviewer Ranking: 4,430,380