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UKTV and stuff!

Posted: Tue Aug 26, 2008 9:38 pm
by satriales
This thread is for discussing UK TV.

Use [Spoiler] [/Spoiler ] Tags where appropriate!!!

Re: UKTV Thread

Posted: Tue Aug 26, 2008 9:40 pm
by Benj
Jonathan Creek is amazing and everyone should watch it. I take it it's not a new episode though? x

Re: UKTV Thread

Posted: Tue Aug 26, 2008 9:40 pm
by satriales
Benj wrote:Jonathan Creek is amazing and everyone should watch it. I take it it's not a new episode though? x

YES IT IS!!!! :D

Re: UKTV Thread

Posted: Tue Aug 26, 2008 9:40 pm
by Drumstick
satriales wrote:Xmas
Jonathan Creek (90min Xmas Special)

Holy gooseberry fool, a new episode? :shock:

I used to strawberry floating love JC when I was a kid.

Edit: Seems I'm not alone! Got a link for this news of this new episode?

Re: UKTV Thread

Posted: Tue Aug 26, 2008 9:42 pm
by satriales
Here's a description of the new episode:
The Grinning Man
"When Creek is called in to solve unexplained events in a vast Gothic house, following several disappearances inside a gloomy old attic known as "The Nightmare Room", he is completely baffled.

For 70 years the room has been claiming lives. Could the ghost of a madman who preys upon human flesh really be to blame?

When two young women take shelter there from a raging thunderstorm one night, it's not long before the ominous "presence" has claimed another victim.

Determined to get to the truth about what has happened to her friend, the fearlessly sceptical Joey Ross (Sheridan Smith) finds herself working alongside veteran lateral thinker Jonathan Creek. Together they embark on a complex, often dangerous, investigation into a mystery which only continues to deepen...

Can Jonathan Creek once again shed light on the riddle and render the impossible possible? Or are his once formidable powers of deduction about to be eclipsed by the raw intuition of his younger counterpart?"

http://www.jonathancreek.net

Re: UKTV Thread - The Duffel Coat is back this Xmas!

Posted: Tue Aug 26, 2008 10:00 pm
by Drumstick
It's a shame Caroline Quentin isn't reprising her role as Maddy, those two were so good together on screen, plus I found the last series to be rather disappointing truth be told. :(

Going by the episode descriptions on the website, my favourite episodes were Danse Macabre, Black Canary (the solution was actually ingenious), and The Omega Man. I have all the episodes somewhere on disk. :D

Re: UKTV Thread - The Duffel Coat is back this Xmas!

Posted: Tue Aug 26, 2008 10:04 pm
by Barley
New series of The Inbetweeners has been confirmed for 2009.

http://www.e4.com/blog/e4-blog/post/xs0 ... jc/view.e4

Re: UKTV Thread - The Duffel Coat is back this Xmas!

Posted: Tue Aug 26, 2008 10:05 pm
by Alkaline
Barley wrote:New series of The Inbetweeners has been confirmed for 2009.

http://www.e4.com/blog/e4-blog/post/xs0 ... jc/view.e4


Good news, I thought it was hilarious.

Re: UKTV Thread - The Duffel Coat is back this Xmas!

Posted: Tue Aug 26, 2008 10:07 pm
by bigcheez2k3
Alkaline wrote:
Barley wrote:New series of The Inbetweeners has been confirmed for 2009.

http://www.e4.com/blog/e4-blog/post/xs0 ... jc/view.e4


Good news, I thought it was hilarious.


Very good news, was more accurate about UK teen culture than american shows are about US teen culture.

Re: UKTV Thread - The Duffel Coat is back this Xmas!

Posted: Tue Aug 26, 2008 10:09 pm
by Alkaline
bigcheez2k3 wrote:
Alkaline wrote:
Barley wrote:New series of The Inbetweeners has been confirmed for 2009.

http://www.e4.com/blog/e4-blog/post/xs0 ... jc/view.e4


Good news, I thought it was hilarious.


Very good news, was more accurate about UK teen culture than american shows are about US teen culture.


Well not being American I wouldn't know, it's certainly more accurate about UK teen culture than gooseberry fool like Skins is. At least I hope so.

Re: UKTV Thread - The Duffel Coat is back this Xmas!

