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Old 15-01-2013, 22:12
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Enjoyed that! A nice bit of fun in the sun.,
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Old 15-01-2013, 22:14
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Suspected that Therese was Father John's daughter early on, but couldn't work out who was the killer. Very enjoyable episode - loved the Count of Monte Cristo theme, and the boiled egg in the pineapple ring!
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Old 15-01-2013, 22:15
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In case anyone is interested, there is a Facebook page for Death in Paradise, lots of photos/news etc https://www.facebook.com/DeathInParadiseUK?fref=ts
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Old 15-01-2013, 22:17
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In case anyone is interested, there is a Facebook page for Death in Paradise, lots of photos/news etc https://www.facebook.com/DeathInParadiseUK?fref=ts
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Does anyone else find themselves bopping round the living room when the theme music comes on or is it just me?
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Old 15-01-2013, 22:21
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Shhh! its not just you...... Shhh!
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Old 15-01-2013, 22:23
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I liked that. Excellent performances from Kenneth Cranham and Gemma Jones.
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Old 15-01-2013, 22:24
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I knew from the start the deal with the chewing gum, but that might be because I've seen it on Monk, as suggested earlier.
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Old 15-01-2013, 22:25
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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.
As soon as they mentioned Father J had been at the other place I guessed the dead woman must have been his daughter.

Not sure how I feel about this series, I'm not as into it as I was with series 1, the stories just seem a bit looser somehow, more obvious, although the characters still do it for me. Noticed the lizard wasn't in it this week.
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Old 15-01-2013, 22:25
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I knew from the start the deal with the chewing gum, but that might be because I've seen it on Monk, as suggested earlier.
Also I'm sure there was something similar in one of Agatha Christie's novels.
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Old 15-01-2013, 22:26
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Does anyone else find themselves bopping round the living room when the theme music comes on or is it just me?
Hahahahahhaha. No, not just you!

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Old 15-01-2013, 23:02
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I'm sure I've seen a very similar locked door plot recently, and I've never watched Monk. Where the person who was supposedly trying to unlock the door had actually committed the crime and had to pretend to be trying to unlock it so they could hide the fact that it wasn't locked (or in this case, wasn't locked from the inside.) But I have a feeling it was in series one of Death in Paradise. Surely not?
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Old 15-01-2013, 23:27
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Enjoyed that! A nice bit of fun in the sun.,
I haven't watched since the first series, I won't watch this one either.
Anyway does it still 'look' like it's not very hot?
Apparently it's seriously hot there, so hot yerman suffered medical problems mooching about in his suit.
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Old 15-01-2013, 23:27
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Does anyone else find themselves bopping round the living room when the theme music comes on or is it just me?
Yes it's just you! *cough* Anyway moving on!

I enjoyed it again tonight, Richard being more like his series 1 self with being annoyed with the heat and the island. A nice enjoyable piece of television.
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Old 15-01-2013, 23:29
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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.
I think Fidel was smart last week. He noticed the victim had tried to write the name of his murderer.
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Old 15-01-2013, 23:32
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I haven't watched since the first series, I won't watch this one either.
Anyway does it still 'look' like it's not very hot?
Apparently it's seriously hot there, so hot yerman suffered medical problems mooching about in his suit.
It's 40 degrees celsius over there. Look like it's not very hot? Seriously?
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Old 15-01-2013, 23:35
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I'm sure I've seen a very similar locked door plot recently, and I've never watched Monk. Where the person who was supposedly trying to unlock the door had actually committed the crime and had to pretend to be trying to unlock it so they could hide the fact that it wasn't locked (or in this case, wasn't locked from the inside.) But I have a feeling it was in series one of Death in Paradise. Surely not?
Oh dear, I was definitely thinking of episode 1 of series 1 of DiP. I can't remember the exact details but it was similar enough that it made me suspect Sister Anne as soon as she "tried to unlock the door".
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Old 15-01-2013, 23:56
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Oh dear, I was definitely thinking of episode 1 of series 1 of DiP. I can't remember the exact details but it was similar enough that it made me suspect Sister Anne as soon as she "tried to unlock the door".
The old DI locked himself in the strong room didn't he, and the murderous sergeant opened the door, went in and killed him when she arrived and everyone thought at first he must have been dead from when the door was locked which wasn't the case.
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Old 16-01-2013, 07:39
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I'm sure I've seen a very similar locked door plot recently, and I've never watched Monk. Where the person who was supposedly trying to unlock the door had actually committed the crime and had to pretend to be trying to unlock it so they could hide the fact that it wasn't locked (or in this case, wasn't locked from the inside.) But I have a feeling it was in series one of Death in Paradise. Surely not?
They also used a variation of that premise in Midsomer Murders 'Ghosts of Christmas Past'. Well, there can only be so many ways to do it, it's just how you dress it up that makes the difference!

