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Old 01-02-2013, 17:07
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According to a couple of articles I read , it's based on several real musicians who did have success, with the main characters a kind of mixture of them.

Time Out review :

http://www.timeout.com/london/tv-and...ng-on-the-edge

"all the makings of a synthesis of glamour and grit"

song from the show : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I_cpljdE2Xo
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Old 01-02-2013, 17:43
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According to a couple of articles I read , it's based on several real musicians who did have success, with the main characters a kind of mixture of them.

Time Out review :

http://www.timeout.com/london/tv-and...ng-on-the-edge

"all the makings of a synthesis of glamour and grit"

song from the show : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I_cpljdE2Xo
I'd be interested to know which.
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Old 01-02-2013, 17:45
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will try and remember the link Doghouse, think it was the Telegraph - a search for telegraph and the name of the show might call it up for you if you have a nose about.
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Old 01-02-2013, 17:45
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My favourite Poliakoff drama was The Tribe.

For obvious reasons.

The idea that Anna Frielís (ah, the stories I could repeat if only our libel laws werenít so easily accessed by the wealthy ) overexposed fried eggs could rescue one of, not only, Poliakoffís worst works but also one of the very worst things the BBC ever aired is somewhat laughable even though I realise you meant it in jest.

Letís hope DotE is along the quality lines of Hidden City, Caught on a Train and Shooting the Past and not comparable to the appalling The Tribe or Friends and Crocodiles.
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Old 04-02-2013, 19:50
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Just over an hour to go!
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Old 04-02-2013, 20:20
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Looks good ,I am sky + it....
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Old 04-02-2013, 20:27
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This looks very interesting and also it has Angel Coulby from Merlin in it.
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Old 04-02-2013, 20:34
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I too will be watching it, if for no other reason to see how different Joanne Vanderham looks. I can only see her as Denise in The Paradise!
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Old 04-02-2013, 21:04
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Clara Oswin in another time period
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Old 04-02-2013, 21:23
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Who was that gorgeous brunnette just now?!
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Old 04-02-2013, 21:27
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Old 04-02-2013, 21:51
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How? Do tell if you know who she was.
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Old 04-02-2013, 21:56
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How? Do tell if you know who she was.
Oh just the section under my name

Services: The Original Resident Jenna-Louise Coleman fanatic
I have been loving BBC Two recently!
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Old 04-02-2013, 22:18
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Oh just the section under my name



I have been loving BBC Two recently!
Thanks, but the scene from the girl in The Paradise trumped how good she looked!
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Old 04-02-2013, 22:26
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I too will be watching it, if for no other reason to see how different Joanne Vanderham looks. I can only see her as Denise in The Paradise!
she does look quite different! didnt recognise her at first
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Old 04-02-2013, 22:28
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I'm really enjoying this. Poliakoff can be a bit hit and miss for me (absolutely LOVED Perfect Strangers, hated that one with Damian Lewis, other stuff a bit in the middle) but this is right up my street. I'm loving the music, and Angel Coulby is just fantastic.
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Old 04-02-2013, 22:32
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enjoyed that. Thought I was the only one watching it as there are two threads by the same name out there.
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Old 04-02-2013, 22:38
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I quite enjoyed it too though I prefer Joanne Vanderham as Denise..
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Old 04-02-2013, 22:39
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Absolutely loved it!
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Old 04-02-2013, 22:41
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Really looking forward to more
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Old 04-02-2013, 22:43
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I loved it too, and the guy with the unpronounceable name who plays Louis is so charismatic.
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Old 04-02-2013, 22:44
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I hardly recognise him as the villain in Serenity!
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Old 04-02-2013, 22:47
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I think I was looking forward to it a bit too much because I love the period, the style and the music so I found it a bit of a slow burner.

But it wasn't disappointing and I will stick with it.
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Old 04-02-2013, 22:53
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Sorry, but I had a major problem with this.

The style of music, particularly the arrangements, was simply wrong for the era it was supposedly set in. It sounded closer to the kind of material that big bands were recording in the mid 1950s than the early 1930s.
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Old 04-02-2013, 22:58
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Looked good and the music was great. But it was too slow for my taste, style over substance I would say.
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