Ahhh we will miss her won't we? Yes Poldark came to a bittersweet end with the tragic death of Elizabeth and the happy marriage of Drake and Morwenna. I'm giving a little whoop to that as I wanted their story to end happily and for that girl to smile again.
Elizabeth though tried so hard to make things right with George by diverting suspicion and bringing on a premature birth so that George would finally believe that Valentine really could be his son. We all know that's not true but it was so sad she had to put herself through all that hen her new baby was in fact George's. She paid the ultimate price and now what will happen to the feud between Ross and George? For she was the only one keeping the peace. Well we will have to wait for the next series. I can't wait now.
Oh a bit of a new starter this week with Age Before Beauty. Who knew Robson Green was going to be a trouble causer, the man always looks so cheeky and innocent. Well he's stirring up trouble between his sister in law and her husband. You see Bel was a past love and he believes he would of been with her if someone else hadn't got there first. Teddy played by Robson asks Bel (Polly Walker) to come back and help out her other sisters by helping to rebrand the failing MirrorBel Beauty Salon. She agrees but in the mean time Teddy has cooked up plans leading Bel's hubby to embark on an affair with a young personal trainer. Bel starts to look at her image and thinks she may need a bit of a change herself, where best to go eh?
It started well in this this first episode and was quite entertaining. A great cast of actors including Sue Johnston and Lisa Riley but I wasn't totally blown away by it. I will continue to watch it though as you can never judge a programme from just one episode. If you fancy a watch it is on Tuesday 9pm BBC1.
Nadiya's Family Favourites is a great programme on BBC2 Monday's 8pm. She was the Bake Off winner if you remember and has gone from strength to strength with her new career, baking a birthday cake for the Queen and now presenting her own series. Nadiya is so funny and has still remained true to herself regardless having all this fame. Her recipes her gorgeous and easy to follow too so take a little look and see what you think. I love that she brings the family aspect in by inviting her own family to tase her food, you're always going to get the truth from your family and she also tells little stories about her family life so well done Nadiya.
That's it for this week, I did go and see Mamma Mia - Here We Go Again at the cinema this week which I will review on a Music Monday. I also watched The Incredibles 2 movie this week with family and friends and it was really good. Along time after the first film but still great. My friend hadn't even seen the first movie which I was surprised about, I thought everyone had seen The Incredibles. She enjoyed it, a good all round entertaining family film. Just one warning, a massive cute factor rating for baby Jack Jack. So funny and soooooo cute.
Right that's me signing off this week's Pass the Remote. Please come back tomorrow for Music Monday but for now........
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.
Oh crikey that was a sad one of Poldark last week. Poor Dwight and Caroline losing their little baby daughter Sarah to a rare heart defect. Oh if anyone deserved to be happy with their family they did. I know Caroline wasn't keen on having children but she fell in love and was bonding so well with her. Oh I cried, and then had to hold my breath again as there was a huge flood in the mine. We are a bit busy this week with people being stuck in underwater mines this week.
Yes all the best to the young lads and their football coach in Thailand who are at present being rescued from an underground cave. Four out so far so lets hope all 13 people get out safely.
It all happened in Our Girl as well this week. Bones didn't half put the guys and gals through their paces with even the threat of sending Georgie home. She wasn't going anywhere was she? How could she? That would be the end of the series......silly. I wasn't expecting to see Bossy Bones go out though. Blimey I was a bit annoyed at him, I know he was trying to get the best out of everyone but woah I wasn't expecting him to get blown to pieces. He spotted a suspect package left at a dinner party and.......well took it upon him selves to take the detonation.
After all I said the other week about him and Georgie maybe becoming an item, how wrong was I? It's Captain James we've got to be watching. he's taken quite a shine to Georgie in a big way, but who didn't see that coming? Now James is married to Molly who was played by Lacey Turner in the early days so it's a bit like nooooooooooo you can't do this to Molly. I don't think Georgie will let it happen but who knows....will they succumb to a bit of passion? Keep watching.
I watched The Big NHS Singalong this week which was a programme following the NHS Choir and how they put together the song 'With A Little help From My Friends'. They recorded it at Abbey Road Studios with a few celebrity friends and then the programme aired this week was a live link up around the country of more NHS workers as they attempted to break the record for the biggest singalong.
This is all to celebrate 70 years of the NHS and it was a lovely moving adventure. I love being part of a choir as you know if you read my Music Monday posts and I love seeing the joy it brings to others in their choirs too. I was great to see how it all comes together and I also enjoyed seeing them get excited about recording at the famous Abbey Road Studios as I know how it feels to record there. So a big well done to the NHS Choir and you can download their song now.
