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  • Message 1. 

    Posted by tmc3 (U15607836) on Friday, 8th February 2013

    Gillian Anderson drama series.

    Does anyone know when this was/ will be aired?

    Gutted if I've missed it....

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    Posted by 5u55exPat (U14150756) on Friday, 8th February 2013

    According to wikipedia - early 2013.

    Perhaps it will be on when Dancing on the Edge finishes, as that is a BBC2 drama.

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    Posted by Phrasmotic 4 August 2012 (U5509534) on Friday, 8th February 2013

    I briefly had visions of Gillian Anderson playing Mark E Smith!

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    Posted by tmc3 (U15607836) on Friday, 8th February 2013

    Thanks, anything I read said sept/October 2012, but I didn't hear anything about it.

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    Posted by Guv-nor (U7476305) on Friday, 8th February 2013

    Not got a date but this is the programme page, so best to bookmark it.
    smiley - space smiley - space smiley - space www.bbc.co.uk/progra...

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    Posted by aviddiva (U13145965) on Saturday, 9th February 2013

    I briefly had visions of Gillian Anderson playing Mark E Smith!  I was expecting her to be Brix Smith and that Frank Skinner would be a co-producer after using a song of theirs on 'Opinionated'!

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    Posted by eviled2 (U14446578) on Saturday, 9th February 2013

    "Gillian Anderson stars as DSI Stella Gibson in a thrilling new crime serial."

    I wonder if she will be a maverick, renegade cop who plays by her own rules.

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    Posted by Guv-nor (U7476305) on Tuesday, 19th February 2013

    Does anyone know when this was/ will be aired? Gillian Anderson drama series. Gutted if I've missed it.... 
    A recent announcement about BBC Two HD gives us a clue.
    The BBC Two HD channel will be a simulcast network version of the BBC Two schedule with a raft of new programmes available in HD for the first time including Paul Hollywood – Bread, The Fall, Science Britannica and Keeping Britain Alive.  smiley - spaceFrom here www.bbc.co.uk/mediac...

    So that clue is after 6am on Tuesday 26 March.

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    Posted by Bonny (U14396592) on Tuesday, 19th February 2013

    Does anyone know when this was/ will be aired? Gillian Anderson drama series. Gutted if I've missed it.... 
    A recent announcement about BBC Two HD gives us a clue.
    The BBC Two HD channel will be a simulcast network version of the BBC Two schedule with a raft of new programmes available in HD for the first time including Paul Hollywood – Bread, The Fall, Science Britannica and Keeping Britain Alive.  smiley - spaceFrom here www.bbc.co.uk/mediac...

    So that clue is after 6am on Tuesday 26 March.
     
    Thank you Guv for that info. I am slightly confused.... whenever I see something I want to watch on BBC2 I always switch to BBC HD and there the picture is clearer and the sound cleaner.

    We have Sky, is that why? In other words what difference is this actually going to make?

    By the way always enjoy your pics in the GR. Nice folk in there.... smiley - smiley

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    Posted by Guv-nor (U7476305) on Tuesday, 19th February 2013

    At the moment BBC HD shows some BBC2 programmes at the same time as BBC2 but not all, some of them are from other BBC channels and some are at different times. From 26 March the HD channel will be dedicated to BBC2.

    And you are welcome.

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    Posted by Bonny (U14396592) on Tuesday, 19th February 2013

    At the moment BBC HD shows some BBC2 programmes at the same time as BBC2 but not all, some of them are from other BBC channels and some are at different times. From 26 March the HD channel will be dedicated to BBC2.

    And you are welcome.  
    Thank you Guv. Point taken. smiley - smiley

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    Posted by Sue_Aitch (U3336990) on Tuesday, 19th March 2013

    At the moment BBC HD shows some BBC2 programmes at the same time as BBC2 but not all, some of them are from other BBC channels and some are at different times. From 26 March the HD channel will be dedicated to BBC2.

    And you are welcome.  
    Thank you Guv. Point taken. smiley - smiley 
    Sky EPG changes next Tuesday:

    141 BBC One HD
    142 BBC Two HD
    143 BBC Alba

    Schedule for BBC Two HD for next Tuesday is up and running!
    www.bbc.co.uk/bbctwo...

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    Posted by Paul Sherratt (U1632637) on Tuesday, 19th March 2013

    >>I briefly had visions of Gillian Anderson playing Mark E Smith!

    I think she could do it. Although she may be a little too tall.

    smiley - smiley

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    Posted by counterblast (U14258320) on Tuesday, 19th March 2013

    Lucifer Over Lancashire.

