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maggiebee | 12:43 Mon 24th Jan 2022 | Film, Media & TV
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Did anyone watch this new drama starring Vicky McClure and Adrian Lester last night? If so, what did you think of it? I will stick with it as I think there are many twists and turns in store.

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BBC,Maggie ?
ITV, anne. I've recorded it and will watch it when the series is finished. Looking forward to it
Thank you Barry .
Really enjoyed it, was expecting it to be good because of the cast and it didn’t disappoint. The ending was a shock...
A little formulaic?
I really like Vicky McClure and Adrian Lester (and Line of Duty) but thought this was a bit rubbish. As bomb disposal officers, they were far too lax and made far too many mistakes ...
I’ll probably stick with it but moan about it being frustrating rubbish!!!
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Like any TV drama, one man's meat is................ I certainly wasn't disappointed and I think gallows humour would be necessary in a job like that.

I have stuck with The Tourist. After a promising start, it seems to have got bogged down baffling complexity. Maybe the final episode will make things clearer.
Vicky McClure has said she found some of the things seemed counter intuitive until they were explained by the real life ‘expos’ who were on set to advise.
To give an early example: going to put the light on.
It's got Vicky McClure in it - that's all I need for it to be essential viewing.
I quite enjoyed this first episode and my only disappointment was that the entire series is not available on the Hub. I have been up close and personal with Felix (the call sign used back in the day) and i can attest to their utmost professionalism and their gallows humour. The mistakes made by the bomb disposal unit were obviously necessary for the plot.
I have also witnessed the unreliability of 'Goliath', the remote controlled robot used by ATO (again back in the day). Though i would assume today's machines are far more reliable than the ones used during the 70s.
> The mistakes made by the bomb disposal unit were obviously necessary for the plot.

Yes, I concede that. If they were as rigorous as they're supposed to be then it wouldn't be great entertainment. But it means that what we instead get is a program about a sloppy bomb disposal unit!
Perhaps Lana will be ultra-vigilant from now on, Ellipsis?
i thought it was utterly naff - one problem, then another, then another, then another, then another.
They telegraphed the end "shock" with such clarity to render it meaningless
Unconvincing, and a mistake to cast Vicky McClure in a uniformed role very similar to Line of Duty
I watched it, but it didn't hold me. I may or may not keep watching. Actually, I feel much the same as Bednobs.
I agree. Goodgoalie.
PS im not sure if you can call it "starring" adrian lester.
I predict if he is in any of the other episodes, he'll mainly be 'armless

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