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Old 09-05-2011, 20:49
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ITV blurb: “Series following the lives of prisoners and prison staff at Strangeways in Manchester, the largest high security prison in the country. The first programme focuses on the importance of strong family ties in helping prisoners to cope with their sentence. At its centre is the relationship between armed robber Adrian Fielding and his fiancee Kelly Hansen. After he robbed a post office and went on the run, it was Kelly who encouraged Adrian to give himself up. Coming to terms with the fact that he will not be released for at least another two years, the couple decided to get married in Strangeways and cameras follow Kelly and Adrian on their special day - the first time a prison wedding has been shown on TV.”
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Old 09-05-2011, 20:55
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Cue the rabid right-wingers:
"Prisoners get a slice of toast for breakfast? It's supposed to be a punishment!"
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Old 09-05-2011, 20:56
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ITV blurb: “Series following the lives of prisoners and prison staff at Strangeways in Manchester, the largest high security prison in the country. The first programme focuses on the importance of strong family ties in helping prisoners to cope with their sentence. At its centre is the relationship between armed robber Adrian Fielding and his fiancee Kelly Hansen. After he robbed a post office and went on the run, it was Kelly who encouraged Adrian to give himself up. Coming to terms with the fact that he will not be released for at least another two years, the couple decided to get married in Strangeways and cameras follow Kelly and Adrian on their special day - the first time a prison wedding has been shown on TV.”
Cue the "Why are our TV companies wasting money on this sort of thing??" opinion pieces in the Heil, Torygraph, Express, Sun and Start
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Old 09-05-2011, 20:57
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It will be interesting to compare it to the 1980 series on BBC
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Old 09-05-2011, 21:05
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http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/top-sto...5875-23117189/
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Old 09-05-2011, 21:05
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Wonder if they get paid for doing this?
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Old 09-05-2011, 21:11
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This prison seems to make already hard people, harder.
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Old 09-05-2011, 21:12
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this show is a bit much, even for me!
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Old 09-05-2011, 21:14
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It's a lot more gritty/graphic than other prison documentaries

Adrian seems to be turning himself around but some others are really warped.
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Old 09-05-2011, 21:16
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It's grim watching children being security scanned, but it'd be an easy way of smuggling stuff in.
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Old 09-05-2011, 21:20
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Perhaps the 'rehabilitation' bit comes in later programmes!
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Old 09-05-2011, 21:30
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that guy previously swallowed razor blades!!
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Old 09-05-2011, 21:30
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so, they should just take them all out the back and shoot them?
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Old 09-05-2011, 21:36
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So prison IS basically full of chavs and losers who society will not miss...
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Old 09-05-2011, 21:36
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A lot seem more suited to a mental home
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Old 09-05-2011, 21:37
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pretty much, they ought to lock them all in, open the cell doors and let nature take its course, within a day or two 90% of them no longer be a drain on society
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Old 09-05-2011, 21:40
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My big fat prison wedding
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Old 09-05-2011, 21:42
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So if they don't consummate the marriage she can annul it at any time?
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Old 09-05-2011, 21:45
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If Kelly had half ounce of common sense in her head she'd have tipped the police off about the robbery.
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Old 09-05-2011, 21:46
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If Kelly had half ounce of common sense in her head she'd have tipped the police off about the robbery.
Plenty of common, not much in the way of sense.
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Old 09-05-2011, 21:57
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What did the one that just a long sentence do?
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Old 09-05-2011, 21:57
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Lee should have thought about the little time his parents have left before he committed his crimes.
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Old 09-05-2011, 21:58
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One prisoner was even found with a home-made crossbow, crafted from razor handles, pens and an elastic band.

Prisoners eh? Who'd have em.
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Old 09-05-2011, 21:58
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What did the one that just a long sentence do?
Driver in a large drug haul. He said he did it 3 times, each time he got paid £500. That equates to £100 for every year he's been sentenced to.
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Old 09-05-2011, 21:59
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Driver in a large drug haul. He said he did it 3 times, each time he got paid £500. That equates to £100 for every year he's been sentenced to.
I thought he must have killed someone to get a sentence that long.
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