Oh who is the mysterious Woman in White? This was the start of a fab new drama in which Walter Hartright come across a woman on the way home from a party (like ya do) and she seemed a bit lost and troubled in some way. She jumps in the next carriage available and out of his life but he can't stop thinking about her. Anyway he pops off to Cumberland on a job which involves teaching art to two half sisters and there he finds an eerie connection between the mystery woman he met and the family he is now working with.
I was hooked, it's not too scary so if you have not watched it because you may be thinking it might just scare the witts out of you I think you'll be ok with this. It's more mysterious and unexplained rather than frightening, so give it a go. To be honest I think there have been more scary episodes of Doctor Who than this but it is really good and very addictive. I now do need to know what is happening and who this woman in white is.
Another good starter this week was The Split. Hannah played by Nicola Walker has quit the family law firm and started working for a rival company so she comes up against the family in a fierce divorce battle. Now you have to watch the first one and keep track as it kind of lays the land of who everyone is and how the relationships are mapped out so pay attention. It's great though and lots of famous faces such as Meera Syal, Stephen Tompkinson, Anthony Head and Stephen Mangan. They say it's tough working with family, well if your mum refuses you a promotion then what can you do? You go and look for a better offer it seems. Love it. This is going to be good, I can feel it in my brew.
Well we said goodbye to The Good Karma Hospital for another series and it was lovely. We will have to wait to see whether romance will blossom between Ruby and Gabriel so be patient guys she needs a bit of time. Personally I can't think what's keeping her but hey ho. The wedding went well for Dr Ram and Mala and we saw Lydia help an old friend out with a huge big favour. That was emotional and I thought Sue Johnston was just brilliant in that role. So heartfelt and my eyes leaked slightly. It will be back I believe. I've never looked forward to going to hospital so much as joining this lot......can't wait for more.
The Assassination of Gianni Versace finished too this week if you have been watching it. It's been quite dark and very violent in parts as we followed the life of Andrew Cunanan, the man who murdered Versace. In my honest opinion I think this could have been done in about six episodes rather than the nine I think it was. Very drawn out and I do question how true the story was. I know it did have a warning on all episodes to say some facts had to been altered to basically make it good drama but I'm not sure that's good for loved ones left behind of the people he murdered. I did feel for Versace's lover who was sort of disowned by the family at the end so I'm not sure how true that was. So sad and brutal but it was compulsive viewing which is why I stuck with it I think. It is worth a watch if you like a true murder story but I'd keep a cushion handy to hide behind for the violent bits.
Well you'll never guess what we did last night......My son thought it would be a good idea to watch the film Ironman so I scoured Netflix, no it wasn't there, found it on my Virgin movies for £2.99 so bought it and we settled down to watch it. When it finished it flicked off and guess what? Yes you'll know if you saw the tv last night. It was on Channel Four wasn't it? What's the chances of that happening? I nearly did check to see whether it was on but thought noooooo it won't be because that's clutching at straws (paper ones of course). Oh couldn't actually believe it. Just glad I didn't pay much more otherwise I would have been really miffed. Love the film and I am the proud owner of it for to days now but we can't stop laughing about it. It's ok we do know Ironman 2 is on Thursday on Film Four so have prepared for that. Phew!!
And that's where I leave you for another week. Can you believe it? Another week gone, it will soon be Christmas. Noooooooo don't mention that eh? Enjoy your week and if you fancy joining me tomorrow you would be most welcome for Music Monday. For now though.......
Where have all the programmes gone again, well the decent ones? It’s been a bit flat this week regarding great tv, everything seems to have finished or due to finish. Think we are need of some more exciting new telly programmes.
It was the end of the Agatha Christie’s Ordeal By Innocence this week which I did love. It was strange as there was no detective to sort it all out so us viewers had to try and work it out ourselves. I think I went through everyone and never guessed what was going on there. It was very gripping and a brilliant 'whodunit' as an Agatha Christie classic should be.
The Durrells continues to be very entertaining and so funny. I think Louisa loves Spiro really as she got a bit jealous with him spending so much time with the new family who had arrived. Ohhh come on get it together. I understand he is married though isn’t he? We’ve not seen Mrs Spiro though have we? Mmmm there may be hope if she doesn’t exist.
Another pair we need to see together is is Ruby and Gabriel in The Good Karma Hospital before it ends tonight if possible. Oh and we need Dr Lydia and Greg to get to be a more permanent fixture, I know I just love a wedding so someone is surely going to get hitched. Well we may be in luck as tonight we see Dr Ram and Mala’s wedding....yes!! I’m happy. Great series but it’s gone so quick, going to miss it.
