Thursday, 5 April 2007

Thursday 5 April 2007

working with idiots,
drooling imbeciles, cretins
and brain-dead numpties.

We have been glued to ‘Life on Mars’ since it began, except for the one week when the BBC cancelled it to replace with football. The star of the show is undoubtedly Gene Hunt, the misogynist homophobic violent DCI with a talent for lightning-quick Manc vernacular, played with such verve and conviction by the wonderful Philip Glenister that one cannot help but love him.Since I spent my teenage years in the Seventies, there is obviously a nostalgic edge to my praise, although I don’t remember it being quite so dark or grimy. Maybe that’s just Manchester though. I was in Wrexham where people hoovered now and then.

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