"Martin" <m...@address.invalid> wrote in message
> On Sunday first of a new series was labelled series 1 Episode 2
> IMDB has https://www.imdb.com/title/tt11639300/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1
Apparently two episodes (1.1 and 1.2) were filmed in a block, but only the
first episode was shown last year. For some reason known only to ITV, they
didn't show the second episode the following week - or any time until now.
Now they have shown 1.2 and are following it on consecutive Sundays with
2.1, 2.2 etc. But ITV on their own site, and the various listings sites,
definitely identify last Sunday's episode as 1.2 and not 2.1 (with all
episodes of Series 2 being incremented 2.2, 2.3 etc).
I've not watched last Sunday's episode yet, so don't give any spoilers
beyond the general story which I know from being an avid reader of Peter
James's Grace novels. I see that next week's episode introduces Cleo Morey
who plays a gradually larger part in subsequent books... The actress looks
as lovely as I imagined the character of Cleo. I understand that a lot of
the crass, sexist comments of Norman Potting have been toned down. Hopefully
we will be spared some of the more extreme descriptions of kidnap victims'
ordeals in some of the novels. I read an article by Russell Lewis who
adapted the novels and he said that one of the problems he had was that the
novels sometimes feature scenes from the baddie's point of view, maybe even
identifying him/her, and these had to be re-written for TV in a way that
didn't identify him until near the end.
I wonder whether they will find a suitably evil child actor to play Bruno,
once he moves to live with Roy and Cleo. And I do hope they find an actor
who is as odious as possible to play ACC Cassian Pewe. Peter's latest novel
Left You Dead nicely rounds off both of these long-running stories: Bruno
was becoming a bore and I was itching for Pewe to get what he deserved.