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In Fact Ross is that good, in one sequence after a shoot out
He took a guys pulse in his neck, and didn't have to remove
his heavy military gloves.  ajb007/biggrin

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Blimey this takes me back Van Der Valk new series tonight ITV UK , hope they use the original theme song loved it .
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt9128874/?ref_=nv_sr_srsg_0

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Frigiliana wrote:

Blimey this takes me back Van Der Valk new series tonight ITV UK , hope they use the original theme song loved it .
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt9128874/?ref_=nv_sr_srsg_0

I used to love Van der Valk growing up…I believe they do use the original theme tune  ajb007/martini

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They use a bit of it fleetingly but it's far too chirpy for this fare, which is a bit Scandi noir but not.

I've been watching reruns of the drama Innocent on ITV about a man released from jail on a technicality after being convicted of his wife's murder, he says he didn't do it but interestingly the manner of the actor does not lend credence to this as he looks a bit dangerous, charmless and highly strung. I think it's set in Norfolk, it has some wonderful shots.
For all that, the actor's manner and accent does remind me of comic Lee Mack, you do expect him to make some of his deadpan, terse trademark quips.

"This is where we leave you Mr Bond."

Roger Moore 1927-2017

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Napoleon Plural wrote:

They use a bit of it fleetingly but it's far too chirpy for this fare, which is a bit Scandi noir but not.

Van der Valk has been getting poor reviews  ajb007/frown

Napoleon Plural wrote:

I've been watching reruns of the drama Innocent on ITV about a man released from jail on a technicality after being convicted of his wife's murder, he says he didn't do it but interestingly the manner of the actor does not lend credence to this as he looks a bit dangerous, charmless and highly strung. I think it's set in Norfolk, it has some wonderful shots.
For all that, the actor's manner and accent does remind me of comic Lee Mack, you do expect him to make some of his deadpan, terse trademark quips.

I’ve never seen Innocent but the lead guy (Lee Ingleby) I remember from Early Doors - now that’s one the finest tv comedies ever  ajb007/martini

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In the UK, Paramount are showing Remington Steele on Wednesdays at 4.20am.

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I've been watching Upload on Amazon Prime--like Netflix's Altered Carbon, it's about gaining "immortality" by uploading your memories into virtual form. . .but this show's pretty much a comedy, and it's a good one.

Vox clamantis in deserto

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Gangs of London on Sky.

Started watching this thinking it was one thing, turned out to be something different to what I was expecting.

Good fun if you don't mind excessive violence, graphic injuries and OTT fight scenes.


Actually bit concerned about my mental health in lockdown .... watching Gangs of London directly followed by Boardwalk Empire ... I'm obviously feeling very angry  ajb007/lol  ajb007/lol

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Ben McIntyre is a Bond/Fleming expert and his documentary on Operation Mincemeat was shown on BBC4 last night. It is terrific stuff and done like a thriller.
It's the story of how the Allies - Brits really - carried out misdirection tactics against the enemy prior to their invasion of Cyprus, by having a body float by with plans for the invasion of Greece instead.
It was filmed as The Man Who Never Was I think but this documentary must be better, not least because of all the new info that has materialised over the decades.
It will be on iPlayer most likely, but the pace of it reminded me of the Bond doc Everything or Nothing, and of course the whole 'fake somebody's death' thing anticipates YOLT - albeit the film, in which Fleming - being dead himself by then - had no part.

"This is where we leave you Mr Bond."

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Napoleon Plural wrote:

Ben McIntyre is a Bond/Fleming expert and his documentary on Operation Mincemeat was shown on BBC4 last night. It is terrific stuff and done like a thriller.
It's the story of how the Allies - Brits really - carried out misdirection tactics against the enemy prior to their invasion of Cyprus, by having a body float by with plans for the invasion of Greece instead.
It was filmed as The Man Who Never Was I think but this documentary must be better, not least because of all the new info that has materialised over the decades. ajb007/amazed
It will be on iPlayer most likely, but the pace of it reminded me of the Bond doc Everything or Nothing, and of course the whole 'fake somebody's death' thing anticipates YOLT - albeit the film, in which Fleming - being dead himself by then - had no part.

I saw that that was on again last night and you are right - it’s a terrific documentary. It’s taken from his book of the same name. A couple of nights previous was his other documentary (again taken from his book of the same name) on Agent Zigzag - and THAT is an incredible story  ajb007/amazed

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I hope that documentary makes it stateside. . .I've read the book and it's excellent!

Vox clamantis in deserto

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That documentary has been on youtube for some time. In fact it's been linked to in the "True stories from the world of espionage" thread since October 2018. I reccomend that thread if you like espionage history.  ajb007/smile

Documantary: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_cont … e=emb_logo