I leave Inverness for a couple of months and look what happens, there's a dead body floating around in Loch Ness, human remains found on the shores and a murdered piano teacher with a piece of his brain missing. It was quite peaceful when I left, there's even talk of Johnny Depp wanting to set up home there. May have to go back and sort things out.
I think the cast of The Loch seem to be sorting it all out, not the Johnny Depp situation, I'll sort that myself but the random body parts all over the place. I really enjoyed the first in the series and looking forward to another. Great actors and I'm doing that thing where I shout out 'oooooh been there, oh I know where that is'. I bet the highland locals are not even doing that. they are all cool as cucumbers and seem to take everything in their stride. As much as I love Siobhan Finneran and her character DCI Lauren Quigley who has been sent from Glasgow to sort this mess out I kind of want the local DS Annie Redford to be the hero and sort everything because these are her people and I think she will get to the bottom of it. DS Annie sees the DCI as the person she wants to be so I think this could be interesting to see how their working relationship turns out. It is on Sunday's ITV 9pm, same time as Poldark but you can catch up after you've finished with the shimmering squire.
BBC 1 saw a new music show start with Pitch Battle on Saturday night, the battle of the choirs. I was compelled to watch the first of these programmes as my Rock Choir leader was taking part with a few other Rock Choir leaders and friends as part of Vocally Bespoke. They were of course robbed of going any further in the competition but it was so good to see them and I felt very proud of 'our Jennie' from Derbyshire/Nottinghamshire Rock Choir. The competition was tough and they were all actually really good. I won't say anymore about the result if you haven't seen it but well done to the choir who went through. It is inspired by the film 2012 Pitch Perfect and a total of 30 choirs from all over the country will battle each other with rounds including a showstopper, a riff off, and solo opportunities. Judged by a panel including Mr Choir himself Gareth Malone, singer Kelis and a guest judge will feature each week, this week welcomed Will Young. Great entertainment. I do love a choir, oh is that because I'm part of one?
I found myself watching The Real Full Monty, not really a male stripper kind of girl but loved the movie, can you believe that was 20 years ago? It was very good and you don't realise sometimes how men also suffer from body confidence too. I think we tend to think men are ok and don't have any worries so it was interesting to see how, at first they all dealt with their slight insecurities. The whole point of the programme was to raise awareness of male cancers. Matthew Wolfenden was one of the celebs taking part and if you watched Emmerdale you will know that he played a character who developed testicular cancer and so this was a chance to promote awareness of testicular and prostate cancer, both cancers that men find difficult to see a doctor about. Matthew was joined by dancer Wayne Sleep, actor Danny John Jules, McFly's drummer Harry Judd, olympic swimmer Mark Foster, TOWIE star Elliot Wright, presenter Dom Littlewood and Pointless host Alexander Armstrong. All these guys figured if they could get naked in front of 2,500 people they could get get their bits and bobs out in front of a doctor. A great programme with such an important message but they had, and I'm going to say it, they had 'balls'. A lot of fun, well done guys!!!
I caught up with the last one of Paula and my goodness that woman wanted revenge. I won't give it away if you've not seen but you do need to see it as I couldn't believe it. What an ending. A dark but very dramatic series. Worth the watch if you didn't catch it. You'll be shocked. I think I just sat open mouthed watching the credits rolled thinking 'did she really do that?'.
Well onto another week and have a good one, I will be back tomorrow for Music Monday.
Take care for now.........
Pass the Remote
Every Sunday I will review the TV for the week.