Posted: Tue Aug 26, 2008 10:14 pm
by satriales
Drumstick wrote:It's a shame Caroline Quentin isn't reprising her role as Maddy, those two were so good together on screen, plus I found the last series to be rather disappointing truth be told. :(

Going by the episode descriptions on the website, my favourite episodes were Danse Macabre, Black Canary (the solution was actually ingenious), and The Omega Man. I have all the episodes somewhere on disk. :D

I do miss Maddy too, but then my favourite episode is Satan's Chimney and she wasn't in that. Black Canary is my 2nd favourite episode and both of those were Xmas specials so I have high hopes for the new one. David Renwick has had 5 years so he should be able to create a good episode, he's directing it too.

Re: UKTV Thread - The Duffel Coat is back this Xmas!

Posted: Tue Aug 26, 2008 10:37 pm
by Benj
New Jonathan Creek. New Inbetweeners. I'm in heaven. x

Re: UKTV Thread - The Duffel Coat is back this Xmas!

Posted: Tue Aug 26, 2008 11:37 pm
by Captain Kinopio
The first few series of Jonathon Creek were great, and creepy as gooseberry fool. Then it just got ludicrous and a bit crap.

Re: UKTV Thread - The Duffel Coat is back this Xmas!

Posted: Wed Aug 27, 2008 11:35 am
by Hexx
How was that Mutual Friends thing last night?

Re: UKTV Thread - The Duffel Coat is back this Xmas!

Posted: Wed Aug 27, 2008 11:38 am
by Alpha eX
I've never seen Johnathan Creek, I don't even know what it's about :oops:

Re: UKTV Thread - The Duffel Coat is back this Xmas!

Posted: Wed Aug 27, 2008 11:42 am
by Commander Jameson
Hexx wrote:How was that Mutual Friends thing last night?



It has potential. Some very funny moments, but obviously a fair bit of character and plot outlining in the first part.

Re: UKTV Thread - The Duffel Coat is back this Xmas!

Posted: Wed Aug 27, 2008 11:47 am
by Captain Kinopio
Alpha eX wrote:I've never seen Johnathan Creek, I don't even know what it's about :oops:


Alan Davies is a guy who plans magic tricks (i.e. how the illusion of sawing someone in half actually works). Whenever there's a messed up crime (usually a murder) that the police can't solve he is called in to help unravel the mystery. The twist is that all the crimes have some weird ingenious component that's totally ridiculous but part of the fun of the show. I remember an episode in one of the later series where someone wrote a note that led to a suicide or something but it turned out the person who had read it had misinterpreted it because some thunder bugs had landed on the paper, making it look like there were commas that weren't really there. This apparently totally changed the meaning of the letter and somehow led to a death. That's the kind of ludicrous crime solving powers Jonathon Creek (AD) has, though to be honest when they started getting that daft the show went down hill.

Re: UKTV Thread - The Duffel Coat is back this Xmas!

Posted: Wed Aug 27, 2008 11:47 am
by abcd
Alpha eX wrote:I've never seen Johnathan Creek, I don't even know what it's about :oops:



It's a about a guy who goes on jonathans. Mostly by creeks.


You'd think that it wouldn't work, but it certainly does.

Re: UKTV Thread - The Duffel Coat is back this Xmas!

Posted: Wed Aug 27, 2008 11:52 am
by Drumstick
Herb wrote:
Alpha eX wrote:I've never seen Johnathan Creek, I don't even know what it's about :oops:

I remember an episode in one of the later series where someone wrote a note that led to a suicide or something but it turned out the person who had read it had misinterpreted it because some thunder bugs had landed on the paper, making it look like there were commas that weren't really there. This apparently totally changed the meaning of the letter and somehow led to a death.

That was a terrible episode. If you're going to watch it Luke, and I strongly suggest you do, start from the beginning, the early series are really offbeat and contain some fantastically subtle comical moments, and the partnership between Creek and Maddy (Caroline Quentin) is excellent.

Re: UKTV Thread - The Duffel Coat is back this Xmas!

Posted: Wed Aug 27, 2008 12:06 pm
by Hexx
The early series were the best. And awesome.

The one where a kidnapper runs (with victim) into a garage surrounded by police...3 hours later the police open the garage after there's no response from kidnapper...only the victim left.

Proper thinks like that - misdirection and trickey - AND stuff the audience could work out too. Not the awful stuff in later series (where someone ended up killing someone with a mechanically tightening vest)