Well, I rushed from Casualty to see what was happening in the other department at Holby City. The chaos just continued really didn't it? Oh heck Iain nearly fluffed it and it wasn't looking great for Sacha. Connie and Jac decided to fight out their differences and then ended up operating on each other's patients, now there was a crossover to be seen.
Meanwhile in the scanner room Essie collapsed due to her diabetes while looking after Sacha's daughter and Ric made a valiant attempt to scramble through the roof to reach them. Thank goodness for the power coming back on....phew I was pretty exhausted watching this.
It kept me awake though, there was no time to nap here, too much going on. I kind of want Ric and Elle to get together now we know it was he whom she had a one night stand with at the old medical conference. Not sure whether that works for anyone else but maybe that story will continue. My heart went out to Noel when he went to confess that he may have been responsible for opening a dodgy email leading to all this kafuffle. He is so lovely and it ended up that he wasn't and that he was in the clear.
In fact everyone ended up in the clear and alive which was a good result. I've since been to visit Iain back in Casualty last night and although stable now he is still fighting his demons but with his sister for support now.
Hey what a very dramatic week and well done to all involved, it was a great couple of episodes. I was listening to the Executive Producer being interviewed on Radio 2 last week and he was asked whether there would be more crossovers like this. I felt from what he said it was a bit stressful to actually get these two drama's together and it involved a lot of hard work so we may not see them too often but I did enjoy it.
It is nice to get a taste for another programme in this way if you don't watch it already. I suppose if viewing figures do slide a bit it's a good way of pumping them up again but I'm not saying that's why it was done. I like these to dramas as they just continue on and on. There is never a break unless it's for the odd occasion when there is something else on, usually football, a World Cup or something similar. I like that we don't have to wait for another series in a years time so hats off to those who work so hard to put these programmes together.
I'm going to have a lie down now as this medical lark is hard work. I will be back though tomorrow for Music Monday so join me then but for now, take care everyone!!
Oh wow how exciting was Casualty last night? I was so gripped I felt an enormous bout of disappointment when the credits rolled. It was like an action packed blockbuster movie, I could have carried on watching it for at least another hour and that's not like me. I'm usually ready to nod off as I relax on my sofa but no, how could anyone have nodded off in the middle of this chaos.
Just as I thought one problem had settled there was another cropping up. Oh heck I don't envy any of the staff at Holby, they have got their work cut out here. If you are not a Holby City Hospital follower then you are probably wondering 'what the blinking heck are you on about Sue from the Brew?'
Well this week sees a crossover between Casualty and Holby City which always makes sense to me as these are two programmes involving the same hospital so I tend to get a bit excited when the two come together. Saying that though I am a big Casualty watcher but not so much a Holby viewer so I'm thinking will I know what's going on when I crossover to Holby City on Tuesday evening?
Now this is where me and Mum from the Brew make a good team as she is an avid Holby City watcher but not so much Casualty so we can swap notes here. It's great, it is genuinely like me and my mum work in different departments in the hospital, no don't tell me I'm taking it too seriously, let me just pretend.
So lots of things going off in this hospital, basically there is a virus of the techno kind which has got into the computer system and the whole hospital is experiencing problems with monitors, equipment, lights and lifts. Yes we now have Connie Beauchamp and crew stuck in a lift with poor Iain the paramedic who is in a serious life threatening situation.
We also have a car crash involving some of the Holby lot and Sacha's daughter is in a bad way, right mum? I think the people behind the scenes of both drama's will take into account that some people follow one programme and not the other but it is a good way of teasing you into watching the other option. I'm now left thinking whether I should be watching Holby City, mmm yes very clever.
Basically it's all kicking off and I'm just wondering when someone is going to suggest that some patients may need to go to another hospital but then that's probably not possible. Also was that car really going fast enough to do all that spinning over and over? Great action shot though, me feels that they maybe going for a BAFTA here.
The clash of the titans has started with these two (pictured), Connie and Jac Naylor going head to head. I think this is one of the best parts of the crossover. I am familiar with both of these ladies history and my goodness they are so good together. This is not just a crossover but a clash of two of the biggest personalities in Holby history. Let the bitch fest begin!
Well I will be crossing over to Holby City on Tuesday night and continuing the action there. Let me know.....do you like the crossover of these two drama's? Do you prefer one to the other? Go on be a bit devilish and enjoy the other side of the hospital, you may enjoy it.
I can't wait for the next week of tv.....you take care and have a great week too. I will be back tomorrow for Music Monday, join me then.
