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Edge of Heaven on ITV: have your say

By Nesling81  |  Posted: February 24, 2014

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Edge of Heaven aired this Friday

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THE debut of Margate-based sitcom Edge of Heaven was watched by 2.73 million people on Friday night.

The first episode featured Margate’s beach, shops and landmarks and attracted 12.5% of the UK TV audience despite mixed reviews.

Welsh writer and star of the ITV show, Rob Evans, told the Gazette in an earlier interview: "I was inspired by childhood trips to Margate. In many ways the community here reminds me of the people back home in the Valleys – a close community with quirky characters."

The show has enjoyed mixed reviews from TV critics and The Guardian's Sam Wollaston wrote: "It's basically Benidorm, only set on the Costa del Kent.

"Margate's about the only thing that comes out of this well. It looks lovely."

Following our Facebook request to share your reviews, here are some of your comments:

Sue Taft: “Keeping an open mind until I've watched another episode - nice to see Morgan’s and shots of the beach looking clean and shiny!”

Marcia Goodge: “The first episode in any series is always a bit drawn out, as all the characters are introduced. We have put the whole series on record! It can be a positive thing for Margate.

Beth Johnson: “The scenery of Margate looked lovely. I chuckled quite a lot, mainly at the subtle 80's Wham! references & the memories they triggered.”

Fran Cousins: “Not bad have seen worse, thought Margate looked quite nice, although only a small part of the town has been shown. Will watch it again next week.”

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  • Jay22  |  March 30 2014, 3:01PM

    Really did enjoy can't wait for series 2, & what a great way of promoting Margate, just what our home town needs

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  • bugsyxx  |  March 23 2014, 8:50AM

    Must admit in sick of it now. Although i like some of the actors, in not sure i like them altogether they just don't seem to gel together as family or friends. Shots of Margate are same bits over and over nothing new. In sure it has lots of fans just not my cup of tea. I tried it and can't be bothered now.

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  • bugsyxx  |  March 01 2014, 9:11PM

    I love seeing all the clips of Margate its nice to see something positive happening in Thanet for once. I like most of the actors just not sure if i like them all together. Time will tell.

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