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This review is from: The Shadow Line [DVD] (DVD)
This BBC 7-parter had been sitting around unviewed since way back last year. Finally gave it a spin at the weekend - well that was it, pretty well impossible just to watch one part with the next one sitting there waiting for you! Gripping, each episode leaves you wanting the next one, as I write this it's 5 down, 2 to go. Brilliant performances from everyone, particularly the young Spall (with a great David Walliams impression), Ecclestone and the spooky Mr Not-so-nice guy from Stephen Rea, and Anthony Sher.
Possibly a bit heavy on the violence for some, but a must see - watch this and be thankful we've still got a BBC to produce this sort of quality programme - there's so much more to TV than Midsommer Murders!!
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Initial post: 1 Dec 2013 09:51:17 GMT
Frankly this could have been done by any TV station, or production company. There is nothing in it that we have not seen before in other TV shows.It is not unique in any way, and while it is good, it is not a justification for having the BBC.
Posted on 22 Feb 2014 17:26:47 GMT
Last edited by the author on 22 Feb 2014 17:27:47 GMT
James Mcewan says:
If this had been shown on the ITV network at a peak viewing hour, then there would have been at least 42 minutes of ad breaks per hour shown, thus spoiling the continuity. The pleasure of watching a quality drama such as The Shadow Line uninterrupted makes the licence fee worthwhile. IMO that is!
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