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Post  candyfloss on Wed 29 Oct 2014, 10:40 am

Freedom wrote:http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b04n9p9c/the-missing-episode-1

Link to the first episode for those who can access it.

Very intriguing - I shall definitely keep watching.
Thanks for link, I am sure many didn't see it.

I saw most of it but fell asleep at the end, about the last 10 mins, but have taped it anyway.  It was very good imo, very tense.

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Post  Justformaddiemccann on Wed 29 Oct 2014, 10:44 am

Just watched it. But, the dad went for a drink, BUT brought his son with him, when police needed a recent pic, PARENTS had one of that day on there camera, and even 7yrs later, you can still see the PAIN on the fathers face, and he's just an actor! It does make me go WTF again.
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Post  Guest on Sun 02 Nov 2014, 9:24 am

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/women/mother-tongue/familyadvice/11199874/The-Missing-technology-that-can-prevent-your-children-vanishing.html

Comments are also interesting.

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Post  Freedom on Tue 04 Nov 2014, 11:27 am

http://home.bt.com/lifestyle/family/what-would-you-do-if-your-child-went-missing-11363939928354

The McCanns could be used as a template of how NOT to behave when your child goes missing.
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Post  Tristar on Tue 04 Nov 2014, 10:50 pm

It's only a drama - I know, but scratch the veneer etc.:

Ken Stott - brilliant actor that he is - brought a touch of the gothic to proceedings tonight.

Stott's character (a rich construction type) puts up a 100.000 Euro reward to find Oliver

Then - in the final scene - he meets with the only suspect (so far) in the case - a paedophile - later released

- tells him he arranged the suspect's alibi - and asking him in no uncertain terms to forget they ever knew each other.

Stott's character btw. has a sailing boat.

And in the penultimate scene - set in St Pancras, the reporter tells Oliver's mum - 'I know what you and your husband did'
- she runs out of the café.

Couple of signposts but probably just artistic license .


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Post  Andrew on Tue 04 Nov 2014, 10:55 pm

Ahh - Sh!t. Totally forgot it was on tonight. Was glued to the footy earlier. Bugger.

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Post  Tristar on Tue 04 Nov 2014, 11:06 pm

Sure to be on the I-player in a jiffy

ETA: I reckon it's on already:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b04nyq1y/the-missing-2-pray-for-me
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Post  bellisa on Tue 04 Nov 2014, 11:58 pm

Tristar the similarities are uncanny.

Their clothing, the build of the parents, mother praying in the church, the generous guy just wanting to help as he's been successful.

Its quite eerie.
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Post  Tristar on Wed 05 Nov 2014, 12:01 am

on the strength of these first 2 episodes - there is way too much overlapping of (admittedly folklore) McCann stuff
for this to be an accident.

If I was a betting person, I'd bet that members of the writing team for this drama were members of the Mirror forum
too - when the Sol reports hit us in the face like a very wet haddock - or should that be seabass?

ETA

And not being nostalgic here but before the home secretary allegedly pulled the plug on the Mirror forum/3a they had 7000  contributors - peaking when the good doctors were being arguidoed


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Post  Tristar on Wed 05 Nov 2014, 12:03 am

bellisa wrote:Tristar the similarities are uncanny.

Their clothing, the build of the parents, mother praying in the church, the generous guy just wanting to help as he's been successful.

Its quite eerie.

quite right - the RC church scene - pivotal

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Post  bellisa on Wed 05 Nov 2014, 12:06 am

Yeah I agree, I really find it hard to believe its not based on the disappearance of madeleine.

Interested to see how it pans out.

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Post  TheTruthWillOut on Wed 05 Nov 2014, 12:12 am

As well as stuff already mentioned, I thought the French CID getting the parents bank statements and case review/re-opening were both "nods" to this case.

But only us nerds would get the references.....
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Post  bellisa on Wed 05 Nov 2014, 12:16 am

Thats true TTWO. Just said it to hubby and he agreed but only when brought to his attention.

Its a very good series so far. I love the english/french mix.
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Post  Tristar on Wed 05 Nov 2014, 12:20 am

quote="TheTruthWillOut"]As well as stuff already mentioned, I thought the French CID getting the parents bank statements and case review/re-opening were both "nods" to this case.

But only us nerds would get the references.....[/quote]

And you are correct in this

We may have our nerdy club - unless someone with a public profile stands up and is counted

(Suppose the D-notice prevents this)

We just go around in circles like bath ducks when the plug is pulled

I still have a hope that John Stalker speaks out again

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-490254/McCanns-hiding-big-secret-police-chief-claims.html
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Post  chirpyinsect on Wed 05 Nov 2014, 9:00 am

TheTruthWillOut wrote:As well as stuff already mentioned, I thought the French CID getting the parents bank statements and case review/re-opening were both "nods" to this case.

