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Purves + Pekkala (2009)

New Town (original title)
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 ... See full summary »

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Cameron Bowie ...
Atte
Ewan Donald ...
Mr Hendry
Gabriel Quigley ...
Shona Glennie
Natasha Watson ...
Simone
Lucie Crystal ...
Kirsty Glennie
Juliet Cadzow ...
Mrs Showalter
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Duff Purves
Max Bremer ...
Mikko Pekkala
Edith MacArthur ...
Mrs MacIver
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Rhian
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Ernst de Bont
John Bett ...
Archie Linklater
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Walter Bannerman
Daniela Nardini ...
Meredith McIlvanney
Catherine Murray ...
Yvette
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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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When Mrs MacIver leaves the dinner table to answer the door, Rhian drinks most of her glass of wine but in the long shot when Mrs MacIver returns the wine glass is full though it is emptier again in the next shot. See more »

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Dark and wry, with an acute sense of place
17 May 2009 | by (Saffron Walden, UK) – See all my reviews

As a former resident of (the grottier end of) Edinburgh's New Town, I can testify that it's a city district much like any other. For sure, there's the striking Georgian architecture, and a lot of money, particularly in the streets up the top of the hill, but circa 1992, living in the lower reaches didn't feel so very different to living anywhere else: a poky room in Cumberland Street didn't make me feel like a rich man. Annie Griffin's delightful 'New Town', the pilot of a series that never materialised, of course has fun with a rather different notion of the place, full of social climbers and the lairdy class - which is probably no less accurate a vision, even if the truth is a tad less homogeneous. But Griffin's wry script couples acerbic wit, formidable Scottish characterisations (Edinburgh clichés, but bang on the nail) and a very particular sense of place (even my obscure former road was name-checked; and the script pays close attention to the realities of geography, both human and physical, as it guides you around the city's grandest district). In some ways, this does feel like a pilot: you don't yet know the characters well enough to be belly-laughing, and although the start is promising, it's hard to say whether they would have proved to have sufficient depth to sustain an entire series. But if they did decide belatedly to make it, I'd watch.


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