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  • Anthony
  • Premier Icon jamj1974
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    Anyone else watching ‘Anthony’ on BB1 right now…?

    So terrible…

    Premier Icon jamj1974
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    Was I the only person who watched this terrific and moving Jimmy McGovern fact-based drama – surely not?

    Premier Icon 136stu
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    Fact based drama – meh!

    Premier Icon theotherjonv
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    No, but I have it Sky+’ed to watch later.

    136stu, do you know what it’s about before dismissing it offhand?

    Premier Icon MoreCashThanDash
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    MrsMC watched it and said it was very good. I wasn’t in the mood for something that heavy, I’ll be honest, might catch it on iPlayer another time.

    Premier Icon richardkennerley
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    I watched it. I guess the dismissal of it being fact-based is technically correct. It was an interesting idea and made for a moving end.

    Premier Icon greentricky
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    I found it really moving and the way they did the time shift really effective

    Premier Icon RichPenny
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    I saw a link on the BBC and will definitely watch it, I like the concept.

    Premier Icon augustuswindsock
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    Started watching it but got distracted by dad duty, will be revisiting asap.

    Premier Icon jamj1974
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    Fact based drama – meh!

    It took the true and accurate facts about a racially-motivated and violent end to the promising life of a teenaged boy and then imagined how his life could have turned out… As such it gave some shape and meaning to the premature loss of a young persons life.

    Incredibly poignant.

    If all you came to say was “meh”, you could have scrolled past the thread and left it there really…

    Premier Icon wingnuts
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    Married to a black woman and this happened to her cousin’s son. Same age but not caught the people responsible.
    Hard watch in our household. But it’s important to watch. We might not have achieved in life for a whole host of reasons. But we have life!
    Jimmy McGovern is a god in my eyes. So much social commentary on difficult topics over the years.

    Premier Icon jamj1974
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    Married to a black woman and this happened to her cousin’s son. Same age but not caught the people responsible.
    Hard watch in our household. But it’s important to watch. We might not have achieved in life for a whole host of reasons. But we have life!

    I can only imagine…

    Premier Icon fadda
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    I watched it too, and was moved to tears.
    The way it was presented, as jamj has already said, gave some substance to the tragedy and the effect it might have on the future, which I liked (meaning “appreciated what they had done”) and somehow made it even more tragic for me.
    I don’t have wingnuts’ close alignment to the issues, and treat this kind of thing as education for me.

    Premier Icon 136stu
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    If all you came to say was “meh”, you could have scrolled past the thread and left it there really…

    Sorry Boss but the OP did ask who watched it, not for a critique, so let me leave that there for you now.

    Premier Icon heebyjeeby
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    I found it very moving too…

    Premier Icon jamj1974
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    Sorry Boss but the OP did ask who watched it, not for a critique, so let me leave that there for you now.

    I am the OP…

    Premier Icon 136stu
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