Mark of Cain - Press reaction

Discussion in 'Current Affairs, News and Analysis' started by Sixty, Apr 13, 2007.

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  1. Sixty

    Sixty LE Moderator Book Reviewer
    1. ARRSE Cyclists and Triathletes

    I know there are others threads running on this but I thought it might be interesting to see what the reviewers in the newspapers thought.

    They all seemed to be full of praise for the programme except, bizarrely, the Guardian who quoted 'an online forum used by serving and ex-soldiers' ;)

    Feel free to merge PTP if it's one thread too many.

    The Herald

    The Times

    The Guardian

    A fairly mixed bag (there was also one in the Indy but they don't publish online until days afterwards) and I think the Telegraph.
  2. Extraordinary!

    Quite apart from Marchant's ill-concealed anti-army agenda, I thought it was an extraordinarily crude, simplistic, almost naive bit of drama.

    The Guardian ( puts the early audience estimates at 900,000 and a 5% share. If we subtract the serving, ex-service and aspirant elements, who watched out of some personal, professional interest, we have not many at all left.

    As it deserved, IMHO.