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  1. Ghost Ship

    Anticipating Evil

    This looks really good to me (and I can fill in a space on my Michael Emerson bingo card - "gets punched by a much taller guy"- already!) Now to cross my fingers that a UK broadcaster picks it up in timely fashion.
  2. Ghost Ship

    Detectorists

    Detectorists has won the 2018 Rose d'Or for best sitcom (it's a prestigious european broadcasting award for those who haven't encountered it). Link: https://www.chortle.co.uk/news/2018/09/14/41236/detectorists_wins_2018_rose_dor?rss
  3. Ghost Ship

    From Across The Pond: Royal Weddings and Scandals

    Yes, it does. What has that got to do with Prince Charles approaching government ministers in private to alter official policy on, for example, agricultural subsidies in a way that will benefit his millionaire friends and then trying to prevent the matter being reported by The Guardian by forcing a ridiculous legal battle throught the courts to distort the Freedom of Information Act?
  4. Ghost Ship

    From Across The Pond: Royal Weddings and Scandals

    That was seen as humanitarian and non partisan, as opposed to Charles trying to influence specific government policies which previously existed as manifesto pledges. In addition, Diana wasn't in the line of succession
  5. Ghost Ship

    From Across The Pond: Royal Weddings and Scandals

    The principle that the monarch should remain neutral on controversial matters is most definately a rule in the British constitution and no, Charles can't just disregard it and do what he wants. The fact that he doesn't seem to grasp this is why a number of his future subjects (myself included) are dreading the Queen's death.
  6. Ghost Ship

    Detectorists

    A perfect real life coda to the series: two real life detectorists - one called Andy - find a hoard of roman coins in a freshly ploughed field in Suffolk- only to realise that they are in fact a left over prop from the filming of series 3. They seem quite philosophical and have had an apology from Mackenzie Crook. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/01/30/detectorists-stumble-treasure-trove-roman-gold-think/
  7. Ghost Ship

    Detectorists

    I enjoyed the whole of series three as well. At the moment, I'm taking the view that it's better for it to go out on a high and leave the audience wanting more than to run the risk of lowering the quality. Also, an awful lot of the people involved are very in demand with other projects - Toby Jones seems to be in every third film, play or tv show that I hear about these days for instance so it may also be that it would be difficult to get them all together for more filming. I think that the coins being found will lead to the solar farm being at least delayed - the Roman mosaic floor being dug up like that was illegal (which was why Andy's evil boss deleted the photos of it off his phone, so he'd have no proof if he tried to alert the authorities). However, Andy invited the County Finds Officer to attend the rally on the field so presumably he or she is in the crowd of people going off to the pub at the end and can be called back and immediately informed. About the way that the coins simply fell from the tree at the end: we were introduced to the idea at the end of episode one that magpies have some kind of supernatural power and observe human beings in the lyrics of "Magpie" sung by The Unthanks. You could argue that the magpies, as Andy suggested in an earlier episode, had spent centuries collecting the coins. When they thought that Andy and Lance were just another set of thieves after gold, they took away the coin that Lance found. But then, Lance and Andy made up with the Dirt Sharks, got the magpies' tree preserved and invited all the other detectorists to look for the treasure too. That convinced the magpies that Lance and Andy are "worthy" and so they let them have the coins in the end. Lance's discussion about Karma with his daughter comes in here, too.
  8. Ghost Ship

    S01.E03: The Confession

    Just for the record, that is not a welsh name - there is no letter 'K' in the welsh alphabet and in 50 years of being welsh I've never come across it.
  9. Ghost Ship

    Best Moments in POI

    I'm going to ditto everything that Gigi43 said, especially about the car chase in 5.10. It wasn't just ridiculous, it was poorly shot. I do remember Nolan saying in an interview that they ran out of time and money on the day. The season 1 episode with Finch on ecstacy was Identity Crisis. I'll be back with some more when I finish my rewatch.
  10. Ghost Ship

    Small Talk: Off the Grid

    I voted for Finch.
  11. walnutqueen, I'm almost certain that you're thinking of "Shooting The Past" written and directed by Stephen Poliakoff. Here is a link to its IMDB entry. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0184157/?ref_=ttpl_pl_tt
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