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An unexpected nod to Pratchett
I'm surprised that none of my online friends have mentioned the reference to "Sergeant Vimes of Cable Street" in last Sunday's episode of Endeavour. The words were uttered by Inspector Thursday, Morse's superior officer and mentor who claimed that he had learned his trade under Vimes.

As no one had said anything, I was beginning to wonder if I'd imagined it and a quick scroll backwards and forwards through the recording failed to find it. However, Googling confirmed that I was correct. I'm not actually sure I'm in favour of this sort of thing, to be honest. Yes, it's a clever little nod to Pratchett fans, but it did cause a brief failure of my suspension of belief and I'm not sure there was a particular point to this little excursion into intertexuality.

Current Mood: thoughtful observant

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kaishin108 From: kaishin108 Date: January 26th, 2016 04:38 pm (UTC) (Link)
I wish Endeavor was on here, I loved that show. Maybe it will come back!
Never in a million years would I have noticed that though ;-)
cariadwen From: cariadwen Date: January 27th, 2016 09:40 am (UTC) (Link)
I think I would have noticed if I watched it, but as yet have not exactly discovered it.
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