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1. Posted by Clarabell (Travel Guru 1696 posts) 10y

Anyone else here in the UK been watching this? (BBC1 9pm Mondays)

Its grrrrreat. Penultimate episode in half an hour. Do we think they'll make a second series?

2. Posted by Clarabell (Travel Guru 1696 posts) 10y

For those who are uninitiated or abroad, its a kind of detective series, the main character, is a detective in 2006 who has been in a car accident and is in a coma, and has somehow found himself in 1974.

He's stuck in the 70s trying to solve crimes with his modern knowledge, and apply modern police techniques, which really pisses off his old-style colleagues.

At the same time he keeps hearing people talking to him from 2006, where he's in a coma, and last week they were thinking of turning off his life support machine. Very good.

3. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 10y

I thought you meant this, although the plot sounds a little like the lyrics...

It's a god-awful small affair
To the girl with the mousy hair
But her mummy is yelling "No"
And her daddy has told her to go
But her friend is nowhere to be seen
Now she walks through her sunken dream
To the seat with the clearest view
And she's hooked to the silver screen
But the film is a saddening bore
For she's lived it ten times or more
She could spit in the eyes of fools
As they ask her to focus on
Sailors fighting in the dance hall
Oh man! Look at those cavemen go
It's the freakiest show
Take a look at the Lawman
Beating up the wrong guy
Oh man! Wonder if he'll ever know
He's in the best selling show
Is there life on Mars?
It's on Amerikas tortured brow
That Mickey Mouse has grown up a cow
Now the workers have struck for fame
'Cause Lennon's on sale again
See the mice in their million hordes
From Ibeza to the Norfolk Broads
Rule Britannia is out of bounds
To my mother, my dog, and clowns
But the film is a saddening bore
'Cause I wrote it ten times or more
It's about to be writ again
As I ask you to focus on
Sailors fighting in the dance hall
Oh man! Look at those cavemen go
It's the freakiest show
Take a look at the Lawman
Beating up the wrong guy
Oh man! Wonder if he'll ever know
He's in the best selling show
Is there life on Mars?

- Life on Mars
David Bowie

Wonders if she's in the wrong thread...

4. Posted by TeflonCDN (Full Member 123 posts) 10y

Funny, the Bowie song is also the first thing that came to my mind... Hmmm, does it have anything to do with growing up in Quebec? What a great song.

PS. I was up in Lac-Carre-St-Faustin 2 weeks ago to visit one of my Bullmastiff puppies.

5. Posted by mim (Travel Guru 1276 posts) 10y

yup, loving it, John simms is one of my favourites! (do you remeber the press gang? or Human traffic? )