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Old 10-01-2013, 23:47
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love it very much in particular Camille the actress who plays this part is beautiful and such a good actress . this is helped by her co star ben miller . the inter change between them is great.
The problem i can see is that this show will became another series that the BBC axes because of the cuts that are likely to have to take in 2013..
But i can see another channel takeing the series onwards..
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Old 11-01-2013, 00:54
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Marvellous genetics of the darker skin in that part of the world! I have a friend who lives here who's from Trinidad. Her mum comes over to visit sometimes. They both look years younger than their actual ages! We never cease to marvel at that - in fact, when my friend confided about her 50th a couple of years ago we laughed at her because we thought she was having a joke! 40, maybe, but 50? Surely not! And before that, before we knew how old she really was, and met her mum, for the first time we were guessing her mum was about 60... her real age was a shock too - she's 80! It's all to do with now the darker skin ages more slowly (and their hair goes grey much later too) so age is often hard to guess!
Er my family is from that part of the world but Camille's mum still looks young, she would have had to had her when she was 15 or 16.
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Old 11-01-2013, 08:26
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Missed the first series, but decided to watch this on the off chance I would enjoy it.

Oh boy, did I enjoy it!.

Liked it so much that before the end I had ordered the first series from Amazon.
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Old 11-01-2013, 17:40
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I think the audience were given enough information. True, we weren't shown where the tunnel went, but we were shown that there was one. We could have at least suspected that it might have gone to the barn. And no, we didn't have the family tree, but we were told about the worker who was killed and that the girlfriend had been sending money to a disabled mother on another island. We could suspect these might prove relevant.
Yes there was info there that pointed in the right direction, but for me the appeal of good detective drama, especially of the sherlock/poirot type is that you are shown how, given the same info as you, someone else can put it all together and come up with an explanation for how a crime was done in some ingenious way. In the case of this episode, that didn't happen. In fact, if we'd been shown everything, we'd have seen where the tunnel led and gone 'oh, it was him, so he's probably a relative of that worker who was killed or had some similar vendetta - solved'. My point is, apart from having to figure out that there was a tunnel, the detectives were basically handed the solution on a plate, rather than figuring it out cos they're cleverer than us.

Also, I didn't find the whole 'how did he do it? He used a secret tunnel' revelation very satisfying. Anyone can write a 'how did the murderer get into the room/building/area?' mystery and answer it with a secret door or tunnel, it's lazy plot writing.
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Old 11-01-2013, 22:15
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Also, I didn't find the whole 'how did he do it? He used a secret tunnel' revelation very satisfying.

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I found it a bit hard to believe that the victim would conveniently fall for the murderer's sister, and become very fond of the murderer himself when apparently he was a bit of a curmudgeon.

I still like the programme a lot, though.

I hope they don't make Richard mellow out too much - it would spoil the whole premise of the show!
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Old 11-01-2013, 23:17
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love it very much in particular Camille the actress who plays this part is beautiful and such a good actress . this is helped by her co star ben miller . the inter change between them is great.
The problem i can see is that this show will became another series that the BBC axes because of the cuts that are likely to have to take in 2013..
But i can see another channel takeing the series onwards..
Why on earth would the BBC axe a successful drama series?

Particularly one that is a co-production - meaning the BBC pays less for it that it does for a series it fully funds.

The facts rather conflict with the claim you are making ...
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Old 11-01-2013, 23:32
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Had to watch it again. Really enjoyed the reveal and I had a tinge of sympathy for the murderers.
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Old 12-01-2013, 18:06
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I ordered Series 1 of this on Amazon earlier. I'm looking forward to watching some of the episodes from the first series again!
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Old 15-01-2013, 18:58
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Reminder about tonight's Episode

Season 2 - Episode 2 of 8

A young nun is found dead in a smoke-filled bedroom in what seems like a terrible accident caused by a lit cigarette. But when Richard deduces it must have been murder, there are no shortage of suspects, including other nuns, a priest and the mother superior - as well as an unscrupulous PR man promoting a holy spring in the convent grounds. The question is, with the room locked from the inside, how could anyone have committed the crime in the first place? Kenneth Cranham, Patrick Baladi and Caroline Langrishe guest star
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Old 15-01-2013, 19:20
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Yay it's Tuesday night again which means Death in Paradise and my series 1 dvd arrived today too!
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Old 15-01-2013, 20:38
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Reminder about tonight's Episode

Season 2 - Episode 2 of 8

A young nun is found dead in a smoke-filled bedroom in what seems like a terrible accident caused by a lit cigarette. But when Richard deduces it must have been murder, there are no shortage of suspects, including other nuns, a priest and the mother superior - as well as an unscrupulous PR man promoting a holy spring in the convent grounds. The question is, with the room locked from the inside, how could anyone have committed the crime in the first place? Kenneth Cranham, Patrick Baladi and Caroline Langrishe guest star
A secret tunnel?

Oh no, wait....
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Old 15-01-2013, 21:06
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Evening all

Anyone solved it yet?
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Old 15-01-2013, 21:08
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Mother Superior is a bit dodgy
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Old 15-01-2013, 21:13
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Notice the rowing boat was called 'Roast Beef'.

Them Frenchies.
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Old 15-01-2013, 21:23
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Sister Benedict - 'likes Geoff Capes in a wimple'
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Old 15-01-2013, 21:23
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Richard reallly doesn't like nuns, does he?
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Old 15-01-2013, 21:28
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I can't see Danny John-Jules who plays policeman Dwayne Myers as anything other than Cat off of Red Dwarf.
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Old 15-01-2013, 21:43
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cough ''monk'' cough cough
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Old 15-01-2013, 21:50
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The youngest policeman, whose name completely escapes me - for shame - used to be the brains of the outfit in most cases in the last series, but he's not been as sharp so far in this series.
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Old 15-01-2013, 21:51
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I have the same feelings as Richard has about the nuns. Years after leaving school I met my old head mistress at my old school and I was still shaken by her presence,. My husband loves telling people about me having the shakes and not being able to stop when I saw her..
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Old 15-01-2013, 22:03
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Kenneth Cranham hasn't worn very well since Harvey Moon.
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Old 15-01-2013, 22:03
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I really enjoyed that, it was a good story, didn't guess the murderer - I thought it was Laura/Sheila from the off.

Good fun
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Old 15-01-2013, 22:07
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That was good. Think I enjoyed this story more than last week's.

Guessed about Therese being the daughter, but only after they had revealed that Father John was Michael thingy and had had an affair.
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Old 15-01-2013, 22:10
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This programme must hold the record for least number of suspects. That was five this week and wasn't it five last week?

Oh, wait - I'm forgetting Columbo, which had a total of one suspect per episode.
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Old 15-01-2013, 22:11
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Er my family is from that part of the world but Camille's mum still looks young, she would have had to had her when she was 15 or 16.
Actors were born in 57 and 77 according to wiki, so about 20 ish when she had her.
Not that it matters.
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