New stuff is on the way so all is not lost. A new drama tonight for the BBC called The Woman in White, Poldark is due for a return soon and Who Wants To Be A Millionaire is set to come back this month. That may not be popular as it is going to be presented by Jeremy Clarkson, ok for me but he does rub some people up the wrong way so I’ll be keeping my eye on that one.
Have a great week, if you like a bit of music then join me tomorrow for Music Monday. Take care for now and thank you so much for reading.
Wow that was one dramatic tense last programme of the series with Marcella. Oh my goodness, I was on the edge of my seat when that wicked women took Edward away. I was completely glued. Just as you think it was all sorted she went off on one again. There were a lot of loose ends left undone really for me. What happened with the lesbian couple who wanted the baby for instance? Were some people just red herrings to put you off sussing out who the murderer was?
Some are actually questioning the therapist as well and wondering as she was recommended by Marcella's ex husband that in fact she did something to make Marcella believe she had killed her daughter. It all leads to another series surely. A new series with Marcella undercover now that could be pretty good. Overall a great series but I always feel a bit cheated when I don't get the answers to some loose ends. Maybe I need to back track.
The three part series Come Home ended as well this week. I thought this was a good drama with Christopher Eccleston who's wife leaves the family home and then after a while decides she wants to be back in her children's lives again. It's a hard 'tug of war' story between a breakdown of a marriage and the effect that this has on everyone's lives. It was well acted although I'm not too keen on Christopher Eccleston sometimes but loved him in The A Word. I think he suits a slightly more comical role but that's just my opinion.
After a lot of dark secrets emerging and a question of the paternity of one child it came to a conclusion really that the fighting needed to stop and in fact as much as she had won the case and got custody of her children it wan't the result she really wanted. They therefore agreed to share custody, with compromise and forgiveness this series came to happyish conclusion. A very familiar tale for some families but well produced. If you didn't catch it, all three episodes are on BBC iplayer.
I've been distracted by Netflix this week and have watched the second series of Jessica Jones which is brilliant and now watching Daredevil. yes I seem to have a fixation on the Marvel series's but they are really good. There is nothing like a superpower to provide great action packed drama. I can really recommend these if you are looking for something to binge watch and you like a superhero.....no capes in these though. Hey who needs a cape anyway, they get in the way, just ask Madonna.
Thanks for reading today, please join me tomorrow for Music Monday but for now take care.
Didn't they do well? Did they? Well it came against some harsh criticism. I am off course talking about the rebirth of The Generation Game with Mel and Sue. Of course people were gonna have a go, some people live to criticise every single little thing in life but really this?
It was never going to be the original, nobody can take the place of Brucie, Larry Grayson or Jim Davidson here but I think Mel and Sue gave it a good go. I remember the days of the 'scores on the doors' and the pure entertainment it brought to our Saturday nights, I did consider this when watching it last Sunday.
It was funny, a bit nostalgic, part of me did think was it necessary to bring it back but hey why not? Some programmes should be left in the archives because of their classic value but I think if you fancy a bit of fun and light entertainment then go for it and have a watch but please don't take it too seriously, I don't think that was the BBC's intention. Chill everyone!!
I cheered with the rest of the country when Ruby got hold of Dr Gabriel and kissed him in The Good Karma Hospital. Thank goodness, how long have I personally been waiting for that? I feel I'm not on my own. Yeah they pretend to dislike the pants of each other but really we all know they have better plans for their pants! TOO MUCH Sue from the Brew - Ok I'll leave it there but I feel we may go through the regrettable feelings for a bit then 'boom' full blown romance. Ruby has a bit more on her mind now so she may be a bit distracted by certain family matters but I think Dr Varma is going to support her because he 'luuuurvs her'. Great series so far, glued to it and can't wait for more tonight at 9pm on ITV.
A total newbie this week and it came in the form of the great Agatha Christie drama Ordeal By Innocence. I enjoyed the first one very much and crikey there are a few famous faces here. Bill Nighy, The A Word's Morven Christie, Eleanor Tomlinson (Demelza from Poldark) and Anna Chancellor (Duckface or Henrietta from Four Weddings and a Funeral), good quality acting caliber which makes good viewing. I can't help feeling that although Christian Cooke is doing a great job in the role of Mickey, taking over from Ed Westwick after his sex abuse allegations it was a role that belonged to Ed. I just have to get that out of my head because you can't dwell on it I suppose. It is brilliant and so worth watching, yes someone has been murdered, by whom though.....oh that's it now, we have to work out who the true killer is in classic Agatha Christie style. Can't wait. This adds to a packed Sunday evening of TV 9pm on BBC1 but hey watch or catch up later.
