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Ewan Donald ...
Mr Hendry
Gabriel Quigley ...
Shona Glennie
Natasha Watson ...
Simone
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Mikko Pekkala
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Walter Bannerman
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The New Town area of Edinburgh is a magnet for architects, estate agents and upwardly-mobile families, each wanting to remould it in their own way. So when the head of Scottish Heritage mysteriously falls from a high church tower, the suspicion of murder falls on them all. Written by Anonymous

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Strange goings on in Edinburgh's New Town
19 February 2009 | by (Taiwan) – See all my reviews

Truly dreadful.

Neither funny enough to be a comedy or dramatic enough to be a drama. Apparently this pilot was made in the hope of a full series being commissioned. On the basis of this, it shouldn't be. Shame to see the usually reliable Mark Gatiss in something so dire, and even Omid Djalili as a Scot fails to raise any interest whatsoever.

This comes from writer Annie Griffin, whose earlier series 'The Book Group' was a mixed blessing. The first series zipped along with panache, whereas the second dragged along with little style. 'New Town' seems stillborn at the pilot stage.

The only real positive is that Edinburgh makes a splendid location, just a shame that the script doesn't do it justice.


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