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INTRODUCING... SYKES

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Garret Keogh, Online Editor | 09:20 UK time, Friday, 29 January 2010

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This week Annie stumbles across the oldest ghost she's ever met - Sykes.

Sykes is a World War II veteran trying to help Annie dodge death and all its agents. Here's a sneak peek of the pair in action as Sykes teaches Annie to embrace her ghostly powers and learn to read auras.

I've been reading the auras of the blog team all morning. Seems to be saying they want a raise and more days off... Nope, must be doing it wrong. Back to work blog team.

Do you like the look of Sykes? And do you think he will be good or bad for Annie? Leave us your comments below...

And don't miss episode four this Sunday 9pm on BBC Three.

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  • Comment number 1.

    It's Bryan Dick how could that possibly be bad?! Lol I'm so glad he's in it - can't watch til Monday but sure it'll be great...dunno whether he'll be good for her or not though - just have to wait and see...

  • Comment number 2.

    Cool! Good news that Annie will at least be able to see them coming and I bet that skill will come in useful in other ways :-)

  • Comment number 3.

    Saw this last night. He's interesting. An old ghost who died in World War 1,2? Oh should have read the BH prod comment first...

    I think he'll be great for Annie. But you never know with BH.

  • Comment number 4.

    I wonder why he never moved on? New stories abound!

  • Comment number 5.

    If he didn't move on are they after him as well?

  • Comment number 6.

    I second that eagle eyes. I loved Bryan in Sold, All The Small Things and Torchwood. When I saw the picture of this shot I thought it was Captian Jack Harkness (Torchwood) from the back so it was a suprise to find it is someone who acted alongside him. This guy can play good or bad so this could go either way. Whatever happens I can't WAIT for Sunday.

  • Comment number 7.

    He was in 'Blackpool' with David Tennant too I think
    He played D.C Blythe *thinks of 'The Gambler' scene* *sigh*

  • Comment number 8.

    I shall start watching Torchwood then since everyone is talking about the show! (yes, pity me - haven't seen it before)

    I dont't know what this new power is going to bring.. I shall see it on Sunday, but i guess it might turn quite useful when it comes to tell friends from foes..

  • Comment number 9.

    Thanks TEAM...you are getting like 'Blink' from Dr. Who....you turn your back for two seconds and there is a new blog behind you....
    I am liking the look of Sykes....but who sent him to look after Annie?
    And Annie..the victory "Yes" when finding out the guy was ill....don't worry...we knew what you meant.

  • Comment number 10.

    Hey guys, i'm reposting my follow-up to the criticisms I made on the 'Kemp and Jaggat have Nina' blogpost. Basically so I can get more replies! I hope you guys don't mind me giving my opinion. I enjoy discussing the show even though I think it's gone a bit wrong.. I guess I'm working through my disappointment and sense of loss by talking it out! Maybe it's mean to criticise it here.. Im not trying to stop people from liking it and enjoying it. I guess I just don't like being the only one who cant enjoy it anymore... and am surprised im the only one. And I guess I wish there were more like me because if the makers knew there were large numbers of 'dissatisfied customers' they might try to make more effort next time round.

    anywho, here tis, all responses/thoughts (politely expressed, with my right to freedom of speech in mind) are welcome:

    Okay, will try to respond to some of the arguments, although I didn't manage to read all of it, sorry.

    Firstly, i dont mean to say plot is respected by the 'highest grossing films'. When I talk about 'success' I don't just mean 'watched by lots of people', I mean a mixture of box office success AND critical acclaim. Generally speaking, great movies are extremely well plotted. There are exceptions, fantastic anti-narrative films like 'Last Year in Marienbad' or 'Mullholland Drive' (though both have excellent plots of sorts, just not traditional, logical, linear ones), but most mainstream movies that do well both financially and critically, have good plots. A lot of high-grossing movies do now get by on pure spectacle, but most of them are, in my opinion, awful.

    I didn't really mean to imply that plot is unimportant in TV shows... just that you can get away with some dodgy plotting if style, tone, and dialogue all remain good quality. And also that plot can't possibly be the lean, taut, perfectly symmetrical,ingeniously structured masterpiece that is aimed for in film-writing... because TV shows are just too extended in terms of time-line and too constricted in terms of production schedule to refine and plan in that much detail. They can still be DAMN GOOD if you've got people who know what they're writing about in extreme detail (see The Wire).. but tone/style is what matters most in the long run, in my opinion.

    Also didn't mean to imply that tone is unimportant in film. A film with nothing more than a good plot may as well be a book or a radio show. Many a film has a good plot idea, but without stylish, intelligent, innovative execution, it cannot be great. I enjoy The Butterfly Effect's basic plot concept, but with better casting, directing, dialogue and cinematography, it could've become a sci-fi classic. To say plot is all that matters disregards 90% of the work that goes into film-making.

