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27-08-2018, 09:04 AM
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Any one watch a new series on the beeb last night,it was written by Jed Mercurio the writer of "in the line of duty" .


Looks good to me not sure I'd go onlong the lines of "so gripping you'll have to remind yourself to breath" headline from the Mails critic but hey ho each to his own.



http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz...Bodyguard.html
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27-08-2018, 09:09 AM
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Recorded it for watching tonight.
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27-08-2018, 09:13 AM
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I don't often watch modern dramas but watch this last night based on the pedigree of the writer.

Gripping story that was instantly spoiled for me because I am aware a person like David the main character would be unlikely to be in employed in the post he is in.
I know from some of my late husband's work about the rigorous psychological testing and 'positive vetting' that takes place before a person is trusted to do do certain jobs, David would have failed this on many levels.

A shame,a good story line but I can't get past the fact that it doesn't ring true in spite of using the voices of real people (like news readers) to give it authenticity.
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27-08-2018, 09:15 AM
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Originally Posted by Barry ->
Recorded it for watching tonight.
The second part is on tonight.
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27-08-2018, 09:16 AM
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Originally Posted by Meg ->
I don't often watch modern dramas but watch this last night based on the pedigree of the writer.

Gripping story that was instantly spoiled for me because I am aware a person like David the main character would be unlikely to be in employed in the post he is in.
I know from some of my late husband's work about the rigorous psychological testing and 'positive vetting' that takes place before a person is trusted to do do certain jobs, David would have failed this on many levels.

A shame,a good story line but I can't get past the fact that it doesn't ring true in spite of using the voices of real people (like news readers) to give it authenticity.
Without spoiling it for others isn't it hinted at that the bodyguard is hiding his PTSD.
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27-08-2018, 09:20 AM
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I liked it.
I think just about every ex soldier has PTSD in some way or another.
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27-08-2018, 09:25 AM
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Without spoiling it for others isn't it hinted at that the bodyguard is hiding his PTSD.
Hi Caricature yes there was more than a hint of the PTSD . Even if a person can fool the psychological testing they are unlikely to can get past the 'positive vetting' where even the families and work colleagues of a person are investigated and interviewed.

I am not thinking only about the PTSD but other aspects of David's life that make him unsuitable for the job for a number of reasons.
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27-08-2018, 09:26 AM
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The second part is on tonight.
Yes, I'll record that too to watch tomorrow....
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27-08-2018, 09:58 AM
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I'm watching this too and had exactly the same thoughts as you've said Meg...he wouldn't even be employed in the job as bodyguard in real life so quite a bit of poetic licence going on which does spoil it somewhat.
But I shall keep watching just to see how it pans out.
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27-08-2018, 10:09 AM
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Hi Caricature yes there was more than a hint of the PTSD . Even if a person can fool the psychological testing they are unlikely to can get past the 'positive vetting' where even the families and work colleagues of a person are investigated and interviewed.

I am not thinking only about the PTSD but other aspects of David's life that make him unsuitable for the job for a number of reasons.
Lets not forget its fiction.
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