Yes it's over and congratulations to France for winning the World Cup and after Wimbledon too we can get back to some sort of TV normality again. There will be something else I'm sure, as I sit here the BBC are trying to flog me a watch at the Tour De France but I think I'll leave that for now.
Our Girl got bumped out of the way this week with football and a marathon tennis session. I believe it will be re scheduled so just keep an eye on your TV guides on that. I think that was a bit rude to keep cancelling and I don't think anyone should be playing tennis till 11pm. The fit sports people can probably manage it but I need my cuppa and night-shirt on way before then. I also find my neighbours get a bit miffed with the balls going over the fence so late. They don't have that problem on Centre Court do they?
Poldark saw a death again.....they are knocking a few cast members out of this aren't they? I don't wish anything awful on anyone but I did want the Rev Ossie to get some sort of tick off for being a bit of a rotter. Watch out for his mum Lady Whitworth as I think she will want justice for the murder of her son. Played by the fabulous Rebecca Front I think she may pick up where Ossie left off but obviously not with the sexy bits.
It was great to see Keeping Faith on BBC 1 this week after it aired on BBC Wales. Due to the massive popularity of this series shown on BBC iplayer too it got his well deserved air on prime time tv and so it should. I binge watched it on BBC iplayer and really enjoyed it in fact I have posted about it quite a bit here and also on my Music Monday feature as the soundtrack is amazing. So get a watch of this, I'm not going to give anything away and I am actually watching again. Tune in on BBC1 Thursday's at 9pm. Take a look at my categories for posts relating to this if you want to know more about it but just watch for spoilers as I didn't think it would go to main BBC. A second series has already been commissioned so that's fab news.
Tonight sees a new series of the crime drama Unforgotten with Nicola Walker and Sanjeev Bhaskar. If you haven't seen this before catch up on the last two series on ITV Hub as it is brilliant. That's my one to watch this coming week
So here's to a rest from sport for the time being and the return of super drama and great entertainment. I have actually loved the World Cup so will miss it, only another four years until the next one.
Thank you for reading today, join me again tomorrow for Music Monday where I will be telling you all about Rock Choir Live our summer concert which took place last night. Eeeek it was amazing!
Take care till then.
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.
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.
Pass the Remote
Every Sunday I will review the TV for the week.