    I havent seen series 2 of True Blood, and I don't want to get into a side-debate on it, but I thought series 1 was brilliantly executed. It's not for everyone, but it knows what it's doing, and it does it well. It may be 'OTT' in some ways, but i think its witty dialogue and satirical humour is clever and really fun. It's interesting someone mentioned the mystery plot being the only reason they watched.. I've watched series 1 twice, and the reason I went back was for the characters, the mood, the humour, the southern gothic 'vibe'..

    Someone said it seemed as though my only problem with BH is that series 2 is 'different' to series 1. Yes and no. If a series returns so different from the previous season that it is essentially a 're-vamped' (excuse the pun), different show, then it is a bit of a betrayal to fans in my opinion. If it's good, I will keep watching, but it's a cheeky, slightly desperate move, generally made by people who are out of ideas for the original show they came up with.

    Being Human hasn't quite gone that far... it's taken a step in a different direction, but has one foot planted where it began. Unfortunately it feels like it's trying to achieve something new while clinging to the old and not doing very well at either.

    The humour just isn't as funny as last series. The 'real hustle' scene has been championed.. but to me it felt forced and out of place... 'I don't do marigolds' raised a chuckle but immediately reminded me of the superior 'Ikea' moment, and then they pushed it too far when he put ON the marigolds. The exaggerated tantrum was way off-tone - too sitcom.. If there'd been a later scene where George walked in and Mitchell was silently washing the dishes with the gloves on.. that would have been funny, in a subtle, real way. But they forced it..

    The delivery of the 'comic' lines is pretty poor as well. Maybe the actors had less time to prepare, or the raised dramatic stakes (woops scuse pun!) made it tricky for them to gauge how to do the comedy scenes and remain true to their anguished characters. Or maybe it's just impossible to get right because the material's so weak... For whatever reason, all the actors are impressing me less now. Lenora seems really off to me (probably because her character is all over the place), Aidan's 'intensity' doesn't convince (he's - dare I say it? - a bit hammy), and Rusell, who used to be excellent, is now just okay.

    The whole George-Kirsty-Hugh storyline seemed trite and awkward, weird and not funny. It was like a sit-com set-up. When I say I want humour, I mean the wry, witty lines that peppered the scripts of season 1. Literally, it was like a seasoning. Every scene was necessary to the plot and character development, but with humour thrown in. The Kirsty stuff was a weird, over-written subplot - all the detail about her and hugh bored me to death - that was clearly there to 'fill' Annie's portion of the episode and fulfil the humour quota. It didn't work. My Name is Earl but less funny (thats saying something!)

    And exactly why Annie would be so distracted from the serious goings on in her two supposed friends' lives is still a bit of a mystery. It's like the writers need her to be distracted so that the three can be 'distanced' from one another... but they just lumped her with all the awkward comedy storylines, making her 'look the other way' to serve their own purposes rather than to serve her character's realistic needs. Making her show so much concern for this half-sketched 'Hugh' when George and Mitchell, her closest friends, are so obviously in more need, makes her look shallow, self-absorbed and ditzy. You could argue she got George out of his bed by roping him in to the matchmaking scheme, but to me it looked pretty insensitive, and the comedy dating scenario trivialised George's pain which had previously been depicted as intense and profound. It was the wrong kind of humour for what's going on plotwise - in my opinon, if the story is dark, the humour has to be dark too, otherwise they undermine one another. Looks like Annie might get a more believable distraction next week at least..

    ummm.. what else.

    It's just ... everything. Everything is weaker. The plotting is full of good, ambitious ideas, but the execution is unconvincing and uneven. Nothing flows like it did in S1.. does no-one else have that feeling?

    The bit where the vampires sang rehab??? Come on. Again I can see the reasoning - young vampires without a leader retreat into chaotic, playground behaviour... but onscreen it was silly and killed the tension and believability of the scene. Plus good god am i sick of that song!

    And I still maintain they are severely neglecting interaction between the main 3. Ok, they're keeping things from each other, growing apart, in bad moods. There would still be scenes in the house together... You could derive a lot of comedy, subtle comedy, from how things are cool/awkward between them all. Yes there was the 'house meeting', one, forced scene, where even the characters were intentionally making themselves be in the same room and interact with each other. But it was over the top, probably because the writers were trying to concentrate all the group-tension into one scene, rather than allowing a little more screentime to go into subtly depicting daily life in the house..

