Mayday (BBC1)

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  1. raigraphixs

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    Sunday 3 March, 9pm

    Five-part drama series sees a community thrown into turmoil when its May day queen, 14 year old Hattie, disappears.

    Sophie Okonedo, Aidan Gillen, Peter Firth, Lesley Manville


    Written by Ben Court and Caroline Ip (Whitechapel)

    Directed by Brian Welsh (Black Mirror)

    Mayday Trailer - BBC One
     
  2. krish

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    I forgot about this ... was it any good?
    ... appears to be 'stripped' on BBC1 at 9pm nightly through to this Thursday night with its finale
     
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    Was going to watch it, but I can't be doing with these one episode a night for a week type things, just haven't got time to watch them and couldn't record it because it clashes with other stuff later in the week.

    If it's any good I'll try and catch it on iPlayer.
     
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    My thoughts exactly. Hate it when they do it, it always seems like they're just rushing to get the show out there. I'd love to know if these 'stripped' things ever work, ratings-wise.
     
  5. raigraphixs

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    Thought it was a good first whodunit episode, a lot of the male characters seem shifty, then it probably means it was a woman

    There is a lot of +1 channel so some clashes can be avoided, or iplayer is an option
     
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    Forgot about this, will iplayer the 1st and rec the rest.
     
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    Looks OK. Lots of back story hinted at and not expanded fully yet. Possibly they've gone a bit over the top with setting up a multitude of suspicious characters.
     
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    Got the 1st episode watched last night, am I the only one who thought the girl didn't look 14?
     
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    Episode 2

    More tension and a major cliff hanger that changes things
     
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    A wild stab in the dark, I'm going for the only bloke they haven't portrayed as a possible killer - the bloke who works in the shop that Linus visits.:eek:
     
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    Yeah, when riding the bike she looked about 30
     
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    Is it just me that thinks the girl isn't dead, it's more about how people get suspicious of each other and such
     
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    The creepy guy Seth is well played.
     
  14. raigraphixs

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    Yeah im thinking that



    True.

    Good tense 3rd episode.
     
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    despite the body being found I think I'm still right for a different reason. Hatty killed her twin, the dark haired girl is actually Hatty and its the other one that's dead
     
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    interesting theory, never thought of that, as
    i can't recall how identical the twins were, or not

    in this day and age you would think someone from the police would follow up on that line of investigation, or just bring it up as a theory, i assume they watch tv and films with similar plots
     
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    can't recall if they are identical either but it was what the nutter guy said in the preview for tonights episode, it was something like "she's not dead, she's changing" that made me think of it. I'm thinking hatty had some secret, maybe sleeping with linus' dad or something else linked to that bag of his, the sister found out and was going to say something so she killed her and took her identity
     
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    watching now and they are identical, right down to the mole on her top lip so still going with my theory
     
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    Typically rubbish ending to terrestrial dramas of late, massive let down
     
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    I've got these saved on my TiVo. Is it worth spending 5 hours watching this?
     
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    Ignore me, it's pretty good in fairness, better than many of late. It's a good look at how suspicious a community can be when faced with a tragedy
     
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    Enjoyed the finalé, overall it was more about the community (even magic) and characters than just who and how the person was killed. Liked the way it tied in with the other den character. Did enjoy this series. Now for Broadchurch and Lightfields, both on iTV, and usually a let-down channel for drama.

    What's happened to DNA, would there be none reliable due to the outdoor elements?
    as i could not believe that police mum set up Everett, that was a surprise, more than who the killer was, at least they cannot hold him, due to magic :D

    Loved the look on their faces at the end when the sister cycled past, she had a grin on her face as she drove off, so she did not actually know it was him who killed Hattie, she is just going around scaring people :D the worry is she might be killed to!
     
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    for me -
    hattie tried to contact her sister with the stones as her sister pointed out that it was how people used to throw stones at someone's window to get their attention, this was how hattie got her sisters attention, her sister also said how she never saw the world the same way as hattie, hence the reason why she changed her appearance to see the world through her eyes, also as a twin they communicate better than normal siblings, as hattie was into black magic im guessing she made the evidence at the police station disappear so that the real killer was brought to justice, and hattie guided her sister along the same route she took and when she saw the policeman who killed her she pointed to him to show her it was him and her death will stay with him forever, if you remember about the spell she cast before she was killed she told him it only worked if he believed it would, this is sort of like putting a new curse on him
    - i loved the ending though.
     
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    Just caught the finale last night.

    Did anyone think Aiden Gillen looked far too 'Hollywood' for a chap who doesn't work and claims benefits for years?

    I was a wee bit taken aback at the ending, thought it was better than the usual Police capture the real guy then fade to black a'la early The Bill.
     

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