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The Bodyguard

I have been known in the past to slag the BBC :rolleyes:for dumbing down its programmes, but it has come out with an absolute cracker in The Bodyguard and I suspect that the denouement next week will be well up to standard.

This had been a really tense drama played very tightly. I am looking forward to next week's last episode.

The BBC deserve credit for this programme which I expect will pick up many awards.
Series just finished and pretty good it was. Bits were a bit meh and it was too easy for him to escape the police cordon but the tension was held throughout the series right to the end.

I thoroughly enjoyed it.
 
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This started with promise, and the promise extended to the fifth of six episodes. After that point, it descended into a cowpat of uncompromisingly putrid bull-poop.

I do hope that the nation's current and former soldiers, ATs, coppers, security service bods, and the appropriately literate public weren't watching, because their combined blood pressure while seeing the standards of a small West African police force being portrayed as those of the Met would detonate a Hiroshima-sized device. As most of the Police officers appeared to be African, and immensely stupid, this should be no surprise, I suppose.* On the other hand, some of the appointments, actions and opinions of real senior Police officers recently have lowered my confidence in them to an unfortunate level.

Had a committee of Morning Star writers had been put to work on the script, this is what they would have come up with. Jed Mercurio should be ashamed for the awe-inspiring poverty of his research, although no doubt it made him a few pennies. I spit.

* In the circumstances, I claim that this is no way a racist remark. I will hand myself in to the nearest Diversity Re-Education Gulag at the first intimation that I have transgressed the Directive.
 
Bodyguard(ian)

This started with promise, and the promise extended to the fifth of six episodes. After that point, it descended into a cowpat of uncompromisingly putrid bull-poop.

I do hope that the nation's current and former soldiers, ATs, coppers, security service bods, and the appropriately literate public weren't watching, because their combined blood pressure while seeing the standards of a small West African police force being portrayed as those of the Met would detonate a Hiroshima-sized device. As most of the Police officers appeared to be African, and immensely stupid, this should be no surprise, I suppose.* On the other hand, some of the appointments, actions and opinions of real senior Police officers recently have lowered my confidence in them to an unfortunate level.

Had a committee of Morning Star writers had been put to work on the script, this is what they would have come up with. Jed Mercurio should be ashamed for the awe-inspiring poverty of his research, although no doubt it made him a few pennies. I spit.

* In the circumstances, I claim that this is no way a racist remark. I will hand myself in to the nearest Diversity Re-Education Gulag at the first intimation that I have transgressed the Directive.

Next you will be slating Ian Sharp's portrayal of "Them" on the embassy siege as being inaccurate! :D:D:D
 
Episode 2 of "Killing Eve". A sharp script, also well acted and has two really decent looking female leads. Can't think why it doesn't get the same amount of attention as that Keeley Hawes thing that recently finished.
 
Episode 2 of "Killing Eve". A sharp script, also well acted and has two really decent looking female leads. Can't think why it doesn't get the same amount of attention as that Keeley Hawes thing that recently finished.
I’m up to ep 6 at the moment. It is really well done and quite a surprise for a BBC show.
The only priblem is that I find that I am routing for probably the wrong person as the writers have made her incredibly interesting and quite fun.

It is a very funny show in some places.
 

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This started with promise, and the promise extended to the fifth of six episodes. After that point, it descended into a cowpat of uncompromisingly putrid bull-poop.

I do hope that the nation's current and former soldiers, ATs, coppers, security service bods, and the appropriately literate public weren't watching, because their combined blood pressure while seeing the standards of a small West African police force being portrayed as those of the Met would detonate a Hiroshima-sized device. As most of the Police officers appeared to be African, and immensely stupid, this should be no surprise, I suppose.* On the other hand, some of the appointments, actions and opinions of real senior Police officers recently have lowered my confidence in them to an unfortunate level.

Had a committee of Morning Star writers had been put to work on the script, this is what they would have come up with. Jed Mercurio should be ashamed for the awe-inspiring poverty of his research, although no doubt it made him a few pennies. I spit.

