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Thread: 'Line of Duty' attracts record 9.6m viewers

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    Sad to see that Sara Hughes the TV critic for the Guardian wrote her last review for Line of Duty on Saturday 3 April for episode 3 of series 6 (obviously TV critics see them in advance) from her hospital bed and then passed away on Monday.

    The Guardian is not having a new reviewer for the rest of the series, but leaving it as an open thread for viewer comments

  2. #62

    Re: 'Line of Duty' attracts record 9.6m viewers

    Quote Originally Posted by ToTaL ITK View Post
    you lot need to get back to your Z cars
    Now you're talking but don't forget the best of all - Dixon of Dock Green.
    Evenin' all.

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    Re: 'Line of Duty' attracts record 9.6m viewers

    Quote Originally Posted by ToTaL ITK View Post
    you lot need to get back to your Z cars
    Softly Softly.

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    Re: 'Line of Duty' attracts record 9.6m viewers

    Quote Originally Posted by jon1959 View Post
    Softly Softly.
    Softly Softly Task Force

  5. #65

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    They could leave the end of every series hanging and the boys and girls from New Tricks could solve them in a few years time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by A Quiet Monkfish View Post
    It's just so unreal. The whole dialogue is just a long cliche-ridden of quick fire repostes. Nobody speaks like that, unless it's a daytime USA crime drama, which this is trying to emulate. The plot is absurd as well, full of 'holes'. Let's be honest getting 4 blokes with no criminal records to stage an armed robbery in which someone is killed, just to delay getting to a stake-out is so ridiculous it's laughable.
    Sorry, but for me it's unrealistic dross..
    So I'm not the only one who found the armed robbery decoy scheme unbelievably far-fetched!

  7. #67

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyncoed Slumdog View Post
    Now you're talking but don't forget the best of all - Dixon of Dock Green.
    Evenin' all.
    Should have called it Lazarus of Dock Green. George Dixon was shot and killed in The Blue Lamp.

  8. #68

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cleve van Leef View Post
    Should have called it Lazarus of Dock Green. George Dixon was shot and killed in The Blue Lamp.
    He died and rose again five years later 😳

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyncoed Slumdog View Post
    I'm relieved to read that because I think it's dreadful. Wooden acting, Dunbar using phrases that an Irish farmhand might use (my wife is irish) and does anybody actually think the police use expressions like chis, rather than informant or one of the other every day expressions meaning the same thing!
    well ,yes actually.

    There a document from Cambridgeshire constabulary freely available on the net which says as it's 1st paragraph

    "We recognise that in policing, we tend to use many acronyms and other jargon terms. To make this easier for you to understand, we have made a jargon buster to help you identify some of our language."

    There follows a long list in Alphabetical order of such jargon one of which is......

    CHIS Covert Human Intelligence Source

    And Dunbar said he uses' Mother of God' and others because his father used to use them. Other phrases are Belfast phrases that he knows and uses. Some are from Q and A sessions wth Belfast audiences. He is of course Irish himself ( from Enniskillen) so he should know!!!!!

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    Re: 'Line of Duty' attracts record 9.6m viewers

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyncoed Slumdog View Post
    I'm relieved to read that because I think it's dreadful. Wooden acting, Dunbar using phrases that an Irish farmhand might use (my wife is irish) and does anybody actually think the police use expressions like chis, rather than informant or one of the other every day expressions meaning the same thing!
    Well , in answer to your last point yes actually.

    There a document from Cambridgeshire constabulary freely available on the net which says as its 1st paragraph

    "We recognise that in policing, we tend to use many acronyms and other jargon terms. To make this easier for you to understand, we have made a jargon buster to help you identify some of our language."

    There follows a long list in Alphabetical order of such jargon one of which is......