    I miss Herrick - he was a clearly drawn villain with an obvious psychology - violent megalomaniac, yet he was unpredictable and genuinely intimidating. Daisy is interesting, the actress is good, but she's a bit pointless so far... Yeah, she's unstable, conflicted, impulsive, provocative, seems to thrive on chaos... but what's she doing there? so far there's no real reason for her to be so prominent in the plot. She's just there, on the sidelines, watching things 'burn', stirring a bit, acting bonkers.. Lauren 2.0 but with less relevance. She's not driving the plot at all. They introduced her and Ivan with such fanfare in ep 1, and now they're not doing anything. Actually, if she'd just turned up in ep 3, acting pretty much as she did, it would've been much more subtle. If she's not going to DO anything signiificant til later on, wouldn't it have been better to introduce her casually as a background character, and have her importance to the plot sneak up on the viewer?

    To be honest, i think the webisodes kind of undermined things. It signposted all the 'big threats' in advance, to get everyone hyped up... so the mysterious threat of the unknown is deflated, and all they do is underwhelm...

    Okay.. i'll stop going on and on now.

    Hey, I'm still watching! Glutton for punishment me.

  • Comment number 11.

    woaaahhhhh that's long...

  • Comment number 12.

    Blimey that was a long post....Ive just come off nights and need to wake up, not go back to sleep.....!!!! Yep, DC Blyth from Blackpool as I live and breathe....this really is getting very exciting now...and yes, do check out Blyth and DCI Carlisle singing and eating icecream in Blackpool, singing along with Kenny Rodgers gambler.........perfection....and thats just David Tennant....

  • Comment number 13.

    Hi folks...

    Could be wrong but think Sykes looks like WW2 RAF pilot rather than WW1...vaguely recognise the uniform as similar to one a relative wore in WW2...not that I was there at the time but I have seen pics...

    VF: Hi hun...how are you or have you gone now?

  • Comment number 14.

    Yeah he's from WW2 - I read that somewhere but can't remember - it may have been youtube. So excited for Monday.

  • Comment number 15.

    Eagle: Hi there...hadn't a clue who was on here, not supposed to be on at all but there you go!

    What's happening on Monday? What have I missed?

  • Comment number 16.

    .. or in the comment under the video! =)

  • Comment number 17.

    anglo..nope still here (who couldn't be after bexter's post)...me too, what's happening Monday?....you well sweetie?

    bexter...WOW!...say what's on your mind..Hehe!!
    For what it's worth I am generally a 50/50 split on what I agree and disagree with you...but your opinion is as valid as anyone else's.
    P.S. Loved Herrick

  • Comment number 18.

    Afternoon all...ah..the joys of not working Friday pms!

    First to our new character Sykes: I'll be interested to find out why he didn't move on .don't think that he has been brought back by 'the agents' but that he's been around since whenever in WW2...I'm inclined to think he will assist Annie but that she will try to want to spend more time with him than he wants. Opening line shows that another 'agent' has been trying to get Annie throgh the door or to pass over in some way.

    Bexter2001: a very articulate outline of your thoughts on contrasts between BH1 and BH 2...I don't know that I've got anymore to add other than what I repiled to you on previous blog. Elements that I agree with are that I would like the main 3 characters to be working more together on their 'issues' but then wouldn't that be a copy of BH1?...in some ways the 'pulling apart' was inevitable as George became the 'celeb' of the vampires, Annie gained confidence when she could be seen and Mitchell decided that he had to restore some order to the now chaotic vampire situation. I think that they will all 'find each other' again towards the end of this series and work together when they realise they all need to address the common threat of the crazy Prof.
    I haven't found the humour so far in BH2 to be contrived...and actually, I'm particularly enjoying the more dramatic tone. Don't agree with you about the acting at all...if anything all 4 main characters have shown greater versatility and greater skill in their acting in this series...plus, all the additional characters introduced have been good in the quality of their acting. Daisy and Ivan are intriguing and I think we have yet to find out what the overall plan is for them in the grand scheme of things and whether or not they are influential in the story having to move away from Bristol.

    Basically I'm not looking at each episode or the whole series with quite the analytical eye that I think you are Bex...I'm just enjoying the twists , the turns, and simply loving the series.

  • Comment number 19.

    Ha Bexter yess that was long, but what you said was interesting. There are bits that seem a bit random but I think it'll all come together as the weeks go by - theres still 5 eps to go :). Also I agree that george seems different to s1 but surely thats because of what he's gone through? And I actually thought mitchell's stuff has been really good (despite the whole 'rehab' thing!) and I think his acting makes that bit of the story really believable??

  • Comment number 20.

    Aww I loved Sykes I hope he is good for Annie. I can't wait for Sunday but what's happening Monday I'm very intrigued.

    And who are "they" that Sykes was referring to are they ghosts that've gone bad or are they the men with sticks and rope?

  • Comment number 21.

    drivingSuzanne...I think 'they' refer to the agents that are trying to lure Annie into Death

  • Comment number 22.

    dorina...oooh a kindred spirit...don't work Fridays...fab isn't it?

