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.
Oh guess what my favourite tv mag is? What's On TV a bargain at 65p and my son loves it, he knows his way around this now and knows where to find all his favourites.
I've just found that all my favourite programs are all bunched up early on in the week and I'm lost towards the end of the week for anything to watch. That's not 'What's on Tv's' fault I know but programmes are usually well distributed throughout the week. It could be that we have the Olympics on and the Rugby but if you want to see a good gold medal being won you need to be burning the midnight oil really.
My Friday night viewing has all come to an end with Graham Norton finishing and The Good Doctor has gone off too. I know what I need to do!!! I'll just miss some stuff at the beginning of the week and save it till later, it's ok tv world I'll just spread it out myself......don't you worry.
It's no big deal really, I have go plenty to do without sitting in front of the box and it's probably my Autistic brain thinking I would quite like programmes evenly planned out., it's a routine kinda thing. I was glad to see Marcella return this week, although I think the poor women probably spends most of her time telling people how to say her name. It kicked off with another good series though eh? Don't worry if you've not watched the first series as I feel you could drop into this one, it's a new story. You can always catch up with the first series on the ITV Hub. Nice to see Nigel Planner and Keith Allen in this although a bit weird not to be laughing at them in Comic Strip. Great drama and can't wait for the next one. MarCHella or MarSella, whichever way you want to say it, although think it is MAR....CH.....ELA.
Have you been watching Collateral? This is good with some familiar faces too. Billie Piper has come in for some stick on social media for being cruel to takeaway pizzas and John Simm is here too and I prefer in this to Trauma which he starred in before. So basically DI Kip Glaspie played by Carey Mulligan has got her work cut out with trying to solve a gunned down pizza delivery guy. That's where Billie comes in as she was receiving the pizza but because it didn't have a 'special topping' should we say, she threw it into the corner. I know what a waste eh? I couldn't do that but lets not dwell on it too much, bet Ms Piper is sick of everyone referring to it. This is a really good drama, it will be episode 3 out of 4 on Monday BBC 2 at 9pm, the same time as Marcella, oh one to save until later in the week. You can though catch up on the BBC iplayer.
Another good watch this week was Keeping Faith. Now I've just spent ages trying to find out what channel and what night it was on for you but then remembered I had watched it on the BBC iplayer as it's on BBC Wales only. It is worth a watch though and stars Eve Myles as wife and mum of three, her live goes into turmoil as her husband goes out to work one morning and doesn't turn up.. He disappears completely and Eve's character Faith has now got to consider whether she actually knew the man she had been married to and whether he who she thought he was. An addictive mystery drama and I'm looking forward to finding out what's happened to her missing fella.
I caught up with Ant and Dec's Saturday Takeaway and blimey, how much money do they have on their budget? There's luxury holidays being thrown out here and there, a finale which will involve their on plane, prizes galore on Win the Ads and a train put on especially to fill a couple of rows in the studio. It's quite entertaining and I do love Ant and Dec but it is something I wouldn't miss really if I didn't get chance to see it. It seems the same old stuff to me and getting a bit tiresome but you may not agree. I wonder how long it can go on really before it becomes boring. Best thing about it......KYLIE.
It's looking good for next week, Strike returns tonight. and is brilliant if you've not watched it before. Written by JK Rowling we follow Tom Burke in the role as Cormoron Strike as he investigates a new crime. Top Gear returns also tonight if you've not got lost in The Grand Tour and forgotten Top Gear ever existed. I feel less likely to watch now but may stay loyal - maybe I can watch it later on in the week, oh it's looking brighter now.
So enjoy your week and I will be back for more telly talk next Sunday but before that you could join me for Music Monday tomorrow.
Thanks again and take care of yourselves.
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