nIt's been a tough week this week and the recent events in Manchester which have dominated the television and all media really and quite right because as a nation we need that. The news reports give us the chance to keep up to date with information and keep us connected in a way. We join together by the power of media to try and understand certain situations and also be able to share feelings and send our condolences to those who are affected. A powerful platform and I appreciate those people who work hard to bring that news to us, not always easy and particularly difficult this week.
I did keep my eye on a couple of new programmes which started this week. Paula which was on BBC2 on Thursday at 9pm was a very intense drama starring Tom Hughes who played Prince Albert in Victoria if you saw that. A completely different role for him as he plays a sinister handyman called James. He is asked by Paula, played by Denise Gough to deal with her rat problem in the basement, this leads them to have a passionate one night stand (I know, how romantic) and then this starts a cycle of unpredictable behaviour by James. He is also experienced these very harrowing visions. It will be interesting to see how this one unfolds. Very good so far, had me a bit scared but hooked.
On the total opposite scale of tv was the new comedy White Gold which was on Wednesday BBC 2 at 10pm. This is James Buckley and Joe Thomas reunited again after The Inbetweeners fame and also added in there is Ed Westwick from Gossip Girl. It has got a sense of Inbetweeners about it as if is written by one half of that comedy writing team, Damon Beesley. The series is set in a double glazing company in the 1980's. The music is there, the cars, the fashion and the naughty cheeky humour of which made The Inbetweeners so successful. This is very funny and I got carried away so much I ended up binge watching the whole six episodes which are available on the BBC iplayer. I love Ed's conman character, Vincent Swann, the slight innocence that goes with Lavender (Joe Thomas) and complete cockiness of Fitzpatrick (James Buckley). They all blend well together and it works again....Mr Beesley you clever man!! Oh it's one of those programmes that you just wish you had had the idea, much like I'm sure musicians feel when they hear a song and think 'wish I'd wrote that'. A simple idea and just works brilliantly. Well worth a watch.
A lot more to come next week, a few new starters again but we will lose the lovely Durrells later as it is the last in the series.......I am a big Spiro fan and would love to see them together. he sooooo loves her and cares about her. We'll see, well I hope and I will be needed another series of that ITV please. Not being bossy or anything but I can't cope without them and it is my chance to pop off to a sunny foreign haven for an hour. Though old Blighty is not doing so bad this week with the weather. I'm going now before I completely jinx the UK weather. It's not my fault, nothing to see here just British Summertime.
Thanks for reading, have a great week, I'll be back though if you fancy a bit of Music on a Monday, I'm going to see Adam Ant today!!! Yeah another 80's treat. Will tell you all about it tomorrow.
Bye for now!!
Pass the Remote
Every Sunday I will review the TV for the week.