Well another busy week of football again and haven't we done well so far?Semi Finals on Wednesday, I think most of us will be watching that surely?? It's been a fantastic tournament and I will miss it when it finishes. One week to go and who will be playing the final next Sunday? Ohhhhhh we will have to wait and see......fingers crossed!!
Thank you so much for reading today......please come back tomorrow for Music Monday but for now you all take care and stay cool folks.
Well welcome back Poldark but chuffin eck my nerves were shattered by the end of this week of tv with this and Our Girl. It was drama at it's best and what a start to the new series on Sunday. Ross and Demelza are making a go of it and patching up their differences after they have both experienced a little bit of loving in the arms of someone else.
Well they are very sexy attractive people and they are bound to attract some attention but the drama really lay with other family members this week. Oh I was on the edge of my seat waiting to see whether Demelza's brothers were actually going to be executed. I thought to myself this can't surely happen as there is a bit of an unfinished love interest going on with Drake and Morwenna. We have got to see that woman get away from the Reverend and get together with Drake......for that reason alone he couldn't hang. I held my breath waiting for that decision and that nasty George Warleggan would sooner lie and see injustice on Demelza as a way to get at Ross. Someone needs to wipe that smirk of his face.
Oh sorry my fellow brewsters I was getting a bit carried away then but that man does annoy me. I'm sure Jack Farthing who plays him is lovely and he is playing him so well but blimey I do want Ross to get one over on him......again. The story follows later tonight at 9pm on BBC1. Please let me breath a bit easier tonight. Phew.
Another tense moment was with Our Girl. Oh heck they went off piste and got themselves captured. Mr Big Boots Captain 'Bones' McClyde waded in and saved the day and a few lives there which we all thank him for but he is so cocky isn't he? I know it's early days but do you think he may be her new love interest? Eventually when they've stopped rubbing each other the wrong way. Who knows but I like Bones.....he's a bit naughty and brash but he will be interesting to watch.
The tv has been taken over by some sort of football tournament.....yes its the 2018 World Cup. I do like it and I am watching it, although I must admit I'm not a massive football fan but I do like these big tournaments. It just means there is less of the other stuff to watch though. I suppose it is summer so no one is staying in and watching telly.....you're all outside barbecuing eh?
One drama I have stumbled on is another BBC Wales series. It's called Hidden and is available on the BBC iplayer. It is a good crime drama about a girl who goes missing and a body is discovered. It basically follows the story of this girls murder and the investigation of others that may have gone missing in the same way. There has only been two episodes so far so that may be one to watch if you need a crime drama fix.
Well enjoy the summery evenings and the World Cup.....there are plenty of games to come along. Englands first game is tomorrow evening at 7pm on BBC1 so fingers crossed for a good result.
Join me again for Music Monday tomorrow, for now though take care.
Wow I don't know if I managed to breathe very much during the first programme in the series of Trust Me. I was exhausted afterwards, how is she going to get out of that? I knew she would end up receiving a bit of resuscitation from that other Doctor, he's not gonna be pleased. when he finds out or maybe he'll feel sorry for her. It's good if you haven't seen it and this will be Jodie Whittaker's last drama before she gets the keys to the Tardis on Christmas Day. I think she is brilliant in this, it was just so gripping as you watch her deal with a bit of controversy in her nursing role leading to her being suspended. She then takes on someone else's identity and starts a job in Edinburgh as a Doctor in A&E. Everytime a patient came in I was constantly wondering how she was going to deal with them and whether someone would catch her out. I think she will get caught eventually after she sinks even deeper in trouble but I'm looking forward to the next one to see how it works out. Great acting and I'm glad people are getting to see a preview of her, yes maybe in a different role but you get an idea if you were not familiar with her work previously.
I also watched Diana: In Her Own Words which was an interesting but slightly sad one off documentary about Diana talking quite frankly about her life with her speech consultant. It's an honest account of her life and not only was it her who lost faith in the Royal establishment but the staff whom had worked around them too. I think she bloomed when she finally split from Charles and looked happier but I just wish she had been able to live and see a bit more of life. Maybe they should never have married, it did all happen very quickly but I think she was on this planet for a reason and anyway we would never have seen her gorgeous boys whom are an absolute credit to her. For me? I don't know if she was was ever allowed to enjoy her life, too many accounts of situations that are just not right. Funny now how Charles and Camilla have managed to now get married and make a life. I'm glad they are happy now, everyone should have their chance at happiness but so much hurt along the way and it's as if they had to get rid of certain obstacles first. She wasn't an obstacle to us the public, we just wanted her to be happy too but to some I feel she was an inconvenience. Yep strong thoughts but that's what definitely comes over in this programme. I can see why people didn't want it aired, maybe for the sake of her boys which is sad for them to see but it is worth a watch even if it's to have you own view.
