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|Thursday, May 15th, 2008|
|Tuesday, February 5th, 2008|
Ben Daniels is going to be in Lark Rise To Candleford next week, wherein he gets to wear a cape and be an inspector from the post office. I’m sure you can imagine how thrilling it’ll be, but who cares, because I was just thinking last week about how he hasn’t been on TV for a while.
I bet you all know this already, but
Oh, and Holby got an actual trailer this week. Ooooohh. (joking aside, it looks very OMG)
|Friday, January 18th, 2008|
EB/MW and Gordon Ramsay's incredibly calorific cookalong tonight, Harry Hill's TV Burp and Primeval tomorrow (haven't watched last week's yet, oops), and Lark Ris to Candleford and then Messiah on Sunday.
With Marc Warren.
Anything I've missed?
|Thursday, January 10th, 2008|
Moving Beach, Echo Wallpaper?
restarting this community for 2008, because there's some ace TV coming up. Suprisingly, quite a lot of it is on ITV.
Moving Wallpaper/Echo Beach
My friend Claire emailed me about this show/these shows six months ago, and I have been looking forward to it since then.
The above sentence does not adequately convey my excitement, because I took out the exclamation marks to save your eyes.
Echo Beach is a fairly straight soap, with Jason Donavon (apparently being English) and Martine McCutcheon playing ex-lovers in Cornwall, and a bunch of attractive young people and randomly, Hugo Speer. That on it’s own isn’t enough to get me excited (those of you who know my normal viewing habits can stop laughing right now).
HOWEVER. Moving Wallpaper is a show set behind the scenes of a fictional production company making Echo Beach. Ben Miller is the executive in charge, and various people from the soap turn up playing themselves and angling for better storylines etc.
Two shows, in two different genres, both of which would probably be a bit rubbish on their own, but which will (hopefully) be ace together.
Somehow, ITV have come up with some fantastic new concept. Hopefully they won’t screw it up.
Also this week on ITV, we have Honest, about a criminal family going straight, which was actually on last night because I am late posting (also I missed it - anyone see it?) and the new series of Primeval, which I said the following about on my lj (spoilers):
|Thursday, December 27th, 2007|
Just wanted to blatantly trawl for punters for a new website ;)
TellyVision - http://z15.invisionfree.com/TellyVision - it's literally just been created, nice, shiny ... and totally empty. Its for UK soaps, drama, US dramas and anything else telly related. I'm hoping for fun, intelligent posters who won't be put off by the forum's fledgling status. It's gonna be tough building it up from scratch, but in the hopefully not too distant future, I'll be looking for moderators and in return both mods and members will be able to take advantage of free graphics to use on other websites or as, lj icons, wallpapers or whatever they want.
Please, spread the word. Hope to hear from you soon and hope you all had a very Merry Christmas ... :D Torrie
|Tuesday, December 4th, 2007|
|Sunday, October 28th, 2007|
Help finding a UK mini-series?
I am desperately trying to get my hands on a copy of the ITV mini-series "Instinct" which played in Feb this year, but so far I have not been able to find anyone who watched it, let alone recorded it.
I have asked all my local tv stations but none of them have any plans to purchase or play this mini-series so my desperation has reached the level of where I am now asking any group I can find who might have someone that could make me a copy of it and post it to me?
Feel free to either comment here or if you prefer, you can email me direct at zahnadu @ gmail.com
*begs* please? I am a huge Tony Flanagan fan and being able to watch this would be so great (all I've seen so far is the two online previews) Current Mood: hopeful
|Monday, March 5th, 2007|
UK TV Soap Actor Swap
So I was just replying to a comment by _la_mysterieuse
about the UK Soap Actor Merry-Go-Round, and I was wondering if anyone can think of any actors who've been on more than two continual dramas? (ie Emmerdale, Eastenders, Hollyoaks, Coronation Street, Brookside, Casualty, Holby City, The Bill...)
I can think of a fair number who've been in two, but no more than that. Hm...
|Friday, February 23rd, 2007|
Slightly late on a couple of these, quelle surprise.
New Street Law started on Wednesday, and yay. The least likely bunch of lawyers in existence (much like the Conmen With a Conscience in Hustle), and somehow it’s still a good show. Mainly because you can sit there shouting ‘oh, as if!’ the whole time. And I do love John Hannah. And I like the equality
of the scripts, if that makes any sense. Everyone gets stuff to do.
Kombat Opera Presents looks like good fun, as the formula seems to be [big TV show] + [singing] + [dancing] + [random non-singing famous people] = [Opera!]. And I am a massive fan of song and dance routines, so I’m looking forward to it. And MTW people, I think I saw Hugh Dennis in the trailer…
I managed to miss both the new series of Dead Ringers and Fear, Stress and Anger last night as I was catching up on, um, something completely unmemorable, obviously, as I have no idea what I watched. Oh, wait, it was Hotel Babylon. Right, next week I have to remember to watch the comedy stuff instead, because it doesn’t look like they’re repeated.
