Monday, November 19, 2007

NEWS FLASH

Aside


Wonderful wonderful Eileen Atkins ( to the tune of Copenhagen). Have just watched last night's tape of 'Cranford'; Elizabeth Gaskell's tale of a fictional Knutsford. Pure unadulterated joy with perfect casting. Five hours in all - Sunday nights - 9pm BBC 1. All is not lost.

14 comments:

Lynx said...

I can't really comment on this, as I haven't seen it. Mind you, a friend of mine was rushing home to see it; they think it's great.

As to why I don't have a blog, my excuse to myself is that I don't have time. I would feel that I had to post regularly on it, and I would spend far too long trying to decide what to post. However, it could also be that I'm scared that nobody would read me. I don't cope very well with rejection. Anyway, I prefer to clutter up other peoples' comment boxes when I feel the urge, and then slip away into the night.

Casdok said...

Thanks for the tip!

Shane said...

Knutsford - as was, or as could have been.
Knutsford nowadays - a motorway service station.
I suspect there's something sublime in that, but it passes me by.

On the matter of Sunday evening TV, it all started to go pear-shaped after Prime Suspect ended... Fair to say our's isn't much of a TV household.

Shane... without the 'y' (sidebar)

PI said...

lynx: I commented for months until I was finally persuaded - particularly by my elder son. I understand your reservations but once you're in - as it were - its up to you and you can please yourself and hopefully please others also. Feel free to drop in anytime.

Shane without the y. I hear what you say - we lived in Wilmslow for a time. Now look here young man I truly regret the y but I am incapable of fiddling with my side bar so bear with it (and thank your lucky stars you're there)until I get help. Very stupid of ;me:(

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

It was reviewed in my trade paper here saying it would be on last night on BBC America, and it wasn't!!! Damn!
I think I will go to Amazon in The UK and see if it is available. The review was ecstatic! I LOVE ALL those actresses....!

PI said...

Naomi: I do hope you get to see it. I know you'd love it.

apprentice said...

I must try and catch the repeat.
You're right there's not much by way of good drama about at the mo'. Although McGovern's "The Street" is a pretty good take on modern life.

The state of world TV was demonstrated by the fact that the Beeb for all her ill just won 6 emmys (emmies?) last night. Let's hope her standards are maintained despite the current round of cuts.

Dr Maroon said...

Don't you find it odd that Eileen Atkins keeps coming up?

PI said...

Doc: odd but nice!

PI said...

Anna: there are four more episodes. The Street looked like brilliant acting and writing but I just don't feel like anything too gritty at the moment. Cranford is far enough away from life, as it is today

granny said...

Dammit. And I have to wait for the DVD...

PI said...

Granny: a shame - but something to look forward to.

FOUR DINNERS said...

The Old Pretenders FC once went on a Knutsford Tour (2001 I think). We never actually got to Knutsford itself leaving us to believe it is indeed fictional....

(we also lost every game in the OP tradition)

PI said...

4d: It was there in the fifties - I went to a fair there. Matters not who wins or loses...