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Old 17-02-2017, 09:18
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I used to live in the City of London as my parents were housekeepers. We had to let the office cleaners in in the early morning and they left before the office workers arrived.
I remember two of the main cleaning companies were Phonotas, who cleaned phones! and OCS, Office Cleaning Services. Most of the cleaners came from the East End and I'd travel with them on the bus when I was going to school and they were going home.
Back in those days we wouldn't have cleaners in during the day. Probably do now as housekeepers, who live on the premises, have been phased out and security firms brought in, so there's no one to let them in or out.
That's it! Phonotas.

I started work in the City in 1964, and well remember seeing the lines of cleaners waiting for their buses back home.

You might also remember other "non-staff" regular office visitors? The guys from Collars Limited who called once a week with boxes of freshly staffed collars, and then there was the City Coffee Service, or similar title, who delivered office drinks from a van with a bloody great cup on the roof - just do you know who they are (bit like the Red Bull minis you see these days)

Sorry for wandering down Memory Lane
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Old 17-02-2017, 09:31
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Yes, there was a body under the patio - are we left to assume that it was dug up and identifed as being that of Mrs Boss-Lady?
Was it coincidence that the cement mixer was grinding away at the moment she was shot, or had what's-his'name started it, then decided to kill his wife?
Personally, I wondered if the noise, when i first heard it was a cassette tape clicking away - or should I get my ears checked?
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Old 17-02-2017, 09:44
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Did the original investigation not trace the source of the phone message, and notice it was not made from the offices? Even if it had been from a mobile by 2008 they could trace the approximate location, I.e. near the beach house NOT close to the centre of town.
I thought they said earlier they'd checked the phone records. Must have misheard. In spite of all the clichés I thought this week's was better than usual.

I liked Jack much better than Humphrey, who got on my nerves. My worries about Jack and Siobhan fitting into the shack have been solved with a hitherto unnoticed spare room. Someone upthread said Jack and Catherine might get together - that would be nice, but what happens then if Ardal wants to leave?
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Old 17-02-2017, 09:49
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Looked and sounded like him.
So you think the murderer pretended to be an American tourist, went to the police and got the case reopened (just for a bit of fun, I suppose), then went back to his real persona of English newspaper editor, and the police didn't notice he was the same bloke?

That's stretching it even for this programme.
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Old 17-02-2017, 10:53
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Personally, I wondered if the noise, when i first heard it was a cassette tape clicking away - or should I get my ears checked?
No, I thought the same - Certainly would never have thought cement mixer.
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Old 17-02-2017, 11:03
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No, I thought the same - Certainly would never have thought cement mixer.
I thought it was a printing press, and was connected to the newspaper.
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Old 17-02-2017, 11:10
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I thought they said earlier they'd checked the phone records. Must have misheard. In spite of all the clichés I thought this week's was better than usual.

I liked Jack much better than Humphrey, who got on my nerves. My worries about Jack and Siobhan fitting into the shack have been solved with a hitherto unnoticed spare room. Someone upthread said Jack and Catherine might get together - that would be nice, but what happens then if Ardal wants to leave?
They checked the phone records of the suspects. which confirmed that they were where they said they were, but didn't check that phone call from the victim.
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Old 17-02-2017, 11:40
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They checked the phone records of the suspects. which confirmed that they were where they said they were, but didn't check that phone call from the victim.
Right, thanks.
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Old 17-02-2017, 11:43
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I reckon the daughter will end up running Catherine's bar if she becomes mayor.
Like I said before, I don't think mayor is a full-time occupation, as the previous mayor was a property developer. But she might need extra help with the bar if she is elected, so maybe Siobhan will work there. Siobhan misses her mother, and I assume Catherine misses her daughter, so they could be kind of surrogates for each other.
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Old 17-02-2017, 11:48
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Seamless transition, and the introduction of the daughter brings a new dynamic.

I enjoyed it, however the final reveal scene seemed to drag on a bit longer than usual, found it a little dull
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Old 17-02-2017, 12:51
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OK who didn't see the voicemail message trick?

AND the patio stunt. Please the writers have obviously given up. They used Murder By The Book and The Most Crucial Game from Columbo. Very lazy.

