TRAITORS

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TRAITORS

Postby LizR » Wed Jun 05, 2019 11:08 am

Has anyone watched this? I found it a curate's egg (i.e. good in parts). Overall I think it worked, but it was almost sunk by anachronisms in the writing - why bother to recreate 1947 down to the last detail then have characters say things like "I'll give you a heads up" ? Can't they do a bit of research on how people actually talked at the time?

Still, the story was pretty good. It's about spies penetrating the Attlee government. Has a very nice mention of Kim Philby just thrown in, I appreciate that sort of attention to detail (see above).
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Re: TRAITORS

Postby StarQuake » Wed Jun 05, 2019 1:34 pm

I watched it when it was on here months and months ago, but I don't remember much about it. I think, like you said, bits of it were good, but not enough to make it memorable. I do remember thinking that Emma Appleton was good in the lead, and I don't think I'd seen her in anything before. Overall not as smart as it wanted to be, but watchable.
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Postby LizR » Wed Jun 05, 2019 10:26 pm

Yes, she was very good. I think you summed it up with "not as smart as it wanted to be, but watchable".
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Re: TRAITORS

Postby Cygnus Prime » Mon Sep 30, 2019 10:39 am

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A British civil servant agrees to spy on her own government for the Americans in the aftermath of WWII.





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