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Mick Harper
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To Sum Up

1. None of the murders had any connection with the miners' strike.

2. There was no evidence of undercover informers, stay-behind or otherwise.
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Murder in the Alps (Channel 4)

After two parts (out of three) of this entirely gripping saga, there is one glaring bit missing (unless it is revealed in part three) and which has AE implications.

1. If any of the Anglo-Iraqi family was the target of an assassination attempt there is no way a lone assassin would have been sent to do the job. There were six of them for Chrissake, on a caravanning holiday in the Alps in a high-powered car. How exactly would that have been done by a lone gunman?
2. Therefore they weren't the target of an assassination which means either
3. It's a lone nutter who got lucky or
4. It was the cyclist that was the target of the assassination and the family were just wrong place, wrong time. The two possibilities being
5. It was a hit organised by the family of the cyclist's girlfriend who were rich and didn't approve of him or
6. It was the cyclist he had overtaken going up the hill and a case of road rage.

So now the AE point. Why aren't the French interested in this glaringly obvious line of enquiry? Because it would be a domestic French matter and they can't solve it. And they're getting slaughtered over it especially after waiting eight hours before starting to investigate the crime scene. If it's an international affair of secret services and what have you, that's why they can't solve it and they are being given credit for opening so many different lines of enquiries.
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Within five minutes of the start of episode three your very own DCI Harper was shown to be correct albeit by a British DCI pig. However neither my important 'number of assassins required' thesis nor my less important though worth exploring if only to dismiss it, road rage possibility, were ever mentioned. But there have only been ten million police hours expended thus far so that is an unfair criticism. They're not called Plod for nothing.

I am satisfied that the Frog Fuzz are as (in)competent as our own or any police force of a liberal democracy where major resources do not have to be deployed in pursuit of Laura Norder. Which includes governments by the way so stop bellyaching about them, why don't you? I know I shan't.
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Don't forget! Oranges Are Not The Only Fruit tonite.
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Mick Harper wrote:
Murder in the Alps (Channel 4)

After two parts (out of three) of this entirely gripping saga, there is one glaring bit missing (unless it is revealed in part three) and which has AE implications.

1. If any of the Anglo-Iraqi family was the target of an assassination attempt there is no way a lone assassin would have been sent to do the job. There were six of them for Chrissake, on a caravanning holiday in the Alps in a high-powered car. How exactly would that have been done by a lone gunman?
2. Therefore they weren't the target of an assassination which means either
3. It's a lone nutter who got lucky or
4. It was the cyclist that was the target of the assassination and the family were just wrong place, wrong time. The two possibilities being
5. It was a hit organised by the family of the cyclist's girlfriend who were rich and didn't approve of him or
6. It was the cyclist he had overtaken going up the hill and a case of road rage.

So now the AE point. Why aren't the French interested in this glaringly obvious line of enquiry? Because it would be a domestic French matter and they can't solve it. And they're getting slaughtered over it especially after waiting eight hours before starting to investigate the crime scene. If it's an international affair of secret services and what have you, that's why they can't solve it and they are being given credit for opening so many different lines of enquiries.


The planned framing of the killing, the where it took place, was important to the killer, not the specific person or people killed.
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This too was scarcely touched on by the assembled investigators. The family only died because pop backed into and then got stuck in the bank at the back of the carpark. What carpark? It was clearly more in the nature of a layby and hardly likely to be selected by a family for a rest when their destination was only at the top of the road.

This would seem to imply they were only stopped there because of an injured cyclist lying in the road. This is why just dad and big sis were out of the car rather than either just him or everyone.

On the other hand is it a likely spot for a spot of contract killing?
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I heard of a new definition of a nerd today. There was this bloke apparently who was watching an old Frost and there was a brief sequence of a football match -- somebody scoring a goal against Denton and Mullet in full police clobber saying something soft-soapy to the Chairman. Anyway this nerd paused the programme and started freeze-framing the footage to see if the goal was offside! (It was, quite clearly.)

You'd have to laugh if it wasn't so tragic. What kind of a life must someone like that have?
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24 Hours in Police Custody (Channel 4)

The Rikki Neave Special was well done but failed to point out a real miscarriage of justice. The slatternly mother was advised to plead guilty to child abuse so that evidence about it would not be used in her trial for murdering Rikki. This was successful in getting her off the murder charge but she was weighed off for seven years on the abuse charge. The swingeing sentence was clearly a sop to outraged public opinion because it sure as hell had nothing to do with the abuse

Mother: I've never laid a hand on Rikki. How can you accuse me of child abuse?
WPC: You put washing up liquid in his mouth.
Mother: Only briefly to teach him a lesson.
WPC: That's child abuse.
Mother: Oh, I didn't know.

Since that was the only evidence we were given we can be pretty sure the rest was similarly innocuous. OK, maybe not so innocuous but in ordinary circumstances stuff like that might (though not certainly and probably not wisely) have resulted in the child being taken into care. Even community service for the mother if they wanted to send a message. A suspended sentence at the very most.

Seven years immediate custodial is more like what she would have got for murdering the child.
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Caught on Camera

Sky News: What do you think of Nadhim Zahawi accepting the Chancellorship?
Alastair Campbell: Very foolish. His personal financial background won't survive scrutiny.

Channel 4 News: Why would Keir Starmer be any better as prime minister?
Yvette Cooper: He used to prosecute people who committed sexual assaults.
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Kirsty Wark: Do you really want someone who condones serious sexual assaults to remain Prime Minister until the autumn?
Tory MP: If the police had thought any of them serious enough to take action, so would I.

Talking head: You say that, but Starmer's advantage will disappear if the Tories go for a boring Prime Minister.
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The Undeclared War (Channel 4)

I can accept one off-white female lead. I can accept two off-white female leads. I cannot accept Simon Pegg as the head of GCHQ.
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The last episode finished with the two female leads in a lesbian relationship. That's fair enough, it's more or less de rigueur. However, what is also de rigueur is that sex scenes feature the woman on top pleasuring herself on the (usually male) recumbent partner. But how's that done with girl-on-girl action? I've looked through my porn collection and am none the wiser because Health & Efficiency always shows naked women playing tennis.

Sometimes volleyball but mainly tennis.
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Trom BBC-4

This looks promising even though the Faroe Islands are not, on the face of it, a promising venue for international conspiracies bent on world conquest. But they're in the World Cup so I suppose it is another important step towards nationhood. Scotland would do well to look to them for inspiration rather than Guernsey where Nicola Sturgeon has just arrived on a fact-finding tour. [I found this out during our weekly family Zoom session. Also that my cousin used to play tennis with Heather Watson's mother and since I use to play him when we were kids, that can be worked into a good oneupmanship story for dinner parties.)

But back to Trom. The best bit was at the end when The Guardians of the Seas were playing The Last of the Whalehunters. It looked great fun riding around in rubberised speedboats so I might give it a bash myself if one side or the other has any vacancies. Though I think, at my age, it might be better if I just said I did.
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Andrea Jenkyns (who?) is appointed to a newly vacated position. She meets a baying mob (is there ever a mob that isn’t baying) and gives them the finger.
No problem there but here’s the funny thing: they pixilate her hand even on the ten o’clock news.
Is there anyone in Britain who would be offended by a raised finger?

And a lawyer has asked whether she has breached the ministerial code!
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How did they deal with the signing-for-the-deaf woman in the little picture in the bottom corner? There is some quite profound editorial decisions that would have to made there.

PS Kirsty Walk had some fun correcting the old Tory buffer who had assumed Andrea was giving them a V-sign. How backwoods can you get?
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