Two words to finish up this week KEEPING FAITH. If you have not watched this eight part drama then you really need to. It has everything and I have raved about it before, not only the drama but the music as well. It is written well, acted well and is one of the best dramas I have seen for ages. I cannot understand why it is not on prime time BBC but it was aired on BBC Wales and the full series is on the iplayer. The finale was this week and it just ended in a breathtaking cliffhanger, I am understanding that it will be back for a second series. YES!!!! Cannot wait. Congratulations to everyone involved and I'm so glad Eve Myles didn't give up on her acting career, I feel this came at the right time for her and she has done the role proud.
It's already gained a big fan base and the sales of a certain yellow coat are going to rocket I think. I have a similar one in blue but it's not the same......see I'm a fellow 'yellow coat fanatic'.
Right I'm off and looking forward to another great week.....I wish you well and if you fancy a bit more of this crazy world with Sue from the Brew then join me again tomorrow for Music Monday.
Take care for now.
sAhhh bless him, didn't he do well? I felt for this guy as I think it was going to be the hardest job he has ever have to face. After his best buddy Ant was charged with drink driving the other week Dec took the tough decision to finish the series alone. It was a bit odd as I think we are so used to seeing them as a pair but he had a lot of support up there and the reaction from the audience was fantastic.
I suppose some of the people appearing on the show would have been appearing before until last weeks show was cancelled so some 'surprises' would have had to be re created but the alternative was that these people wouldn't have got their chance and there would be a lot of people not going 'on the plane' to Florida next week. So a big well done to Dec and all involved, you carried on and made it work. We all wish Ant a speedy recovery and hope the pair will be re united soon.
I spent the rest of the week crying again, I am a mushy emotional person anyway but blimey I've not wept for a while. like this. I tuned in to watch the Ladies Night of The Real Full Monty. These very brave celebrity gals would bare their boobies in a Full Monty type show to raise awareness for breast cancer. What amazing women and they all had a story to tell which gave them their inspiration to take on this project. At the helm was Coleen Nolan who was given the job to recruit Megan McKenna, Sarah -Jane Crawford, Michelle Heaton, Victoria Derbyshire, Ruth Madoc, Helen Lederer and Sally Dexter. Their routine was choreographed by the lovely Ashley Banjo who put together such a sassy and stylish routine to the Greatest Showman hit 'This is Me'.
Well I completely blubbed at the end, I felt as though I'd gone through the whole thing with them but I did check and my boobs had stayed intact inside my pj's....phew. Didn't they look fantastic though? I felt so proud of them as a fellow woman and it's made me realise the importance like so many others that we should all be checking our boobies. This programme followed the mens Real Full Monty so catch up if you didn't see them.
I cried again last night with the cast of Casualty......oh heck. Poor Glen. It was heartbreaking and they are a true team there at Holby City aren't they? All the team stayed there to support Robyn. I thought ohhhhh why as they had just got married and were so happy, it didn't seem fair. I know it's not real but I like Glen, he's just settled in and was part of the whole Holby family. Gutted! RIP Glen.
I caught up today with the brilliant RAF at 100. If you haven't seen this then you must!! Ewan McGregor and his brother Colin reunite for another great programme. It gives a great insight to the massive 100 year history of the Royal Air Force and we see Ewan and Colin working up to a flight in the magnificent Typhoon aircraft. We hear stories from Battle of Britain and Cold War pilots and also from Mary and Joy who were pilots with the Air Transport Auxillary. They were just so entertaining, for a woman who was 100 herself and the other in her 90's they were funnier than any stand up comedy I've seen recently. You just can't write that, it's real, true stories from amazing people who we all need to remember. The sacrifices these people made so we could have the lives we live now. So please if you watch anything go watch this as it is truly amazing. Well done to Obi One (Wan) and Obi Two. Just pure class tv.
Right I'm off to have a look at the new Generation Game which is on tonight with Mel and Sue. They had better have a cuddly toy on the conveyor belt!
Take care and join me again tomorrow for Music Monday.
Pass the Remote
Every Sunday is about TV, Film, and well anything that may crop up on the old box (that's the tv for younger readers).