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    Looks interesting. Starts tomorrow on E4 at 22:00.

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    Glue:

    Glue: ‘Midsomer Murders without the old people’

    E4’s latest flagship drama, a sexy whodunnit set in the rural home counties, is tipped to ‘do a Skins’ for its young cast


    A farm near the Berkshire village of Lambourn is about to play host to a second gruesome killing. The first happened some weeks earlier, when a boy was discovered under the wheels of a tractor. But there’s no mystery about today’s murder. Jordan Stephens, one half of hip-pop duo Rizzle Kicks, is standing in a scrapyard preparing to slaughter Mambo No 5. Firstly, there is an animated debate over the exact running order of Lou Bega’s conquests (“No, it’s Monica, then Rita. Then Tina.”) Then, as a camera crew sets up around him, Stephens breaks into song. Right on cue, a mare pokes its head over a fence before bolting. Glue, E4’s new eight-part teen thriller, is already frightening the horses.

    Stephens plays Rob, the linchpin of a group of young friends in the fictional village of Overton. Its population barely sustained by farming and breeding racehorses, this rural community is torn apart when the aforementioned boy – one of Rob’s mates – is found dead. Screenwriter Jack Thorne’s latest project certainly sounds like a straight whodunnit (“Midsomer Murders without the old people,” as Stephens pithily suggests). But Thorne’s working life has been spent subverting genres, through his Bafta-winning work on supernatural thriller The Fades and Shane Meadows’s bleak, beautiful coming-of-age miniseries This Is England ’86 and ’88. Like those shows and its E4 youth-drama predecessors Misfits and Skins (which Thorne also worked on), Glue’s distinctive setting is the jumping-off point for an irreverent, empathetic exploration of characters and relationships that are given a severe jolt by an unthinkable event.

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    Review: new Jack Thorne drama Glue

    Jack Thorne’s high-octane look at badly-behaved youth in rural Britain is through the unlikely prism of a murder mystery starring Charlotte Spencer and Rizzle Kicks' Jordan Stephens...

    A boy found dead in a beautiful part of the world? A group of suspects in a small, tight-knit community constantly looking over their shoulders? An eight-part drama that will keep you guessing right up until the end about who the culprit is?

    No, this isn’t Broadchurch you are reading about, but Glue – the hot new E4 drama series from the pen of Jack Thorne.

    Yes, Thorne – the man behind This Is England '86 and '88, Skins and The Fades – has penned a murder mystery set in the countryside. One of the coolest TV writers around has swapped his (and of course E4’s) familiar urban setting for the smell of silage and green fields. And, judging by last night’s premiere, it is worth the journey.

    Adolescents in the country are, as Thorne has realised, like adolescents anywhere in Britain, only perhaps more bored. And this is reflected in the story of a group of friends who begin the drama jumping into a grain silo and getting wrecked on drink and puff and "white", only to find that the next morning they have to contend with the death of their friend Cal as well as their thumping hangovers.

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    not to be sniffed at

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    At least one of them comes to a sticky end.


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    I enjoyed it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Whitesnake View Post
    I enjoyed it
    Aye, it was a promising beginning.

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    are you both going to stick with it?

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