I have mentioned Hospital People on a previous post and I think I said I was chuckling but not belly laughing but blimey how that changed as I just couldn't stop laughing watching this. Yes it's daft and very silly but hey that's the way I roll when looking for good entertainment. I can't even decide who my favourite character is now as they all have different qualities. Tom Binns is the creator an co writer of this mockumentary set in a fictional hospital called Brimmington. Tom himself plays the part of hospital radio presenter Ivan Brackenbury, hospital manager Susan Mitchell, porter and friend to the spirits Ian D Montfort and chaplain Kenny Mercer.
Kenny is a cheeky wannabe comedian and uses his sermons as a stand up routine, yes he cracks the jokes in whatever the circumstances, you want to cringe at his jokes but laugh at his complete lack of timing and inappropriateness. Susan just oozes enthusiasm and will do anything and tramp over anyone to be the best manager. Self absorbed but brilliantly entertaining in her campaign to make sure she comes out on top. I love her assistant Sunny played by Amit Shah, I feel exhausted and in complete sympathy as he tries to keep up with her all the time. Ivan is the sound of Brimmington and slightly a bit naive, loves his job and delivers the old style, going back to the 70's kind of radio presentation. Shaz his assistant played by the lovely Mandeep Dhillon kind of plays on his naivety but sits in the wings, she knows she can do the job better and is loved by everyone but you've gotta love Ivan. Ian D Montfort is just the hilarious psychic medium who is completely rubbish and is not psychic at all but it's just funny watching him try and jump in on a situation in desperation in the hope he can help with new way of thinking. He makes me laugh now just thinking about him!
I binge watched them all on BBC iplayer as I couldn't wait and loved the last one especially as it featured some of our Rock Choir members. Yay!
All in all a great bit of humour and light entertainment. It is something new and original which just takes you away, makes you forget all the doom and gloom in life and I like that so well done to everyone involved, cast and crew and please please can we have a second series.
The Bafta Tv Awards graced us with their presence this week and were presented by the funny Sue Perkins. A night of posh frocks and a suited and booted Ant and Dec. it's not a tv awards ceremony without them is it? If you are sat next to them and in the same category wave bye bye to that Bafta mask as they win every time. They must have rooms in their houses dedicated to all of their awards, I would hate to be doing the dusting at their pads, one would be down at Costco buying a bulk box of Mr Sheen. Overall a great night and finished with the very funny and talented Joanna Lumley receiving the Fellowship award. This women is so classy and stylish with all her experience of modelling and her tv/film work she can then transform to comedy, who would have thought she would end up in the role of Patsy from Ab Fab. So versatile and just an inspiration. Well deserved.
I changed the pace of tv from light entertainment and comedy to the complete opposite in drama by watching Three Girls. there are Bafta nominations there straight away. The way this cast portrayed such a tough story was just amazing. It was shocking to watch but it had to be as the true story in which it is adapted from is the most shocking series of events in history. It follows the cases of three girls who were exploited by a child sex ring in Rochdale. The way Sara Rowbotham who worked for sexual health at the time was treated was despicable. She raised the alarm but was beaten back by gross failures by police and authorities losing the chance to convict these men. Together with the help of Maggie Oliver from Greater Manchester Police the cases were reopened and brought to trial. Maxine Peake who plays Sara and Lesley Sharpe as Maggie were just brilliant along with all the other cast members. It is worth watch if you can. It is unbelievable that these things can happen to our children but unfortunately they do and they still go on today. At least by telling this tory it can raise the awareness and help to stop this happening to anyone else. It has to surely?
Well thanks for reading and I will hopefully catch you back here tomorrow for Music Monday. Take care for now.......
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