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How good was it. David Tennant was bloody awesome. Such a chilling portrayal. He deserves an award for that performance.

TractorGirl327
1 month ago
What do you think of this?
beccatavender
beccatavender1 month ago

Thanks, I wanted to take all episodes before watching this, so that's Saturday night sorted !

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Glitterandgold
Glitterandgold1 month ago

Iv not watched Des yet, but looking forward to watching it on Sunday. Iv no doubt Tennent is brilliant in it tho. Hes a fantastic actor.

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nicolajaynehend
nicolajaynehend1 month ago

Have I miss something . I do not know who or what this is about. Sorry. 🤔🤔

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TractorGirl327
TractorGirl327
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1 month ago

nicolajaynehend It’s about Dennis Nilsen, the 1980s serial killer. You’ll find it on the ITV hub x

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nicolajaynehend
nicolajaynehend1 month ago

TractorGirl327 thank you for your help. Will look for it.🤗

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BonzoBanana
BonzoBanana1 month ago

I was the same, because the only 'Des' that comes straight to mind is Des O'Conner and it really didn't look like his life story from the quick glimpse I got of the advert for the show. Although with many tv presenters turning out to be rapists, paedophiles etc I don't suppose a serial killer is out of the question in the future.

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MrsCraig
MrsCraig1 month ago

I've not seen it yet but I have seen some clips from it and he gives such a chilling performance. These sorts of shows creep me out as they are based on true events and ot scares me to think people are actually capable of such things!

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Mrmac
Mrmac1 month ago

Did you know there are approx 16 serial killers at work at any time. Many get away with it.

Youre right it is scary to think that there are people cabable of this. I hope you never bump into one lol dont watch this. Itll scare the life out of you

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dawarwick
dawarwick1 month ago

Mrmac so 16 people in a world population of 7 billion plus? I’ll take my chances I think 😉

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MrsCraig
MrsCraig1 month ago

Mrmac yes I did know that and I have watched programmes like this before, i used to watch true life crime programmes and things like criminal minds and CSI but stopped a long time ago. I wont be watching it, I like to be able to sleep at night!

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Mrmac
Mrmac1 month ago

dawarwick lol no UK

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Lynibis
Lynibis1 month ago

dawarwick I think your chances are greatly reduced being a mature male. Although 'Des' preyed on young gay men I believe the majority of serial killer victims are female.

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Imnotcheap
Imnotcheap1 month ago

If you include USAthe number would be significantly higher Mrmac

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Mrmac
Mrmac1 month ago

Lynibis wasn't just gay men. Drug addicts and homeless people mainly. A Canadian tourist. The only constant was young males.

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lcook90
lcook901 month ago

I've just watched the first one and it is awesome. The way he is able to portray his psychopathic tendencies is amazing.

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Mick82
Mick821 month ago

Tennant was fantastic did not realise just how good until I seen videos of the real des incredible acting.

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nina090976
nina0909761 month ago

He was amazing,he is so talented,he definitely deserves some recognition,I thought the Detective was great too x

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davidstockport
davidstockport1 month ago

Yes Tennant was very good looked and sounded just like him, I didn't realise how much until I saw the documentary the day after, although the documentary (with real footage of Nilsen) didn't show Nilsen to be a mild mannered person who didn't appear threatening, in fact IMO quite the opposite.

Another thing; the TV film DES (and Nilsen's conviction for murder) was saying he wasn't MAD - but the detectives in the real footage seemed to say otherwise,

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Pjran
Pjran1 month ago

Also worth watching the documentary about Dennis Nilsen with real footage of his interviews. It’s uncanny how alike David Tennant is to Nilsen.

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Imnotcheap
Imnotcheap1 month ago

What was that called channel ect would like to watch that

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Pjran
Pjran1 month ago

Imnotcheap it was on ITV the real Denis Nilsen. It was broadcast the day after the 3 episodes of the show.

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Bossclaz
Bossclaz1 month ago

Yes this was absolutely brilliant and so creepy good to see it wasnt done to glamorise him

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SarahBenne67061
SarahBenne670611 month ago

We watched all 3 episodes last night and I thought David Tennant was amazing! Even down to the accent, his real scottish accent sounds nothing like the Aberdeen accent he did during the programme, which was quite convincing. Very good casting for that programme!

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TractorGirl327
TractorGirl327
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1 month ago

Apparently ITV have had lots of complaints (1) Because the amount of smoking that was seen - well, it's how it was in the 1980s!! ... and, more bizarrely (2) How gorey the show was - he was a frickin' serial killer, he didn't play with kittens and puppies!!!!

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Imnotcheap
Imnotcheap1 month ago

Well we should make it look like serial killer is good career choice 🤔

I watched a film from 80s last night and commented about the amount of smoking

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Imnotcheap
Imnotcheap1 month ago

I haven't watched it yet but have read about Dennis nilson and would like to watch it will have to watch on demand

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Auntielettie
Auntielettie1 month ago

As others have said I think it works better as a binge watch . It's very well done, not too gory . Not sure I will read any of the books written through

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