We said goodbye to Poldark for another series. It's been a good one, very dramatic but what is Demelza doing? Well I think I know what she was doing but I can feel a million ladies wondering why when she's got the ultimate of sex gods in Ross. Hugh Armitage just comes in and flashes his sultry eyes at her and she's rolling in the grass with him. He looks as if he could join One Direction that Hugh, he is boyband material isn't he? Oh Demelza, it will end in tears or lets hope it doesn't end in a 'mini hugh', there's enough of that going around. It will be interesting when it returns to see what havoc will be let loose over the lovely British countryside.
I did watch some of the new Netflix series 'Atypical' about a teenager with Autism and because of the subject I will leave a review about this for my next Autism Support Saturday. I still have two more programmes to watch in the series and would like to review the whole lot so catch that next Saturday.
Thanks for reading, these weeks seem to be flying by and Pass the Remote comes around very quick. I hope you like reading them as much as I like writing them. Join me for Music Monday tomorrow.
Take care for now.......
It's been a funny week on the telly box, I found myself thinking that there was nothing on for most of the time. I think we are at that time again when a lot of good stuff is finishing and we are ready for something new. The good news I learnt this week is that Dancing on Ice is coming back in the new year, woo hoo! (happy dance, slips over on bottom). No I'm no skater girl but I was gutted when they gave it got the chop a few years back. It's revamped with a new look and the line up looks good......
Katie Price TV personality and former glamour model
Ebony Rainford-Brent - England cricket player and member of the 2009 World Cup.
Sally Morgan - TV's 'Psychic' Sally
Amber Hill - Olympic Skeet shooter for Team GB
Candice Brown - Great British Bake Off winner and Sunday Times Baking columnist
Saira Khan - Loose Women panellist and Celebrity Big Brother contestant
Katie McGlynn - Coronation Street's Sinead Tinker
Alex Gerrard - wife of footballer Steven Gerrard
Max Evans - Scottish rugby player
Toby Anstis - kids TV presenter
Paul Burrell - Princess Diana's butler and confidant
Antony Cotton - Coronation Street's Sean Tully
Stephen Bailey - comedian
Olly Smith - TV presenter and wine expert for Saturday Kitchen
Phil and Holly are back presenting and it's not decided who the judges are yet but the panel may include Jane Torvill and Christopher Dean in a judging role rather that a coaching role. I can't see that but you have to remember they are both 59 years old so we'll see.
The bad on tv is the amount of villainy about and the award definitely goes to Poldark. Woah! That randy Reverend Osbourne Whitworth who is so detached from the church as he is sinning badly with his behaviour to Morwenna. He gives me the creeps but then there is the sultry and sulky George Warleggan with his miserable plain expressions and his devious plans, oh I feel a pantomime 'boooooooo' coming on. They are both so bad aren't they? I know old George is a bit mad because he suspects he may not be the father of his baby and that his enemy, the well pruned Poldark may be the daddy, but crikey me he needs to get some yoga in or a mindfulness class. They need Jeremy Kyle with his DNA testing kit, can you imagine them all on that show? Poldark does feature some great acting though and we will see the apparently explosive finale coming up Sunday 6th August at 9pm BBC1.
The Ugly was contained in a programme called 'Is it safe to be gay and live in the UK?'. Why do these dreadful violent people prey on innocent folk who are just getting on with their lives and loving who they want to love. It infuriates me that there are some people on this planet who cannot get to grips with same sex relationships and that's ugly!!. The attacks on these beautiful people were just unbelievable and with one man losing his life, yes his life gone because someone didn't like him being with another man. I tell you what this world has to sort it's self out and some people need to take a hard look at themselves as to whether all that hate is really worth it. Love should shine through for whoever, as long as they are happy.
The great series 'In the Dark' came to a fantastic conclusion and surprised me again. Didn't see that at all (no spoilers). She did well running around with that huge massive bump which to me didn't always look that genuine. I know it's not real and she's not really pregnant in real life but there were times it just looked odd. All bumps are different though. Brilliant series, would love to see that back again.
So I leave you to get on with another week, we can look forward to a brand new series called Trust Me coming up on Tuesday 9th August 9pm BBC1 featuring the new Time Lord Jodie Whittaker. A four part drama about a Sheffield nurse who loses her job and takes on her friends identity as a Doctor. Love the advert for this at the moment in which she says 'but I'm not a real doctor', oh yes you are, you are THE Doctor.
Thanks for reading and I hope to catch you back here tomorrow for Music Monday.
Take care for now.......
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