Oh I was beside myself on Friday night....tears flowed, big proper blubbing ones too. We all said goodbye and farewell to Nashville after six seasons of a fabulous drama and music to add. It finished just the way I wanted it to and finished with a good old classic finale song.
I'll miss it, it was one of those series that you just get hooked on and love like a best friend. I might just go back to the beginning for old times sake and watch it again. I've just binge watched Sex and the City yet again, well you forget bits and some programmes are just worth watching millions of times. So goodbye Nashville, it was nice watching you, I think I may have flooded the whole of the East Midlands with my tears but hey I'll recover.
I watched the new Channel Four comedy Hang Ups which I thought was quite good. I love Stephen Mangan so that was a good start but I also loved the whole idea of the series. Stephen plays Dr Richard Pitt who decides to start up his own business providing therapy sessions online through a webcam. Well with a busy family and a whole load of celebrity guests as his clients you can imagine how it goes. It is typical when work for home that if you embark on a conference call there is bound to be someone who walks in or interrupts in some way. It happened to me the other day so a funny idea from one of life's very simple hiccups. Give it a watch and see what you think.......book your moment on the sofa on Wednesday 10pm.
Oh crikey what is going on in Casualty, have they had a new writer or have they been given a bigger budget. There have been explosions and a storyline that's kept me on the edge of myself seat. The last programme ended with me aghast! Oh didn't see that coming.. I won't go into details as it was only last night and there may be people who have 'taped it' so yet to catch up. I still say 'taping it', if you are too young to remember it goes back to the days when we recorded programmes on video cassette tapes so I'm a gal still stuck back in the 80's.
So after all my tears and watching ambulances fly around all over the place, it's been a tough week but looking forward to another one. Celebrity Big Brother returns, mmmmmm not sure but may just have a look to see who goes in. I never know anyone usually and they seem to drag so called celebs over from the U.S who no one over here has ever heard of. Will we be seeing the last of Big Brother? I don't know, there was talk of this being the last, I do think it's days are numbered again.
Have a great week and remember to share the remote nicely and kick your feet up with that all important brew. Pop back tomorrow for some music talk on Music Monday but 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.
I love The Durrells and I'm glad to see them all back. It looks so idilic where they live and such a relaxed lifestyle but they all have a lot going on. Well Leslie does with his three girlfriends. Mrs Durrell she had to interfere eh? Well she is a mum after all and I like how she does care so much it gets her into so much trouble. I can't wait to see what happens tonight. I think this has come back even funnier, not that it wasn't before but I laughed my socks off at this first episode.
Another great drama to return was The Good Karma Hospital. It was Ruby's turn to go solo on the night shift. She did hit some minor problems but got through. Oh the sexual tension between her and Dr Varma is unbelievable, will they won't they? I think they may do eventually but hey we need a bit of a build up first. Well I do. This continues tonight on ITV at 9pm.
Shetland came to an end this week and I have to say that I think this has been one of the best things on the BBC. It's brilliantly written and the acting is superb. This episode sent me around more houses than I'm sure the Shetland Islands have. Woah so many different ways that it went and I still didn't work it out in the end, that was quite a surprise. It ended with style and I'm so glad that I wasn't confused or disappointed. Well done to everyone involved.....can't wait until the next one.
Oh my goodness did you see Casualty? I won't say too much in case you haven't caught up but I'm just going to say it's lovely and romantic, all fluffy and then 'Boom' tragedy strikes in the last seconds. Now I always have this little worry about these things happening in programmes. What if I don't make it to the next episode for some reason, such as the Grim Reaper decides to pay me a visit. I'll not know what happened to Robyn and Glen so please feel free to pray a lot or see a psychic for me if this should be the case, thank you.
Now I'm sorry to hear that Ant Mcpartlin was in the news this week for all the wrong reasons. I wish him all the best and hope he gets the help he needs to make a full recovery. I know I did comment that I thought Saturday Night Takeaway was becoming a bit tiresome but blimey I didn't want it to finish in this way. I was actually warming to this new series and enjoying it once more so I eat my words. I admire Dec for carrying on with the last two episodes and this will be hard for him as I don't think he's been without Ant. So I wish them both well and I do hope to see them back together very soon.
Have a great week watching the tv, please leave a comment and tell me what you like watching at the moment, I'm interested to know if everyone is out there and watching the kind of things I am or if there is anything else I've not featured and you would like me too.
Thank you for reading, please feel free to join me for Music Monday tomorrow but for now......take care.
