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but it bears no relation to what happened in Tottenham beyond a solidarity of fuck you to PC Plod
Like, should I watch Newsnight or Torchwood? IMPORTANT QUESTIONS.
The mismanagement of the Edinburgh tram project, and the squirming by those responsible is pretty epic.
on a council estate in Wythenshawe
one interview section with everyone masked and hooded talking about the thrill of power and the better than sex buzz of running riot
another section out on the street which was more like a standoff between the interviewer and the hoodies
all having the side narrative of a mate of the looters who served in Kosovo and Afghanistan who was at the riots and sympathises with his mates grabbing what they could when they had the opportunity because generally they have nothing
it was most unusual TV with some proper Brasseye moments
I didn't think it was that amazing. I've not seen hardly any of his stuff, but I thought that this kind of stuff is exactly what he does. I think he's chatted to far tougher cookies than a bunch of disaffected Manc yoot mooching around on their BMXs.
Now... can we get back to this Edinburgh trams fandango?
I thought the balance of the characters was fascinating - especially the ex squaddie sitting there on cheap garden furniture surrounded by his mates in full ski hat, sunglasses, hoods up and gloves combos
and that bit were all the yoots came around the corner to line up by the fence to talk to him trying to do their gangster walks while keeping covered up was so awkwardly absurdly hilarious with Donal MacIntyre's Chris-Morris-patented newsreader's SLIGHTLY RAISED VOICE OF CONCERN
...the whole thing was most unusual TV
The ex squaddie guy added a bit of a twist. The whole skimask hoodie outlaw thing was faintly absurd, I guess. But it just seemed like an aextension of the whole pricking about and untouchable thing.
Not sure why, but I felt quite proud of the guy who got his phone out to film them filming him.
The semi-interesting part for me was the bit where the lad on the bmx said that his parents were really strict but there was still nothing they could do to stop him pissing about. Only semi-interesting though, cos there are whole series' of programmes where that dynamic is explored, where the kids are shipped out to arizona boot camp, or africa, or wherever so that they can grow the fuck up. And they're only a step away from supernanny stuff.
Anyway, let's get back on track (pun intended!). These trams aren't gonna talk about themselves.
this is iPlayer stuff, not watchmoviesonline.net bsnss.
I'm live in the passed. It's the 20th century! Amelie Broadhurst through her dog under the London to Brighton run for me!