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Murder in the Car Park

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purpleme12 Sat 20-Jun-20 22:58:54

Just watching episode 1 now.
Did anyone watch this?
It just seems wierd watching the dramatisation bits, like it's done really awkwardly

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feedingfrenzyatfive Sun 28-Jun-20 22:00:10

Me and DH have been watching it. It's very interesting but I have to agree regarding the reconstructions and acting with special reference to the nylon wigs!?

purpleme12 Tue 30-Jun-20 22:45:47

Very dodgy, all the people in this

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JuniLoolaPalooza Wed 01-Jul-20 00:25:45

I just watched the first 2 episodes. I am in shock tbh! So much corruption and shady dealings. How will they ever convict anyone?!

purpleme12 Wed 01-Jul-20 00:27:05

Well I'm not sure they will now

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JuniLoolaPalooza Wed 01-Jul-20 00:30:59

Well no. But when I started watching it I did not expect to end up at Leveson enquiry via David Mellor. Bloody hell.

Rachelran Wed 01-Jul-20 00:32:13

There is a podcast about this that is much better than the channel 4 series.

ageingdisgracefully Wed 01-Jul-20 08:08:15

It reminded me of those Netflix documentaries that go on forever and throw titbits of information on now and again to keep you hooked.

I doubt this will ever be solved now. There's too much in the public domain. I reckon the dodgy neighbour with the stepson (?) in the police force did it or was heavily involved but there's not enough evidence now.

ageingdisgracefully Wed 01-Jul-20 08:09:04

Where's the podcast rachelran please?

purpleme12 Wed 01-Jul-20 08:40:29

Yes I can't see how it can be solved now

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CupcakesK Wed 01-Jul-20 08:43:38

The podcast is called Untold: the Daniel Morgan murder (available on Spotify etc) Much better than the TV series and explains everything. Although it’s not ‘solved’, by the end of the podcast, you’ll know who the culprits are

purpleme12 Wed 01-Jul-20 09:03:58

Are they not the same as in the programme?

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CupcakesK Wed 01-Jul-20 09:52:51

There’s a lot more detail and where the tv show alludes to things, it’s more explicitly explained in the podcast

ageingdisgracefully Wed 01-Jul-20 12:31:28

Cheers Cupcakes. smile

MonsteraCheeseplant Wed 01-Jul-20 12:32:27

Yes you must listen to the podcast called Untold: The Daniel Morgan Murder - it's MILES better than the tv show.

ageingdisgracefully Wed 01-Jul-20 22:09:38

There's a book too. smile.

Really cheap on Kindle.

bibs124 Wed 01-Jul-20 22:12:29

I found this programme really hard to keep up with.. does it get any better? I gave up after the first ep

purpleme12 Wed 01-Jul-20 22:16:00

It was a bit hard to keep up with to be fair

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ageingdisgracefully Thu 02-Jul-20 08:14:33

I felt there were huge chunks of information missing and thus was a shame. I didn't feel it was a documentary as such and felt dissatisfied by it.

I also think that there was too much gratuitous drama.

I think crime documentaries should be just that - crime documentaries with proper timelines and established facts. No conspiracies please! I'm old school, mesmile.

I'm reading the book now though and it's much more satisfying. I'm going to try the podcast too, when I have time.

MonsteraCheeseplant Thu 02-Jul-20 08:31:25

tbh I thought the tv doc was a bit shit. Hard to follow and I knew the story already. I guess for time reasons they had to miss out a lot of information and it was interesting to get a more balanced perspective. For sure, go to the podcast (or book but I haven't read it so couldn't say).

JuniLoolaPalooza Thu 02-Jul-20 23:31:43

I've watched them all now. I hope it's not too much of a spoiler to marvel at them leaving out thr Margaret Harrison stuff til the end! And the car phone. Puts quite a different complexion in the first episode once you know that stuff.
Might have a look for the book. The corruption stuff is just awful.

ageingdisgracefully Fri 03-Jul-20 09:07:05

Juni the book is brilliant. I'm about 30% through.

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