The Take

The Take

Postby gzagee » Mon May 18, 2009 7:32 pm

Saw the advert on Sky last night. Looks good. Starts June.
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Re: The Take

Postby gzagee » Thu May 28, 2009 5:45 pm



Synopsis:
Set in the East End of London, The Take is a gripping family drama set in the criminal underworld spanning 10 years from the height of Thatcherism to the birth of New Labour.

Screenwriter Neil Biswas (Bradford Riots, Second Generation, In a Land of Plenty) adapts Martina Cole's novel.

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Freddie Jackson is just out of prison. He's done his time, made the right connections and now he's ready to use them. His wife Jackie dreams of having her husband home but she's forgotten the rows and the girls Freddie can't leave alone. His younger cousin, Jimmy, dreams of making a name for himself on Freddie's coattails.

At first Freddie gets everything he ever wanted and Jimmy is taken along for the ride: a growing crime empire that gives them all the respect and money they've hungered for. But behind it all sits Ozzy - the legendary criminal godfather who manipulates Freddie and Jimmy's fates from behind the bars of his prison cell.

Bitter, resentful and increasingly unstable, Jackie sees her life crumble while her little sister Maggie's star rises. In love with Freddie's cousin Jimmy, Maggie is determined not to end up like her sister.

Freddie and Jackie watch Jimmy and Maggie achieve all the dreams that they themselves failed to realise: love, family, stability and respect.

Jealous resentment and an inability to control himself force Freddie to put both the business and family at risk. Torn between being loyal to a cousin he loves and being true to his own destiny, Jimmy is forced to decide between protecting Freddie or the life he has built with Maggie.

This is a powerful human drama about love, power, violence and betrayal.


I'll be keeping my eyes peeled for this. Tom Hardy played Charles Bronson (still ain't seen that film)
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Re: The Take

Postby gzagee » Wed Jun 17, 2009 9:39 pm

Screewwwin'!! Had to do a focus group jobbie this evening. Totally forgot about it. And it's a friggin double bill!! :BangHead:

Still, made a couple of quid down easy street to soften the blow.
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Re: The Take

Postby Andreys_Does_Simples » Thu Jun 18, 2009 6:26 pm

It's on Sky 2 tonight at 10 GZA!
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Re: The Take

Postby damo1583 » Thu Jun 18, 2009 6:57 pm

It is quality, really enjoyed the first 2 episodes. Tom Hardy is brilliant in it!
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Re: The Take

Postby gzagee » Thu Jun 18, 2009 8:58 pm

Yeah! Just watching the end of Occupation then it's on to Sky2. Cheers ADS.

And Hardy is one pyscho nutter!!
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Re: The Take

Postby liam_cork » Thu Jun 18, 2009 11:10 pm

gza occupation was fuckin brilliant shame is was only 3 episodes
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Re: The Take

Postby Libertine » Fri Jun 19, 2009 9:22 am

Anybody read any of Martina Cole's (she wrote The Take) books?

I heard on her BBC Radio London earlier in the week and she seemed quite a character, just wondered if her stuff was worth reading?
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Re: The Take

Postby damo1583 » Fri Jun 19, 2009 9:26 am

Libertine wrote:Anybody read any of Martina Cole's (she wrote The Take) books?

I heard on her BBC Radio London earlier in the week and she seemed quite a character, just wondered if her stuff was worth reading?

My missus loves her stuff mate, she gets gritty underworld stuff spot on..........
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Re: The Take

Postby Libertine » Fri Jun 19, 2009 9:46 am

damo1583 wrote:
Libertine wrote:Anybody read any of Martina Cole's (she wrote The Take) books?

I heard on her BBC Radio London earlier in the week and she seemed quite a character, just wondered if her stuff was worth reading?

My missus loves her stuff mate, she gets gritty underworld stuff spot on..........



Cheers Damo.
I noticed one of her books in the window of a local charity shop yesterday, i'll go and pick it up later.
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Re: The Take

Postby gzagee » Fri Jun 19, 2009 9:48 am

My mate thinks she's one of the best around for that genre. She did say that after you've read two or three books they become samey.
I saw Martina Cole on BBC breakfast earlier this week and, you could tell that she knew some shady characters. No doubt she loosely based some of the characters on the people she knows in real life.
Libs, it's a shame it didn't come on terrestrial TV, I think they've missed a trick on the basis of what i've seen thus far.
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Re: The Take

Postby Andreys_Does_Simples » Sat Jun 20, 2009 8:32 am

The only book I had read was The Take so I'm rather enjoying this so far. Great book.
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Re: The Take

Postby djaxster » Sun Jun 21, 2009 10:40 am

great series couldn't stop watching the double billwhat a **** that freddie is. what has tom hardy been in before as i don't remember seeing him in anything but his name is familiar...
can't wait for next weds..
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Re: The Take

Postby gzagee » Wed Jun 24, 2009 8:17 pm

It's on again.
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Re: The Take

Postby gzagee » Wed Jun 24, 2009 9:02 pm

DAMN!!! Tonight's epsiode was DOPE!!!
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