The Other One

The Other One. Image shows from L to R: Tess (Rebecca Front), Cathy (Ellie White), Cat (Lauren Socha), Marilyn (Siobhan Finneran).

The Other One

Comedy about two sisters who had no idea the other existed until their father drops dead

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Samtiff

  • Saturday 9th September 2017, 3:28pm [Edited]
  • Bristol, United Kingdom
  • 6 posts

Not sure the premise is quite the same really. In Back the main characters are not related, and in fact Webb's character only lived with the family for 6 months. The death is the link perhaps. However, I think BBC putting up anything against Back is a dodgy move. Thank heavens for iPlayer and All 4. I never watch things when they are actually on the tele any more.

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Hercules Grytpype Thynne

  • Sunday 10th September 2017, 12:28am
  • England
  • 19,414 posts

I didn't say it was the same, I said it was similar i.e. Father dies and two children meet up again - two sitcoms coming out at the same time, aired at exactly the same time, on the same day; but on different channels.

Seems odd to me.......................or spooky................or providence.................or old boys network.

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zooo

  • Sunday 10th September 2017, 12:05pm
  • United Kingdom
  • 69,234 posts

The Other One is written and produced by women, so not old boys in a literal sense at least!
Those coincidences do happen though. Like when Armageddon and Deep Impact came out at the same time. Or Antz and A Bug's Life.

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zooo

  • Thursday 14th September 2017, 1:56pm
  • United Kingdom
  • 69,234 posts

Loved this. Very funny, and none of them are horrible people. Which is kind of refreshing.

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Chappers

  • Thursday 14th September 2017, 8:23pm
  • Surreyish., England
  • 32,347 posts

Have you seen it zooo? It's supposed to be on tonight.

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zooo

  • Thursday 14th September 2017, 8:57pm
  • United Kingdom
  • 69,234 posts

Unless I'm in a parallel universe, I'm pretty sure it was on last night!

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Alfred J Kipper

  • Thursday 14th September 2017, 9:08pm
  • Aldershot, England
  • 6,633 posts

It's the trading of ideas in a highly competitive industry. Ideas and themes of potential hit movies have been leaked, sold, obtained by agents and spies for decades and has itself been the subject or part subject of several Hollywood movies. There are probably examples from almost every year when two similar themed movies are released. The timing can be almost identical simply because the 'copy' wants to be released first to establish its originality in the minds of the audience and critics.

If the insider pulls off a clean job ie. doesn't get rumbled by the prod co. who've optioned or commissioned the first piece then the rival prod co. the agent sells it to has the time to make a decent picture by not rushing, especially if the insider passes on top info like projected finish date of filming and release date by distributor and copies of the screenplay drafts. It can make the agent richer than the writers, especially if it's a hit and the poor copied original movie screening weeks later then gets labelled as the copy or rip off. That, they say is 'Hollywood', or more generally now the whole film and TV industry. :( It can also happen when an unscrupulous agent has sold similar screenplays to two rival prod co.s. If they air exactly together then it can signal a compromise, someone smells a rat and the two broadcasters agree to nullify the other, to avoid legal action.

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Chris Hallam

  • Thursday 14th September 2017, 10:15pm
  • Exeter, United Kingdom
  • 542 posts

It was on Wednesday. Sure to get a series. Good stuff. I prefer it to Back.

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Hercules Grytpype Thynne

  • Saturday 16th September 2017, 4:06pm
  • England
  • 19,414 posts

Managed to get round to watching this now and thoroughly enjoyed it - hoping it gets a series. Wouldn't say it was better than Back as personally I am finding them equally as funny in their own way.

Loved the set up in the church and the outburst. :D

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jsg

  • Monday 11th May 2020, 10:29pm
  • United Kingdom
  • 463 posts

The lows aren't particularly low, the highs aren't particularly high. I feel numb.

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Sitcomfan64

  • Friday 5th June 2020, 9:40pm
  • England
  • 865 posts

Well that was the best pilot I've seen in a long time. I laughed all the way through, flawed characters but with a warmth woven through, very impressed, Holly Walsh is really on a roll with this and Motherland. Really looking forward to the series.

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Bonzo

  • Saturday 6th June 2020, 8:32pm
  • London, England
  • 839 posts

I loved it, looking forward to the full series next week!

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Aaron

  • Sunday 7th June 2020, 3:09pm
  • Royal Berkshire, England
  • 68,880 posts

I rewatched it too, and enjoyed it more than I'd remembered. I'm now much more looking forward to see what the series proper provides.

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G180e

  • Sunday 7th June 2020, 5:08pm
  • Wolverhampton, England
  • 3,401 posts

I watched the pilot on Friday, wasn't expecting to like it but I really enjoyed it. Looking forward to viewing the rest of the series.