Still very enjoyable last night though - some very good performances, too. This is one of the best programmes on TV!
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Old 16-01-2013, 08:05
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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.
I'm the opposite - I love him as Cat too, but have no problem seeing his as Dwayne in this. For me, at least, it's the beard and the lack of hair that makes him so different. He still looks so young when he's got the Cat wig and costume on. He's great in all guises though - I love him!

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..
I'm Catholic, so found the portrayals last night very interesting - the priest's story is not so rare, although how he met his daughter again was a bit more unusual! I also grew up with nuns at school and also on Sundays when I was too young to be 'trusted' not to misbehave at church in the choir loft (my mum was the organist so couldn't always keep an eye on me when she was 'doing her stuff'!) so I would get left in the convent next door! I couldn't get away from them! And boy, did they seem scary in those days in their black habits and veils! But 40 years later I'm still friends with one of those nuns - she's really very normal, as it turns out!

Nuns these days don't usually wear habits like we saw in DIP last night, except in 'closed' orders. Most who work in the community wear their own clothes now, but that wouldn't have looked so 'nun-like' last night! If want to establish that a nun is definitely a nun then you have to put them in a habit - a skirt and blouse wouldn't have looked quite so good, although it is much more realistic in this day and age!

A bit OT, but nuns only ever started wearing habits at all because when the traditional Orders were established their philosophy on clothing was to look like all other women of the time as they went about their work in the community (the long dresses, veils, head-dresses etc of the Middle Ages) so they did that, just in more sober colours to mark them out as different. It's just that over time the habit of wearing a habit (sorry, couldn't resist ) stuck as the accepted uniform of a nun, but fashion moved on around them so they no longer looked like contemporary women looked and stuck out more like sore thumbs instead of blending in like they originally wanted to do! But most open, community-based Orders, mid-70s onwards, started going back to the philosophy of dressing in a more contemporary way, just in more sober colours, hence they often wear trousers these days, nothing on their heads, and the only way you can tell they're a nun is by the Order pin they wear on their lapel! My nun friend looks like she could be my mum in every outward aspect - in fact, she's been mistaken for her a few times when I've been with her, she looks and dresses so 'normally' for a woman of her age!
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Old 16-01-2013, 11:44
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There was a short power cut down my way last night so I missed a few minutes near the end

1) The mad murdering nun faked the cancer in order to get publicity for the shrine right??

2) What was the publicity guy's girlfriend doing at the nunnery dressed as a nun??
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Old 16-01-2013, 12:01
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There was a short power cut down my way last night so I missed a few minutes near the end

1) The mad murdering nun faked the cancer in order to get publicity for the shrine right??

2) What was the publicity guy's girlfriend doing at the nunnery dressed as a nun??
1) No, she really did have cancer. She thought the water had cured it, but it came back.

2) The Phantom Nun was delivering chemo drugs to the mad murdering nun.
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Old 16-01-2013, 15:06
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1) No, she really did have cancer. She thought the water had cured it, but it came back.

2) The Phantom Nun was delivering chemo drugs to the mad murdering nun.
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Old 16-01-2013, 21:26
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I really enjoyed last night's episode - nice to see Gemma Jones in something again. She's a great actress. I thought the young nun who Dwayne took a shine to was the murderer though, so I was shocked when Gemma's character was unmasked as the killer. The chewing gum bit was clever.
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Old 16-01-2013, 21:39
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Have any of the other cast members done any TV interviews apart from Ben Miller ?
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Old 16-01-2013, 23:16
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A bit OT, but nuns only ever started wearing habits at all because when the traditional Orders were established their philosophy on clothing was to look like all other women of the time as they went about their work in the community (the long dresses, veils, head-dresses etc of the Middle Ages) so they did that, just in more sober colours to mark them out as different. It's just that over time the habit of wearing a habit (sorry, couldn't resist ) stuck as the accepted uniform of a nun, but fashion moved on around them so they no longer looked like contemporary women looked and stuck out more like sore thumbs instead of blending in like they originally wanted to do! But most open, community-based Orders, mid-70s onwards, started going back to the philosophy of dressing in a more contemporary way, just in more sober colours, hence they often wear trousers these days, nothing on their heads, and the only way you can tell they're a nun is by the Order pin they wear on their lapel! My nun friend looks like she could be my mum in every outward aspect - in fact, she's been mistaken for her a few times when I've been with her, she looks and dresses so 'normally' for a woman of her age!
Interesting. I believe it's the same thing with the wigs worn by judges and barristers; at the time they started doing so, it was the fashion for men to wear wigs. The fashion passed, but in court they continued to wear them.
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