    I couldn't really express to bexter my thoughts on her posting...but you seemed to have summed it up...'not as analytical'....I absolutely adored The Da Vinci Code...cos clever people read all sorts of theological questions into it....I (in my simple mind) saw it as just a damned good yarn...and nothing else....BH is a damned good yarn...which, again in my humble opinion is all that Toby wanted.

  • Comment number 23.

    Hey vampfan I totally agree - the show is simply made to be enjoyed, and that is why we love it!

  • Comment number 24.

    thatrosie...yep..simply made to be enjoyed...thanks

  • Comment number 25.

    Btw...popped into town before coming home and as I walked past W H Ssmiths I thought I'd see if it was worth buying the GT mag with the Being Human article posted up and discussed On Twitter. I had to get a guy to reach it for me from the top shelf ( he gave me an odd look) and I'm standing there reading it when I noticed that two men are reading it over my shoulder....to cut a long story short I end up having a verrrryy interesting chat about the show and the article with three men ..all of us by this time are holding copies of the mag and reading/talking about the article. (Shop asistant dying to ask if any of us are planning on buying a copy but she restrained herself..). Two of these guys had never heard of BH but said they would start watching (do I get a prize for this BHTeam?) but the most interesting thing was that they all fancied Aidan! ..I told them there was a very long queue for him..mainly female..and that they would have to fight off not only all of us but Lenora as well!

    Eagle: I realised I posted up the wrong link on the previous blog for the additional material which GT couldn't fit into the article. Said what i wanted to say about Russell's comments in that on Twitter last night but I share your thoughts on it...of course we don't know how much was really said/changed, but if Russell thought he was being funny I'd like him to know that he wasn't...it came across as treating his fans/BH fans with some contempt. I'm also so fed up of hearing from RT, LC and AT how knocked out they were by Comic Con and how fantastic the fans were there....if the BBC was willing to stump up the money and huge venue to bring together a day/conference for all Dr Who, Torchwood and Being Human fans then 6000 plus British fans would turn out and show their appreciation in the same way.

  • Comment number 26.

    hiya vampfan...it's only friday afternoons I have off..but I have a cunning plan to have all day Fridays off in the not too distant future..!

  • Comment number 27.

    dorina....oooh I love a cunning plan!!

  • Comment number 28.

    Dorina, VF: Hello ladies....hope you're both having good days...not working Fridays...oh, i wish!

    Hope that Sykes is to help rather than hinder Annie...she did threaten to 'haunt' him so i'm assuming she wants something from him and he couldn't/wouldn't give it to her...do they appear in this weekend's episodes? Am hoping so.. :D

    Is something special happening here on Sunday or Monday...get the impression there is....

  • Comment number 29.

    anglo - monday im watching BH :-P

  • Comment number 30.

    Eagle: lol...apart from that...isn't there something being put up on here...or is that Sunday? Thought it was mentioned in some tweet or something somewhere...

  • Comment number 31.

    Just been watching Tony Blair at the Iraq enquiry...turned it off as getting too cross!
    Hi and bye to you all vamfan, anglo, thatrosie, drivingsuzanne and eagle and anyone else blogging at the mo...need to go...out later with friends so may be on tomorrow but definitely Sunday before and after eps 4. Enjoy your weekend everyone.

  • Comment number 32.

    bexter (10) I agree with some of your points - esp about Annie's plotline re Hugh - made her look too ditsy - hopefully the next bit which looks more supernatural will bring her back. I really dont agree re the Hustle scene - it was so funny because their reaction was totally out of proportion - which was based in their characters - and also tied back to the positions the two men are in - so a subtle day-in-the-house version wouldnt have worked the same - the marigolds were part of that - just losing it big time - as you do! And I disagree re the acting - Aidan as bad vamp can look a bit melodramatic - it's a fine line when youre dealing with something as unreal as vampires? but the comic acting of all three is much better/more subtle than in S1 - (eg the lift scene? teh Annie/George bedroom scene, the pub scene with Hugh, plus the hustle scene?) and some of their more serious scenes together show some really intelligent acting (eg Mitchell and Nina at end of ep2, Mitchell and Russell in kitchen in ep3; Mitchell and Nina again in ep1)
    I agree with your view on True Blood - but as Toby said it's completely different - more a wider community thing - BH has its own character - the mix of everyday and supernatural can mean some odd switches of tone and they havent got every single scene right - but overall it's still the same show - and getting better as S2 goes on??

  • Comment number 33.

    I'm new to posting comments but i couldn't resist any more!! I'm so excited about next week. I hope that the new ghost is good. He was so sweet in all the small things!! Plus- wouldn't it be nice if Annie chose a nice person to hang out with- rather than all the scarier ones she keeps attracting :D

  • Comment number 34.