I had a quick watch of the new Graham Norton show, and it looks like it’s more going back to So Graham Norton, which is a good thing *g*.
The Reichenbach Falls is going to be on BBC4, and it’s ‘based on an original idea by Ian Rankin’, it says here, but the reason it looks particularly good is that Laura Fraser and Alec Newman are in it. Alec Newman was in one episode of Spooks last series, and he was so good that if he doesn’t come back in series 6, I may cry.
Also, thanks to a picture on the RT website, I now know that Toby Stephens is playing General Custer in some Wild West programme tonight. Hm...
Anything I've missed?
|Wednesday, January 31st, 2007|
Five Days is ace. Your scheduling of it? Not so good. Seriously, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Tuesday…and Thursday? GAH.
Must Try Harder,
In other news, this community has been sadly neglected, I know. I will be making more of an effort. Things in brief:
This series of WTD is so confusing, I think the writers must be having some kind of competition to outdo each other with the extra plot twists…
LOM is being advertised all over the shop. Unfortunately thanks to SFX I am now looking forward to it even less than before… ( Casting spoilerCollapse )
I will probably still watch it though.
I’m way behind on Trial and Retribution, is it any good this series?
I’m quite looking forward to Primeval, in the way that I was quite looking forward to Robin Hood and Torchwood, so it’ll probably be shite. Damn.
New series of Never mind the Buzzcocks tonight! Is the first episode the one where Preston walks out?
Mock the Week is excellent as ever.
Peter Wingfield. Holby City. Yay.
Hollyoaks is mostly rubbish, although Max and OB are back together and hopefully Craig will realise he’s gay and get together with John-Paul and the squee factor will go through the roof. And hopefully a deadly virus/another fire/aliens will kill Sonny, Justin, Darren and Warren. and perhaps one day I will get a life and stop watching. Ha.
Rough Diamond looks like total Sunday night TV.
Hm, I can’t think of any other UK stuff I’m watching right now. Although I was thinking this morning that it would be really cool to have a UK version of Jericho (for those who don’t know, it’s a show about a small town that gets cut off when there are a load of nuclear explosions across the US), so here’s a question: what international show would you like to see remade in the UK? What would you change and what would you keep the same?
|Sunday, January 28th, 2007|
|Tuesday, January 23rd, 2007|
|Thursday, January 18th, 2007|
I'm not sure whether this is allowed (if not I'm sorry!), but I'm desperately looking for anyone who has access to the 2006 season of I'm a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here! (season 6). I need it for a research project and I would be extremely, extremely grateful to anyone who could direct me to anywhere I might find it. (I would be happy to pay.)
For feedback (just to convince you all I'm not crazy ^^;;), you can check my eBay account under mutedhitokiri.
Thanks for looking everyone!
|Wednesday, December 20th, 2006|
Christmas TV Preview
Firstly, Holby City:
Oh, yay. Peter Wingfield is just hot (and a bit of a bastard), Elliott and Mark are lovely, the posh boy (I can never remember his name – is it Joseph?) is so, so lovely.
Sometimes, it hits this grove where everyone and everything is just ace, and it’s in one of those grooves at the moment.
Now if only there was a fandom...
And well, bit late, this. I’ve already missed mentioning Hogfather, but seeing as Sky only ever gets about 3 viewers, I’m guessing I’m the only one who watched it. ( Christmas TV PreviewCollapse )
|Wednesday, November 29th, 2006|
Somehow one night of TV = a whole entry
Has anyone been watchign The Innocence Project? I keep forgetting. Is it any good?
Peter Wingfield was on Holby City!!!! It’s so difficult to watch stuff with my parents because I have to watch the huge amounts of SQUEE!
So I watched the Tsunami thing, and it was a veritable feast of OIHs. And Cheweitel Edjifor (HELLO, and also I've spelt his damn name wrong, I'm sure) and Sophie Okenedo (yay!). And I failed to be that emotionally involved, somehow. It just seemed a bit...flat.
Also, random Kate Ashfield. Where did she come from?
I watched Torchwood on BBC 3 because I am apparently a glutton for punishment. People who don’t like it – and there are more of us every day, we’re like a secret organisation outside of the government or someth...
Well, it’s not going to change your mind. Spoilery comments below, but first, a point I feel needs making:
ALRIGHT, LOOK. I’ve kept this quiet for seven weeks, but fuck it. I might sound insane here (look, whoever said ‘what else is new?’ can stop sniggering at the back), but when Captain Boring is doing that announcement about how shiny Torchwood is, HE’S SAYING IT OVER THE BEGINNING OF THE TOP GEAR MUSIC. It might only be the music on the end credits (I can’t remember the beginning music), but still. Every single time my brain goes ‘yay, Top Gear! Oh, no, wait, is this crap’. ( Why am I watching every episode of a show I don’t even like? Why?Collapse )
|Monday, November 27th, 2006|
A television evening
I spent all
yesterday evening watching television which is so unusual for me that I thought I'd better post about it.
