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Traces BBC1 full series on IPlayer

(16 Posts)
trisher Wed 06-Jan-21 18:53:16

Maatin Compston is good at playing parts where you are never sure if he is a baddy or a goodie!!! Like this!

Pittcity Wed 06-Jan-21 09:40:00

Yes Poppyred it was on Sky and is out on DVD.
The BBC have to fill their schedules and this is one of the better offerings.

Alegrias1 Wed 06-Jan-21 09:37:25

I spotted City Square and the West End last night Floradora9. It made me laugh that they were meant to have walked all the way from the Perth Road to the top of the Law and they weren't even out of breath grin

Floradora9 Tue 05-Jan-21 14:59:39

Little of it filmed in Dundee sadly you will see Desperate Dan's statue . It was from an idea from Val McDermid .

Poppyred Tue 05-Jan-21 13:56:08

I’ve seen this before, so it’s not new. I enjoyed it, can’t remember the ending, so will watch again.

Jane10 Tue 05-Jan-21 13:52:50

Oh no! I can't stand that Martin Compston. I was quite enjoying it but when I saw he was in the trailer for the next episode I decided not to bother with watching further.

GillT57 Tue 05-Jan-21 13:45:12

Oh, I hadn't spotted that, will give it a go as I really like Val McDermid's books.

Pittcity Tue 05-Jan-21 13:01:36

We enjoyed the first episode. Looking forward to the second as Martin Compston is in it!!

Alegrias1 Tue 05-Jan-21 13:00:34

I watched this mainly because I know Dundee very well and I was interested to see how they portrayed it. I thought it was a bit convoluted but I'll persevere tonight. I also got very annoyed by the fact that all of the characters seemed to have Glasgow accents!

If I had to bury a body in Dundee it wouldn't be up the Law grin

kircubbin2000 Tue 05-Jan-21 12:57:20

This was on last year and I enjoyed it. A bonus is that Martin Compston is in it.

Calendargirl Tue 05-Jan-21 12:30:46

Amelia Bulmore is a co writer on this, not sure if that’s from Val McDermid’s original idea, she also wrote Scott and Bailey (Amelia).

BlueBelle Tue 05-Jan-21 12:15:26

I found this promising last night will carry on with it ‘with hope in my heart’ as Gerry would have said (I can’t say those words without singing them now)

sodapop Tue 05-Jan-21 12:10:36

I tried watching this before but found it a bit weak. Val McDermid has ups and downs with her writing and characters I find, some much better than others.

Septimia Tue 05-Jan-21 11:49:30

Anything Val McDermid (it's from an idea of hers) is well written and worthwhile. The MOOC mentioned was actually available on Futurelearn and was produced by Dundee Uni. If the course is still available, it's interesting if you find forensics fascinating.

Sparklefizz Tue 05-Jan-21 11:40:45

Ok. I'll give it a spin. Thanks NanKate

NanKate Tue 05-Jan-21 11:25:16

I watched episode 1 and think this has potential.