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    McDonald and Dodds - really?

    Tonight's episode has a Speedmaster Pro, suspiciously bought for £10k by the murder victim.

    To assist you in deciding whether to tune in, here is a brief synopsis of the show:
    Jason Watkins never puts in a bad performance.
    DCI McDonald is a bit of a ball-breaker, but rather fetching.
    Some pleasant locations in & around Bath, and the Red Room at Sparkford Motor Museum. Unfortunately the cast keep standing in front of them.

    I will update with the story of the previously-mentioned watch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by unclealec View Post
    Tonight's episode has a Speedmaster Pro, suspiciously bought for £10k by the murder victim.

    To assist you in deciding whether to tune in, here is a brief synopsis of the show:
    Jason Watkins never puts in a bad performance.
    DCI McDonald is a bit of a ball-breaker, but rather fetching.
    Some pleasant locations in & around Bath, and the Red Room at Sparkford Motor Museum. Unfortunately the cast keep standing in front of them.

    I will update with the story of the previously-mentioned watch.
    As a long term Bath resident I can barely bring myself to watch it. I think the producers must think the Wurzels come from Bath. Dodd’s accent, considering he’s supposed to be from Twerton, is completely wrong. A Geordie accent would be closer.

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    I spotted the watch earlier in the programme; unless my ears are deceiving me (possible) it was described as a 50 yr old Omega SEAmaster...........maybe I misheard but I deliberately pricked my ears up when I realised the dialogue was referring to the watch.

    Mildly entertaining TV, but not brilliant.

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    I do feel your pain re. accents. Mr. Watkins does seem to have lost the patois since he played Christopher Jefferies, who was a bit upper crust anyway, and iirc from Bristol?.

    I do find the glimpses of the city and environs stoke my fond memories of dealing with a printing firm in Bath. Do I remember The Old Green Tree?

    By the way, I am in a post-party TV-side slump. I don't drink well in the afternoons. Hence the viewing.
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    You're right, he did accuse it of being a Seamaster. Calls himself a detective!

    I literally lost the plot, so can't provide a resumé. Might have nodded off.

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    Referred to as a Seamaster for a second time.......my ears aren’t deceiving me!

    Why do they get such simple details wrong! There’s a strong clue on the bloody dial!

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    Made to watch it by SWBHO

    Shouted “it’s a Speedmaster” at the TV when he said Seamaster. Wifey rolled her eyes and looked sick. Life of a WIS

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    Quote Originally Posted by helidoc View Post
    Made to watch it by SWBHO

    Shouted “it’s a Speedmaster” at the TV when he said Seamaster. Wifey rolled her eyes and looked sick. Life of a WIS
    Other than if I used the term 'wifey' I would be making my own tea for the next month, this is precisely the sequence of events in my front room also....

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    Quote Originally Posted by nickk View Post
    Other than if I used the term 'wifey' I would be making my own tea for the next month, this is precisely the sequence of events in my front room also....
    Plus one to all of the above! :) Far too many "mistakes" by the "professionals"!

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    I watched the first series of this, but thought it was dull, predictable and uninspiring (and this sort of thing is usually my cup of tea).

    Doesn't sound like I've missed a lot.

    Although I'm off to ITV Player to see if I can see the Marcos in the red room :D

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    Watched the first 30 mins of the first episode. So bad it was funny.
    Started out with nothing. Still have most of it left.

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