I watched the second programme of Broken and at first I thought that it wasn't as good as the first one, so initially I was a bit deflated until I realised where this is really going. I was under the impression it was just going to be about Sean Bean's role and Anna Friel's character but it is actually different members of his community or his 'flock' and their different stories of despair, hardship and the impact on his own life too so I'm a little bit more settled now that I'm following it properly. It has to be good as it's written by Jimmy McGovern who has written some great stories for film and tv. A little dark yes but really good drama and great acting by some great names.
A new series started on Channel 4 called Ackley Bridge this week which reminded me a lot of Waterloo Road.. It concentrates on an merger not only between two schools but two communities. I found it quite entertaining and I think it is going to be a good insight into relationships and cultures, how they collide with great drama but a comedy element too so will be interesting to see how this goes. Love the cast, great to see some actors from other shows returning again. Worth a watch.
One to catch up on if you didn't see was Suzi Perry's Queens of the Road on BBC1. Suzi spoke to three women who were competing in the Cookstown 100 motorcycle road race. This was so fascinating watching these women of different ages and backgrounds following their love of racing motorbikes. They were so passionate and had completely different stories of how they started in this tough and still male dominated sport. If you want to see courage and determination it's all here in a half hour show. I was amazed especially seeing Yvonne Montgomery who had never been on a bike until she was 47. Her marriage broke down after many years, she felt alone and lost but within a year she had passed her bike test and started racing. She celebrates her 60th birthday in August. Just a very positive story of how life can start again, doing something completely different. It's never too late! All these women needed a medal just for attempting this race, it was scary. Please watch it if you can because it really is worth a look.
Poldark returned tonight! Yes I can hear a million women cheering for the shirtless Adonis back on our screens. He's not popular with the mrs though is he? In the doghouse with the fiery redhead Demelza. Action packed start to the new series with lots going on, can't wait for more. Welcome back!
I didn't even watch the Big Brother launch show and to be honest I'm not missing it at all. This is a big one for me as I have always watched it but I have finally lost interest in it. Some may say I should have lost interest a long time ago but I do like the whole psychology side of it but no I'm just not feeling it this year. It also makes it a late night if you watch Rylan's follow on show as well and I need my beauty sleep now in my late years.
Talking of sleep it's late now so I'm off to the land of nod. I will be back tomorrow for Music. Monday.
Take care for now........
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Every Sunday I will review the TV for the week.