Dial M For Middlesbrough

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Rood Eye

  • Monday 16th December 2019, 10:23pm [Edited]
  • England
  • 4,103 posts

Did anyone else watch this on Gold?

Great cast - shame about the script. :(

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Lazzard

  • Tuesday 17th December 2019, 9:14am
  • Ludlow, England
  • 5,577 posts

Nope. Trailers were enough for me.

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Rood Eye

  • Tuesday 17th December 2019, 9:47am
  • England
  • 4,103 posts

It's perhaps easy to imagine that if you take a group of highly talented comedy actors and point a camera at them, you're bound to record something worth watching.

Indeed, it was that belief that kept me watching Dial M For Middlesbrough after I'd suffered through the first five minutes. I mean it just had to get better: it just had to.

Unfortunately, it didn't.

It was about two hours long but I have to admit I didn't watch all of it or anything like all of it: it literally put me to sleep. :(

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Lazzard

  • Tuesday 17th December 2019, 10:29am
  • Ludlow, England
  • 5,577 posts

If you just dump a bunch of actors in front of a camera without a decent script, they just end up doing their party pieces and it's disjointed mess.
Sadly because the bulk of commissioners can barely read, they just rely on having "that funny bloke off the telly" in it.
The more the merrier as far as they're concerned.

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Billygoatscruff

  • Tuesday 17th December 2019, 10:43am
  • United Kingdom
  • 69 posts

Great cast but absolutely dire a few funny lines but that was it the script was awful

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Chappers

  • Friday 27th August 2021, 9:07pm
  • Surreyish., England
  • 32,539 posts

Just decided to watch it tonight and after about half an hour I gave up. A bit cliched although interesting to see Annette Crosbie and daughter together.

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MrsLogicFromViz

  • Monday 13th September 2021, 6:59pm
  • suburban south London, United Kingdom
  • 2,565 posts

I watched the first one of this particular franchise and yes, a total waste of an extremely talented cast.