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BBC 1 SHERWOOD. 5 star heads up.

Discussion in 'off topic' started by Mike Reed, Jun 16, 2022.

  1. gintonic

    gintonic 50 shades of grey pussy cats

    Well we lasted to the end of ep1 - the Mrs thought the acting was wooden. Plot was too slow and not for us.
  2. Woodface

    Woodface pfm Member

    So, you’ve watched it for 30 minutes. Some of the finest acting talent on these shores, a great script etc…..
  3. gintonic

    gintonic 50 shades of grey pussy cats

    yes and we continued to the end of ep1. Doesn't do it for us. Plot didn't engage us at all. Yes the cast might be stellar, but the plot is everything. Mrs thought some of the acting was wooden and staid
  4. andrew d

    andrew d pfm Member

    Wasn't expecting the conclusion to episode 2!
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  5. twotone

    twotone pfm Member

    Well it is about two terrible murders one of which was a father who murdered his daughter weeks after giving her away then he himself starved himself to death before his trial.
  6. cctaylor

    cctaylor pfm Member

    I'm intrigued by the plot and the way it is developing complexity. I will follow it to the end. I think the characters will develop as we get further into the story.
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  7. twotone

    twotone pfm Member

    Aye I like it too. I don't think the murdered NUM man was all sweetness and light and morally upstanding.

    I think there's something pretty dodgy in his background, could he have been a MET plant/stoodge?
  8. andrew d

    andrew d pfm Member

    I'd purposely not read up on the background!
  9. matthewr

    matthewr spɹɐʍʞɔɐq spɹoɔǝɹ ɹnoʎ sʎɐld

    I had studiously avoided googling the plot. Oh well.
  10. matt j

    matt j pfm Member

    The story only uses the crimes as a base, it isn't a true crime style affair.
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  11. Mullardman

    Mullardman Moderately extreme... isn't. It is clearly billed as 'inspired by..' The first real murder was by someone who was mentally ill. We don't yet know who did the first murder in the drama
    The second real murder was as described above. A father murdered his own daughter.
    In the drama the murder is committed by the father in law.
  12. twotone

    twotone pfm Member

    Well it's not exactly a secret I remember the crossbow killing don't recall the second murder or the guy subsequently starving himself to death though, he was on hunger strike for nearly two years, but that wouldn't have made the news up here.

    Wasn't there a farmer murdered recently (about 2016 or so) by a nut job with a crossbow too?
  13. webster

    webster Listen & enjoy.

    Thanks to this thread I watched the first episode last night and thoroughly enjoyed it - what an amazing cast!
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  14. andrew d

    andrew d pfm Member I think this is what you are referring to. Fascinating and whilst I couldn't find any links I'd care to share here there was a fraud case sometime after the murder trial which perhaps gave some background to the murder.
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  15. Mike Reed

    Mike Reed pfm Member

    Well, after episode 2, I'm not sure of the plot either, but that's the beauty of a slowly increasing whodunnit. This drama is quite understated and, I note with hindsight, it isn't ruined by inappropriate and annoyingly loud 'music'. Quality acting, coherent diction and enjoyable pace of events.

    There was a French many-parter crime drama within the past 6 months or so which unfolded very slowly yet was utterly gripping. Can't recall the name but this Sherwood smacks of that kind of drama.
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  16. twotone

    twotone pfm Member

    Thanks yes that was the murder I was thinking about. And, yes absolutely fascinating, I'm always amazed at how some people think they'll never be caught for something, we leave digital traces everywhere we go, this old guy's murderer was caught by the software in a car he tried to destroy, the software even told the police when he opened his boot, I bet there's very few people aware that their car contains that sort of information.

    Don't think there's any doubt that it was a professional assassination, is the fraud case concluded?

    Fraud case collapsed apparently.
  17. twotone

    twotone pfm Member

    The missing and or Baptiste?

    I've just started watching the Dublin Murders on BBC Iplayer its absolutely brilliant.

    Apologies for going off topic .
  18. matthewr

    matthewr spɹɐʍʞɔɐq spɹoɔǝɹ ɹnoʎ sʎɐld

  19. twotone

    twotone pfm Member

    Aye but there's similarities wrt the murdered woman in the drama, she had just been married and her father in law, who has apparently murdered her, gave her away also her own dad wasn't at the wedding because he was a 'scab' :)
  20. cooky1257

    cooky1257 pfm Member

    Maybe its just me, perhaps it was the sound but I thought the spade incident was rather an Inside No9 kinda way..

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