* In the circumstances, I claim that this is no way a racist remark. I will hand myself in to the nearest Diversity Re-Education Gulag at the first intimation that I have transgressed the Directive.
I must admit to seeing the first trailer, being a retired copper I said to SWMBO that looks like a load of balls, or words to that affect.
After reading your post I'm so glad I didn't watch it.
Did any one see the news yesterday evening on the Beeb? They were saying that The Met have had a lot of enquiries into joining because of this series.
It confirms that there are a lot of stupid people out there.

Edited to add that as the good lady lets me watch my football I have spent the last few Sunday evenings watching Vanity Fair, rather entertaining actually with some nice totty.
 
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Bodyguard(ian)

This started with promise, and the promise extended to the fifth of six episodes. After that point, it descended into a cowpat of uncompromisingly putrid bull-poop.

I do hope that the nation's current and former soldiers, ATs, coppers, security service bods, and the appropriately literate public weren't watching, because their combined blood pressure while seeing the standards of a small West African police force being portrayed as those of the Met would detonate a Hiroshima-sized device. As most of the Police officers appeared to be African, and immensely stupid, this should be no surprise, I suppose.* On the other hand, some of the appointments, actions and opinions of real senior Police officers recently have lowered my confidence in them to an unfortunate level.

Had a committee of Morning Star writers had been put to work on the script, this is what they would have come up with. Jed Mercurio should be ashamed for the awe-inspiring poverty of his research, although no doubt it made him a few pennies. I spit.

* In the circumstances, I claim that this is no way a racist remark. I will hand myself in to the nearest Diversity Re-Education Gulag at the first intimation that I have transgressed the Directive.
It was indeed a pile of poo, the ending being the car crash of he last 5 episodes.

To top it all we even had a bomb disposal bod who was Chinese, it was ethnic equality bingo and I claim full house.
 
It was indeed a pile of poo, the ending being the car crash of he last 5 episodes.

To top it all we even had a bomb disposal bod who was Chinese, it was ethnic equality bingo and I claim full house.
They've already started filming Season 2 of Bodyguard. It reputedly has a much bigger budget than Season 1 and it will be set all over the world. The action moves through Afghanistan to Eastern Europe and, via the Vatican, to the Irish Republic.

It's a different bodyguard this time. He still has a military background. Ex PARA/SAS and the most highly decorated soldier in Britain. At the start of episode 1 he is working as a security expert at the Cabinet Office.

I haven't seen the actor on telly before but his face is strangely familiar.

 
Press BBC 1

Ben Chaplin and Charlotte Riley, Tom Hardys Wife stars

Two fictional British newspapers – chalk and cheese in their approach to journalism – share a London square. The Herald, a left-leaning broadsheet, faces financial ruin as they attempt to balance integrity with sales, while its neighbour, tabloid The Post, disregards ethics when chasing a scoop

Guardian meets Daily Mail. It is 3 episodes in
 
Most likely mentioned previously,but Ozark is more than well worth watching.
Just ran the first 3 episode of this, and intend binging on the rest ASAP.
It gets better, the pace never lets up until the maniac Ranch woman shoots Byrd in the face and kills him stone dead in episode eight.

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she shoots the kids)
 
Press BBC 1

Ben Chaplin and Charlotte Riley, Tom Hardys Wife stars

Two fictional British newspapers – chalk and cheese in their approach to journalism – share a London square. The Herald, a left-leaning broadsheet, faces financial ruin as they attempt to balance integrity with sales, while its neighbour, tabloid The Post, disregards ethics when chasing a scoop

Guardian meets Daily Mail. It is 3 episodes in
Who ever wrote this guff has never worked on a newspaper. Gave up after Episode 1
 
Recorded and just watched the first episode of Michael Palin's new series of travel type documentaries. I was looking forward to it as he was in North Korea and it was being hyped as an in-depth look at the country. Very disappointed as it was the usual restricted guided tour type thing, not holding any hopes for this weeks episode.
 
I sort of put a single eye on proceedings when the police/bodyguard chap appeared with a mashed up face and a blanket which, when ordered to do so by a cop with a gun, he allowed to fall to the floor reavealing a suicide vest.

