Friday, 13 November 2009

TV TIE IN - The Wit and Wisdom of Gene Hunt


Ray - So...thinking about these books what the Guv wrote, I wondered if we might, you know, get in on the act a bit. I've knocked this up by remembering things the Guv's said about stuff, thought we could maybe send it to his publishers, get a cut of the proceeds. What do you think? Chris I think you'll be wearing your knacker-sack as a cap when the Guv sees it. Worth a try though I suppose. Ray Unable to resist the possibility of some easy cash, DC Chris Skelton and DS Ray Carling have brought together some of DCI Gene Hunt's (rather original) pearls of wisdom. Covering everything from women ('A smack on the arse and a whiff of Brut knocks 'em bandy, girls like to be appreciated') to talking to fellow officers ('You great soft, sissy, girly, nancy, French bender Man Utd supporting poof') this collection shows that the only thing 'The Guv' can't restrain is his tongue. 'Anything you say will be taken down, ripped up and shoved down your scrawny neck until you choke to death' - "DCI Gene Hunt".


As a fan of Life on Mars as well as Ashes to Ashes I was not only amused but entertained by the previous two Police Guides by good ol Gene Hunt. That said, I did pick up this offering expecting to not only be entertained by reminded of the TV series that I’m sadly missing now (so far the US version is no where near as good as ours.)

What was revealed however felt more of a cash in than a book for anyone but fans of the series who might spend a bit of time figuring out where some of the many witism’s come from whilst others just feel completely ridiculous. It’s a great shame that this offering is the way it is and one that I seriously hope won’t be repeated unless of course it has something to offer other than cash to the person who pens it. If you do beware, “…I’m going to come round your house and stamp on all your toys

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