Another Sunday....here we are again for a round up of the tv for the week
so here goes.......
Call the Midwife - BBC1 8pm Sunday 5th February
Yes!!! Finally Sister Ursula has left. I didn’t want her to feel quite as bad and be upset but I loved it when Sister Julienne asked her if she would re consider, but her face said no please don’t! We could all do with Nurse Crane in our lives, that woman just sorts everything out, love her. I’m thinking she may do a better job at Foreign Secretary for the country at this time. Felt so sad for Shelagh, I hope things improve for her. Great to see Trixie back and I think Barbara was glad to see her as she really needed cheering up. This programme always leaves you a little emotional and with a warm fuzzy feeling inside. Well done BBC.
The Good Karma Hospital - ITV 9pm Sunday 5th Feb *New*
Oh this gets my ‘Pick of the Week’. It is just brilliant. What a lovely, light hearted, funny programme. Ruby Walker is a junior doctor and escapes her life in England for a career in India, she originally applies for a place in a city clinic but ends up at The Good Karma Hospital on the understanding she has to work for at least a year at a public hospital. Amanda Redman just owns her part as Lydia Fonseca and I’m loving Neil Morrissey’s character as Greg, Lydia’s boyfriend. Can’t wait for the next one! You must check it out if you haven’t already.
Apple Tree Yard - BBC1 9pm Monday 6th Feb/Tuesday 7th Feb Episodes 3 and 4 Finale
Wow it all came out in the wash in the end or should I say court. A good thrilling court drama. I was about to feel a bit short changed as I thought it was going to end earlier than I thought. I felt as if I wanted there to more secrets about Mark and would have loved him to be more mysterious than he was here. Right at the last minute though a twist and shocking ending, so did she really say that? oh it could so run to a second series. I have bought the book to read as I like to see sometimes how well they adapt books to TV. I’ll keep you posted.
Now for a commercial break….
Johnny Depp? Really?…..Dior adverts are so dramatic and always with a high profile actor but it doesn’t suit him does it? It just makes me cringe when I see it but hey I’m sure it provides some eye candy. Probably I’m missing the point.
The Moorside - BBC1 9pm Tuesday 7th Feb
A compelling drama about the disappearance of Shannon Matthews. The community came together to search for Shannon but all the time her mother had planned the fake kidnapping along with her partners Uncle Michael Donovan to claim reward money for her return. Sheridan Smith plays the part of Julie Bushby who organised the campaign to find Shannon and she delivers again, showing everyone what a great British actress she is, one of our best. We see the second and final part on Tuesday 14th Feb at 9pm which will uncover the whole story.
Unforgotten - ITV 9pm Thursday 9th Feb
The last one in the series and what a conclusion. I really loved how the story came together with a little twist I hadn’t worked out but made so much sense. I was left at the end thinking that we had gone all these weeks trying to find a murderer and there was going to be no justice as such but I got it. I’m not sure whether it would have been allowed to happen, would it? Someone in the legal profession will surely say but in tv land it worked, it was very powerful and it had me emotionally. The law was on the side of the victims and for them they had their justice although the pain from the abuse would live with them for the rest of their lives. Brilliant performances by all the cast….give yourself a huge pat on the back because you showed what great actors we have and how you give us great drama.
Piers Morgan’s Life Stories - ITV 9pm Friday 10th Feb
Nigel Havers was Pier’s guest and it was a lovely interview with him revealing some very personal events in his life. He was a real life charmer and struggled with infidelity but you could see he had massive respect for all the women in his life even if he had been a bit naughty. He talked about the sad deaths of his ex wives and he is now happy with massive respect from his friends and family. It’s worth a watch if you didn’t see it. I know, Piers is like Marmite, love him or hate him but I like him in these programmes, he asks the questions you want him to and I think he is quite sympathetic with his guests. It reminds me of ‘This is Your Life’ but without the party, I used to like that though, wish they would bring it back. Maybe it was a headache to organise the surprise guests to turn up from the old school days or fly Auntie Flo who hasn’t been seen for over 30 years, over from Australia. It’s Boy George’s turn on Friday (17th Feb), that should be good.
So enjoy the week and catch you next Sunday for more tv...........
Pass the Remote
Every Sunday I will review the TV for the week.