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Just watched the first of the series on the BBC. Was not sure what to
expect as I had not seen any publicity leading up to the broadcast.
I was very pleasantly surprised. Not just with the slowly revealing dark tones of the plot but also with the underlying eroticism from both the female and male protagonists.
There is quite a lot of attention to detail which hand in hand with the competent acting makes this very believable and therefore watchable. I very much hope the same quality is maintained throughout the series.
I have to say that I like the choice of James Nesbitt in the lead role. Not only because he is an actor who demonstrates, very admirably, human frailty but also he can show that hard edged centre which is believably portrayed.
Looking forward, very much, to the next instalment.
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Absolutely brilliant, not just the acting and the plot - but the
beautiful camera work. This really did engage me emotionally.
The acting of the girl Penny was very believable not something that is always the case with British child actors.
Mirren, as per usual, showed incredible talent to plumb the emotional depths of D.I. Tennison. Such a complex character , with so many faults, it is a character made for good TV drama.
My only comment of criticism would be that I find it hard to believe that the headmaster (Tompkinson) confesses to having sex with one of his fourteen year old pupils and is then allowed to walk free?
A great shame that this is the end of the era. I will really miss it.