It’s not often I write about drama shows here, but Between The Lines just popped up on Britbox, so I’ve started watching it for the first time since it was first broadcast in 1992. It’s just as good as I remembered it being, and Neil Pearson was an excellent, if suprising, piece of casting.
Something that struck me as I watched the first two episodes though, is the amount of swearing in it. And creative swearing too. But even more so, there were several F-Bombs that have been inelegantly overdubbed with more mild expletives. In the second episode alone, there are three or four in the first ten minutes. It amazes me that the producers thought they’d be able to broadcast these, even in a post-watershed slot, in the early 1990s.
Anyway, let’s have a look at some clippings.
Do all ‘gritty’ dramas have to use the same camera angle for their promo shots?