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The Passing Bells

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susiedaisy Mon 03-Nov-14 19:55:10

Anyone watching?

Clairej81 Mon 03-Nov-14 22:21:31

Yes, just watched it on Sky+. Thought it was good and will be watching tomorrow.

susiedaisy Tue 04-Nov-14 19:45:44


123Jump Wed 05-Nov-14 10:55:40

I'm watching too! although have to watch it the next no spoilers.
It is enjoyable.

AmIthatHot Sat 08-Nov-14 16:21:09

I've just watched the week's worth on I player (although part 1 wasn't there)

It finished 10 minutes ago and I'm still crying

It's quite sad that there has been so little comment on this. I thought it was wonderful

starsandunicorns Sat 08-Nov-14 17:51:12

Watched it too had to blink loads at the end as dh was in room

Shortbutsosweet Sat 08-Nov-14 18:24:58

Very well written, wonderful.

susiedaisy Sun 09-Nov-14 00:05:49

It was good wasn't it. So sad, but very well written.

DaMoves Sun 09-Nov-14 07:34:40

I didn't like the ending.

Clawdy Sun 09-Nov-14 12:30:17

What happened? guess it was unbearably sad?

AmIthatHot Sun 09-Nov-14 13:08:07

I only didn't like the ending because it was unbearably sad.

It really made an impression on me. I watched it because DD said they had been discussing it at school.

I think I might watch it again today.

susiedaisy Sun 09-Nov-14 14:29:26

The ending was sad,

Although it was a relatively 'gentle' drama compared to many films about war it has had quite an impact on me.

I thought it was very clever how in the first episode they showed two families and you grew to like both of them and felt for the mothers who didn't want their boys to go to war, and then they revealed that one family was 'the enemy '

Clawdy Sun 09-Nov-14 15:25:07

Did both boys die?

susiedaisy Sun 09-Nov-14 17:17:15

Do you really want to know??

Clawdy Sun 09-Nov-14 18:14:03

Guess you just answered my question....

susiedaisy Sun 09-Nov-14 18:27:39

Yes they did at the very end

AmIthatHot Sun 09-Nov-14 19:08:56

Will you watch it Clawdy?

Clawdy Sun 09-Nov-14 20:35:47

Feel I ought to watch it, but so much of the coverage today on TV has been distressing, it might be a bridge too far. All the saddest lines from the war poetry keep going through my head!

AmIthatHot Sun 09-Nov-14 21:08:39

I watched a drama a couple of years ago, that was about one night told from different perspectives - Douglas Hodge was in it and was murdered. That stayed with me for days and days afterwards

I felt like that about Passing Bells. One of the lads said something like "in a hundred years, we'll all be gone and all this will just be history". That line resonated. <getting all teary now thinking about it>

I think it will likely be repeated next year. The 7pm slot means a lot of folk missed it

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