What are the BBC doing to me? This McMafia business nearly cost me the contents of my bowels and I think I may have actually stopped breathing at the end of the last programme. I think the whole country must have fell silent in anticipation of what was going to happen in the Alex vs Vadim showdown in the departure lounge. If you've not been watching it what you playing at? If you love good drama then this one is one you need to watch.
Now it takes a bit of watching and for some (like me) a little backtracking to understand what's going on but stick with it as it does become clear. It is one of those that you can't take your eyes of the screen or have a quick conversation and hope you can just pick it up, no! You have to glue yourself to the screen with no distractions. Just a warning, wear good underwear though and remember to breathe.
What is happening to Dylan in Casualty? My heart just goes out to him as he seems to be plighted by an alcohol addiction. This will be a tough storyline, I love Dylan he's such a great character and I do love his honesty and the fact he's so straight forward, no messing with this man. I don't want to see him go through this but it looks as though he is going to get help. Phew.
The midwives are back in Call the Midwife! Hurrah! This is such a great series and blimey it's a cold winter there. They have a new nurse starting and some heart wrenching stories. Although cold on screen this programmes does warm you heart. Great acting and looking forward to seeing more tonight.
Is it me or are there lots of talent shows on at the moment? The Voice continues to be really good although watching it last night there seemed to be a shortage of men. All the contestants seem to be sixteen year old females, and even Tom said his team included four girls so far and only one male. Maybe it was just this week but come on guys, where are you?
I did watch the new series All Together Now last night, now I wasn't going to as it looked complete rubbish but I actually got into it. It involves singers performing in front of one hundred music experts in a celebrity squares type fashion (if you are old enough to remember that). The experts then have to light their light and just boogie along with the song if they are impressed and basically it is the contestant who scores the highest score that goes through to the final. Comedian Rob Beckett presents this show along with some support from Geri Horner (Ginger Spice). It's ok, a bit of fun and they do have a good mix of singers so I may keep watching to see what happens.
That's it for this week, tell me what you're watching and your likes and dislikes. This week sees the last of Vera and the finale of Kiri if you've been watching that so I will review those next week. For now though take care and come back tomorrow for Music Monday.
Thanks for reading!
It's been a busy week again and to be fair I did a bit of catching up with the tv as I've been tripping the light fantastic at a Charity Ball over the weekend. Yes I spruced myself up and Cindersue went out after midnight!! Sadly no posh carriage or glass slippers but hey slipper socks never looked so inviting at the end of the evening.
When I did manage to play catch up imagine what I saw on Casualty. I said last week didn't I that Connie would sooner operate on herself rather than let anyone else reach for their scalpel. Obviously she couldn't actually operate on herself so she recruited poor Ethan to do it for her. Yes he did suss out the illness was hers and not some fictional patient and he did as he was told and got on with the job. I fear he could do little else as Connie just has to look at you with that stare, you know like the one your parents would give you when you were younger? Even I would be too scared to resist her 'do it and do it now' look.
Would that really happen? I know it's all drama but how many rules were broken? I thought someone was going to come in did you? Yikes, caught in the act of intricate tendon type surgery. It all goes on in Holby City. She's so tough and stubborn but she's got the feeling back for now. Ethan will receive the death stare and face her blackmailing him for weeks to come I'm sure.
It was nice to see Our Girl back. She's got her work cut out with that cheeky Maisie, oh tough Georgie has to come out now but she's so in love with Elvis isn't she? The chemistry between those two is electrifying although they cover it up with sarcastic comments and pretending to dislike each other, yeah right you two. We all want you to get it on again, but can we forget him for jilting her at the alter? Gorgeous though isn't he that Luke Pasqualino? He made a great Musketeer but wow he makes an even better soldier.
So now she's stuck under a building, yes under a load of rubble after another earthquake in Nepal. What is to happen to her? Will someone rescue her? I blooming hope so as there are a few more episodes in the series and it wouldn't be Our Girl without her. Come on Elvis, be the hero and rescue her, a bit of mouth to mouth and make it up for goodness sake!!!.
I like Michelle Keegan in this role, I think it really suits her. If you remember the first series you will know that Lacey Turner played another character and I wasn't sure if the passover between the two actresses and their characters would work but it has. Fabulous series and really enjoying it so far.
Well as I catch up with Strictly and watch Molly bending in places I can only dream of darling, I will look on to another week. Don't these weeks go so quick? It doesn't seem five minutes since last Sunday. We have the finale of Liar coming up this week and the end of Victoria this Sunday night.
Have a great week and if you fancy a chat about music then join me again tomorrow for Music Monday.
For now though take care......
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).