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    Posted by Phil-ap (U13637313) on Wednesday, 1st May 2013

    Air date is 13th May at 9pm on BBC 2 for this Gillian Anderson thriller.

    www.digitalspy.co.uk...

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    Posted by Guv-nor (U7476305) on Monday, 6th May 2013

    And the BBC confirms it the link in message 5 is now live.

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  • Message 17

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    Posted by Phil-ap (U13637313) on Monday, 13th May 2013

    Air date is 13th May at 9pm on BBC 2 for this Gillian Anderson thriller.

    www.digitalspy.co.uk... 
    Bump for tonight.

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    Posted by Johnnymol (U14690244) on Monday, 13th May 2013

    An extra bump for it also.

    I'm really looking forward to this thriller, and hope it's as good as people are expecting it to be.

    As for Ms Anderson, perhaps this is the drama that finally gets her a BAFTA - She always seems to get nominated, but can't remember her winning anything post X Files (I always thought she should have got something for her turn as a wonderfully creepy Miss Haversham)

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  • Message 19

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    Posted by Chance Gardener (U8032897) on Monday, 13th May 2013

    Aired on RTE 1 last night. First episode is a bit pedestrian.

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    Posted by PhilWalk (U14153912) on Monday, 13th May 2013

    I'm looking forward to this very much. Ms Anderson is amazing in my book and I'm so glad she's settled in the UK. She was great in Last King of Scotland too.

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    Posted by Huckerback (U14411634) on Monday, 13th May 2013

    I've bailed - it's probably quite good if you're into that style of thriller, but it's too much hard work for me.

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    Posted by Rhoces (U11212688) on Monday, 13th May 2013

    I thought this was good. So nice to see Lady Deadlock and Captain Horden reunited!! Gillian Anderson is a classy actress.

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    Posted by Rosemary (U7231409) on Monday, 13th May 2013

    Yes, excellent! And a big smiley - ok for rolling the credits and announcing the 'next week' preview before it happened, thus giving me ample time to turn over!!

    I feel this is going to be a good one!

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  • Message 24

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    Posted by Johnnymol (U14690244) on Monday, 13th May 2013

    Everything about it was good - The acting, the atmosphere, even the story.

    And yet, I couldn't warm to it. In fact I felt very uncomfortable just watching it.

    Not my cup of tea I'm afraid - I just felt it tilted too far towards a sort of voyeurism which wasn't what I was expecting or happy to feel a part of.

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  • Message 25

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    Posted by Rhoces (U11212688) on Monday, 13th May 2013

    I'm not sure we're supposed to warm to a murder story.....aren't we supposed to feel uncomfortable??

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    Posted by Chezzie (U1159267) on Monday, 13th May 2013

    I'm enjoying it, Gillian Anderson is great at the English accent.

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  • Message 27

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    Posted by Rhoces (U11212688) on Monday, 13th May 2013

    Apparently she always speaks with an English accent here and an American one over there!

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  • Message 28

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    Posted by Chris Rogers (U10129711) on Monday, 13th May 2013

    I thought this was outstanding, better than the material suggested and usually delivers by an order of magnitude. Giving Paul a rounded character with real depth was a masterstroke – we know more about him than Stella so far – but it was that indefinable thing, atmosphere, that did it for me. I know what you mean, Johnnymol, but for me this was a good thing and I was immediately reminded of ‘Cracker’; the honesty, the overt but not crass sexuality, even the style. Interestingly, Gub Neal produced both The Fall and Cracker.

    As for Ms Anderson, I thought she was magnetic. There’s something very compelling about her, and it’s good to see her in a contemporary drama for a change (though do check out the film Straightheads – not pleasant to watch either but also with a good performance from her).

    I actually was reminded of Helen Mirren and Prime Suspect, too – talking about it with my mum, she said Anderson was very controlled, but in a good way.

    Good direction too – loved the swoopy camera over the room walls in Paul’s house – and good to see Belfast on film, playing itself.

    Hope the next 4 eps are as good.

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    Posted by Guv-nor (U7476305) on Monday, 13th May 2013

    I've bailed - it's probably quite good if you're into that style of thriller, but it's too much hard work for me.  I know what you mean, I was weakening at about 20 minutes in. But held on and feel I was rewarded.

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    Posted by brightondancer (U14143740) on Monday, 13th May 2013

    Loved it. The first episode set the series up nicely. Great acting and pacing. Going to enjoy this series.Gillian Anderson never fails .

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    Posted by deansay (U5811575) on Monday, 13th May 2013

    Loved it. The first episode set the series up nicely. Great acting and pacing. Going to enjoy this series.Gillian Anderson never fails .  Totally agree with your comments.

