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Witnesses: A Frozen Death, BBC4

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Halsall Sun 26-Nov-17 09:52:59

Did anyone see this last night? I enjoyed it. French crime/thriller rather than BBC4's more usual Scandi fare, but quite acceptable grin

They've given the female lead the obligatory unreliable vintage car and made her a slightly OCD single parent, but it's shaping up nicely, I think. 8 episodes in total.

AgentProvocateur Sun 26-Nov-17 10:14:52

I’ve recorded it, and plan on watching it this afternoon or Tuesday night.

AgnesSkinner Sun 26-Nov-17 12:39:38

This is the second series - first series was on Channel 4 a couple of years ago.

Ceto Sun 26-Nov-17 13:46:38

Does the sequence in the opening titles where she goes to a beach house relate to the earlier series?

AgnesSkinner Sun 26-Nov-17 16:15:44

I think it might be the same opening credits, but don't think it particularly relates to the the story though?

ToffeeUp Sun 26-Nov-17 16:18:41

I quite liked it, did chuckle at the obligatory unreliable old car and the leather jacket.

FadedRed Sun 26-Nov-17 16:28:31

Have rewritten this reply (twice) so avoid spoilers.
We watched it and thought the storyline was intriguing, but didn't like some of the female detective's personal life stuff, and thought the medical management of the other woman was highly improbable.
Will be watching next episode to see what happens though.

Ceto Sun 26-Nov-17 16:51:33

I was a bit bemused at their forensic practices. When the cops got onto the bus, the only precaution they took was to put gloves on. I'm sure Emilia Fox would have got dolled up in fetching white overalls first.

ToffeeUp Sun 26-Nov-17 16:58:09

I had to laugh when they went to the farm at the end and they had that long walk through the field all in the open. Plenty of time for anyone on that farm to finish their cup of tea and stroll out via the back smile

Halsall Sun 26-Nov-17 17:12:57

That's interesting, Agnes, I missed that! <heads to C4 site to see if Series 1's still there>

AgnesSkinner Sun 26-Nov-17 17:33:22

It's not on the C4 website - but you can download from iTunes or its on DVD on Amazon.

CoolCarrie Sun 26-Nov-17 17:50:09

I watched both episodes as dh fell asleep after the first one,definitely watching next week. I thought the same about the lack of overalls when they went into the bus, and that was very funny when the police man side kick got into the chest freezer with the sales assistant guy!

LouiseBrooks Sun 26-Nov-17 20:35:43

I remember the first series but didn't remember what it was called and the fact that it was originally on channel 4 threw me.

I really enjoyed it and was pleased to see Josephine from 'Spiral" (best French series ever!) In it. I am looking forward to next week.

Halsall Sun 26-Nov-17 20:45:49

The red-haired woman (assume that's Josephine from 'Spiral'?) really reminds me of Catherine Tate.

ToffeeUp Sun 26-Nov-17 22:56:00

You are right Halsall! That's who she reminded me of, I just couldn't put my finger on it. I looked her up but that didn't help at all and I haven't watched Spiral.

Ginxed Sun 26-Nov-17 23:14:33

Really enjoyed it, we'll have to find series 1 as we missed it on channel 4 as well.

I love the actress playing Josephine, although DH freaked me out as he misread the Guardian write up of her playing an amnesiac as her being anorexic - I was ready to send them a furious email about unhealthy body images grin

BradleyPooper Mon 27-Nov-17 03:41:43

Loved it, made me jump a couple of times, can't wait for the next episodes.

LouiseBrooks Mon 27-Nov-17 12:18:49

The red-haired woman (assume that's Josephine from 'Spiral'?) really reminds me of Catherine Tate

Yes it is. Have to completely disagree that she looks like Tate though.

RhiannonOHara Wed 29-Nov-17 11:05:49

Did anyone watch the first series?
I did, but I can't remember the detail of Sandra's personal life –did she get pregnant with her now young daughter during the series? Is she her ex's child? How did his and Sandra's relationship play out?

ObscuredbyFog Thu 30-Nov-17 01:42:54

I really enjoyed it and was pleased to see Josephine from 'Spiral" (best French series ever!)

Agree 100% Can't wait for a new series of 'Spiral'.

This looks as though it's off to a good start though, very dark isn't it, in an intriguing way.

somanyusernames Thu 30-Nov-17 10:42:05

my DH wants to know if we reckon there are going to be dead babies in this series, (we have no prior spoiler info) as if there is, he can't bear to watch it. Any views?

I'm wondering whether I can find myself the brown jacket she's wearing in series 1!

I found the toddler not having proper childcare really troubling...

LouiseBrooks Sat 02-Dec-17 23:58:53

Wow, that was really creepy tonight!

AnyFucker Sun 03-Dec-17 00:02:39

Have just watched 4 episodes back to back on I player after finding it by chance

What day is it on and is it 2 episodes at a time in real time ?

ToffeeUp Sun 03-Dec-17 00:11:59

BBC4, Saturday 9pm

It's turning into quite a chilling and intriguing story.

AnyFucker Sun 03-Dec-17 00:14:25


2 more episodes next Sat then ?

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