    CHIS Covert Human Intelligence Source

    And Dunbar said he uses' Mother of God' and others because his father used to use them. Other phrases are Belfast phrases that he knows and uses. Some are from Q and A sessions wth Belfast audiences. He is of course Irish himself ( from Enniskillen) so he should know!!!!!

  11. #71

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    Quote Originally Posted by A Quiet Monkfish View Post
    It's just so unreal. The whole dialogue is just a long cliche-ridden of quick fire repostes. Nobody speaks like that, unless it's a daytime USA crime drama, which this is trying to emulate. The plot is absurd as well, full of 'holes'. Let's be honest getting 4 blokes with no criminal records to stage an armed robbery in which someone is killed, just to delay getting to a stake-out is so ridiculous it's laughable.
    Sorry, but for me it's unrealistic dross..
    Daytime soap is a well known phrase but I have never heard of a daytime crime drama. Any examples?

    Most shows are full of holes. I watched Unforgotten and thoroughly enjoyed it but what I found a bit unbelievable was that they found witness who had clear recollections of events 30 years ago or shops or companies that had still got 30 year old receipts and were able to find them with no trouble at all!

    But such devices are common in crime dramas.You often have to suspend belief otherwise you would never watch them!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jon1959 View Post
    Softly Softly.
    both were the most boring TV i can remember as a kid

  13. #73

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elwood Blues View Post
    Daytime soap is a well known phrase but I have never heard of a daytime crime drama. Any examples?

    Most shows are full of holes. I watched Unforgotten and thoroughly enjoyed it but what I found a bit unbelievable was that they found witness who had clear recollections of events 30 years ago or shops or companies that had still got 30 year old receipts and were able to find them with no trouble at all!

    But such devices are common in crime dramas.You often have to suspend belief otherwise you would never watch them!
    Father Brown is a day time crime drama (it's shite)

  14. #74

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyncoed Slumdog View Post
    I'm relieved to read that because I think it's dreadful. Wooden acting, Dunbar using phrases that an Irish farmhand might use (my wife is irish) and does anybody actually think the police use expressions like chis, rather than informant or one of the other every day expressions meaning the same thing!
    I've heard various law enforcement people use terms like CHIS all the time.

  15. #75

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyncoed Slumdog View Post
    Father Brown is a day time crime drama (it's shite)
    What I am saying is that there is not a genre of shows known as Daytime Crime.

    Disagree about Father Brown.

    It's no Morse or Frost but it's decent enough considering it is only 40 minutes. Although by no means the same sort oif show s Line of Duty.

    No response to the post I actually made about your your points though?

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    Re: 'Line of Duty' attracts record 9.6m viewers

    Quote Originally Posted by jon1959 View Post
    Softly Softly.
    A good spin-0ff from Z Cars but do you know the origins of the name given to the series? Given it was in Lancashire?

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    Quote Originally Posted by xsnaggle View Post
    A good spin-0ff from Z Cars but do you know the origins of the name given to the series? Given it was in Lancashire?
    When it came on at the time I remember my dad used to say “Softly, Softly catchee monkey” I’ve no idea if that’s the derivation or where it came from

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elwood Blues View Post
    What I am saying is that there is not a genre of shows known as Daytime Crime.

    Disagree about Father Brown.

    It's no Morse or Frost but it's decent enough considering it is only 40 minutes. Although by no means the same sort oif show s Line of Duty.

    No response to the post I actually made about your your points though?
    It's all about opinions and I think a series about an unconvincing priest wearing ancient headwear who solves the local crimes is daft.
    Re your other points, my wife is Northern Irish so I'm using her opinions about the expressions used and I'm still not convinced that all those police acronyms are used on a daily basis as a matter of course.

  19. #79

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    Quote Originally Posted by A Quiet Monkfish View Post
    Figure it out - pretend you're a detective.
    You are a miserable old **** who wants something to moan about?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Paget Flashman View Post
    I've heard various law enforcement people use terms like CHIS all the time.
    Is that because you are one? No one likes a snitch 🙂

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