    It's great stuff, hopefully the next four espidoes will deliver the same!

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    Posted by Sploink (U9993613) on Monday, 13th May 2013

    I didn't expect it to be this good. The murderer is creepy as heck, but I hope Gillian Anderson is going to be a match for him. Liked how she handled the reporter...smiley - laugh

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  • Message 33

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    Posted by Twinkles (U14947618) on Monday, 13th May 2013

    I really enjoyed the opening episode.

    Gillian Anderson was excellent as the enigmatic police investigator, and the rest of the cast were very good too.
    Quite a creepy start, and unusual to get an insight into the personality of the murderer right at the beginning.

    Looking forward to the next part...As an aside, I could hear every word too! smiley - winkeye

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    Posted by Johnnymol (U14690244) on Monday, 13th May 2013

    Nothing new in knowing who the murderer is from the beginning - Columbo did it the same format for years.

    He did it over 90 minutes, while the viewer has to deal with knowing who the murderer is and how Ms Anderson will catch him in 5 hours of TV - I get the feeling that after 5 hours there will be some thinking - Couldn't this have been done in two one hour episodes

    Sometimes and with some dramas Less is more

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  • Message 35

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    Posted by Ceiderduck (U14588518) on Tuesday, 14th May 2013

    ...As an aside, I could hear every word too! smiley - winkeye 

    I DID eventually resort to subtitles, as I was afraid to miss the slightest bit of dialogue (I am deef anyway). I did find the NI accents a little over-enunciated, as happens when you get an NI drama. Had they been speaking like we normally do here, there might have been complaints!

    Looking forward to seeing the rest of this smiley - ok

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  • Message 36

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    Posted by MCrawford (U14684488) on Tuesday, 14th May 2013

    I believe she is Canadian which would explain it.

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    Posted by Peta (U24) on Tuesday, 14th May 2013

    I thought this was outstanding, better than the material suggested and usually delivers by an order of magnitude. Giving Paul a rounded character with real depth was a masterstroke – we know more about him than Stella so far – but it was that indefinable thing, atmosphere, that did it for me. I know what you mean, Johnnymol, but for me this was a good thing and I was immediately reminded of ‘Cracker’; the honesty, the overt but not crass sexuality, even the style. Interestingly, Gub Neal produced both The Fall and Cracker.

    As for Ms Anderson, I thought she was magnetic. There’s something very compelling about her, and it’s good to see her in a contemporary drama for a change (though do check out the film Straightheads – not pleasant to watch either but also with a good performance from her).

    I actually was reminded of Helen Mirren and Prime Suspect, too – talking about it with my mum, she said Anderson was very controlled, but in a good way.

    Good direction too – loved the swoopy camera over the room walls in Paul’s house – and good to see Belfast on film, playing itself.

    Hope the next 4 eps are as good. 
    This is getting some good reviews from you all.


    I'm going to go hunt it out on iPlayer now!

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    Posted by MCrawford (U14684488) on Tuesday, 14th May 2013

    I loved this and found it totally engrossing. I did start to wonder at the beginning of the scenes with the murderer were flashbacks and then it fell into place. Very cleverly done and, as others have said, the diction was very clear despite the accent.

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    Posted by Geometry_Man (U12739007) on Tuesday, 14th May 2013

    Quite a creepy start, and unusual to get an insight into the personality of the murderer right at the beginning. 
    Pretty good so far, but it took a while to get my head round which victim was which and which order they happened in.

    They all looked similar, including the babysitter who seems to be the next one on his list - deliberately so I guess. Probably resemble his mother or sister or someone in his past.

    I don't think we have much of an insight yet into the killer and why he is doing it - if we have it's gone over my head. So far it's a mystery to me which doesn't seem to square with the job he has, and an apparently happy family life.

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    Posted by deansay (U5811575) on Tuesday, 14th May 2013

    <quote postid='116157594'>.....Liked how she handled the reporter...smiley - laugh

    Loved her blantancy in telling the Detective Sergeant her hotel and room number smiley - biggrin

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    Posted by lynbrown (U11093442) on Tuesday, 14th May 2013

    ...with emotional issues...

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    Posted by Chance Gardener (U8032897) on Tuesday, 14th May 2013

    As I said in Message 19, I thought it was a bit pedestrian to begin with.
    No idea why that particular post was removed.