But only us nerds would get the references.....
I will be watching this episode on catch up tonight with hubby and 2 friends none of whom share my interest in this case. It will be interesting to see if they spot any similarities to the McCann case from any disinformation they may have gleaned from MSM. I will not provide any commentary and observe their take on it.
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Post  Tristar on Tue 11 Nov 2014, 8:40 pm

On again tonight 9pm BBC 1
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Post  chirpyinsect on Tue 11 Nov 2014, 8:45 pm

Tristar wrote:On again tonight 9pm BBC 1

Got it on record as too late for me here
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Post  Andrew on Tue 11 Nov 2014, 8:55 pm

Thanks for the remind. Totally forgot again that it's on a Tues.

Do us a favour and remind us next week as well. About 10 mins prior should do the trick Very Happy

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Post  Guest on Tue 11 Nov 2014, 8:57 pm

Tristar wrote:On again tonight 9pm BBC 1

I really want to watch it but having the McCanns BS stuffed down our throats for the past 7 years I don't think my stomach is up to it, so I will just read all your reports on it.

It does sound good though going by the reports of the French CID getting hold of the parents' bank statements and case/review - reopening, but I still don't think I've got the stomach to sit through 8 episodes or however long it is.



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Post  Tristar on Tue 11 Nov 2014, 10:15 pm

Andrew, consider me your personal concierge service Very Happy

Spoiler alert:

Oliver's father has a rather violent side to him - hospitalised a chap who he thought had designs on his wife
(and later nearly strangles to death the paedophile who was ruled out as a suspect)

His father in law - paid the victim of the imagined love rival some hush money (this relates to the convo between Tony - the father and his fil - about revenge being a possible motive for the abduction) - the cops question dad about this - and about a fractured ankle Oliver suffered - did dad have owt to do with it?

Romany gypsies featured - an undercover cop who infiltrated them - related a plot to move a 'package' - not drugs or arms
to Lyon and from there to Thailand. Sexual trafficking was mentioned.

The undercover cop met a sticky end.

Ken Stott is well freaky - painting a picture whilst discussing the reward money - when Stott comes off the phone - he glances at the
picture and says almost lovingly - 'well my lovely' - we never see the pic.

And then the cliff hanger at the end - Oliver was caught on video - being dragged away from the window in the house
where the hand drawing of his dad was found.

Chilling

Much more besides - maybe someone wants to fill in the blanks.

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Post  Andrew on Tue 11 Nov 2014, 10:31 pm

All I can say is the ending left me feeling rather distressed.

I hope that this concludes in a happy way.

Gripping stuff I must say.

Noticed Chop Suey mentioned on another thread about Fawlty Towers. Need to watch some of that now to cheer myself up a bit.

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Post  Tristar on Tue 11 Nov 2014, 10:31 pm

Don't Forget Madeleine wrote:
Tristar wrote:On again tonight 9pm BBC 1

I really want to watch it but having the McCanns BS stuffed down our throats for the past 7 years I don't think my stomach is up to it, so I will just read all your reports on it.

It does sound good though going by the reports of the French CID getting hold of the parents' bank statements and case/review - reopening, but I still don't think I've got the stomach to sit through 8 episodes or however long it is.  



Yep that was number 3 - 5 more to go

And I would not be able to stomach it either - if the writing/acting and general production values - were not
as mesmerising - as the French TV drama - 'The Returned' - different subject matter entirely - but just as atmospheric.
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Post  Tristar on Tue 11 Nov 2014, 10:33 pm

Andrew wrote:All I can say is the ending left me feeling rather distressed.

I hope that this concludes in a happy way.

Gripping stuff I must say.

Noticed Chop Suey mentioned on another thread about Fawlty Towers. Need to watch some of that now to cheer myself up a bit.


The ending is distressing - they signposted it for the audience though - when the detective said to Tony - 'Do you REALLY want to see this?'

So there was some warning for the audience.
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Post  Tristar on Tue 11 Nov 2014, 10:41 pm

One tiny detail:

Obviously Oliver's mum is very upset - so her mother produces some pills with the words 'these will make you get some rest - you can get them over the counter here - they are not that strong'

Reminded me of Greece some 10 years ago - when I went to a dispensing chemist as I was suffering with a gum infection - and
was given a full course of antibiotics. Doctor/dentist consultation not a requirement then.

Different countries = different rules
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Post  Guest on Tue 11 Nov 2014, 11:02 pm

Tristar wrote:
Don't Forget Madeleine wrote:
Tristar wrote:On again tonight 9pm BBC 1

I really want to watch it but having the McCanns BS stuffed down our throats for the past 7 years I don't think my stomach is up to it, so I will just read all your reports on it.

It does sound good though going by the reports of the French CID getting hold of the parents' bank statements and case/review - reopening, but I still don't think I've got the stomach to sit through 8 episodes or however long it is.  



Yep that was number 3 - 5 more to go

And I would not be able to stomach it either - if the writing/acting and general production values - were not
as mesmerising - as the French TV drama - 'The Returned' - different subject matter entirely - but just as atmospheric.

I've just read your post Tristar from 10.15 p.m about Ken Stott being in it, oh my goodness if I knew that I would have been glued from the first episode.  I've obviously missed out on some riveting programming.

Don't get me started on "The Returned", flippin' heck talk about weird and creepy (yet enthralling at the same time), that series was on another planet to anything else I've ever watched!   Shocked


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