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TV: J is for...

Juliet Bravo

UNLIKE DR WHO, was not the name of the person as well as the programme. Comfortable 50-minute northern provincial policewomanry starring STEPHANIE TURNER/ANNA CARTERET as Inspector Jean Darblay/Kate Longton. Heroine battled against usually boorish baiting from male peers and “difficult” domesticities.

6 Comments

6 Comments

  1. KrisB

    May 24, 2009 at 2:45 am

    I’m revisiting tvcream for the first time in a few years and it appears that the entries have been edited of their “funnyness”…for instance whoever wrote up this entry included in it’s original form a reference to a wicked absurdist piss-take of said programme by Alexei Sayle, but it is now omitted thus depriving me of the laughs i need….a milder form of editing occurs on the “That’s Life” entry which surely ironically exaggerated the supposed hilarity of “The Red Barrows” with the parenthetically added “HAHAHAHA” …critically CAPITALIZED!!…it makes a difference …sorry to sound like a bit of whinger (and merely on the basis of two fondly recalled entries) but i hope the caustic humour of the entire site hasn’t been toned down by “Teh Powers That Be”…thanks anyways !

  2. TV Cream

    May 24, 2009 at 7:51 pm

    Thanks for the comment, Kris. Content-wise, at the moment this version of TVC is a straight cut’n’paste from the site at tv.cream.org… Where it’s been since 1997. So no tinkering with the text at this point. That said, a year or so back the whole A-Z was given a little tickle, to correct long standing errors, and to add new entries. Maybe it was at this point a couple of those lines got the bullet. But, no. No pressure from The Powers That Be.

    Who *are* The Powers That Be? Are they ‘Them Upstairs’ off of POINTS OF VIEW?

  3. Palimpsest

    August 1, 2014 at 10:51 pm

    Gyroscope police badge motif and a strange episode about glue sniffing.

  4. Richard16378

    August 2, 2014 at 1:10 pm

    This was a favorite of my Mum’s & sometimes I was allowed to watch it.

    I’ve lenty of memories of moments of various episodes.

  5. THX 1139

    February 1, 2018 at 3:23 pm

    Remember the episode with the bloke who wanted to commit suicide, but was talked down then in the last moments of the episode jumped straight through a plate glass window to his death? Happy Saturday, everyone!

    • Richard16378

      February 1, 2018 at 6:28 pm

      I remember that one, he spent most of the episode saying “I want a solicitor” for reasons I escape me.

      A lot of episodes seemed to end with a sting in the tail like that.

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