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Hepzibar Sun 01-Oct-17 21:31:59

Group Captain Townsend, Jenny Lee, desperately trying to get their previous characters out of my head.

Liking it so far, not a period I know much about.

spiderbabymum Sun 01-Oct-17 21:38:48

Liking it too. More interesting because it's such an unfamiliar world

thesurreyyouth Sun 01-Oct-17 21:38:59

I don't think I'm in the right mood as I'm struggling to tell the officers apart. I was confused why Mary was being so nice to Alison then realised Alison wasn't having an affair with Mary's husband! Maybe a catch up on iplayer later.

SquareWord Sun 01-Oct-17 21:42:30

I thought exactly the same thing Surrey!

BetterEatCheese Sun 01-Oct-17 21:57:48

Really enjoying it and I know nothing about Aden or the British role there. Very interesting.

Tartyflette Sun 01-Oct-17 22:34:14

I lived in the Middle East (although not Aden) in the 60s and any soldier stationed out there with a fancy mid-noughties haircut of shaved sides, rug on top going down to a point in the middle of the skull at the back, would have sent straight to the barber's. And probably put on a charge too.
It was bizarre in an otherwise authentic looking series.
Apart from that, I enjoyed it. I do remember attacks on the British there, mostly bombs.

Finola1step Sun 01-Oct-17 22:36:48

I wasn't going to watch it but thought I'd give it a try. Glad I did, it was really quite good.

EarlessToothlessVagabond Sun 01-Oct-17 22:37:23

Ha Tarty I noticed that hairdo too! Apart from that I enjoyed this. Will watch again next week.

mrwalkensir Sun 01-Oct-17 23:10:57

weird that all the (topless) men are ...let's say weighty.... when the women aren't - even back in the 80s men weren't that lardy. Would be nice to see a bit more effort put in

WipsGlitter Mon 02-Oct-17 06:34:54

I enjoyed it.

WipsGlitter Sun 08-Oct-17 21:28:53

Anyone watching tonight? I'm still enjoying it!

EarlessToothlessVagabond Sun 08-Oct-17 21:33:33

I am. Is mary going to die do you reckon?

WipsGlitter Sun 08-Oct-17 21:41:30

I hope not!

CoolCarrie Sun 08-Oct-17 21:42:19

I really hope Mary won't die, especially after last week and her sweet little boy being shot at!
I am enjoying this and Stephen Campbell Moore is a brilliant actor ( he is married to Clare Foy)

spiderbabymum Sun 08-Oct-17 21:42:55

Yes watching

But finding it very gruesome viewing tonight

Mary looks gravely ill

spiderbabymum Sun 08-Oct-17 21:45:42

Oh no they have captured a prisoner

Delatron Sun 08-Oct-17 21:57:00

Mary looks well considering....

WipsGlitter Sun 08-Oct-17 21:58:09

Indeed!!

EarlessToothlessVagabond Sun 08-Oct-17 22:04:24

It was good again. Enjoying the music as well. I suspect the character played by Jessie Buckley will be well and truly debauched by wots her name. (Sorry I'm rubbish at remembering character names!)

Optimist1 Sun 08-Oct-17 22:21:10

I surprised myself by enjoying this last week (military stuff isn't usually my thing), and am well and truly hooked now. I agree with Earless that the music is great, although I've had enough of Kitty Lester's "Loveletters" to last me a lifetime!

HyacinthBooquet Mon 09-Oct-17 08:17:03

Am absolutely loving it.

The80sweregreat Mon 09-Oct-17 09:35:49

I've got loveletters on the brain now - dh watched the first episode yesterday afternoon, then ep 2 last night, so i heard that song about 5 times.
i like the actress who plays Alison as she is so believable and Mary was in Eastenders 10 years ago.

It did seem to be a little bit like ' soldier soldier' set in the 1960s.

Mushybanna23 Mon 09-Oct-17 12:20:40

I struggled to follow all the characters but other wise enjoyed it

Dulra Mon 09-Oct-17 21:58:39

Finding it a bit slow but the episode was very tense at times. Very unbelievable recovery from mary I haemorrhaged after all my kids and was in rag order for days after all the blood loss

Polyethyl Mon 09-Oct-17 22:03:24

I'm enjoying it as a soap opera, but it is SO inaccurate militarily it sets your teeth in edge. Why didn't they try to get the uniforms and tactics right?!

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