Did the original investigation not trace the source of the phone message, and notice it was not made from the offices? Even if it had been from a mobile by 2008 they could trace the approximate location, I.e. near the beach house NOT close to the centre of town.
Didn't you tell us last week that you wouldn't watch, like, ever again?
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Old 17-02-2017, 12:59
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Someone upthread said Jack and Catherine might get together - that would be nice, but what happens then if Ardal wants to leave?
The same as if Elizabeth Bourgine wants to leave or both of them are abducted by aliens. If what you dare put into a series is predicated on the possibility of a cast member leaving then you pretty much have nothing that you can put into it. Soaps certainly don't back off from possible relationships and in their case it's a virtual certainty that cast members are going to leave.
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Old 17-02-2017, 13:21
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Didn't you tell us last week that you wouldn't watch, like, ever again?
I was reading while my sister watched.
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Old 17-02-2017, 14:02
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The same as if Elizabeth Bourgine wants to leave or both of them are abducted by aliens. If what you dare put into a series is predicated on the possibility of a cast member leaving then you pretty much have nothing that you can put into it. Soaps certainly don't back off from possible relationships and in their case it's a virtual certainty that cast members are going to leave.


I was merely concerned for Jack who's just lost his wife. If he gets romantically entangled with Catherine it could all end in tears for him if he has to leave the island and Catherine won't. (See, I'm already involved with his character. )

They killed off Richard and gave Humphrey a happy ending. There's only heartbreak left for Jack, I fear.
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Old 17-02-2017, 14:10
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What beard? All I saw was unshaven. Don't watch the Big Bang Theory.
and 19 out of 225 eps hardly makes him a regular

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Old 17-02-2017, 14:17
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Yes, there was a body under the patio - are we left to assume that it was dug up and identifed as being that of Mrs Boss-Lady?
This is TV Drama

the perp is expected to roll over and confess as soon as you show him the image

It's not unknown for a plot to be based upon the expectation of a confession when such an image is faked

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Old 17-02-2017, 14:18
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I thought it was a printing press, and was connected to the newspaper.
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Old 17-02-2017, 15:51
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I thought it was a printing press, and was connected to the newspaper.
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Old 17-02-2017, 15:53
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If he's supposed to be there temporarily, what right does he have to throw things away?

Yep, there's a coastal highway now!

The victim's daughter looked 11 months pregnant!

Safety deposit box; box and password, same number?

Can one be accused of murder without a body? Being shot doesn't mean you're gonna die!

Well, a good transition, with Jack having his own eccentricities. I recall Columbo retracing the steps of victims but not talking to himself!
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Old 17-02-2017, 15:55
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I thought it was a printing press, and was connected to the newspaper.
Variation on a theme: i thought it was a photocopier!
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Old 17-02-2017, 16:08
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If he's supposed to be there temporarily, what right does he have to throw things away?

Yep, there's a coastal highway now!

The victim's daughter looked 11 months pregnant!

Safety deposit box; box and password, same number?

Can one be accused of murder without a body? Being shot doesn't mean you're gonna die!

Well, a good transition, with Jack having his own eccentricities. I recall Columbo retracing the steps of victims but not talking to himself!
The whole safety deposit box stuff in particular was very neat, wasn't it. Came with a lock of hair for DNA testing too!

Yeah, already mentioned that I thought the poor lass who died in prison was *seriously* screwed over by the investigation and the court. New to DiP but the chap mentioned who was there before Ben Miller wasn't up to much, clearly.
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Old 17-02-2017, 16:13
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The whole safety deposit box stuff in particular was very neat, wasn't it. Came with a lock of hair for DNA testing too!
The lock of hair was in Nadine's possessions sent from the prison after her death, not from Julie's safety deposit box.
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Old 17-02-2017, 16:20
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The lock of hair was in Nadine's possessions sent from the prison after her death, not from Julie's safety deposit box.
Ahhh yes. You are quite correct. Whoops!
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Old 17-02-2017, 16:33
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The whole safety deposit box stuff in particular was very neat, wasn't it. Came with a lock of hair for DNA testing too!

Yeah, already mentioned that I thought the poor lass who died in prison was *seriously* screwed over by the investigation and the court. New to DiP but the chap mentioned who was there before Ben Miller wasn't up to much, clearly.
In the very first ever episode Richard Poole (Ben Miller) was sent out to the island to investigate his murder.
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Old 17-02-2017, 16:39
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In the very first ever episode Richard Poole (Ben Miller) was sent out to the island to investigate his murder.
And it turned out he was a bent cop, so perhaps not very efficient as well!
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