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Class series one, episodes one and two

October 22nd, 2016 (09:47 pm)
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So, there is a new Doctor Who spin-off, Class... and my thoughts on the first two episodes, streamed in the UK on BBC Three today, are at The Event Library.

Also posted at http://sir-guinglain.dreamwidth.org/2016/10/22/class-series-one-episodes-one-and-two.html.

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Posted by: daniel_saunders (daniel_saunders)
Posted at: October 22nd, 2016 09:17 pm (UTC)
Leekley

I admit I'm probably going to give this a miss, partly because I'm not a licence payer at the moment and I'm too honest to download illegally, partly because I find talk of postmodern referentiality and gore were off-putting rather than enticing. And even as a child, I hated child protagonists and the miserable time I had at school makes me wary of school stories.

Posted by: daniel_saunders (daniel_saunders)
Posted at: October 22nd, 2016 09:19 pm (UTC)
Leekley

Oh, and what happened to the rule that the Doctor couldn't appear in spin-offs aimed at adults lest young children be enticed into viewing them?

Posted by: parrot_knight (parrot_knight)
Posted at: October 22nd, 2016 11:09 pm (UTC)

Gone with Russell T Davies, I expect...

Posted by: daniel_saunders (daniel_saunders)
Posted at: October 22nd, 2016 11:15 pm (UTC)
Leekley

I always assumed it was official BBC policy!

I had my disagreements with Davies, but he did seem to take seriously the idea of the family audience and worry about what was suitable for the youngest members of the audience. Although in many ways I prefer the current regime, they do seem to have drifted towards producing a series for older children and adults, perhaps driven in part by the later time-slot (I'm not sure which is the chicken and which the egg there, although Strictly would suggest the time-slot came first).

Posted by: parrot_knight (parrot_knight)
Posted at: October 22nd, 2016 11:28 pm (UTC)
MummyIcon

I suspect the timeslot came first too, bar a need not to have the first Peter Capaldi series sitting on the shelf too long,