    It's hard to ascertain much about him at the moment, but it looks interesting. I am excited to see what things he can unleash inside of Annie!

  • Comment number 35.

    First off, to be totally honest I'm not keen on Sykes (mainly because it should be John Barrowman in that coat...) and he seems a bit, sort of drab. He seems like a nice guy, but from that clip theres no strong sense of personality, charisma or interest value to me personally. (Am told he is a good actor so will reserve the right to change my opinions after ep4)

    Secondly, blimey that's a bit of a meaty post there bexter2001! Some very valid points raised, but a few that were just "nit-picking" in my personal opinion either. One can pick holes in practically anything if they have the knowledge to do so - some of the hospital scenes in BH wouldn't happen like that in real life, which would mean the storylines couldn't happen in the way that they do, but TV is TV so I will let them go! I mean like the "Rehab" bit you mentioned - just to inject a little bit of comic relief into the scene, I don't have any issue with it. But as I said thats just my personal opinion and we all have a right to one, a bit of difference between all of our thoughts is what makes them interesting right?

    Nothing personal at all you understand, just the point I am trying to make is that while all of your points are well thought out and justified, I think we just need to let a few things "slide" - otherwise I'd be going mental with all the little things done wrong at the hospital!

    Woah sorry that turned into a bit of a rant, my apologies bexter2001 do hope you understand what I mean - nothing personal there at all!

    Speak later all :) x

  • Comment number 36.

    there's another preview clip on the episode 4 page where george is buying his cage! It is hilarious..also really good actor for sykes, recognsed him from torchwood and he was good in that as well

  • Comment number 37.

    OOh not too much more blogging as I'm off to Clacton on Sea for a girlie weekend leaving alpha male in charge of children. But will make absolutely certain I'm back for 9 on Sunday!

  • Comment number 38.

    Ok, so it wasn't Captain Jack. But is that the guy who played evil Adam in Torchwood? If so, then I love the irony of him now wearing the greatcoat! :)

  • Comment number 39.

    piratemoose - yh this is Adam from Torchwood - I love the irony as well
    when i first saw him i thought it was Captain Jack and then was very slightly dissapointed when i found out it wasn't lol :o)

  • Comment number 40.

    Good evening everybody. Been reading everyone's posts- bexter it took me a loooooonnngg time to get through yours. :)

    Bexter- you did raise some very good points that got me thinking for a while but i'm sorry (and this is nothing personal :)) but i didn't really agree with some of the things that you said. I think that maybe you're reading a bit too much into it. I've watched things like Merlin and Tourchwood and been able to enjoy them becuase I don't "over-read it"- if you see what I mean. In programmes, and even films, about things supernatural or magical it's easy to sit back and go "yeah right!"- but to be honest i don't see the fun in that. Being Human is about bringing supernatural prospects into everyday life and I think that Toby and all the writers, cast members and crew do it very well. I think that acting is brilliant- i know at times it may seem flamboyant but that's just the characters, not the actors.

    Sorry and I hope that that didn't sound at all rude or anything like that- just giving my opinion on your post. :) Thank you :D

  • Comment number 41.

    Evening folks - wow so pleased it's the weekend :) Not only means Ep 4 it that bit closer, it means a lie-in so I can catch up on some much-needed sleep!

    Well, not sure what to make of Sykes, apart from my husband has the exact same coat! lol He seems nice, but not sure how good he'll be for Annie.

    Wow - Bexter your post was very long, and you did make some very valid points. I too thought some of the comedy was a bit 'forced' and too obvious to what it used to be, particularly in Ep 3 with the Real Hustle seen, and yes the 'Rehab' song made me cringe too.

    However, I do still love the series and am enjoying the drama more - there's much more going on, and more twists and turns, and perhaps we just accept that BH can't do absolutely everything successfully all at once.

  • Comment number 42.

    hi all, thanks for your comments. I think i've ridden out the storm of my disappointment and can now settle into a routine of letting the things that i think are a bit off 'slide' as BHfan suggests. I plan to keep watching so there's no point letting the changes annoy me any more.

    I totally get what you guys mean about suspension of disbelief in an alternate world where supernatural creatures exist.. i just felt that that didn't excuse some of the over-the-top or tonally uneven moments this series. A couple of people mentioned Dr Who and Torchwood... I watch a bit of them, but they are sort of a classic example of the general problem with british TV, which BH series 1 seemed to manage to avoid ... which is that they have grand ideas and plots but often dont quite do them justice in the execution - they aim for stylish thriller but the style's not really there, they aim for moving drama but it's all a bit cheesy really, they aim for clever plot twists but they end up a bit clunky or unconvincing (Unless Steven Moffat is writing...).

