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Postby GuyDeDinan » Sat Nov 15, 2008 10:08 pm

Anyone got info on this? I've seen it in RT and in the adverts, but was wondering what people are anticipating?


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Postby red razors » Sat Nov 15, 2008 10:59 pm

mentioned it in the oliver cromwell thread in F&G last week. sunday times culture did a feature. starts wednesday coming.



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Postby Mad Mab » Wed Nov 19, 2008 3:43 pm

They've gotten in early with the assertions that a lot of it is completely made up. Someone there watched what happened with Robin Hood and Bonekickers :lol:
Intend to give it a go and see how it does.


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Postby John Waller » Wed Nov 19, 2008 4:21 pm

I'm anticipating shouting 'B***cks' at the screen a lot and that tasty looking bird getting her kit off.

Filmed in South Africa ffs so look out for efalumps in the background.


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Postby Annis » Wed Nov 19, 2008 4:42 pm

A lot of people doing the British Society (1603-1714) module on my course will be watching this.

Shame, I'll be out dressed as a cow girl and partying all night :D


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Postby Marcus Woodhouse » Wed Nov 19, 2008 5:06 pm

It clashes with Heros-much more realistic then a lot of "authentic" drama in my most humble of opinion.


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Postby Simon Atford » Wed Nov 19, 2008 8:29 pm

John Waller wrote:I'm anticipating shouting 'B***cks' at the screen a lot and that tasty looking bird getting her kit off.

Filmed in South Africa ffs so look out for efalumps in the background.


Or a scene in which the Parlimentarian army gets attacked by Royalist Zulus :lol:

It's listed on my sky+ guide as The Devil's W**re. It's b***dy censorship I tell you :wink:
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Postby GuyDeDinan » Wed Nov 19, 2008 11:18 pm

Not my period but an interesting if a bit slow drama.

Spotted one howler, Crowland Abbey was taken in May, not on xmas day as portrayed.


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Postby Angie » Thu Nov 20, 2008 1:20 pm

I quite enjoyed it. I thought the scene after Edgehill was a nice touch.


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Postby John Waller » Thu Nov 20, 2008 1:28 pm

Twas OK. Mind Old Warty wasn't at Edgehill. He turned up late.

Fun to play spot the quote.


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Postby steve stanley » Fri Nov 21, 2008 6:25 pm

Not too bad.....One thing that gets me with a load of historical stuff is the unwritten rule that the main characters shouldn't wear helmets in battle scenes...presumably so we don't have to think too hard about identifying them!
And WHAT was Manchester meant to be wearing.....?
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Postby Mark P. » Fri Nov 21, 2008 7:23 pm

I enjoyed it, the episode two trailer had some nice one liners in it as well.
I agree with Steve about main characters and their aversion to hats or helmets generally in any period drama.


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Postby Simon Atford » Tue Nov 25, 2008 10:22 pm

Just watched the first episode on sky+....

Interesting to see Dominic West as Cromwell.

I recognised him as Jimmy Mcnulty from The Wire (he's one of those British actors who get cast in American TV dramas) and it was good to see him doing an English accent for a change :wink:



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Postby giantlemon » Sat Dec 13, 2008 5:59 pm

sadly i missed it however i would like to brag how i'm related to oliver cromwell. That's it i'm done now.. :)


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Postby Mark P. » Sat Dec 13, 2008 11:23 pm

giantlemon wrote:sadly i missed it


Well you have now, the Saturday repeat of the last episode just finished.

Overall more + than -
Really quite good, in parts.


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Postby Nigel » Sun Dec 14, 2008 10:01 am

Apart from the total bollocaks of costumes and the crapness of the first episode where was pym for example and the shifting of dates etc around for better effect

They claim historical accuracy well I would give em 2/10 must try harder

I read a review where thety hammered by the sword divided which I thought was much better as it concentrated on the lower levels in the first series wheras this did the court very very badly


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Postby Miss Costello » Wed Dec 17, 2008 2:19 pm

How bad were the womens costumes?

Genuine question. I thought some of the costume was really quite beautiful, but for example the workers clothing? How was that historically?


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Postby auldMotherBegg » Wed Dec 17, 2008 4:53 pm

I really liked it. I felt sorry for Sexby, and was glad that he and Angelica got it together for at least a wee bit at the end... :(

Wasn't too concerned about the costumes... I just liked the story, it really gripped me.



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Postby Miss Costello » Wed Dec 17, 2008 5:46 pm

Same here, second to last episode I was thinking 'hmm not been too great' but last episode tied everything up nicely.
Poor Sexby. I thought Andrea Riseborough really had the 'look' of a 17th C painting..



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Postby Nigel » Wed Dec 17, 2008 7:11 pm

Miss Costello wrote:How bad were the womens costumes?

Genuine question. I thought some of the costume was really quite beautiful, but for example the workers clothing? How was that historically?


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how bad well all the costume was extrmely poor infact given the 20 odd years between it and by the sword divided the costime designer should simple y be shot as they did not use the mountains of research readily avaialble


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Postby Miss Costello » Wed Dec 17, 2008 7:13 pm

hm..I'm using Janet Arnolds book, but I'm still struggling for suitable fabrics etc (I know where to get them, just not which ones are 'acceptable' although, like within the eras I already do, quality and kit standards differ widely it would seem.

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