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    Posted by Peta (U24) on Tuesday, 14th May 2013

    It was only referred, it's back now Chance. smiley - ok

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    Posted by Chance Gardener (U8032897) on Tuesday, 14th May 2013

    It was only referred, it's back now Chance. smiley - ok 
    Cheers Peta smiley - ok

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    Posted by caissier (U14073060) on Tuesday, 14th May 2013

    It looks promising and Gillian Anderson is a very strong, classy presence but it's just not very convincing in detail as a story so far. I can't believe anyone who has become a therapist or counsellor could also be a monster serial killer and I can't believe anyone who is a vicious sex predator could become a therapist. It's good to try to create a rounded character but this stretches the idea beyond elasticity - there's nothing in his apparently kindly, caring, grounded family-man persona which could be alternatively read as consistent with his dark character. His compulsive drawing of his fantasies on his notes in a session is just too lurid and unlikely. Where's all his other artwork? He sits down on an adjacent bench just as his intended victim broadcasts that her backdoor isn't secured .,.......and the attack at the end as the police were knocking on the door - come on!!

    Gillian is very good - lots of Scully Eyes - and I was comparing her with Meryl, then Kathleen Turner, Sharon Stone, Gena Rowlands. Her hair and herself look a bit too glam ...... and picking a likely chaps and openly giving him the come on like she's Mae West. smiley - doh

    Unfortunately this looks too much like the age old cynical move of importing a big international stare for saleability and she's not a very easy fit with the feel of a typical British crime set-up.

    Wjhat's with Paul being Jewish in Northern Ireland? How will the special circumstances there be brought into the plot?? It just looks a bit Why Not? random at the moment.

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    Posted by the_cleaner--still a man (U3423083) on Tuesday, 14th May 2013

    Nothing new in knowing who the murderer is from the beginning - Columbo did it the same format for years.

    He did it over 90 minutes, while the viewer has to deal with knowing who the murderer is and how Ms Anderson will catch him in 5 hours of TV - I get the feeling that after 5 hours there will be some thinking - Couldn't this have been done in two one hour episodes

    Sometimes and with some dramas Less is more 
    "Couldn't this have been done in two one hour episodes"

    Easily.....


    The problem I had with this was the 'lingerie' psycho, played by Jamie Dornan can't act {he didn't act like a Dad, no connection with the Kid and just turning over when she screamed, even if it was a regular thing, didn't seem right}......and Gillian Anderson {room 203: just wondering, can anyone just walk into a Hotel and go up to a room} was more like a tax inspector, checking the books of a company.

    Not sure about the arty farty way it was filmed too....that bit where the camera followed from room to room, from above. That really convinced me this was a real house, not.

    And by the time the women was attacked, without the neighbours hearing, you knew they, the Police, would be too late....armed or not.{I wouldn't let them two near a Gun}

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    Posted by JanH (U14017596) on Tuesday, 14th May 2013

    I also enjoyed the acting in this murder story but felt the production was padded out at times.


    Unfortunately this looks too much like the age old cynical move of importing a big international stare for saleability and she's not a very easy fit with the feel of a typical British crime set-up. 


    Gillian Anderson now lives in the UK so not really imported, she also spent a lot of her childhood here, hence her good English accent.

    en.wikipedia.org/wik...

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    Posted by C M Lockley (U14910185) on Tuesday, 14th May 2013

    This was pretty good; at last a police drama to rival The Killing and Wallander. It was very atmospheric and the unnerving tension never let go.
    Gillian Anderson's ice maiden was very convincing, but additionally it was good to see some fresh acting faces in a drama.

    If this is what Northern Ireland can do then let's have more, instead of the tired old formula based in London or similar we've had for far too many years!

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    Posted by GARGLEBLASTER (U3191065) on Tuesday, 14th May 2013

    So far most people seemed to have liked it but I don't include myself. It was irritatingly slow and accompanied by some equally irritating FGM. The plot was far fetched and the photography was too "arty"· I can't see myself being hooked on this for the next four weeks.

    I watched ITV's "The Suspicions of Mr Wilcher" and while the second episode was unnecessarily complex, one thing that struck me was the excellent use of BGM that really was in the background and stayed there. I could hear every word unlike "The Fall" where many of the characters seem to belong to the mumble school of acting.

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    Posted by Chris Rogers (U10129711) on Tuesday, 14th May 2013

    I believe she is Canadian which would explain it 

    Anderson is American by parentage and place of birth, but she lived in north London for 5 years as a child. She’s been resident in London now for a decade. She’s also a very good actress, which helps.

    it's just not very convincing in detail as a story so far. I can't believe anyone who has become a therapist or counsellor could also be a monster serial killer and I can't believe anyone who is a vicious sex predator could become a therapist 

    Harold Shipman.

    {room 203: just wondering, can anyone just walk into a Hotel and go up to a room} 

    Er, yes! Happens every day all the time. How on earth can hotel staff know who’s a guest and who isn’t?

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