BBC's Partners in crime

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BBC's Partners in crime

Postby minor65 » Sun Jul 26, 2015 8:09 pm

9pm bbc 1 tonight. Partners in crime. The advert shows a splitscreen traveller being driven through a wooden fence in future episodes
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Re: BBC's Partners in crime

Postby bmcecosse » Sun Jul 26, 2015 8:12 pm

Except it's not a spitscreen....
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Re: BBC's Partners in crime

Postby minor65 » Sun Jul 26, 2015 8:43 pm

Think you'll find it is roy


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Re: BBC's Partners in crime

Postby qwerty165 » Sun Jul 26, 2015 10:21 pm

What I would like to know is how they have such a car being as the description for the programme is as follows:
It's 1952, and Tommy and Tuppence Beresford, an ordinary married couple, are thrust into a web of international espionage after a chance encounter on a return train from Paris.
Quite impresive since the first traveller was not avaliable until October 1953.

Better still acording to DVLA the car dates to 1954:
Registration number: 486 UXR
✔ Taxed
Tax due: 01 July 2016
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Exempt
Vehicle details
Vehicle make :MORRIS
Date of first registration :13 October 1954
Year of manufacture :1954
Cylinder capacity (cc) :1098cc
CO₂Emissions :Not available
Fuel type: PETROL
Vehicle status :Tax not due
Vehicle colour :MAROON
Vehicle type approval :Not available
Wheelplan :2 AXLE RIGID BODY
Revenue weight :Not available


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Re: BBC's Partners in crime

Postby minor65 » Sun Jul 26, 2015 10:27 pm

On the ball there qwerty165. Well done


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Re: BBC's Partners in crime

Postby gtt1951 » Sun Jul 26, 2015 11:03 pm

The car is a fake early Series II. It is a Series III with a taped in screen divider and a false Cheesegrater grill.
It has been fitted with the correct wiper arms and blades, but the screen is a one-piece curved one and there is no "V" in the roof line or bonnet.
Also view topic http://www.mmoc.org.uk/viewtopic.php?t=60967, where this was first raised.
I watched this programme tonight and it was enjoyable - sadly, a number of the vehicles were not from 1952 (or before), including the London Taxi.
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'56 Traveller with 1098 engine.

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Re: BBC's Partners in crime

Postby tysonn » Mon Jul 27, 2015 6:26 am

Agree with the last post.However there was so much going on my old brain has no chance remembering it all until the next episode!
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Re: BBC's Partners in crime

Postby gtt1951 » Mon Jul 27, 2015 8:37 am

I'm revising my earlier observations, having now looked at the episode on BBC iPlayer and freezing frames - there are two Travellers. One is real, the other is a stand-in double for the "rough" scenes.
Unfortunately, for some of us anoraks, we will have noticed the seat-belt anchorage points on the B pillar wood capping - plainly visible behind Tuppence's wigged head close-up, whilst sitting in the Traveller, just prior to going for the "maid's" job.
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Re: BBC's Partners in crime

Postby IaininTenbury » Wed Jul 29, 2015 9:31 am

That's right. Having just seen it myself, theres a lovely looking proper Series 2 traveller which the reg and details apply to, albeit an inappropriate age related plate, and the mocked up 1000 traveller for all the driving scenes... It'll probably meet a sticky end, possibly but the real Series 2 never seems to move on screen.
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Re: BBC's Partners in crime

Postby Gareth » Wed Jul 29, 2015 11:46 am

gtt1951 wrote:Unfortunately, for some of us anoraks, we will have noticed the seat-belt anchorage points on the B pillar wood capping - plainly visible behind Tuppence's wigged head close-up, whilst sitting in the Traveller, just prior to going for the "maid's" job.
I'm so glad it wasn't just me that noticed that...

And when they were in the 'dodgy end of London' (you can tell how well I was concentrating on the plot, can't you?) they were standing next to what looked like the fluted radiator grille of a Daimler saloon. Really? In the 'dodgy end'? Hmmm... :roll: Must've been one of the local gangter's, but surely they'd have had something with a bit more zip and pizzazz?

It's got the makings of a good series, so long as you suspend your disbelief at certain parts of the storyline. There again, I don't think that Tommy and Tuppence were really supposed to be taken as seriously as many of Ms Christie's other sleuths.

Still, now I can imagine all of us sitting down next Sunday night and harrumphing in unision! :lol:
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Re: BBC's Partners in crime

Postby LobbyLudd » Fri Aug 14, 2015 10:33 am

Was the 'stand in' car made a write off I wonder in that recent episode ?.
Looks like someone thumped a dent in the bonnet and was generally told by the director let out their aggression on it for that crash scene after shot when it went through the gate!
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