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For those who do not have a subscription to the Times, we quote below parts of their review of Episode 1
It returned with fewer of the muddy Yorkshire landscapes that made it distinctive and more of that incidental tango music that makes you wonder in what way this tale of middle-aged and pensionable love resembles a dance noted for its drama. My guess is writer Sally Wainwright made an off-colour Marlon Brando joke in a script meeting, the air conditioning changed and the title stuck … Given the right moment, Wainwright’s dialogue can be properly arresting. When, however, both [Gillian and Caroline] agreed that if Gillian had got pregnant by John it would “thicken the plot”, I wanted to shout something needs to. This episode spent a lot of time taking stock. Who was making the sauce? … As John, Tony Gardner pulls off making us care a little for an obviously hopeless case of arrested libido. John was punished last night by Wainwright in a way only a writer knows how: he was dropped by his publisher … So wherefore art our elderly Romeo and Juliet, Alan and Celia? With Alan recovered from his coronary and Celia past her sudden attack of homophobia, there was rather little for Derek Jacobi and Anne Reid to do. They are beginning to bore me. Something needs to thicken their plot pronto. Adopt a more satisfactory pair of daughters, perhaps?
Episode 2.4 Radio Times | Telegraph | Unreality TV | Times UK (subscription required) – its written by the same reviewer who wrote that scathing review of episode 2.1 (see above); apparently, he’s had an ever so slight change of opinion about the show! | Independent
Walker has been so strong, in fact, that if Danish television comes along one day soon and poaches her, it’ll be no surprise.
The Arts Desk
Ed : Never mind Danish TV (no offence to the Danes), Hollywood really should come and sign Nicola pronto!!! 😀
Episode 2.1 On first broadcast (i.e. not counting the repeats on iPlayer etc.), 6 million (24.3% share), marginally down from last year’s debut of 6.2 million (25.5% share). However the consolidated figures climbed to 7.42 million. Woohoo!!!
Episode 2.2 6.3 million (27.6% share) – this is an improvement on the best figures the show achieved during the Series 1 run last year. Congratulations to all cast and crew!
Episode 2.3 4.5 million – the show was on against a reality show, “I’m a celebrity … get me out of here” and viewing figures suffered as a result.
Episode 2.4 5.7 million (24.6% share).
Episode 2.5 5.79 million (25.8% share) – an improvement on the Episode 2.4 viewing figures. Woohoo!
Episode 2.6 5.64 million (23.9%)
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