    I like Being Human and eps 2 and 3 this series were decent. But I'm pretty much just watching to find out what happens to the characters I grew to love last series, rather than because Im enjoying it now.

    I am nitpicking in a way... I am being too analytical.. reading too much into it.. but the fact is, great TV stands up to that kind of criticism. I didn't have to 'switch off' that side of me last series... now I do.

    But NEVER MIND! I shall now resume theorising about upcoming plot developments and making humourous comments - like did anyone notice the way russell's ears lit up bright red when he was doing that emotional scene with Nina in the glass tunnel in ep 1??

  • Comment number 43.

    I also wanted to add an agreement to what Celticgrace pointed out about the more subtle comedy moments, such as Mitchell in the lift which made me laugh out loud! Annie in the kitchen..."two men can be handsome...i mean three!" etc etc

    And this does redeem some of the more OTT stuff I think, in my humble opinion :)

  • Comment number 44.

    the latest CENSSA post on Becca takes them very close to the police involvement in vampire activity under Herrick - so they could then find out that the police are still implicated corruptly??

    Im not sure where CENSSA sits as far as The Authorities ("The People"?) are concerned? can they really be going to be able to eliminate supernaturals without govt sanction? But if they are an arm of govt - the corruption isnt going to go down well with their moral stance?

  • Comment number 45.

    So I'm guessing Sykes coming along means we won't see Gilbert again? Boo! Still, I think Annie needs some sort of guidance. She's obviously annoyed the other side by interfering too much in mortal realm goings on. Wonder why Sykes hasn't moved on? We haven't really found out much about what Censsa plan to do about ghosts. do ghosts and the afterlife fit in with their theories about creationism?

  • Comment number 46.

    Bexter- Blimey, you don't do things by halves do you? Congratulations, I applaud you.

    *virtual applause*

    ianthe [45] - It said on one of the pre-ep descriptions that Jaggart and Kemp believe that ghosts should be sent through the door whether they like it or not. Could be useful allies for the voices on the radio!

  • Comment number 47.

    First of all bexter2001 I just want to say I’m sorry, agene, that I was rude when I replayed to your privies comment. I was in a bad mood because I was worried about my Granddad but that dose not excuse me taking it out on you. I’m really sorry and promise it will not happen agene.

    As a reply to your comment now I don’t really agree but I can see your point. I like the webisodes as I enjoy the interaction they provide. We knew where the danger would come from this series at the end of last series so the webisodes don’t take any suspense away.

    I agree about them not having enough scenes with all the main characters together. I miss having more of those. However I did enjoy the ‘Real Hustle’ scene and wish there were more like it.

  • Comment number 48.

    Well he looks nice.. and he will definetely be good for Annie in that he'll teach her things just as long as he's not another tully in disguise... e.g. full of wonderful advice but has an motive. And this being "being human" you can never tell! I mean look at saul.. in one shot we saw that pic of him carrying Annie and I thought he was rescuing her and she was reaching for someone left behind when actually he was taking her... and I can't remember but there was another clip in an ad and someone I thought seemed bad turned out good... can't remember who now!

    So it's hard to tell.... I mean we all liked Lloyd!!

  • Comment number 49.

    It occured to me during the day to wonder what Annie might see with this new power if she looked at Jaggart, Kemp or even Lloyd. Could be interesting should she run into Michell's new 'friend' and see something dark and evil in her. Would she warn him and would he listen?

  • Comment number 50.

    Sweetlyssa (48)- maybe there's still some hope for lloyd :) (probably not but we can remain hopeful)

  • Comment number 51.

    Thats a good theory, firebird. Lucy can't hide her aura, I can see this happening.
    I hope Mitchell would trust Annie enough and would have twigged that there is something wierd going on with Lucy, put them together and confronted her.

  • Comment number 52.

    Hey, the BH novel I pre-ordered just shipped! Woo!

  • Comment number 53.

    BH TEAM - any chance you could clarify or clear up a rumour (No Sinead I wasn't googling just something I accidentally stumbled across!) is Matt Bouch really not producing series 3? If it's true then very sad :-(

  • Comment number 54.

    What's this about moving to Cardiff and a series 3 renewal that's floating about on the rumour mill on Twitter

    Please clarify @BHProduction

    (hmm, that reminds me, ferry times, have to google)

  • Comment number 55.

    Bryan looks sooo strange with dark hair, hehe ^_^
    I can't stop thinking of him as Blythe^_^
    Oh what am I going to be like Sunday hehe

  • Comment number 56.

    Sykes, me likey =] [almost as much as david tennant, john barrowman or Danny mitchell off eastenders lol] xx

  • Comment number 57.

