The Take (2009)

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 Jimmy (4 episodes, 2009)
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 Freddie (4 episodes, 2009)
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 Maggie (4 episodes, 2009)
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 Jackie (4 episodes, 2009)
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 Maddie (4 episodes, 2009)
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 Lewis (4 episodes, 2009)
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 Joseph (4 episodes, 2009)
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 Kim (4 episodes, 2009)
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 Police Constable (4 episodes, 2009)
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 Patricia (3 episodes, 2009)
Obi Abili ...
 Des (2 episodes, 2009)
Macdara Joyce ...
 Little Jimmy (2 episodes, 2009)
René Zagger ...
 Altay Nevzat (2 episodes, 2009)
Sammy Williams ...
 Little Freddie (2 episodes, 2009)
Jenny Kavanagh ...
 Kimberly (2 episodes, 2009)
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 Fatik Nevzat (2 episodes, 2009)
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 Freddie Senior (2 episodes, 2009)
Gary Murphy ...
 Tony the Barman (2 episodes, 2009)
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Good portrayal of a psycho + Brian Cox
18 June 2009 | by (Ireland) – See all my reviews

Only watched half an episode, and already like it.

Brian Cox is always worth watching, but his young protogée is a psycho worth a glance as well. Shades of the Krays in the masked but finally explosive violence.

Only thing I would have improved on so far is the engine in the Capri (well it's the '80's) - it's only a 1.6 Laser. Hadn't the props boys heard of the 3 litre, or depending on the actual timescale the final 280.

The title might have been suggested by Peter Gabriel's lyric "if you don't get given, you learn to take" - but that was about something entirely different. (Peter Gabriel - "I shoot into the sun") Good stuff.

OK, coming back to edit my comments, and noticing a few of you didn't find the comment useful. Bugger off!.

Watching the final episode now, and it's just reinforcing my initial thoughts. This is hard stuff. Like Eastenders (which I don't watch deliberately) on smack. Baseball bats, and even shades of Hostel.

Pay careful attention to the scene in the hairdressing salon between the sisters, when one "wants to look like" the other. Desperate situation.

Finally, not only Brian Cox but the entire cast do an excellent job, and the part of the "wronged sister" is played by someone with such subtle eye movements that I hope her star rises quickly.


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