Friday, 6 February 2009

Law and Order: UK

I went to see a screening of Law and Order: UK at the NFT last night. The episode was followed by a really interesting Q&A panel with Dick Wolf and Chris Chibnall. It was so wonderful to watch the L&O formula applied to a British crime procedural. No killer cam, no landscape acting, no pissed off Mrs and a blistering pace that wasn't going to slow down for anything so mundane as a back story. ITV is going to be really glad it commissioned this.

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

o sounds good

Ben why do blog so little??

anyway - any sign of a start date for Law and Order UK?

bye

Ben said...

I think the clue is in the name of the blog. I'm just not very fast writer and paid work has to come first.

Anonymous said...

saw it too. excellent acting with barely a moment to draw breath. Both the police and prosecutor bits looked so good - high production stuff. Likely to start at the end of the month.

Anonymous said...

23 Feb on itv1

Anonymous said...

Ben any idea why a 1st of a 20 episode series is being billed as 1/7?

Ben Aaronovitch said...

I know they've been commissioned for 13 Episodes (a long season in UK terms) why it's listed as 1/7 is a mystery to me unless ITV are planning to broadcast them as two seasons of 7 and 6.

Anonymous said...

Cheers friend

Anonymous said...

Ben

Could you help settle an argument for me?
How do you feel about your Doctor Who books being illegallty available online?

ps. I liked the DVD of Battlefield alot
pps. I didn't illegally download it

Ben Aaronovitch said...

Illegally available in what way - as eBooks or sold on Ebay or what?

Anonymous said...

the ebooks issue

Ben Aaronovitch said...

I refer the honourable gentleman to the answer given earlier by Harlan Ellison earlier...

Actually I'm going to see if I can embed it further up.