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« Reply #15 on: March 18, 2009, 01:28:18 PM »
FX have also started showing it from the beginning on a Monday at 11pm, thats where i have started watching it. Monday past was episode 4 i think so you could watch the first few episodes on BBC to get caught up with FX. You will be doing well to see them all on the BBC over a week.
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« Reply #16 on: March 18, 2009, 04:12:05 PM »
FX have also started showing it from the beginning on a Monday at 11pm, thats where i have started watching it. Monday past was episode 4 i think so you could watch the first few episodes on BBC to get caught up with FX. You will be doing well to see them all on the BBC over a week.

Ya, same here Minder, I've been watching those episodes. I think 60 episodes in a week would kill you!!

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« Reply #17 on: March 18, 2009, 08:19:05 PM »
I think it took me 2 weeks to watch the 60.
My torrent download speed could not keep up, otherwise I would have done it in 12 or 13 days.


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« Reply #18 on: March 19, 2009, 10:25:00 AM »
do you need to have seen the first series before you watch the second one?my brother has the second series on dvd, but dunno if i should watch it untill i get to see the first one
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« Reply #19 on: March 19, 2009, 10:29:40 AM »
The second series has only a small connection to the first - it's set in the dockyards, concentrating on the Polish community.  You could probably watch it in complete isolation from all the others, though some of the connections become important in later series.  All other four series concentrate on the gangs (mainly the Barksdale and Stansfield crews).
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« Reply #20 on: March 19, 2009, 10:53:42 AM »
You can watch them in isolation as Billy says but if you are going to watch the whole lot then start with Series 1.
And most probably you are going to watch the whole lot  :)

Series 2 involves the same police characters in another investigation but much of the context for their operations and the character profiles has already been set in series 1
and the assumption is that you know much of this when you watch series 2.
Overall, there is a theme flowing through the 5 series.

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« Reply #21 on: March 19, 2009, 11:09:17 AM »
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Series 2 involves the same police characters in another investigation but much of the context for their operations and the character profiles has already been set in series 1 and the assumption is that you know much of this when you watch series 2.

True, ignore my post.  ;)
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« Reply #22 on: March 19, 2009, 11:25:38 AM »
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« Reply #23 on: March 26, 2009, 09:52:33 PM »
Starts on BBC2 Monday 30th March at 11.20pm. Seems to be only one episode on each night.
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« Reply #24 on: March 27, 2009, 11:51:25 AM »
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« Reply #25 on: March 31, 2009, 12:31:17 AM »
Just watched the first episode and hooked, had seen a few before but good to start watching it from the start and have it all explained, I know Il not see it all on BBC 2 as its on so dam late (which really pisses me off as they show so much shite earlier) but hopefully it will also be available on i player... :)

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« Reply #26 on: March 31, 2009, 08:12:11 AM »
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« Reply #27 on: March 31, 2009, 08:58:35 AM »
Sorry Donagh, but Youtube is blocked at work - is that where they play 'The Body of an American' at the wake?
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« Reply #28 on: March 31, 2009, 09:00:38 AM »
Sorry Donagh, but Youtube is blocked at work - is that where they play 'The Body of an American' at the wake?

Aye, at the first wake (not wanting to give away the one in the final series).
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« Reply #29 on: April 03, 2009, 02:21:13 PM »
The BBC are showing the entire show, 60 episodes, over a week starting on March 30th.

Really? What time is it on?

Not sure what BBC station Lecale but i will say it will be on most of the day for a week if they are going to show 60 episodes in a week
It's on at 11.20 on BBC2 , have watched the first four episodes and am completely hooked , the best thing I've seen on TV for a long, long time
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