This is our family favourite at the moment, it's such a long week waiting for the next episode. My son and I were huge fans of Horrible Histories so when we heard this new series was going to involve the writers and actors from that we couldn't resist giving it a try.
My son watched the first episode and said 'you've got to watch it mum it's brilliant' and I have to say he's right. It's funny, silly and has that Horrible Histories feel with this lot as the cast. We love it.
Young couple Alison and Mike inherit this big country manor and decide they are going to renovate it and turn it into a hotel. The ghosts who inhabit the manor already have different ideas and need to scare this couple away. Some of their techniques to appear spooky and scary need a lot of work and they fail to get through to them. That is until Alison has a fall, hits her head and then starts to see the ghosts.
It's a shock for her at first as these ghosts are not conventional, run of the mill ghosts, they are from all sorts of different deaths. I like that in an interview and talking about creating this series they mentioned that when we think of ghosts we tend to think of them as medieval figures with floaty dresses etc and their aim with this project was to involve some modern ghosts and even go way way back and have a caveman ghost. When do you ever see a caveman ghost?
Well I haven't seen any at all myself but I do quite like seeing these ghosts. You have to give it a watch and if you liked Horrible Histories and Yonderland then you're going to love it. It's a light entertaining show with a bit of a giggle. We are hooked and eagerly waiting for Monday evening 9.30pm on BBC1 when we can get another ghostly fix.
That's my tip for the week, it did start on the 15th April so you may have to play catch up on the iplayer, go on it's worth it. I will be back tomorrow for Music Monday but for now you all take care.
I am watching the new series of The Durrells and it is as good as ever before. I am sad though that this will be the last series, no more after this one, nooooooooo!
Mind you all good things must come to an end and I am sure it will finish in style. I am so glad that this has been popular because it is great entertainment. There is drama, comedy and just an all over good feeling when watching this. The scenery is fabulous too, all that sunshine in Corfu, makes you want to go eh?
We have soaring temperatures here in the UK at the moment but it is the characters that make this series so complete. The programme is based on the autobiographical accounts by Gerald Durrell and his family life between the years of 1935 and 1939 so obviously the series has to come to a natural end but it is so nice that they got to complete the adaptation timescale from the books.
I suppose there are a few dark times ahead in this series as war is looming and we will see how that will effect Louisa and her family. I feel for that woman sometimes keeping everything together particularly through the tough times when they first moved out there from the UK. I'm so glad she has finally given that house a little bit of a lick of paint, there is so much that could be done but she's on a budget remember and I have kind of got used to the rustic look.
Will Louisa and Spiro ever get together? That's the big question. I know he has a wife but is it going anywhere? Oh for goodness sake, I do hope I am not left with disappointment and heartbreak. I think everyone wants these two to become a fully fledge official couple. They nearly did, it was looking promising at the end of the last series but alas, it was not meant to be. So frustrating!!
If you have not watched The Durrells then you really need to. I think it has been one of the best things on tv so go and catch up or buy a box set from Amazon (other retailers are available) and binge watch the whole lot. You will not be disappointed and you may well thank me for helping to make your entertainment life complete. You are very welcome.
Ok I am going to get stuff done so I can sit and relax later for the next episode. Join me again tomorrow for Music Monday but for now......
Take care and don't forget the suncream.......it's hot out there!!!!
Oh I've let my telly viewing slip
I don't really have a top tip
I mean I've watched the usual but nothing new
kept my eyes on AC-12 those boys and girls in blue
I suppose you could say I lost the remote
shall I leave now and get my coat?
Na I'll be back to bug you some more
before Victoria and Albert go to matrimonial war
Graham Norton is back which is good to see
on Friday night where he should be
Casualty I catch up with as I tend to nap
watching it later just fills an empty gap
So don't despair it's all ok
I just got busy that's all I have to say
I've not gone away by plane, car or boat
I will return next Sunday with Pass the Remote
Thank you for reading today.
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but for now....
They are back, the team at AC-12 are in the thick of it already in the first episode of series five. Wow what a start and not following the usual routine of pinning down one corrupt officer this time but going for an organised crime group.
Are you keeping up with all the jargon though? I mean just in this one episode we had a RTC, SCG, OCG ARU, an UCO and a ED905. If that isn't enough to confuse you I don't know what is. I couldn't hear the sound too well on my tv, some programmes seem a bit muffled and it always tends to be the BBC for some reason so I pop the subtitles on, well that becomes more entertaining than the actual programme.
I think OCG (organised crime group) and UCO (undercover officer) will feature a lot although the ED905 (name given to the truck load of heroin) had a big part. If in doubt ask a friendly police officer or look them up on the internet, like I just did. I kind of want to go around in my own life now though with loads of abbreviations.....
LCO - Lawn Cutting Operation
CBS - Changing Bed Sheets
ED - Empty Dishwasher closely followed by FD - Fill Dishwasher (again)
OSR - Operation School Run (although it tends to be college now for me)
MD - Make Dinner
I've already done the ED and FD this morning but need to follow up later with a LCO and CBS if I get a moment. Tough life in this domestic world.
A great start to the series of Line of Duty and so good to see some familiar faces (although not for long for some - no spoilers). There are some new faces joining the cast too and I cannot wait for the next episode. It's packed with excitement and I think we can expect the normal LOD (see what I did there) twists and turns, shocks and surprises so stay tuned.
We have some new dramas starting this week so I will try and keep up with those. The Durrells make a return on ITV tonight at 8pm which will be the last series so catch that if you are a fan.
For now though I need to GMLAOOB (get my lazy arse out of bed) and go to and do important things. I will be back tomorrow for Music Monday but for now you all
TC (take care).
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