Some new stuff for the Autumn
Yes! Victoria returns for another series. I loved the first series and Jenna Coleman plays the Queen so brilliantly. She's got some girl power hasn't she? I knew she had a reputation for being a strong determined Queen but my goodness she certainly sorts everyone out including Albert. The birth of their child hasn't stopped her as she soon wanted to be off performing her duties again. Very much in love with Albert but struggling a little with the balance of motherhood and also Albert is trying to find his place too. Sounds like normal family life to me. It's a great series and nice to see new characters coming in such as Diana Ring who plays the Duchess of Buccleuch. She tells it like it is and this could be a fascinating relationship to watch between this two powerful and outspoken women. You can watch it continue on Sunday evenings ITV 9.05pm.
A complete new starter this week which was excellent. I really got into Strike: The Cuckoo's Calling. Penned by Harry Potter author JK Rowling under the name Robert Galbraith it tells story of war veteran Cormoran Strike who turns private investigator. His first case is to investigate what happened to model Lula Landry who was found dead outside her luxury apartment.
Was she murdered? If so who by? There are some very shifty characters and great actors drafted in for this programme such as Martin Shaw, Tara Fitzgerald and the smouldering Tom Burke who plays Strike. He looks a bit rough at first as his relationship has broken down and is confined to the sofa in his office but he gets to grips around his new case with the help of new employee Robin. I think she has a soft spot for him and the job. This could be a pair to watch. Tom delighted us with a fantastic performance in The Musketeers and doesn't disappoint in this. There are three books in the Strike series. You can see the last one of this story on Sunday BBC1 9pm and then the next one titled 'The Silkworm starts next week. If you have missed any go to BBC iplayer it's worth a watch.
Well what did you think to the new Great British Bake Off?
Personally I loved it!! I was a bit dubious as I'm sure the whole country was, wondering what it was going to be like and if the new presenters would be any good. Would Prue be as good a judge as Mary? Oh it did cause a bit a a faff as some people felt their loyalties belonged to the original team but in all fairness it seemed just the same to me. I'm a big fan so I didn't want it half baked or ruined.
I saw a fresh new start on a different channel, no I wasn't bothered about the adverts either, honestly you'd think no one had seen adverts before. Yes it's moved from the BBC but it's not the end of the world. Great humour and I loved Prue joining the judging panel. I didn't feel I had to compare any of the newbies to any of the oldies (sorry Mary that wasn't directed at you). I just felt it has needed a change for a while, we got it, it worked.
A great combination of contestants this time, great personalities too. I love to see their background and what drives them bake. I get very tense when they are creating their showstoppers and will them on their way. Never like to see anyone go but it's the general idea of the show I suppose. So here we go, embrace it and see how it goes. A winner for me and I'm going to carry on watching.
A new series of Doctor Foster starts this week so I will be reviewing that next Sunday but for now thanks for reading and if you like your music, pop by again tomorrow for 'Music Monday'.
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