Thursday, 6 March 2014
LINE OF DUTY
I don't know what the clever critics are saying, but I'm not sure I've ever watched anything quite as gripping as this. The writer, Jed Mercurio, really has to take every plaudit, prize, award available. The tight plotting is Wodehouse-like in its cleverness. The characters are recognisably like us, with faults and virtues, and fleshed out with acting that brings together pathos, shock, anger, confusion in just the right measure. Superb. Two more episodes! Christ, and I thought 4 was going to be the last. To those who have not seen it yet - do not 'pick it up', please. Go from the beginning, and treat yourself.