snap - i was only thinking of the same tune mr gong gong!
the BBC's continuing commitment to the principle of public-service broadcasting.
well done beeb team.... (credit where it's more than due).
though i do hope the 'culprits' haven't been demoted, or 'let go' in the latest round of personality driven thriftiness, and institutional re-organisation... ironically due to 'debt' and 'recession'.
it's obviously important that a psb should give first rate dramatists plenty of oxygen. personally, i believe that 'people like us' fully warranted accusations such as 'genius' (and i rarely use that expression as it's handed out willy nilly, especially where men are concerned) moreton's latest series deserves a lifetime beeb contract, a knighthood...etc (though he might well decline both). i'd love to hear a repeat of moreton's 90s radio series too, as well as re run of 'people like us' ....since repeats are currently all the rage.
as posted, if you watch the accompanying iplayer film below the episode itself, you will immediately understand precisely why the programme is extra strikingly 'uncanny'. also exactly why our psb has done us all very proud, in making sure this series is broadcast at all, (rather than stuffed in a dark cupboard, and later 'rediscovered' by 'the time team' in 2020). i'm not typing it all out in plain, over excited gibberish for yers, as issues are bound to remain sensitive, particularly right now. why not try googling the dramatist, and series? this far, it's really quite fascinating, almost as fascinating as the finished product, in fact they are almost inseparable.
a huge thank you is due to individuals at the beeb who made this series possible. 5 psb ethics rating, as well as to mr moreton Himself. i'm sure we all wish everyone involved every success in the future. ideally, a box of chocolates is due from the 'friends of r3 forum' imo, though i don't know whether french frank might think it inappropriate, and verging on blackmail!
isn't 'deliverance' also popular in cheap horror titles too?
Not owning a television, and thanks to this thread, I've heard about this series for the first time. Sadly only a couple of episodes are available on iPlayer, but I've been able to watch them both. It's brilliantly written and directed.
Will it still be funny after the Games, I wonder...?