It started with The Accidental Angler while I was cooking/eating dinner. This guy out in Brazil was using a fishing trip as the excuse to meet and film river communities and wildlife in the Amazon basin. Fascinating.
Then C made coffee and we watched Planet Earth - shallow seas - fish, whales, seals, penguins etc. Absolutely beautiful but so soothing we both kept almost falling asleep...
Torchwood. Well, yes, of course. (And definitely no sleeping during that!)
Then BBC Electric Proms had The Who at the Roundhouse. I remembered how much I'd always adored Roger Daltrey, and to my surprise and delight he was just as gorgeous as ever.
By which time I was tired and went to bed. Current Mood: cheerful
|Thursday, November 23rd, 2006|
I really do mean to update this place more often. Well, I’m here now:
Things I’m not watching:
Pulling – is this a sketch show or a sitcom? Whatever it is, it looks like another comedy show about sex and relationships. Like we don’t have enough of them*.
Strictly Confidential – despite suffering from extreme
hair envy of Suranne Jones, I can’t be bothered with this. Mainly because it’s written by Kay Mellor and I always find her to be slightly too impressed with herself, but also because it’s on at the same time as The State Within.
The Catherine Tate Show – see above. Although I’ve got a bit of a problem tonight as I want to record TSW, my stepmum is recording Strictly Confidential, and supposedly Dominic West is going to be on the Catherine Tate show. I’m not entirely sure why, but that’s what the Guardian Guide said.
Lead Balloon - I wanted to like this, but I find it a bit hard going for something that’s supposed to be a comedy.
Things I am watching:
Torchwood. Fuck knows why, because I hate Owen, am no longer interested in Gwen, and the only one I’m actually bothered about is Ianto. Yesterday’s was good but didn’t stand up to a second viewing (I saw it on Sunday).
The State Within. Obviously.
Oz and James’ Big Wine Whatever it’s Called. I watched this last night because I couldn’t be bothered with The Bill, and it was a lot funnier than I was expecting.
Er…that’s about it.
Isn’t there normally more stuff to watch about this time of year?
*I think it was Crishna I was talking to about this, when we were in Lille watching Man Stroke Woman in English with Dutch subtitles.
|Tuesday, November 14th, 2006|
Thought I'd post here as it has been really quiet and I like this place.
Starting on Sunday night with Peter J Hammond being a busy boy, his episodes of Torchwood
and Midsomer Murders
being shown in parallel on ITV and BBC HD/Three. Watching MM at the moment, so I'll report back in a bit. Torchwood I adore but I have issues with PJH's episode, as all of my flist know!
Two highlights of Friday night - HIGNFY
and Jonathan Ross
. I don't do chat shows, but John Barrowman on Jonathan Ross was one of the best interviews I've ever seen. And HIGNFY was wonderful as usual.Spooks
last night - the finale - was a bit of a let-down I thought. Not the drama and trauma we had this time last year.
In other television news, Buzzcocks
is back this week or next, with Mr Barrowman on Nov 23rd so that should be brilliant :-) There's a Midsomer Murders
documentary tonight - 9pm, ITV3 - including interviews with Daniel Casey looking scrummy in the trailers.
|Friday, November 10th, 2006|
Never Mind the Buzzcocks
Opinions on Simon Amstell?
I watched it last night and it was absolutely hilarious. Yay Bill Oddie.
Also, if you want more details about this, pop over to my lj because I keep blathering, but OMG The State Within. SUCH a good show.
Oh, and did anyone see the Royle Family special? Was it any good?
|Tuesday, November 7th, 2006|
I will do a proper update soon, honest...
Seeing as The Innocence Project was written by one of the Waking the Dead writers, I thought it looked pretty good. Until I saw the trailer.
OH GOD it looks so smug, and it’s just full of pretty young people, apart from the token mature student and the lecturer. GAH. Give me bad-tempered policemen any day.
The lovely Nick Moran was on 1 Leicester Square last night. Shame Russell Brand is such a twat.
Codex looks like good fun (in case you don’t know: game show, Tony Robinson, in the British Museum, bit like Crystal Maze).
Last episode of Spooks on Monday, OH MY GOD.
Waiting to see episode 4 of Torchwood on BBC 2 tomorrow. Not entirely sure why I keep watching it (the vague hope that Ianto will get something to do?).
And frankly, the list of what I have missed recently is longer than the list of things I have seen. Anyone seen anything amazing lately?