Someone please tell me that the action thereafter was utter garbage and really didn't reflect Met IED best practice...

Specific questions:
  • Why, having escorted the 'bomb' to the middle of some sort of park did
    1. So many people stand around in the probable blast area
    2. Police officers with rifles continue to point their weapons at a man with a bomb. Could they have shot him faster than he could release his trigger (had that been his intent)? Shooting him would guarantee an explosion I'd have thought.
  • Why, when the IED operator 'Inspected' the device (and given how easy it was to make it safe later on) did he not attempt to make it safe.
  • Would the Met then allow Billy the Bomb to go walkabouts around London with what was believed to a viable device strapped to his chest?
  • Would the wearer of the bomb really be expected to make the thing safe himself?
  • Would the Met really have allowed Billy the Bomb to make good his escape after dumping the now safe 'bomb'?

I think shite like this along with the endless low budget quiz/cook/survive/dance garbage us why I watch less than an hour a month of TV.
 
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I sort of put a single eye on proceedings when the police/bodyguard chap appeared with a mashed up face and a blanket which, when ordered to do so by a cop with a gun, he allowed to fall to the floor reavealing a suicide vest.

Someone please tell me that the action thereafter was utter garbage and really didn't reflect Met IED best practice...

Specific questions:
  • Why, having escorted the 'bomb' to the middle of some sort of park did
    1. So many people stand around in the probable blast area
    2. Police officers with rifles continue to point their weapons at a man with a bomb. Could they have shot him faster than he could release his trigger (had that been his intent)? Shooting him would guarantee an explosion I'd have thought.
  • Why, when the IED operator 'Inspected' the device (and given how easy it was to make it safe Kate's) did he not attempt to make it safe.
  • Would the Met then allow Billy the Bomb to go walkabouts around London with what was believed to a viable device strapped to his chest?
  • Would the wearer of the bomb really be expected to make the thing safe himself?
  • Would the Met really have allowed Billy the Bomb to make good his escape after dumping the now safe 'bomb'?

I think shite like this along with the endless low budget quiz/cook/survive/dance garbage us why I watch less than an hour a month of TV.
I enjoyed the show, but the last episode, while good, did stretch one's ability to suspend disbelief. I know sweet FA about PBIED's, but the first thing I thought when Budd was surrounded in the park by CTSFO's was that every copper there must still be in the blast radius, given the sheer amount of explosive in the vest.

And then, after disarming the vest, he turns into Batman and manages to escape a cordon of highly trained armed coppers by disappearing in about ten seconds.
 
I enjoyed the show, but the last episode, while good, did stretch one's ability to suspend disbelief. I know sweet FA about PBIED's, but the first thing I thought when Budd was surrounded in the park by CTSFO's was that every copper there must still be in the blast radius, given the sheer amount of explosive in the vest.

And then, after disarming the vest, he turns into Batman and manages to escape a cordon of highly trained armed coppers by disappearing in about ten seconds.
I know little as well but the amount of radio chatter, could that of not set of the device if it was a remote secondary device?

So many imponderables has irritated me from episode 1
 
Ozark -2 Netflix
What a brilliant series, story, great characters, acting and cinematography.
I have particular private moments of losing my virginity to 'Ruth' (Julia Garner) Julia Garner - Wikipedia
 
An episode of Traffic Cops, with one of the most shocking cases of drunk driving that I have ever seen - the bastard was six times the legal limit, or close to it. Over two hundred for breath alcohol. Plus he was caught after he was involved in a head-on collision with another car which seriously injured the other driver.

We also were treated to a foreign driver of a HGV lorry who got caught over the limit of cannabis in his system, and with possibly more in his truck.
 
An episode of Traffic Cops, with one of the most shocking cases of drunk driving that I have ever seen - the bastard was six times the legal limit, or close to it. Over two hundred for breath alcohol. Plus he was caught after he was involved in a head-on collision with another car which seriously injured the other driver.

We also were treated to a foreign driver of a HGV lorry who got caught over the limit of cannabis in his system, and with possibly more in his truck.
Was it in Army garrison the morning after the Regimental Christmas day?
 

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