It's only Elaine Paige...
Last week I raved about the new series Home From Home showing on BBC One 9.30 Friday evenings. While watching this weeks episode I suddenly realised that Mercy Hackett (Neil's mum) is only played by Elaine Paige. Am I the only one that thinks that's really funny? I'm so used to hearing her telling me about the musicals on Radio 2 and hearing her giggle today when listening just made me giggle along with her. I was partly laughing at what she was but I had the image of her in my head as Mercy too.
She plays this character so well and is at present hiding her little 'friendship' with her sons neighbour Fieldhouse played by Paul Barber. For a reminder about Paul, he has been in loads of film and television series but most famously for Denzil in Only Fools and Horses and he was also in The Full Monty. Oh they are the couple you would not necessarily have put together or is it the actors I wouldn't have paired but it works perfectly. I do love this....it's a nice light comedy and has some class moments. Well done BBC.
Well The Durrells finished (SPOILER ALERT) with me cheering and happy one minute and in tears at the end. Oh heck I so wanted that woman to be happy with Spiro and it was looking like she was going to get to snog him after all this time then boom.......heartache. I'm sorry if you've not caught up with it yet but I'm very sad. Spiro!!! I know ya Mrs came back but there is a woman there whose heart is breaking because she couldn't be with her man. I cried, I'm not ashamed to say......I just felt her pain. Maybe things will develop again in the next series.....I live in hope. Overall a fantastic series again and will look forward to it's return again.
I watched Peter Kay's Car Share Unscripted and I thought it was very funny. Some folk on social media didn't see the funny side but I don't see why not. Peter and Sian who play the main characters are two of the co writers of the programme so it would be surely a very similar show if they had run with a script for it. It was very clever of them to put that together and they do display a very funny natural partnership which we all surely have been familiar with at some point with a car pal.....I know I have. He never fails for me Peter Kay, I can just look at him and curl up laughing, he has comical facial expressions that automatically show you what he's thinking......brilliant.
I delved into the new series of The Bridge which is the Scandinavian police drama if you didn't know. Now I binge watched this ages ago and forgot which point the series was at by the time this new fourth series had started. I may have to recap to remind me. That's the trouble when there has been a massive break in between a series you just forget what's happened. I did have to get back into reading subtitles again. It didn't bother me before, my eyes kind of trained themselves to read and watch but I had forgotten how quick these subtitles go. I mean you have to read and also watch the characters too don't you? My eyes were aching by the end....I may well just wait until the series has finished and watch it all in one go. I need a constant flow of eye exercise.......I'm sure it's my age.
It is a good series so well worth the watch if you don't mind subtitles. It is the last series so that will be it for regular fans. That Bridge has seen more dead bodies under it than anywhere else in the world. I think everyone in Scandinavia must say 'now where can I put this dead body, oh I know under that big bridge' after all it is bound to create great tv.
No one won the million in Who Wants to Be a Millionaire but I enjoyed watching it every evening and I liked Jeremy Clarkson in the hot seat. brilliant......bring it back ITV.
Have a great evening, I will be back tomorrow for Music Monday.....take care for now.
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