    Hello I'm a newbie here and hope this hasn't been mentioned anywhere else but on Sci Fi Wire there is a full press release from BBC3 controller Danny Cohen stating that they are proud of the drama and a new 8 part series has been ordered with the regular cast returning.It also states that the dramatic events of the last episode of series 2 triggers the move to Wales from Bristol.There is also a statement from BBC Wales about how excited they are to be working on Being Human and new locations are already being researched.Seems genuine.
    If anyone also isn't bothered by spoilers Lastbroadcast gives detailed accounts of what happens up to and including episode 6. It gives you ideas as to Mitchels behaviour in 7.

  • Comment number 58.

    Just realised that the press release about series 3 is also on the BBC3 press release page.

  • Comment number 59.

    30 hours to go and the question of how Nina changes is still eating at me.

    a link to George matted pair?

    Lloyd or someone else release the pressure?

    a stronger werewolf than Galvin?

  • Comment number 60.

    wait 33 hours

  • Comment number 61.

    @eagle_eyes and Lionesskeeper (Comments 53 & 54) Good questions. We'll hopefully be bringing you an official announcement next week that will clear up a lot of these queries, so sit tight...!

  • Comment number 62.

    Deadlysecret (57). Thankyou for the info about Last Broadcast. I couldn't help having a look. I'm desperate to find out as much as possible about what's happening in the next episodes because I'm not very patient!!

    BH production (61). Looking forward to the official announcement because there's just so many rumours going around at the moment! The only really offical statement I've seen is the BBC press office announcement about the move to Wales.

  • Comment number 63.

    Thank you @BeingHumanproduction *hugs*

  • Comment number 64.

    with 30 hours to go the question of how George explains away that word to his class nears its end soon we will find out as well as will Ivan go along with Mitchell's plans out of boredom something to feel

  • Comment number 65.

    Becca's on CENssa

  • Comment number 66.

    This guy was so amazing in torchwood so i will deffo watch this episode cos he is amazing and so's the show

  • Comment number 67.

    Just seen the "cage" preview for ep 4... pmsl... poor george....

    mind you... not sure where he puts it... as his room is way too small for it! but good idea really!

    Can't wait for tommorrow... last sunday's was hilarious... shocking, but hilarious! it'll DEF be in the blogs "funniest scnes" vid!!

  • Comment number 68.

    I was re watching ep 2 and looking at Ivan's car (remember in the dark from only one angle) I've got to ask or end up pausing and searching for my Buffy DVD's is his car the same as Giles?

  • Comment number 69.

    bryan is an absolutely brilliant actor, if anybody has seen him play 'adam' in torchwood he can be brilliant as a really slimy character, but from this, i think he's good, but, no doubt he's got his dodgy side... seems to have been around as a ghost for some time, so something must be holding him back...
    can't wait to see it!

  • Comment number 70.

    Ewan.. you are WAAAAAAY too into the little details!!

  • Comment number 71.

    what can I say? I see it sticks

  • Comment number 72.

    Like eagle and many have said- It's Bryan Dick- How could he possibly be bad for annie?? Love him! Can't wait for tomorrow's episode!

  • Comment number 73.

    ewan.... the chair scene did too... sticks VERY firmly in my mind..... he he he!

    BNTW... but he is an actor! so he must SOMETIMES play baddies... and if not there must be a first time for everything...



    oooooh... just thought of another use for Annie's aura reading... pregnancy detection! she finds out Nina's up the duff! ... oooooh... remember the twins? Nina has a baby!!!!! ha ha! see... I could have Toby's job!! lol. damn... wish I knew Annie in real life... pregnancy tests are so expensive (especially when you are doing about 10 a month!! lol)

    issydalek.... he said about seeing the agents so I think maybe he's like Annie and doesn't want to cross over and is trying to fight it too.

  • Comment number 74.

    less than 12 hours to go and the cast list for ep 4 is up it turns out that Mitchell's ex Josie will be played in flashback by Aidan's ex also Herrick's back

  • Comment number 75.

    where did you see that cast list ewan?

  • Comment number 76.

    go to home
    next episode
    episode 5
    there all to the right

  • Comment number 77.

    Ah episode 5..I was loking at eps 4. So, Charlene Mckenna plays young Josie...must have been quite awkward for her and Aidan

  • Comment number 78.

    wow this looks exciting i cant wait thank gooodness that it will be on tonight!! like many others i'm not sure whether he will be ggood or bad but from his roles on torchwood and blackpool, he will be amazing!!!!!

  • Comment number 79.

    77) yes 5 my typo

  • Comment number 80.

    I'll be honest with you, I'm disappointed by the move to Wales...I'm worried that there will be a crossover with Torchwood/Who. One of the things I loved about BH was that it's set somewhere that isn't London and isn't Cardiff! (though maybe they'll move, not to Cardiff but to Barry Island and we can have Nessa as a Vampire. I'd like that!)

