Monday, September 14, 2020

PREMIUM SPOTLIGHT ON SINGAPORE GRIP PERIOD SET TV SERIES STARTING TONIGHT AT ITV WITH DAVID MORRISSEY, LUKE TREADAWAY, CHARLES DANCE, BART EDWARDS

     'SINGAPORE GRIP' 
WELCOME TO THE DYING DAYS OF BRITISH EMPIRE IN SINGAPORE
Singapore Grip starts tonight on ITV
Launching this year's Autumn season over at British ITV tonight is their new six part historical series SINGA- PORE GRIP based on the famous novel by J.G. Farrell! The whole series will be available on Britbox immediately after the first episode finishes airing tonight at ITV. Sadly, your trusted spy has seen the first two episodes and I cannot say it is great, it will be another flop for ITV: the story has no dynamics, the plot is slow, but the series does have a great and very charming performances by David Morrissey and Bart
The six part series has already aired down in Australia!
Edwards. The cast also includes Charles Dance (but his character dies in the first episode), Luke Treadaway as his son, Colm Meaney as his
David Morrissey is brilliant as cunning rubber merchant who wants to secure the future of his business by marrying his daughter to the son of his business partner
landlord, with Luke Newberry, Jane Horrocks and Georgia Blizzard also in the cast. The series has already received harsh criticism in Asia for depicting the
Luke Treadaway is a naive and moral UN worker who travels to Singapore after his rich father dies and leaves him his rubber empire. But he is progressive and does not accept exploitation.
sunny side of vile British imperialism without much focus on the brutalities their Asian colonial slaves had to endure under their wicked tyranny. But that is Brits for you, turn an eye blind on anything that paints you under a bad light.

The Singapore Grip Is Set 
in Singapore, 1941 and follows Walter Blackett (David Morrissey), who is head of British Singapore’s oldest and most powerful firm alongside his
Charles Dance stars only in the first episode of the series
business partner Webb (Charles Dance). With Webb’s health failing, Walter needs to ensure the future of their firm is secure. He decides Webb’s son
Bart Edwards is supercharming as captain Ehrendorf who is in love with Blackett's daughter and is also a good friend with Matthew
Matthew (Luke Treadaway) is the perfect match for his spoilt daughter Joan (Georgia Blizzard). Matthew’s idealism leaves Walter increasingly
Georgia Blizzard is a spoilt brat and Blackett's conniving daughter
suspicious as Matthew himself falls under the spell of Vera Chiang (a rather amateurish performance by gorgeous but  not very talented Elizabeth Tan), a mysterious Chinese refugee.

8 comments:

  1. May be a flop...but I do like the idea of the poster with miniatures, of course!

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  2. I haven't seen Colm Meaney is many other things aside from a couple of the Star Trek shows.

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    1. I think I've seen almost all of his films, but that is because I faithfully follow British and Irish movies :)

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    1. I hope it speeds up as the story progresses, but six episode show needs speed from the beginning.

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  4. You will have to let us know if it gets better as it goes.

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    1. I'm watching the second episode tonight, I think at some point they will be bombing Singapore, that should speed the things up.

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