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The Scheme

Discussion in 'Personal' started by tartetatin, May 18, 2011.

  1. Hello!
    Just wondered if anyone is familiar with this programme. I'm not sure if it's being shown outside Scotland .... I doubt it, as you would need an interpreter!
    It's about life on a housing estate in Kilmarnock, Scotland, and has been dubbed 'poverty ****' by the quality newspapers here.
    Unfortunately Mr Tarte rather enjoys watching it, but I find it grim. Some of the characters are rather colourful, to say the least [​IMG]
    Anyway, no point in going into too much detail if most of you haven't had the pleasure [​IMG]
     
  2. Hello!
    Just wondered if anyone is familiar with this programme. I'm not sure if it's being shown outside Scotland .... I doubt it, as you would need an interpreter!
    It's about life on a housing estate in Kilmarnock, Scotland, and has been dubbed 'poverty ****' by the quality newspapers here.
    Unfortunately Mr Tarte rather enjoys watching it, but I find it grim. Some of the characters are rather colourful, to say the least [​IMG]
    Anyway, no point in going into too much detail if most of you haven't had the pleasure [​IMG]
     
  3. kibosh

    kibosh Star commenter

    I think Mr K watched a few episodes and said the whole programme just reminded him of his clients. Like taking your work home with you, when you are trying to leave it behind.
     
  4. kibosh

    kibosh Star commenter

    Sorry, just realised that that sounded wrong. What I meant was that every character in the programme reminded him of clients.
     
  5. Hi Kibosh! [​IMG]
    Funny, my dad says the same thing ... and he's in the prison service!
    Oh, the thought of that 18 year old Chris as a dad fills me with horror. He seems to have not one single redeemable quality.
     
  6. kibosh

    kibosh Star commenter

    Right just spoken with Mr K about this and the conversation went something like this:
    Me: And do you know this character called Chris?
    Mr K: Oh yesh!!
    Me: Total wa.nker then?
    Mr K: Not even! A venomous, ignorant wee cu.nt!! The way he talks to his mother is unbelievable!

    So there you go [​IMG]
     
  7. He's a good judge of character, your other half!
    Thanks for your replies and saving me from ignored thread shame!! [​IMG] x
     
  8. kibosh

    kibosh Star commenter

    Oh, I've suffered from that [​IMG] But it's tea time just now AND I suspect The Scheme is specialist Scottish viewing. The whole of Kilmarnock, for starters, will be tuned in every evening it's on!
     
  9. I saw it last night, having read about elsewhere. I found it depressing - too much of Scotland looks just like that, with only the accents changing. Actually, not even the accents because that methadone/valium drawl tends to cross geographical divide. The dog was the only sympathetic character in the whole thing
     
  10. Agreed, airy. Bullet is the most affable character.
    I don't mind the dad who is trying to do the right thing by his daughter (the one who is into dance) and attempting to find employment.
    How on earth could his son (above mentioned) turn out so vile?
    And why the blo.ody hell are we so liberal in this country? Grr.
     
  11. He didn't seem to be trying that hard on the bit I saw. I did think he could have sold off his jewellery if he as that bothered about taking his slug of a son on holiday. They all had such low expectations of life and yet still weren't quite achieving them.
     
  12. I read online ( The Kilmarnock Standard, no less ) that he and his family are currently at " the centre of a £60,000 benefits probe".

    Bullet is fantastic and is now happily living in west London, having been rehomed and having had a leg amputated. He has been renamed Bullwinkle and is described as "a very upbeat and happy chap." :)

     
  13. Lol.
    The rings - ugh.
    The slug - ugh.
     
  14. Ouch.

    It is depressin, for sure, but soooooooooooo compulsive.

     
  15. I mean depressing...
     
  16. Evening, sea pink
    Just out of interest, are you watching in Scotland or elsewhere?
    I'm still intrigued as to whether this is being shown across the border! I tried googling but couldn't find the answer.

     
  17. Scotland. :)

     
  18. Ahaa.

    The other thing I found thoroughly depressing was when these girls talk about anti-abortion like they're doing the kid a favour.
    Yeah, because smoking in early pregnancy really is the best start, and a sign of good things to come [​IMG]
     
  19. Oh absolutely. That struck me too. I felt so sorry for the babies who were around and those young children old before their time and for the poor dogs...don't get me started...[​IMG]
    But Marvin did love Bullet, bless him. :)

     
  20. In fairness, he really did. Photos of the dug to adorn his prison cell, but none of the girlfriend. You couldn't make it up!
     

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