Hooten & the Lady (2016–2017)
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The Amazon 

British Museum curator Lady Alex Lindo-Parker travels to the Amazon in search of the lost camp of Victorian explorer Percy Fawcett. A series of mishaps sees her joined by maverick American adventurer Hooten and they stumble upon El Dorado.

Director:

Colin Teague

Writers:

Tony Jordan, Tony Jordan (created by) (co-writer) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
Ophelia Lovibond ... Lady Alex Lindo-Parker
Jessica Hynes ... Ella Bond
Shaun Parkes ... Clive Stephenson
Michael Landes ... Hooten
Kierston Wareing ... Mrs. T
Hennie Bosman Hennie Bosman ... Mrs. T's Muscular Guy
Jody Abrahams Jody Abrahams ... Shaman (as Jody J. Abrahams)
Daniel Samaai Daniel Samaai ... Elderly Tribal Chief
Edlyn Serge Edlyn Serge ... Mountain Man
Jérémie Covillault Jérémie Covillault ... Pascal
Quanita Adams Quanita Adams ... Alice
Jason Delplanque Jason Delplanque ... Douglas
Mira Sydow Mira Sydow ... Exotic Woman
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British Museum curator Lady Alex Lindo-Parker travels to the Amazon in search of the lost camp of Victorian explorer Percy Fawcett. A series of mishaps sees her joined by maverick American adventurer Hooten and they stumble upon El Dorado.

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TV-14
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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 July 2017 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Cape Town, South Africa See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Hooten & The Lady opened with an audience of 1,198,000 viewers making it the most watched programme on Sky1 for the period 12th - 18th September 2016 by a considerable margin. See more »

Goofs

The final shot showing Hooten walking down a street in a city somewhere in Brazil shows traffic moving on the left side of the road. Traffic in Brazil and in most of the South American continent moves on the right side of the road, showing that, as with the helicopter sequences, the scene was shot in South Africa, not South America. See more »

Quotes

Lady Alex Spencer-Parker: I have first choice of anything with historical or cultural significance.
Hooten: I have first choice of anything that looks easy to melt down into money.
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The Amazon
2 October 2016 | by Prismark10See all my reviews

Co-created by Tony Jordan who also co-created Life on Mars and Hustle. Jordan also wrote hundreds of episodes of EastEnders.

In fact if someone complained to the BBC that the dialogue in EastEnder's was unrealistic or the episode was so depressing and they should have proper working class people writing for the show, The BBC would respond that Jordan started out as a street market trader. Jordan would add though that his market stall was in Liverpool.

A kind of wit and originality missing in this campy pilot episode which is a rehash of Romancing of the Stone. Someone tell Tony Jordan that the writer of that hit movie purchased a Porsche from her windfall and subsequently died in a car accident.

Lady Alexandra (Ophelia Lovibond) works in the British Museum and ends up going to the Amazon to find the camp of a missing Victorian adventurer who was looking for the fabled city of Eldorado. When we next see her in the jungle you doubt if she ever attended Bear Gryll's very expensive survival courses.

Hooten (Michael Landes) is a rugged adventure with maybe a murky past. He does not like to talk much about himself but I guess he was created in a laboratory where someone spliced the genes of Micheal Douglas and Harrison Ford together missed out on the charisma.

Hooten and Lady team up to escape some natives in the jungle, find Fawcett's camp and then try to evade a dodgy Frenchman. It is a comedy drama that aims to be a guilty pleasure with cheesy dialogue that seems to be aimed at children's television standards.

The first episode was just too derivative and at times lacked excitement despite some good location shooting but also some dodgy green screen work.

Still looking at the trailer for episode 2, It looks like less Romancing the Stone and more The Da Vinci Code.


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