    And I do wish they hadn't put Sykes in the RAF - other service uniforms do exist!

  • Comment number 81.

    BeingHumanProduction - Could you ask Toby if it's still possible for Annie to have babies because she is a ghost and if yes would they also be ghosts/half ghosts?

  • Comment number 82.

    (7) Lionskeeper: Completely random here but oh well. Is 'Blackpool' the bizarre detective show where David Tennant danced and sang along to 'The Boy With the Thorn in his Side' (The Smiths) in one of the episodes? I only ask because I've always wondered where that strange little clip came from.

  • Comment number 83.

    yes it is

  • Comment number 84.

    How could she have kids shes a ghost...dead :-S she cant even drink lol

  • Comment number 85.

    adoption?

  • Comment number 86.

    @acanthe cutbacks - reusing other costumes lol.
    well mitchell was shown in WW1/WW2? army uniform in his prequel.

  • Comment number 87.

    She has no body so can't have children and as for adoption... not AT ALL possible... well not a human baby anyway... adoption is a VERY strict and lengthy process.... but if she found a little baby ghost somewhere she could "adopt" it I suppose. That might be quite nice actually... the baby would NEVER grow up so would stay at that nice, non-talking back and giving attitude stage... and would never draw on the walls! lol! not sure George and Mitchell could handle a baby in the house tho...

    Not looked on the cast list as I'd have prefered to have the nice surprise... we'd all HOPED for a young josie storyline but it'd have been nice not to have known before hand!

  • Comment number 88.

    neve mind the move to Wales - it's the Irish that are taking over - cant be bad!

  • Comment number 89.

    Yeh no babies for Annie...not even sure she can take her clothes off let alone anything else...it was a bit confusing when she took her top layer off in Saul's house..she'd never 'disrobed' before...because if she can take off layers then surely she could change her clothes?

    Moving swiftly on...much more interested in whether or not Nina and George have a baby...assuming of course that Nina survives this series...

  • Comment number 90.

    Yeah, its Sunday! V. excited for tonights episode! I hope Annie can kick some butt again.

  • Comment number 91.

    All this talk of babies, just wondering are vampires able to father/have babies--with humans or vampires?Or as they are the undead no chance?

  • Comment number 92.

    80: acanthe - Haha! I'd love to see Nessa as a vampire! *grin*

  • Comment number 93.

    Hi everyone...so Annie gets a new 'friend'...it's to be hoped he turns out to be more useful than Saul!

    not sure how I feel BHProductions about all the preview clips for each episode going up on the BBC site...I kinda like to be surprised by this tv show rather than knowing quite so much in advance...I guess I don't need to look at them would be your answer but hard not to when people are commenting on them here or on twitter....just my little thought for the day!

    Really looking forward to tonight's episode ...I'm waiting for the moment when the Prof and Kemp get their comeuppance..yes I know that won't be tonight and there will be loads of messy stuff ( and sex I hope!) before that happens but...still waiting!

    Whooo..bexter2001 ...interesting points but write an essay why don't ya!!

    Dorina...mmm good point about Annie taking her jacket (?) off....so why can't she take the rest off?...maybe if she hadn't been shocked into being invisible again that might have been a possibility.

  • Comment number 94.

    Hi everyone, wow it's Sunday again and getting closer to BH time. Just been on Amazon and see the Series 2 DVD is being released on 12th April, available for pre-order at £15.98 ... although do we trust them not to mess about with all the music this time.....?

    :)

  • Comment number 95.

    @acanthe #80 The thing with the RAF uniform is that you'd get 'young' and dashing ghosts in this country wearing it. Navy and Army deaths hardly ever happened here and if someone did make it back alive and died later of their wounds it wouldn't have been in uniform. So it does make sense under BH, you're stuck wearing what you died in, rules.

  • Comment number 96.

    has josie been in BH b4 cause i cant remember her?

  • Comment number 97.

    ep 5 and 6 last series Mitchell's ex

  • Comment number 98.

    new blog ---->

  • Comment number 99.

    @firebird2110 - I see your point but there were lots of army/navy deaths in Britain during the second world war. Army and Navy HQ were based in Britain and there were blitzes over every major city including, for example, Portsmouth and Plymouth (which was suffered a great deal). So, if they really *had* to have a former serviceman as their ghost, they could easily and plausibly have chosen from all three services.

    I would hate if Being Human became another Doctor Who clone; I've really enjoyed it being in a completely separate universe to Who/Torchwood and think it's a pity that the inevitable consequence of having someone in an RAF greatcoat is that everyone (me included) thinks about Captain Jack.

  • Comment number 100.

    dowe have a blog for this ep?

 

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