Tony Grist (poliphilo) wrote,
Tony Grist
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2005 Was Another World

Two incidents in the episode of Midsommer Murders which I watched this evening that wouldn't be allowable in a contemporary TV show:

1. A man is attacked while trying to make a call from the village phone box.

2. A murderer leaves a message in the name of his victim at an airport reception desk. The victim's lover, who is the recipient, draws the conclusion that he is still alive. This is a plot point of middling importance.

In both cases the thing that has rendered the events implausible- going on vanishingly unlikely- is the fact that everybody now has a mobile phone.

The episode is only 15 years old.
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