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#1 OFFLINE   Albert Ross

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Posted 13 March 2008 - 10:24 PM

OK, it's 1981.................so why the Maestro driving past the mother's front door????
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Posted 13 March 2008 - 10:31 PM

and the late 80's mk4 escort parked up as well.

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Posted 13 March 2008 - 10:32 PM

Or the 1988 Mark 4 Escort with a V plate screwed on. It was shit (again) tonight - she just ruins the whole thing along with shite acting and the poor choice of cars. Every time they air a shit episode, I wish I'd watched Mitchell+Webb instead.

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#4 ONLINE   Richard

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Posted 13 March 2008 - 10:45 PM

Is the 1981 stuff really happening or is it all in her mind? If it's all in her mind the odd anachronism is understandable. I saw a bit of it by accident tonight and saw Dave's Cortina :D

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Posted 13 March 2008 - 11:29 PM

The motorbike at the start was a Honda MTX 125 and I'm pretty sure they were not introduced until 84ish either.....it's pretty poor when you can't even dig out a Mk3 escort isn't it!
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Posted 14 March 2008 - 03:35 AM

Yeah, yeah....But none of that matters 'cos the action sequences with the quattro are just SOOO good....I suspect that anyone wanting a quattro will be paying a premium for a while at least....I'm not an Audi fan at all, but even I want one now! 8)

Besides which, Gene Hunt must be one of the best TV cops of all time! :D

And I think, if we're honest, we all quite enjoy sitting there pointing out all of the inaccuracies while our bemused partners try to appear as if they give a shit! :lol:
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Posted 14 March 2008 - 06:32 AM

Yes, at least Gene Hunt did fire up the quattro this week! Previously that Victorian tight-rope walking lezza who plays the permed police shrink minx experiencing funny dreams had a green Dolly, but no sign of that this week. You can show your age by getting all the background music after about two notes. Last night we had Tainted Love (Soft Cell), Vienna (Ultravox), Golden Brown (Stranglers) and something by Roxy Music which even my wife can't i/d. Music was 10,000% better in those days! (ask Grandad).

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Posted 14 March 2008 - 06:58 AM

and something by Roxy Music which even my wife can't i/d

It's called 'Same old scene' - one of my faves..
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Posted 14 March 2008 - 09:02 AM

Thank you :) I'm hoping they bring out a CD of Ashes to Ashes music. Have you noticed that we only once in the first episode heard a very short extract from that particular song? Perhaps Mr Jones wants a lot of money for them to use it? They do, of course, have the frowny Bowie Pierrot - which must be a complete mystery to anyone whose never seen that early example of a "music video" (as we used to call them).

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Posted 14 March 2008 - 09:17 AM

A CD of Ashes to Ashes music would be rather good, better still if you could listen to in a Quattro!Noticed the Mk4 Escort but to be honest whilst I do notice it, it doesn't really annoy me as I am enjoying the series. I suppose there will be computer forums where people are posting that ' they didn't use that sort of floppy disk in 1981' but on the whole despite a few inaccuracies I like it.And as long as we get some action sequences featuring the Quattro then I'm happy!

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Posted 14 March 2008 - 10:41 AM

Agreed, it doesn't spoil a great show, it's a bit of fun spotting incorrect stuff.
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Posted 14 March 2008 - 12:46 PM

I still think it's a decent show and I love the retro stuff but the Maestro was a real amateur bit for me especially such a late one at that. For real accuracy there should be more 70s cars about.I've been watching Mad Men on BBC4 set in the early 60s in New York and to me the detailing on that is perfect. Just shows how it can be done right if you want to.

#13 OFFLINE   MrRegieRitmo

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Posted 14 March 2008 - 06:28 PM

http://www.amazon.co...05518417&sr=8-1In theory it should have been alot easier to amass a band of 70s & 80s cars for this show than the job they had to source cars for Life on Mars (which they actually did reasonably effectively, better than they're doing with this one by the sounds of it)! Firstly they already had a pool of 70s cars which they could have reused (maybe given new reg plates so it wasn't so obvious the cars had followed them to London!) and surely there are more early 80s cars around than early 70s! They should have had nearly a 10 year bigger pool of vehicles to find for the show! Bit poor form really, it seems they're trying less hard to win over the enthusiasts & purists this time because they believe that with the success of Life on Mars, they already had a guaranteed audience! :wink:

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Posted 14 March 2008 - 06:33 PM

Seems like they should have set it a few years further into the '80s.




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